9 Best Disney Car Movies to Watch

Best Disney Car Movies

Have you ever considered watching any of the Disney Car Movies? Well, it would be of interest to know that the famous Disney studios have produced some Interesting and exciting car movies.

Growing up as a little kid, I loved Disney movies, and car movies were my favorites.

I would sit glued to the TV, and my parents wouldn’t have to worry about me because I was occupied, and the movies were decent and entertaining to watch as a child.

Here I have compiled a brief list of some of the Best Disney Car Movies that are Inspiring and entertaining to watch with your family.

1. Cars (2006)

  • Directed by: John Lasseter 
  • Story by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien
  • IMDB ratings: 7.2/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 57mins

A world of talking anthropomorphic cars features cars. Lightning McQueen, the movie star, who is on his way to a life-changing race to win the piston cup with all its benefits, misses his way and ends up in Radiator Springs, where he learns valuable life lessons. 

He moves to California, where the competition is being held, and he eventually loses the race but is still happy and later returns to Radiator Springs. Cars are the first movie in its movie franchise and are one of the Disney car movies that is a must-watch.

2. Cars 2 (2011)

  • Directed by: John Lasseter
  • Story by: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan fogelman
  • IMDb ratings: 6.2/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 46mins.

Cars 2 is also one of the Disney car movies produced and a sequel to cars (2006). It is also a computer-animated Disney car movie where McQueen and Mater embark on a journey to compete in the world grand Prix competition, and Mater gets involved in espionage. He seeks to uncover a criminal conspiracy and expose its masterminds.

3. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

  • Directed by: John Lasseter
  • Story by: Joe Ranft, John Lasseter and Dan Scanlon
  • IMDb ratings: 6.5/10
  • Running Time: 8mins

After Mater successfully pulls some tricks and pranks the residents of his town Radiator Springs, he is admonished by the town’s sheriff, who tells him the mysterious tale of the Ghostlight, which leaves him afraid. Later that night, when he’s alone in his yard, he encounters the Ghost light. This short animated movie is also one of the Disney car movies that can crack you up.

4. Cars 3 (2017)

  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Story by: Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell, and Jonathan E. Stewart
  • IMDb ratings: 6.7/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 49mins

Another exciting movie and one of the Animated Disney Car Movies is Cars 3, a sequel movie to cars 2 (2011). The movie highlights McQueen, who loses to Storm, a rookie car powered by a new age technology. 

He sets out to prove and defend his legendary name in racing history under the guidance of Cruz Ramirez but ends up teaching her instead. However, during the events, McQueen eventually switches places with Cruz, who wins the race in his stead.

5. Cars Toons – Mater’s Tall Tales (2008-2012)

  • Directed by: John Lasseter and Rob Gibbs
  • Story by: 
  • IMDb ratings: 6.8/10
  • Running Time: 1-7mins

Mater’s Tall Tales is a movie that features the different Adventures of Mater and his friends, which includes the story of Mater on a rescue mission, his days as a daredevil carrying out scary daring stunts, Mater as El Matador when he races and becomes the Drift king, he even tells of a time he traveled back in time and other fascinating stories. This exciting movie series is also part of the Disney car movies produced.

6. Cars Toons – Tales From Radiator Springs. (2013-2014)

  • Directed by: Jeremy Lasky
  • Story by:
  • IMDb ratings: 6.6/10
  • Running Time: 1-7mins

As the name implies, this movie is the sequel of the Cars Toon Disney movie series with tales of events occurring in Radiator Springs, which includes a comedy-filled Hiccups story, bugged, a tale of a resident discovering his talent, and McQueen’s race with a group who challenges him to it. This is also an exciting movie and one of the Disney car movies. 

7. Miss Fritter’s Racing Skool

  • Directed by: James Ford Murphy
  • Written by: James Ford Murphy, Micheal Daley 
  • IMDb ratings: 5.1/10
  • Running Time: 3mins

This three-minute movie follows the events in Cars 3 as McQueen watches a commercial on Miss Fritter’s school program but doubts it, and Cruz warns about it. This also is enlisted as one of the Disney car movies.

8. Susie the Little Blue Coupe (1952)

  • Directed by: Clyde Gemini 
  • Story by: Bill Peet and Don DaGradi
  • IMDb ratings: 7.5/10
  • Running Time: 8mins

This is one of the  Disney car movies that is based on a short story written by Bill Peet, it is of a small blue coupe car named Susie who is bought and purchased firstly by a wealthy man, but as time goes on, due to lack of proper maintenance and low technology engine she uses, she is eventually dumped by him and later purchased by a drunk who later abandoned her to be wrecked by auto-thieves and leaving her in a damaged state. 

However, she is purchased again by a young man who eventually turns her into a brand-new car.

9. Turbo (2013)

  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Story by: David Soren
  • IMDb ratings: 6.4/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 36mins

A garden snail named Turbo encounters an accident and is surprisingly gifted with the power of speed. He then goes ahead to compete in the Indianapolis 500, the world’s fastest race, and he doesn’t let anything or anyone hinder him.

This is an exciting, entertaining, and encouraging movie and is part of the Disney car movies released.


The Disney car movies listed above are exciting and entertaining to watch, and if you haven’t seen any of the films above, or you’re looking for the best Disney car movies for your children, then you have to pick one of the movies from the list above and enjoy.

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