What to Watch During Lockdown – Carsnip’s Top Picks


You may have seen on our social media channels one of our attempts at helping everyone through this Lockdown by giving them ideas of what to watch. Our aim? To recommend the best Car-related film and TV that you can access right now via a streaming service in the UK.

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Here are our recommendations so far:

Pick #1

6 Underground – Available on Netflix!

Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future.

BUT – more importantly – watch the fantastic Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio tear around the streets of Florence, Italy.

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Pick #2

CARS (1, 2 & 3!) – Available now on Disney+ (who are currently offering a 7 day free trial!)

While traveling to California to race in the Piston Cup Championship, Lightning McQueen becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in a run-down town called Radiator Springs. Whilst there he slowly befriends the town’s odd residents, so when it comes time for him to leave, the championship is no longer his top priority.

This family friendly flick will give your whole household the chance to sit together and enjoy a few hours living the Disney wonders, but with an automotive take.

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Pick #3

The Italian Job – Available to stream now on NOW TV (with a 7 day free trial available)

The British hit from 1969 in which 3 classic Mini Cooper’s are used as the getaway vehicles for a daring heist on an armoured truck carrying gold bullion. The plan is simple; create the world’s largest traffic jam! Then use the smallest, most agile cars available on the planet to escape, gold safely stashed onboard.

Definitely an old-school car chase by today’s standards; but sometimes the classics are the best aren’t they?

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Pick #4

Rush – Available to stream now on Netflix!

This dramatic portrayal of the intense 1970s rivalry between race drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) makes for gripping viewing, as you see the lengths that individuals went to in order to ensure their success in the Formula One arena.

Watch the pair tear up every race circuit on the F1 calendar, driving vehicles that are literally explosions waiting to happen, chasing ever higher speeds and even fate itself.

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Pick #5

The Transporter – Available to stream now on NOW TV (with a 7 day free trial available)

Jason Statham stars as Frank Martin, deliverer mysterious packages through all sorts of dangerous circumstances. Flying fists, bullets and clouds of tyre smoke, all weathered in his trusty BMW 735i – a classy choice if ever there was one!

Less for the faint hearted, but some some seriously epic driving moments included!

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Pick #6

Need For Speed – Available to stream now on Netflix

Starring a very special modified Ford Mustang – the very last built by the legendary Carol Shelby – Toby Marshall (Aaron Paul) leaves the life of the mechanic and illegal street racer behind to chase justice for a fallen friend. Redemption has a high price, and there is a only a short time window to achieve it!

Mad driving action throughout; but also includes some particularly breathtaking destruction of priceless pieces of metal.

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We will update this page as we recommend more picks every Tuesday and Friday as the lockdown continues!

Remember to stay inside and stay safe during this difficult time; but also remember to do things you enjoy, like watching our examples of automotive viewing nirvana!


About Carsnip
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About the Author
Sam Wardega is Carsnip.com’s very own in house car guru and journalist.
A lifetime Petrolhead who started with Hot Wheels aged 2, and now just spends his life savings on owning his dream cars. As they say, boys don’t stop playing with toys; they just get bigger and more expensive!

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