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25 Great Movies Like Baby Driver That Are Worth Your Time

The 2017 film "Baby Driver" has a bit of everything — action, comedy, romance, and a killer soundtrack. Helmed by "Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright, the film follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), a talented getaway driver who works for a criminal mastermind named Doc (Kevin Spacey). When he meets the girl of his dreams, Deborah (Lily James), at a diner, he decides it's time to retire from his life of crime. Along with Doc's bank-robbing employees — Buddy (Jon Hamm), Darling (Eiza González), and Bats (Jamie Foxx) — Baby is forced to complete one last job before he can gain his freedom.

Music is a huge part of the film. Baby has tinnitus as a result of the car crash that killed his parents, and he uses music to soothe the ringing in his ears. Before each job, he plugs in his stolen iPod and queues up the perfect song to make his getaway to. It's a heist movie at heart, but it's far from the first — Hollywood has been making high-octane crime thrillers for decades, many of which appear to have made their mark on Wright. There is no shortage of stylish thrillers for you to watch once the credits roll on this one. If you have a hankering for fast cars, cool music, and memorable action sequences, then you're in the right place. Here are 25 movies you should watch if "Baby Driver" is your jam.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Like "Baby Driver," "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is something of a genre mash-up. A spy flick in the vein of James Bond, it aims to reinvent the genre with more humor, creativity, and gore than the franchise it frequently references. The film follows a young man named Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a working-class Londoner who begins training to join a secret spy organization called the Kingsman. He competes with other young hopefuls to see who will fill the spot of a recently deceased agent. Eggsy then joins a mission to try and defeat Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), a wealthy megalomaniac who wants to deal with climate change by wiping out most of the human race. Colin Firth and Michael Caine also star in the film.

As Emily VanDerWerff puts it in Vox, "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is "basically 'Harry Potter' with spies." Like "Baby Driver," it blends action and comedy masterfully while making clear nods to the films that inspired it: Edgar Wright references classic heist movies like "Bonnie & Clyde" and "The French Connection," and "Kingsman: The Secret Service" can't help but incessantly wink at James Bond, the king of all British spy franchises. That being said, while Wright is British, "Baby Driver" feels like a very American film. If you're looking for an action movie that's best watched with tea and crumpets, "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is your best bet.

Drive (2011)

This list wouldn't be complete without one of the most notable films about a getaway driver in recent memory — the Ryan Gosling-led hit "Drive." Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, the film follows a Hollywood stuntman (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Known only as Driver, he comes off as entirely unemotional until he begins to develop feelings for his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan), who has a young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). Things start to go awry when Irene's husband (Oscar Isaac) gets out of jail and hires Driver for a million-dollar heist. When the job goes south, Driver does everything in his power to protect Irene and Benicio from his vengeful employers.

Gosling's character in "Drive" is much like Baby in "Baby Driver" — he's cool, calm, collected, and he doesn't often show his emotions. Like Baby, Gosling's Driver attempts to change his ways for the woman he loves, but things don't go to plan. "Drive" is not for the faint of heart — one especially violent scene in an elevator is hard to recover from. Also, like "Baby Driver," "Drive" has a very stylish soundtrack that adds to the neo-noir feel of the film. The opening credits (which feature the Kavinsky song "Nightcall") are particularly memorable: This is potentially the coolest that anyone has ever looked while driving around the streets of Los Angeles at night.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

If we're talking about action movies with killer soundtracks, there's absolutely no way we can overlook "Atomic Blonde." Helmed by "John Wick" co-creator David Leitch, "Atomic Blonde" stars Charlize Theron as skilled MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton. Lorraine is sent to Berlin to retrieve a very important list just days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. While there, she encounters wayward MI6 agent David Percival (James McAvoy), who she's not sure she can trust, and French spy Delphine Lasalle (Sofia Boutella), who's in way over her head.

"Atomic Blonde" is worth watching for two reasons it boasts incredible action sequences and it has a spectacular soundtrack. Director David Leitch is a stuntman and stunt coordinator himself, and the stunts (many of which Theron actually performed herself) are where his film shines: There's a stunning one-take action sequence that really takes the cake. The soundtrack, which contains music almost exclusively from the '80s time period in which "Atomic Blonde" is set, heightens the stylish tone of the film. It can feel a bit like style over substance at times (a criticism that some have lobbied at "Baby Driver" as well), but when the style is this good, who are we to complain?

