Jeep Ticket: A Tribute to Jeeps in the Movies
Whether it’s on or off the road, Jeeps are designed to be tough. That’s why the vehicle has played such a prominent role in motion pictures over the years. Here’s a look at 10 times a Jeep was featured on the silver screen, from action flicks to comedies:
Jurassic Park: Perhaps one of the most endearing qualities of the Jeep is its ability to outrun a Tyrannosaurs Rex. But you don’t have to start running quite yet. First, let’s take a leisurely Jeep drive through the Brachiosaurus fields.
If you’d like to make your own Jurassic Park Jeep, consult these experts who have built their own:
Edge of Tomorrow: This Jeep Wrangler starred alongside Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the 2014 action flick, Edge of Tomorrow. The movie didn’t get the box office return that it was anticipating, but was lauded by critics as one of the best action films of the year.
Beavis and Butthead Do America: Albeit animated, the Jeep Cherokee had a starring role in the 1996 MTV comedy film.
American Pie 2: The Wrangler is a perfect ride for the beach, as evidenced in the young adult comedy, American Pie 2, which depicted friends spending the summer at a lake house.
Double Jeopardy: This Jeep Wrangler got some great screen time in the Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones murder-mystery flick Double Jeopardy. As a vehicle driven by one of the movie’s main characters, it even got some stunt work in.
War Games: What vehicle would you trust to break through fences and deliver you to NORAD in time to stop a machine-induced nuclear war? That’s right, a Jeep!
A Walk to Remember: Wranglers didn’t just get a supporting role in action movies, ya know? This Jeep Wrangler played a sizable role in the romantic drama movie A Walk to Remember, which starred Many Moore and Shane West.
Matchstick Men: The Nicolas Cage movie was released in 2003, but a 1974 Jeep Cherokee played a nice bit role in it. It’s always cool to see these older Jeep models depicted on the silver screen.
Terminator Salvation: This Wrangler was used in a pretty cool action chase scene in Terminator Salvation. The movie, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, was widely panned by critics for it’s poor plot. But the action was still pretty cool in it. Jeep helped.
The Amityville Horror: One of the most notable horror films also starred a Jeep Cherokee. Albeit a tad rustic, the original 1979 film provided some good face time for the Jeep brand in this story of a possessed house.
As you can see, Jeep has played a prominent role in movies, both old and new. So the next time you’re at the show, pay attention to see if you can spot out a Cherokee, Wrangler or Patriot. We know this list doesn’t cover every Jeep appearance. What is your favorite Jeep scene?