The Top 10 Gearhead Documentaries of All Time


Love the Beast

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Lots of us love our cars, but very, very few of us have the wherewithal to make a feature length documentary dedicated to it. Australian actor Eric Bana, however, does have the wherewithal and resources to make a movie centered on his car, and in 2009 he chose to make the subject of his film his first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Coupe nicknamed “The Beast.” The first part of Love the Beast chronicles Bana and his friends readying it for the Targa Tasmania road rally, but after he crashes it during the event, the antipodean thespian is left contemplating the bond between a man and his wheels. Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson and *ahem* Dr. Phil help him explore this dynamic.

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  1. Tom Anderson

    Yeah, that’s a good one too. So is Truth in 24, but since I decided to limit it to 10, it was inevitable that some good ones would unfortunately wind up missing the cut.

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