Point Break (1991)

A huge fan of action films himself, director Edgar Wright has spoken at length about the many movies that inspired "Baby Driver." Speaking to CinemaBlend, Wright revealed that one such film is Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 classic "Point Break." While "Baby Driver" and "Point Break" aren't that similar in terms of plot, Wright drew a lot of inspiration from the film's thrilling action sequences. The British filmmaker noted how great the action sequences in "Point Break" are, especially the expertly-directed chase scenes.

If you haven't seen "Point Break" yet, it's definitely worth your time. The film follows one of the best-named action stars in Hollywood history, a young FBI agent named Johnny Utah (played by action superstar Keanu Reeves). Utah is tasked with infiltrating a group of bank robbers who are suspected to be surfers. To do so, Utah must first learn how to surf, so he enlists the help of local surfer Tyler (Lori Petty). Utah does eventually infiltrate the gang, led by the charismatic daredevil Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). Things get complicated when Utah and Bodhi become close, and Johnny must decide if he's going to turn Bodhi in or not. In many ways, it's a tragic love story for the ages, and one you don't want to miss.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

"Baby Driver" is a heist movie about going on the run in the name of love, so it's only right we include the prototypical lovers-on-the-run film on this list. Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" is a stone-cold classic. The film stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as real-life Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Clyde is a petty thief who falls head-over-heels for Bonnie, a small-town girl who has become deeply dissatisfied with her mundane life. While their crimes are initially small, they eventually level up to bank robbery, hitting locations all over the United States. Because it's the Great Depression and the banks are seen as the enemy, they quickly become folk heroes among the townspeople of America.

Cinema wouldn't be what it is today without "Bonnie and Clyde," and movies like "Baby Driver" owe a lot to this film. It became a symbol of counterculture in the late 1960s and was actually one of the films that led to the collapse of Hollywood's censorship rules, known as the Hays Code. "It was the spectacular domino that set off a chain reaction that toppled a studio system that was getting ready to collapse in on itself," Variety said of the film. For those interested in Hollywood history, "Bonnie and Clyde" is a great place to start, but if you simply want to be entertained, the movie offers that, too.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

A discussion of great heist movies would not be complete without mentioning one of the most beloved American heist films in recent memory: Steven Soderbergh's modern classic "Ocean's Eleven." Based on the 1960 film of the same name which featured the most prominent members of the "Rat Pack" Soderbergh's critically acclaimed movie creates its own heist universe. The film stars several big-name actors, including George Clooney as Danny Ocean, Julia Roberts as his ex-wife, Tess, and Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as two of his colleagues, not to mention the other members of the versatile team.

Less than 24 hours after his release from prison, Ocean hatches a plot to pull off the most elaborate casino heist in history. He intends to hit the three biggest casinos in Vegas simultaneously, but he can't do it alone. Ocean recruits the most talented thieves he can find to be part of his team, unaware of the fact that his ex-wife is the current girlfriend of casino boss Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the man he plans to steal from. Arguably the most influential heist movie of the 21st century, "Ocean's Eleven" is stylish, thrilling, and ultimately an immensely satisfying ride. Strap in, and get ready to have the time of your life.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Like "Baby Driver," Guy Ritchie's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is an action-packed thrill ride that takes much of its inspiration from the past. Based on the '60s TV show of the same name, the film is set at the height of the Cold War. It follows a CIA agent (Henry Cavill) and a KGB operative (Armie Hammer) who are forced to put aside their differences to stop a secret organization that plans to upset the fragile armistice between the United States and the Soviet Union by using nuclear weapons. The unlikely pair sets out to find the daughter of a German scientist who has disappeared (Alicia Vikander), as she may be the only person who can avert a nuclear catastrophe.

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is a stylish thriller that blends comedy elements with high-powered action, much like "Baby Driver." While "Baby Driver" draws inspiration from heist movies of years gone by, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." takes cues from mid-century spy movies like the early James Bond entries, as well as the television series upon which it was based. If suave and sophisticated spies trying to work together for a common goal sounds like your thing, then you need to check this film out.

The French Connection (1971)

The 1971 film "The French Connection," which stars the great Gene Hackman, is one of the many films Edgar Wright drew inspiration from while making "Baby Driver." Speaking to Slashfilm, Wright noted that the car chase sequence in "The French Connection" is often called one of the greatest chase sequences of all time. According to Wright, the reason this sequence is so exhilarating is that it's not just one car chasing another, it's actually a car chasing a man on a train. The memorable scene was filmed in actual real-life traffic, something that as Wright pointed out would never happen today.

