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F1® movies and shows to watch

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Binge motorsport content.

Feeling the void of no F1® racing? Fear not!

We’ve curated a list of several of the best movies and shows related to the sport to keep your racing adrenaline pumping.


Senna (2010)

Considered a masterpiece in Formula 1® documentaries, Senna offers a cinematic exploration of the life and tragic death of Ayrton Senna.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, this 2010 film uses archival footage to vividly portray Senna's extraordinary career with an engaging and emotional viewing experience.

F1® content simply doesn’t get much better than this.

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story (2023)

Recently released on Disney Plus, this show unfolds the remarkable tale of Brawn GP during the 2009 season.

This four-part series hosted by Keanu Reeves takes you on a captivating journey, recounting how the team rose from the ashes of the Honda F1 Team to unleash a giant-killing car with Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello behind the wheel.

Perfect for those craving an underdog story filled with triumph and determination.

IMDb rating: 8.6/10

Rush (2013)

For a Hollywood touch intertwined with racing drama, Rush transports you to the intense rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 1970s.

This movie delivers adrenaline-pumping action and compelling storytelling, making it a must-watch for fans seeking a thrilling F1-inspired cinematic experience.

Daniel Brühl’s portrayal of Lauda is a real highlight, and he nails the late Austrian’s dry sense of humour.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Ferrari (2023)

If you want to see a motorsport movie in the theatre this Summer - Ferrari is the one to watch.

It's a biographical film that follows the personal and professional struggles of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the legendary Italian car manufacturer.

The movie is directed by Michael Mann and is based on the 1991 biography Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine.

It'll be premiering in Australian cinemas on January 4 2024.

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

Schumacher (2021)

While not reaching the pinnacle set by Senna, the Schumacher documentary provides a solid exploration of the life of F1® megastar Michael Schumacher.

Dive into the highs and lows of his career, gaining insight into the man behind the racing legend. A reflective journey through the achievements and challenges of one of the sport's greatest legends.

IMDb rating: 7.4

Drive to Survive (2019 to present)

If you haven't already delved into the Netflix phenomenon, it’s never too late.

This groundbreaking series has had a massive impact on the F1® landscape, offering unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to drivers and teams.

While some traditionalists may be divided, there's no denying its substantial effect on the sport's popularity and accessibility.

Get ready for an insider's look into the drama, rivalries, and passion that define modern Formula 1®.

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

Grand Prix (1966)

Take a trip back in time with Grand Prix, a classic racing film that delves into the old school world of Formula 1® during the 1966 season.

Directed by John Frankenheimer, this movie offers a glimpse into the glamour and challenges of the sport during that era.

With its captivating visuals, "Grand Prix" provides a more laid-back yet authentic portrayal of F1® in the past.

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

Williams (2017)

Take a closer look at the journey of the iconic Williams F1 team.

Released in 2017 and directed by Morgan Matthews, this film offers an inside perspective on the team's evolution, from its early days to becoming a formidable force in Formula 1®.

Williams provides a down-to-earth exploration of the personal and professional challenges faced by Sir Frank Williams and his family. It's not just about the wins and losses but also the human stories that have shaped the team's legacy.

Add this documentary to your holiday watchlist for a more grounded and insightful perspective on the enduring presence of Williams in the world of Formula 1®.

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

1: Life on the Limit (2013)

Explore the gripping and sometimes perilous history of Formula 1® with "1: Life on the Limit."

This documentary takes you through the highs and lows of the sport, from its early days to the modern era.

Directed by Paul Crowder, the film provides a riveting narrative, featuring interviews with legendary drivers and key figures in F1®.

With a focus on the evolution of safety measures, rivalries, and the sheer determination of those who pushed the limits, "1: Life on the Limit" offers an engaging perspective on the intense world of Formula 1®.

IMDb rating: 7.9/10