Le Mans '66
- James Mangold
- 152 mins
Oscar-winning drama based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles. Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Jon Bernthal
Why watch Le Mans '66:
This 2019 biopic may sound unappealing to those not interested in racing, but don't let the premise fool you - this is a fast-paced, gripping and stirring underdog film with wide-ranging appeal. Christian Bale and Matt Damon star as Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby, the team who led a programme to win the 24-hour race at Le Mans for Ford, beating out perennial victors Ferrari.
Directed by James Mangold of Logan fame, who is also set to helm the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie, this is old-school filmmaking at its best - a mid-budget biopic that also works as a rollickingly fun popcorn movie. You'll laugh, you'll cheer, you'll cry, and come time for the credits to roll you'll have an increased interest in and understanding of racing, whether you're a fan of the sport or not.