Since its initial release, the Mustang has been featured in thousands of movies. Like any big Hollywood name, the Mustang has had its share of bit parts. The original pony car has also won its share of starring roles, though, and those are what we discuss most. After some debate, we’ve put together a list of Top Ten Mustang Movie Moments. You’ll notice a lot of them are chase scenes, because Mustangs are at their best when they’re demonstrating their speed and handling capabilities.
Number 10. Love it or hate it, the highly modified Mustang (aka Frankenstein’s Monster) in Death Race handles its business in its final race. movie info
Number 9. When you’re the last person left in New York City who hasn’t mutated into a nightmarish creature, what do you do for food and transportation? For Will Smith in I am Legend, the choice is simple. You hunt deer in a GT500. movie info
Number 8. The final scene of the original (1974) version of Gone in 60 Seconds is amazing, and we would’ve ranked it higher if the Mustang had made it through in better shape. The jump at the end of the scene is real, and that in itself is pretty amazing. movie info
Number 7. Chevy probably thought their new Camaro would get all the attention when Transformers debuted, but Barricade the Mustang stole the show with its slick moves and sinister styling. Watching it chase Shia Lebeouf down endeared Barricade even further to us. movie info
Number 6. In Lock Up, Sylvester Stallone rebuilds a a ‘65 ‘Stang. With all the hijinks and goofy ’80’s music, it almost makes us wish we were there, until we remember what happens later on. movie info
Number 5. While we don’t recommend stealing vehicles, evading the police, or instigating a spectacular car chase, Nick Cage does it in style in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). Who doesn’t want a nitrous button that says ‘go baby, go’? movie info
Number 2. Starman is not what you normally think of as a car movie, but it’s responsible for bringing us the phrase, “Red light, stop. Green light, go. Yellow light, go very fast.” That’s a mantra more than one staffer lives by. movie info
Number 1. We were going to nominate Bullitt in its entirety, but that didn’t seem fair, so we went with the really long, really cool chase scene. To us, it’s far and away the best part of the movie. movie info
Now that you know our list, we want to know what yours would have looked like. Did we miss any great Mustang scenes?