Top 10 Greatest
Movie Car Chases
1. Gone in 60 Seconds
Although most of the movie has the feel of a low
budget, poorly acted porn film, 93 cars are destroyed during the 40 minute
car chase featuring the yellow Mach I Mustang Eleanor. In my
opinion, Gone in 60 Seconds features the greatest car chase put to
2. Smokey & the Bandit
It's difficult to pick one scene in the film, considering
it's pretty much one long chase. The whole movie still
holds up today and is thoroughly enjoyable. Who could ever forget
Jackie Gleason's hilarious performance?
3. The Blues Brothers
A thoroughly enjoyable movie from start to finish, featuring
one of the most thrilling police chases on film! Lots of mayhem and
destruction! The highlight is when the chase goes through the shopping
Bullitt isn't so much a car chase movie, as it is a
gritty cop drama highlighted by a spectacular car chase. The cinematography on the chase is
exceptional and that
Mustang is sooo cool.
5. Death Proof
The newest entry to this list debuts at #5. Quentin
Tarantino's Death Proof features, in my opinion, one of the greatest
car chases ever put to film. The reason? The second half of the
film features a twist unlike anything I've ever seen before. The chase
was exciting, well-shot, and satisfying, and Kurt Russell and Zoe Bell were
spectacular in their respective roles.
6. Mad Max 2:
The Road Warrior
With thrilling stunts and chases, this movie is
action-packed! It's shocking that no one has picked up the license to
do die-cast vehicles.
7. Cannonball Run
So many great scenes, so many great moments, an incredible
ensemble cast and great cars. The movie is hilarious and Farrah Fawcett has never been sexier.
Just about EVERY James Bond film features a spectacular car
chase: Diamonds are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, and even
Die Another Day, but I feel the ultimate Bond car chase is from
Goldfinger. To see the Aston Martin DB5 in action with all its
gadgets is a genuine thrill.
9. The French Connection
Another gritty crime drama that features an
exciting car chase, though, unlike the other movies listed, there is only
one car involved ... and an elevated train. The scene seems even more
tense when you realize the chase scene was shot without a permit and that
many of the bystanders are REAL bystanders.
10. The Spy Who Loved Me
After watching this movie again recently, I had to make a
change to this list and add the Lotus Esprit chase scene to the top ten
greatest of all time. With Roger Moore behind the wheel, Bond eludes a
motorcycle, a Ford Taurus, and in one of the greatest movie moments of all
time, eludes a helicopter by plunging into the water. But the chase
doesn't end there, it continues underwater. The scene finally comes to
an end as the car drives up onto the beach as gawkers stare in amazement,
and so do we as moviegoers.
Runners Up include: The Fast & The Furious, Duel,
Lethal Weapon 2, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Car, White Lightning, Hooper, xXx, Gone in
60 Seconds (2000), Vanishing Point, The Italian Job (1969
& 2003), Ronin, The Seven-Ups, To Live & Die in LA, and It's a
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
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