Vehicles are important in movies because they help the main character travel fast in order to catch the antagonist or just to get to any place. In some way, they also help shape the identity of the protagonist. This is probably why they are designed to have unique features compared to the vehicles of the real world. Here are some of the many vehicles from films that movie goers are sure to identify.

Herbie is a Volkswagen which has a mind of its own and is capable of beating any other racing cars in the 'Love Bug' films. The auto racer is distinguishable by its 53 number and blue, red and white strips. The Beetle has already been featured in 6 films.

The ECTO-1 is the 1959 Cadillac that acts as an ambulance from the Ghostbusters films. The Ghostbusters used the vehicle to respond to places where supernatural activity is reported where they then do their job and eliminate ghosts haunting the location. This is pretty much like pest control vehicle, only for ghosts.

DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future is a sports car based on car engineer John DeLorean which has the capability to travel though time, either past or present. Its trademark gull-wing doors always open resembling airplane wings makes it an iconic vehicle in the film industry and is on display in Universal Studios Hollywood.

The Batmobile may have changed its shape over the years with its numerous film adaptations but it is still something movie-goers will be able distinguish with its sleek 'black as the night' colour an intimidating look built to strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

Optimus Prime from the Transformers franchise has taken various forms but most distinguishable is that of a trailer truck. He is the leader of a group of robotic alien life forms who transforms into vehicles and help preserve peace and balance to the galaxy.