Ten movies Featuring Classic Volkswagens
While many Long Beach movie theaters remain closed, you can still get your film fix from home. Whether you want to watch something new or re-screen an old favorite, here are ten movies featuring Volkswagen models that are perfect for any mood.
- ‘The Love Bug’ (1968): A down-on-his-luck race car driver and his mechanic discover a white 1963 Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.
- ‘Footloose’ (1984, 2011): When a teenager gets pulled over for listening to rock-n-roll in his yellow 1972 Volkswagen Beetle, he realizes his small town is overdue for some change.
- ‘Pretty in Pink’ (1986): A high school misfit drives her light pink 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia to the prom – a perfect accessory to her homemade, puffy-sleeved dress.
- ‘Happy Gilmore’ (1996): The transformation of a hockey hack into a pro golfer takes many hilarious turns, including an attack with a white 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle.
- ‘50 First Dates’ (2004): An art teacher suffering from short-term memory loss drives a sunny yellow 1973 Volkswagen Thing as she goes on dates around Hawaii.
- ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (2006): A dysfunctional family comes together as they road-trip to California in a yellow 1971 Volkswagen T2 Microbus.
- ‘Horrible Bosses’ (2011): Three disgruntled employees plot revenge against their oppressive bosses from a silver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.
- ‘Bumblebee’ (2018): When a teenager discovers a beat-up yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in a junkyard, she unwittingly brings an extraterrestrial civil war to Earth.
- ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ (2019): An actor’s stunt double drives a baby blue 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia as he struggles to find meaningful work in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
- ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ (2019): In his quest to earn a show on network TV, a comedian drives his 2006 Volkswagen Passat wagon across the country, interviewing celebrities along the way.
Volkswagen is definitely part of the Long Beach California ethos, and all of us at Timmons VW know our LB team is on board. So make some popcorn, dim the lights and see if you can spot these beloved VWs.
If you’re interested in checking out the newer Volkswagen offerings, visit us on Cherry or visit our website.
The movie list is courtesy of the VW USA Newsroom.