'The Fifth Element' | 1997
The flattened, flying cars in director Luc Besson's sci-fi film "The Fifth Element" are a colorful addition to the super-high-rise cities of the 23rd century. Cars feature pilotlike controls and double strap seat belts and can fly right up to apartment windows, as a traveling food vendor does. To match the highly stylized look of the film, designer Jean Paul Gaultier created hundreds of futuristic outfits for the characters of Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and others. The cars look like a mix between the hovercrafts from "Star Wars" and midcentury American sedans.