Last week, General Motors provided us with a rundown of all the Chevrolet vehicles that had featured in major movies and television shows over the years, giving enthusiasts a list of GM-approved programs to watch while they are stuck at home in quarantine.
Now the automaker has done the same with its Cadillac luxury brand, which, not surprisingly, has had vehicles featured in a lot of movies and TV shows over the years.
Cadillac vehicles have appeared in classic movies like Smokey & The Bandit, Goodfellas and Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, to name just a few. A few well-known TV shows have also placed the luxury brand’s products front-and-center, including The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, One Tree Hill and Netflix’s Stranger Things.
The oldest Cadillac model included in GM’s list is the 1939 Cadillac Series 75, as featured in The Aviator, which starred Leonardo Dicaprio. The newest model in the list is the 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover, which was featured in both Ocean’s Eight and Line of Duty. Stranger Things has the heaviest Cadillac presence among TV shows, with a total of six different Cadillac models featured throughout the series, while Dreamgirls has the most concentration of Caddies among movies with five.
Another theme we recognize on this list is that Cadillac’s are fairly popular with mobsters – though we suppose that’s not much of a surprise. Cadillacs have a fairly heavy presence in both Goodfellas (1990) and The Sopranos (1999 – 2007) – two of the most iconic Italian mobster-themed franchises ever conceived.
Check out the full list of Cadillac vehicle appearances in film and television below.
|TV Show||Years||Cadillac Vehicle|
|The Sopranos||(1999 – 2007)||1996 Cadillac DeVille|
|Family Guy||(1999 – 2020)||1999 Cadillac CTS|
|Alias||(2001 – 2006)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||(2000 – 2020)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|Ugly Betty||(2006 – 2010)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|One Tree Hill||(2003 – 2012)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|Stranger Things||(2016 – 2020)||1971 Cadillac Coupe DeVille|
|1972 Cadillac Sedan DeVille|
|1976 Cadillac Eldorado|
|1978 Cadillac Seville|
|1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible|
|Ozark||(2017 – 2020)||1987 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Funeral Coach|
|2000 Cadillac DeVille Stretched Limousine|
|2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe|
|2015 Cadillac Escalade|
|Smokey & the Bandit||(1977)||1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible|
|Raging Bull||(1980)||1941 Cadillac Series 62|
|The King of Comedy||(1982)||1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine|
|1980 Cadillac Sedan DeVille Stretched Limousine|
|1980 Cadillac Seville|
|Cadillac Man||(1990)||1989 Cadillac Allante|
|1980 Cadillac Coupe DeVille|
|1983 Cadillac Eldorado|
|1975 Cadillac Fleetwood|
|Goodfellas||(1990)||1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Phaeton|
|Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas||(1998)||1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille|
|1970 Cadillac Fleetwood 75|
|1971 Cadillac Fleetwood|
|The Italian Job||(2003)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|The Matrix Reloaded||(2003)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|The Aviator||(2004)||1939 Cadillac Series 75|
|The Last Ride||(2004)||2003 Cadillac CTS|
|Dreamgirls||(2006)||1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz|
|1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz|
|1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible|
|1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille|
|1963 Cadillac Fleetwood|
|Ocean’s Eight||(2018)||2017 Cadillac XT5|
|Line of Duty||(2019)||2017 Cadillac XT5|
This story was written in collaboration with our sister site, Cadillac Society.