"The French Connection" follows a New York City detective named Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Hackman) and his partner, Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider), who are in pursuit of a French heroin smuggler. Based on real-life events, the film is a thrilling and masterfully shot piece of work that is undoubtedly one of the most influential action films of the 1970s. Hackman's simultaneously bumbling yet determined Popeye is a strange but oddly compelling action hero, and as Wright noted during his Slashfilm interview it's a must-see movie. You should definitely watch this one if you want to get a better sense of the history of American action films.

Bullitt (1968)

Another film that contains one of the most iconic car chases in history is 1968's "Bullitt," starring counterculture hero Steve McQueen. Edgar Wright found inspiration in this classic movie during the making of "Baby Driver," as he revealed to Slashfilm. "I think when Bullitt came out it was notable in terms of it having a car chase sequence that fully dominates the movie, and the whole film is building up to it," he said. Though "Baby Driver" is notable for its use of music, the beloved chase sequence in "Bullitt" actually contains no music — all the audience hears is the screeching of tires. The film takes place in San Francisco, and it makes good use of the city's famous hills. Wright connected to helmer Peter Yates' outsider perspective as a British director making his first American film.

"Bullitt" is the story of the fantastically named Frank Bullitt (McQueen), a police lieutenant who is tasked with protecting a witness due to testify at the trial of a mob boss. When things start to go wrong, Bullitt doesn't know who to trust, leading him to race through the streets of San Francisco chasing after mobsters. The chase sequence remains one of the most thrilling ever filmed, and — as Wright noted — McQueen did most of the driving himself. It's no wonder "Baby Driver" took inspiration from "Bullitt," seeing as McQueen is considered one of the most iconic on-screen drivers in American cinema.

Heist (2001)

Released in 2001 — a mere month before the premiere of the similarly themed "Ocean's Eleven" — "Heist" is a movie about (you guessed it) a high-stakes robbery. The film follows a gentleman thief named Joe (Gene Hackman), who loves his job. When his face is caught on tape during a robbery, however, he decides that it's finally time to retire from his life of crime. He plans to sail away on his boat with his beloved wife, Fran (Rebecca Pidgeon), but his fence, Mickey (Danny DeVito), does not accept his resignation. Mickey forces Joe and his team — which includes the likes of Bobby (Delroy Lindo) and Pinky (Ricky Jay) — to do one last job, and they must take his nephew, Jimmy (Sam Rockwell), along for the ride.

Joe and his trusted team are good at what they do, but this wouldn't be a Hollywood crime caper if things didn't go south for them at some stage. Hackman's aging con artist may not be quite as cool as George Clooney's Danny Ocean, but that's a big part of the movie's charm. You might like "Baby Driver" because of its stylish, young protagonists, but "Heist" gives you something a little different — the chance to root for the old guys. Plus, the movie features a memorable cameo from the one and only Patti LuPone, something you absolutely don't want to miss.

Days of Thunder (1990)

When you think of director Tony Scott, you probably think of one movie: "Top Gun." Starring Tom Cruise, the film follows a maverick (literally, that's his name) fighter pilot and features a memorable soundtrack. Though we love "Top Gun" and urge you to watch it if you haven't already, there's another Tony Scott film you should also add to your list. Released in 1990, "Days of Thunder” follows rookie racecar driver Cole Trickle (also Tom Cruise), who is mentored by a veteran crew chief named Harry Hodge (Robert Duvall). When Cole and another driver, Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker), get into a near-fatal accident, Cole has to build up the confidence to race again. At the same time, he falls in love with a doctor — played by curly-haired and Australian-accented Nicole Kidman — who hates racecar driving.

While it may not be quite as memorable, "Days of Thunder" has all the 1980s cheesiness of "Top Gun," and we mean that in a good way. It boasts an incredible, synth-filled score by Hans Zimmer that sticks with you long after the credits have rolled. It's also Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's first (of three) films together, and the young Kidman shines as a no-nonsense doctor. If you like all the driving action of "Baby Driver" but want something even more macho and bombastic, you should watch "Days of Thunder" as soon as possible.

Army of Thieves (2021)

A prequel to Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead" (which came out the same year), 2021's "Army of Thieves" is a hybrid heist movie that happens to take place amid a zombie outbreak. Speaking with IndieWire, producer Deborah Snyder called it "a romantic comedy heist film" that is "like 'The Italian Job,' but it takes place in a world where these zombies exist in America." It's a premise so promising that we're amazed it took this long for someone to make it.

