herbie goes to monte carlo
the year: 1977
the genre: comedy
the cast: Dean Jones (Jim Douglas); Don Knotts (Wheely Applegate); Julie Sommars (Diane Darcy); Jacques Marin (Inspector Bouchet)
the plot: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a stolen diamond in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get it back.
don't miss: the bumbling henchmen Max and Quincy.
listen for: "You would not believe this. I would not believe this. No one would believe this."
extra bonus points: if you know what kind of car Herbie falls in love with.
did you know: At the time of the movie release, Baskin Robbins did a promotional ice cream flavor tie in called "Monte Carlo Crunch".