4 Hondas You’ve Seen in Movies

May 12th, 2016 by

As you drive around, you probably notice that Honda makes a large number of cars on the road. Nearly a million Honda vehicles are sold in the U.S. per year, and that number continues to rise as the auto manufacturer designs and creates new options that appeal to environmentally friendly drivers. You might also notice that there are a number of Hondas used in Hollywood.

1. “The Fast and the Furious” Franchise

Within the seven films of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, viewers saw many different vehicles. One manufacturer of cars featured prominently in all seven movies is Honda. A 1993 Civic EJ1 is in the first movie, and the discontinued Honda S2000 is in both the first and second films. Honda debuted the S2000 at the 1995 Tokyo Game Show, then put it up for sale four years later in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration. Also in the first movie, viewers saw a 1992 Honda Civic EG Hatchback, owned by a previous racer.

The Honda Civic also appears multiple times throughout the franchise.

2. “Gone in 60 Seconds”

The exciting film starring Nicolas Cage, “Gone in 60 Seconds,” also featured a variety of vehicles. The plot focuses on a former criminal who finds his way back into the fast lane when he starts stealing cars with his friend. As he commits auto theft, viewers see several Honda cars in the backgrounds of scenes.

3. “Pulp Fiction”

In the mid-1990s, this cult classic revitalized an already popular car, the Honda Civic. Throughout the film, various characters drive a 1980 Civic and display just how durable a Civic can be. While the filmmakers and auto manufacturers certainly don’t encourage drivers to mimic anything they see in the film, it did help boost sales as potential buyers noticed that a Civic could withstand quite a bit. When the movie was filmed, the Honda was already a decade old, which shows that Hondas can also last for years. This vehicle didn’t have any special or unique features, aside from its ability to take a lot of abuse.

4. Earlier Models

The 1982 favorite among high school students, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” also prominently featured a Honda Accord. In this film, the car in question was a 1976, and it was featured at several points during the movie. In “Beaches,” a similar 1976 Accord is visible in the scene with a residential building in the background. Both “The Beautician and the Beast” and “Beverly Hills Cop” featured 1978 Honda Accords.

Many viewers don’t immediately notice cars used in movies, but car enthusiasts tend to pick up on makes, models, and years immediately. In addition to use in movies, many Hondas are prominently displayed in television shows. Some of the popular TV shows that display Hondas include “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (a Netflix original series), “The West Wing,” “The Walking Dead,” and more. The next time you watch a movie, keep an eye out for the use of Hondas in film. You may start to notice how often they show up.