It follows Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer, who also directed the film), a bored bank teller who happens to be an expert in safecracking. He gets recruited by Gwendoline ("Game of Thrones" star Nathalie Emmanuel) to pull off a series of seemingly impossible heists all across Europe as the zombie apocalypse is just beginning. Drama ensues when Ludwig develops feelings for Gwendoline, who already has a boyfriend (Stuart Martin). Like "Baby Driver," "Army of Thieves" depicts a love story born out of seemingly insurmountable odds. Do any of them make it out alive? You'll have to watch and see for yourself.

Logan Lucky (2017)

Released in 2017, "Logan Lucky" is another endlessly fun film from "Ocean's Eleven" mastermind Steven Soderbergh. It follows Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), a West Virginia man who is laid off from his job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jimmy decides to pull off a heist at the speedway, recruiting his brother, Clyde (Adam Driver), his sister, Mellie (Riley Keough), and a demolition expert named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). Things get tricky when the gang is forced to pull off the heist in the middle of a NASCAR race, all while trying to evade a dogged FBI agent (Hilary Swank).

Like "Baby Driver," "Logan Lucky" combines elements of action and comedy to produce its own unique atmosphere. The film is also very clearly in conversation with other heist movies, including Soderbergh's most famous film: The speedway heist is even referred to as "Ocean's Seven-Eleven" during a news report. With an all-star cast and enough charm to fill a NASCAR track, "Logan Lucky" is your best bet for a good time.

The Italian Job (1969)

While younger viewers may be more familiar with 2003's "The Italian Job" (starring Mark Wahlberg, Michael Caine, and Charlize Theron), that version is actually a remake. The original film (which also stars Michael Caine, along with Noël Coward and Benny Hill) came out in 1969. It probably won't surprise you to learn that the 1969 film was a big inspiration for Edgar Wright when making "Baby Driver." Technically, "The Italian Job" is a British film, even though the main car chase takes place in Italy, as the title would suggest. As Wright pointed out during his Slashfilm interview, there aren't many British car chase films, but this is by far the best of the bunch.

The film follows a cockney criminal (Caine) who plans to steal a load of gold from an armored truck. To pull off the heist, he enlists the help of a computer expert (Hill) to create a traffic jam. As Wright noted, one of the many great things about the original version of "The Italian Job" is the soundtrack. The film also contains one of the best action film endings of all time, a literal cliffhanger in which the gold hangs off the edge of a cliff. If you want to watch the movies that paved the way for "Baby Driver," look no further than this '60s classic.

The Transporter (2002)

2002's "The Transporter" skyrocketed its star Jason Statham into action hero fame. Statham stars as Frank Martin, a former military man who works as a "transporter," moving goods from one location to another. Frank has three rules: Never change the deal, no names, and never look in the package. His latest mission seems no different than any other until his package starts moving. He breaks rule number three and looks inside the package, finding a gagged woman (Shu Qi). Frank quickly breaks his two other rules as well, leading him down a dangerous path that takes him in unexpected directions.

"The Transporter" is a film that can most accurately be described as a high-octane thriller. The plot is mostly an excuse for Statham to run around shooting things while carrying women on his shoulders, which is what we've come to expect from the no-nonsense Brit in the years since. If "Baby Driver" was a little too sentimental for you, check out "The Transporter" instead for some good old-fashioned macho fun.

The Town (2010)

Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning film "Argo" is the most well-received film the actor has directed, but 2010's "The Town" is definitely the most Ben Affleck-y film in his repertoire. This Boston-centric thriller follows the leader of a bank-robbing gang (Affleck's Doug), a man who cares about nobody but his colleague and friend, the hot-headed James (Jeremy Renner). When his gang (who dress up as nuns during jobs) robs a bank one day, James briefly takes a bank employee, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall), hostage. Doug goes to check on her to see what she knows, and — surprise! — ends up falling in love.

The film is full of thrilling action sequences and incredibly thick Boston accents. With supporting performances from "Baby Driver" actor Jon Hamm, who plays an FBI agent, and Blake Lively, who plays James' sister (and also has a wonderfully over-the-top accent), the movie contains many of the themes you love from "Baby Driver" — the push and pull between relationships and duty, and the struggle to escape a life of crime for the one you love. If heavy Boston accents aren't your thing (which, why wouldn't they be?), then maybe skip this one, but if they are, then you're in for a real treat.

