Science fiction films have long awed audiences by giving glimpses of what the future could bring. These movies have tickled our imagination so many times. We visualized space travel with Han Solo’s very iconic Millennium Falcon.
Marty McFly even showed us how to enjoy the streets with the hoverboard. Another thing that excites people about sci-fi films is its propensity to change the rules. In a world where almost anything is governed by rules, sci-fi shows us that sometimes what is impossible today can be possible in the future.
Aside from the spaceships, the hi-tech gadgets, and the light sabers, there is another aspect to these films that is often overlooked. These are the cars that rule the future.
Below we list the 10 best cars from sci-fi films. For this list however, all types of spacecraft are excluded as well as walker-type vehicles, so apologies to Star Wars fans.
Before we go to our list, let us first look at some of the honorable mentions.
First Honorable Mention: Crown Victoria from Men in Black
A Crown Victoria may appear to be the odd one on the list. However, what if it had a red button and you were told not to push it. What would you do? Clearly the only choice would be to push it. In the movie, Agent Jay, played by the amazing Will Smith, does exactly that.
What happens next is unexpected. What initially appears to be your average 1987 Ford Crown Victoria turns into a futuristic car that has twin rear-exhaust thrusters and can even be driven upside-down. The thrusters allow the car to run at incredible speeds.
Second Honorable Mention: Argo buggy from Star Trek: Nemesis
There are a lot of vehicles in the Star Trek movie series and most of them can travel in space. There are exceptions to this and the Argo buggy in Star Trek: Nemesis is one of them. Unlike some of the vehicles in the franchise, this one runs on the road and has an all-terrain capability. It is part of the Federation's Argo shuttlecraft.
In the movie Capt. Picard, Lt. Worf, and Lt. Data use the buggy in order to escape the marauders running around the planet. The velocity of the buggy is fast enough that even the android Data had to comment that they were running at "unsafe velocities."
Of course, it wouldn't be Star Trek if it was merely a buggy. One unique feature of the buggy is that it has a rear-mounted phaser cannon which Worf uses to good use against the ones chasing them.
Third Honorable Mention: Bumblebee from Transformers
You probably want to ask me why Bumblebee is just an honorable mention. In the original cartoons, Bumblebee was a bright and yellow Volkswagen Beetle. There is actually a reason for this that few people know about.
The appearance makes him appear harmless but when he transforms into a robot, he turns into a spy that can infiltrate the enemy stronghold and into a highly capable fighter as well. Given that the live-action version is done by Michael Bay, Bumblebee gets an upgrade and made more buff by becoming a Chevrolet Camaro.
The film however has him suffering from an injury so he uses radio stations to communicate and he occasionally leaks. He doesn't make the list though as once he reveals his true nature, he doesn't get driven that much.
Fourth Honorable Mention: Eagle 5 Winnebago from Spaceballs
So how did a Winnebago reach this far? If it's part of Spaceballs then it has to be mentioned. Lone Starr and Barf are not your average road-trippers and their Eagle 5 is not what you would expect from a Winnebago either.
While it is the typical Winnebago when on the road, it has space engines and wings that allow it to fly through space. It can be driven in either “hyperactive” mode or the “secret hyper jets” feature. Indeed, “May the Schwartz be with you.”
Now that we got that out of the way, we proceed to the list. These 10 are not arranged in any order.