Gran Turismo is a biographical sports drama film directed by Neill Blomkamp from a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage Gran Turismo (racing simulation video game series developed by Polyphony Digital) player, who gets the chance to become a professional race car driver. Gran Turismo stars Archie Madekwe in the lead of Jann, with Orlando Bloom, David Harbour, and Djimon Hounsou playing supporting characters. So, if you loved the car racing film here are some similar options you could check out next.
Ford v Ferrari (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Academy Award® Winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Rush (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it’s the heart-racing, epic, action-drama that critics are calling “one of the best movies of this, or any, year” (Pete Hammond, Movieline).
Days of Thunder (Pluto TV & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Tom Cruise plays race driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge (Academy Award. winner Robert Duvall) to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole’s career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win and to live.
The Love Bug (Disney+ & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: He’s the star who provides the most laughs per gallon. He’s Herbie, the lovable car with a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. Jones plays down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas, who reluctantly teams up with the little machine. Douglas thinks his sudden winning streak is due to his skill, not Herbie’s. He finally realizes the car’s worth when a sneaky rival plots to steal Herbie for himself. But it’s Herbie who’ll steal your heart in this wildly fun roller-coaster ride you’ll never forget!
The Last American Hero (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on a series of articles by acclaimed author Tom Wolfe, this engrossing and authentic drama follows the saga of stock-car racing legend Junior Jackson, a young North Carolinian farmer drawn to the world of auto racing. The Last American Hero is a compelling drama that follows one man’s dream, as well as his struggle to come to terms with his past, present and future. The film was directed by Lamont Johnson and stars Jeff Bridges and Valerie Perrine.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Hulu, Peacock & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin’ hot wife (LESLIE BIBB) and all the fast food he can eat. But Ricky’s turbo-charged lifestyle hits an unexpected speed bump when he’s bested by flamboyant Euro-idiot Jean Girard (SACHA BARON COHEN, TV’s “Da Ali G Show”) and reduced to a fear-ridden wreck. Losing his wife and job to best bud and fellow fool, Cal Naughton, Jr. (JOHN C. REILLY), Ricky must kick some serious asphalt if he’s to get his career back on the track, beat Girard and reclaim his fame and fortune. ‘Cause as Ricky Bobby always says, IF YOU AIN’T FIRST, YOU’RE LAST!
Need for Speed (Showtime & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: In a near-impossible race against time, Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) sets out on a mission of revenge — but it proves to be one of loyalty and redemption. Hitting the road with the world’s most exotic supercars that deliver real speed, real danger and real grit, Tobey pushes his limits to the max — no matter what the odds are. Adapted from the top-selling video game franchise — Need For Speed is an action-packed thrill ride.