The Driver (1978)

As "Baby Driver" director Edgar Wright put it while chatting to Slashfilm, his film "couldn't even exist without 'The Driver.'" Released in 1978, the film is directed by Walter Hill and follows an expert getaway driver (Ryan O'Neal). Just like in 2011's "Drive," the driver in the film is known only as the Driver. In fact, none of the characters in this film have names: Bruce Dern is known as the Detective, while Isabelle Adjani goes simply by the Player. The plot of the film follows the Driver as he tries to evade the Detective, with the help of the clever Player.

"The Driver" is not only an influential film for Wright, but has been for directors like Michael Mann, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, and Nicolas Winding Refn as well. Like the aforementioned "Bullitt," "The Driver" has some incredible car chase sequences that feature very little music and instead highlight the sounds of the chase itself. Though Wright certainly took a different approach in the music-heavy "Baby Driver," "The Driver" is a film you should definitely watch if you want to get a sense of where it all began.

Out of Sight (1998)

With three films on this list, Steven Soderbergh is the undisputed king of heist movies. "Out of Sight" features two uber-sexy, charming movie stars, and it also happens to be about the trials and tribulations of living a life of crime when you're in love. The film follows Jack Foley (George Clooney), the most prolific bank robber in America. Jack meets Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), a smart, beautiful woman who he quickly falls for. The only problem is that Karen is a Federal Marshal, and she and Jack must navigate some murky waters to see if their relationship can stand up against the law.

Along with its wonderfully atmospheric cinematography, "Out of Sight" benefits from the chemistry shared by its co-stars. As we know from the three "Ocean's" movies, Clooney is excellent at playing charming criminals who are brought down by their own hubris and lust, and "Out of Sight" is a great example of his skill in this arena. If you liked "Baby Driver" but want the sexiness turned up a few notches, "Out of Sight" should be next on your list.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The '80s hit "The Blues Brothers" follows siblings Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), who reunite after Jake gets released from prison. Known as the Blues Brothers, the duo decides to raise money to save the orphanage they grew up in. They plan to do so by getting their band back together and playing some shows, but they find this task more and more difficult as enemies pop up left and right.

Like "Baby Driver," "The Blues Brothers" mixes genres — it's simultaneously a musical, a comedy, and an action film — so it's no surprise that Edgar Wright counts it among his influences for the film. As Wright said during his Slashfilm interview, the movie has both "the most destructive car chases ever" and also the "biggest visual gags with deadpan reactions," making it a totally unique and wholly entertaining film. The most obvious connection between "Baby Driver" and "The Blues Brothers" is the sunglasses — Belushi and Aykroyd rarely take off their sunglasses in "The Blues Brothers," and Ansel Elgort also wears his for much of the film. If you haven't seen this absolute classic, take Wright's advice and check it out.

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

According to Edgar Wright, "Baby Driver" was originally set in L.A., but the film's location was moved to Atlanta, and this new setting changed the feeling and the tone of the movie. Location is, of course, important to any film. Another movie on this list, "The French Connection," is a prototypical New York film, while director William Friedkin's 1985 hit "To Live and Die in L.A." is an iconic Los Angeles film. Unsurprisingly, the movie is another that Wright found inspiration in while working on "Baby Driver."

"To Live and Die in L.A." follows U.S. Secret Service agent Richard Chance (William L. Peterson), whose partner was killed while investigating a counterfeit art operation. Driven by revenge, Chance vows to do whatever it takes to catch counterfeit artist Eric Masters (Willem Dafoe), the man responsible for his partner's death. Chance and his new partner, John Vukovich (John Pankow), set up a trap to try and catch Masters, but Vukovich begins to worry about how far Chance is willing to go to get his revenge. It features a brilliant soundtrack by the new wave band Wang Chung, and it also has some incredible car chase sequences that are bound to thrill fans of "Baby Driver."

Vanishing Point (1971)

Music is obviously very important in "Baby Driver," as the titular character uses music to soundtrack his getaways (and his life in general). For Edgar Wright, there's one film that heavily influenced the musical landscape of "Baby Driver." Released in 1971 and directed by Richard Sarafian, "Vanishing Point" follows a Vietnam War vet named Kowalski (Barry Newman), who is a driver for hire with a pill addiction. Hired to transport a car from Colorado to California, Kowalski decides to have a little fun by making a bet with his drug dealer: If he makes it to California in under 15 hours, his next hit is free. Unfortunately, Kowalski's reckless driving leads to a police chase, with a DJ named Super Soul (Cleavon Little) covering the story and turning him into a folk hero.

