European Cars in Film: Rolls Royce
There’s no shortage of films that cater to seasoned auto lovers. From heist movies to romantic comedies, cars play a central role in a number of Hollywood productions. Fortunately for fans of the Rolls Royce, films that incorporate their favorite sports car are available in abundance. If you’re looking for a great way to satisfy your love of quality cars along and your fondness for fine cinema, have a look at the following films.
“The Yellow Rolls Royce” (1965)
One of the highest-grossing films of 1965, “The Yellow Rolls Royce” is a composite drama film that chronicles the lives of three very different characters who share one thing in common: they’ve all owned the titular vehicle. The first owner is a man who purchased the car as an anniversary gift from his unfaithful wife, the second is a gangster with a flair for life, and the third is a wealthy widow who finds herself trapped in Nazi-occupied Germany.
“A Good Day to Die Hard” (2013)
Action movie aficionados hold Bruce Willis’ “Die Hard” series in very high esteem. Chockfull of explosions, brawling and world-class stunt work, the series has spanned two decades. “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth entry in the series, contains more of the frenetic action for which the series is known. Automotive enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the appearance of a sleek Rolls Royce Phantom in one of the film’s most exciting car chases.
“Oceans Thirteen” (2007)
The final entry in the critically-acclaimed comedy heist series, “Oceans Thirteen” chronicles the continued misadventures of Danny Ocean and his lovable gang of ne’er-do-wells. During one of the group’s many cons, they take a picturesque 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom out for a spin.
Since the early 1920s, Rolls Royce automobiles have been synonymous with speed, reliability, and quality parts. In light of this brand’s long history, it’s no surprise Rolls Royce vehicles have been popping up in popular films for nearly a century.