Over the years, we’ve seen some of our favorite classic cars get the star treatment in Hollywood movies, sometimes even overshadowing the actors. Think about it. How much easier is it to detail the exact sequence of events to the epic car chase scene in The French Connection than it is to recite one line of dialogue from Gene Hackman’s Popeye Doyle character? That’s right, nothing ensures a car classic status like an appearance in a classic film. The anticipation of watching these beautiful, powerful machines get flipped, turned on their sides, shuttled through time, or straight up demolished is exciting. And nothing builds anticipation for that kind of excitement in a great car-themed flick like a well-designed movie poster. With that in mind, we compiled a list of our favorite classic car-themed movie posters.