There's one particular scene in "Vanishing Point" that struck Wright as especially inspiring. During one of the police chase sequences, Kowalski is driving his white Challenger when one song ends and another begins. As Wright noted while speaking with Slashfilm, having two songs play consecutively like this is pretty rare in movies, and it's a trick he uses multiple times throughout "Baby Driver." If good music and car chases are your bag (which they probably are if you like "Baby Driver"), then you should definitely check out "Vanishing Point."

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" draws heavily from some of the '70s action movies that we've already mentioned, so it's no surprise that Edgar Wright was inspired by it as he dreamed up "Baby Driver." Speaking with CinemaBlend, Wright revealed that the idea of criminal enterprises being run like businesses is something that struck a chord with him. With this understanding of criminal organizations, Baby is something of an intern. Wright was also inspired by another idea that Tarantino proposed in "Reservoir Dogs," which is the notion that a criminal mastermind might assemble different teams to do different jobs.

This concept is very important to the plot of "Reservoir Dogs," which follows six criminals — all of whom go by pseudonyms — who are hired to commit a robbery. None of these criminals knew each other beforehand, so when they get ambushed by police, they must scramble to figure out which of them betrayed the team. It's an intriguing premise, and one that Tarantino carries with characteristically gleeful abandon. Short, but to the point and brutally effective, "Reservoir Dogs" is a classic Tarantino film that never gets old.

True Romance (1993)

Arguably one of the best Quentin Tarantino films is actually one Tarantino didn't direct himself. 1993's "True Romance," which was written by Tarantino but helmed by "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder" director Tony Scott, is truly a hidden gem. The film follows a comic book fanatic and Elvis superfan named Clarence (Christian Slater), who falls in love with a sex worker named Alabama (Patricia Arquette). Clarence confronts Alabama's pimp at his club and ends up killing him. On the way out of the club, he grabs a suitcase that happens to be filled with cocaine. Clarence and Alabama then go on the road, hoping to sell the cocaine on their way, but are confronted by the mob instead.

With an incredible supporting cast that includes the likes of Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, and Val Kilmer, the movie is a total crowd-pleaser, as long as you can handle a little Tarantino vulgarity. The film also includes yet another iconic Hans Zimmer score, which, somewhat unexpectedly, features marimbas quite prominently — although the marimbas are not actually that surprising when you consider the fact that the Terrence Malick film "Badlands" was actually a big inspiration for "True Romance." If you're looking to watch two oddballs go on the run, "True Romance" will scratch that itch.

John Wick (2014)

One of the things that fans love about "Baby Driver" is just how cool it looks. Baby has an undeniable sense of coolness about him — owing in large part to the fact that he's nearly always wearing sunglasses — and the film's incredible soundtrack only adds to this snazzy atmosphere. If there's one 21st century action movie that is cooler than perhaps any other, it's got to be the Keanu Reeves smash hit "John Wick." As David Fear argues in Rolling Stone, "John Wick" could well be "The last great American action movie franchise" that we have.

The first film in the series, which dropped in 2014, follows John Wick, (Reeves), a renowned assassin who has retired in order to settle down with the love of his life. When his wife dies, John's life is turned upside down. Interrupting his grief, deranged mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his men steal John's car and kill his puppy, who was a parting gift from his wife. John vows to take revenge on Iosef and his men, resulting in Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) putting an enormous bounty on John's head. It's an incredibly stylish film, made all the more enjoyable by Reeves' wonderfully earnest performance. If you haven't seen it yet, don't wait any longer.

The Getaway (1972)

The last film on this list is another Steve McQueen picture, and, as you likely already guessed from the title, it features a lot of driving. Directed by Sam Peckinpah, 1972's "The Getaway" follows an incarcerated thief named Doc (McQueen), who has been denied parole from a Texas prison. He asks his wife, Carol (Ali MacGraw), to cut a deal with a man named Jack Beynon (Ben Johnson) to secure his release. Beynon agrees on the condition that Doc helps him with one final heist, along with two of his henchmen. The only problem is, Beynon has planned to double-cross Doc, and he and Carol are forced to go on the run to Mexico, taking the money with them.

Like the 1969 version of "The Italian Job," "The Getaway" features an incredible score by the acclaimed musician Quincy Jones. Though it initially received negative reviews, it was the eighth-highest grossing film of 1972 and has since been received more positively by critics. With some electric chemistry between McQueen and MacGraw and a score from Jones, you really can't go wrong.