Vehicles Won’t Start in Movies

There’s been very few times in my life where my car fails to start, yet it seems in movies this happens every time to build dramatic tension!

Suggestions welcome! Let’s make a complete list of a vehicle failing to start in the worst possible time.

(We are including sputtering, if a car won’t start on the first key turn)

  • Back to the Future
  • Prisoners
  • The Evil Dead
  • Fargo
  • Out of Sight
  • Children of Men
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Fog
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Gremlins
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • It Happened One Night
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Cujo
  • A Quiet Place
  • Halloween II
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Karate Kid
  • Sideways
  • The Sound of Music
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Invincible
  • Final Destination
  • The Hallow
  • Knives Out
  • La Haine
  • Color Out of Space
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Revenge
  • Ratatouille
  • Columbus
  • City of the Living Dead
  • Octopussy
  • Yummy
  • Friday the 13th Part III
  • Victoria
  • Training Day
  • God's Not Dead
  • Memories of Murder
  • World War Z
  • Get Out
  • Dead Man's Shoes
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Bad Taste
  • Annabelle: Creation
  • No One Lives
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon