Back in 2013, a biographical sports film directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan landed in theaters. Rush follows the story of the intense rivalry between two Formula One drivers, Niki Lauda and James Hunt — portrayed by Daniel Brühl (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, The Alienist) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman), respectively.
The film follows Lauda and Hunt throughout the 1970s as they both push one another to their limits (and then some) both on and off the track. Whereas Hemsworth’s Hunt has a penchant for partying, women, and recklessness, Brühl’s Lauda carries himself with a serious air of arrogance and self-confidence, heavily focused on practice and precision.
For those hoping to watch Rush for the first time or to revisit it again, as of today it has officially landed on Netflix in the U.S.!
Regardless of if you’re a die-hard F1 fan or if you couldn’t care less about the difference between a McLaren and a Ferrari, Rush is a beautiful, gripping, must-see film. Praised by racing enthusiasts and regular film-goers alike, you’re guaranteed to find yourself on the edge of your seat, caught up in the cheers and gasps of the crowd as the story unravels.
Rush also stars Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, and Natalie Dormer, amongst others.