Speed. Crashes. Near misses. Rubber-burning turns. Explosions. Suspension-crushing jumps.
These are the things that make movie car chases amazing. And these are 10 of the best car-chase examples ever seen in cinema. Of course, there are many, many more that aren’t on this list, so feel free to add your own in the comment section below.
To see the list and view clips from each, just continue reading!
It’s one thing to wreck cars in a movie, it’s another to have them driven as brilliantly as they are in Ronin. Plus, all the best movie car chases have a wrong-way-down-a-one-way-street scene, right?
Gone in 60 Seconds
Call me a moron, but I prefer the newer version to the original. Maybe it’s just because I like the new Eleanor better.
This movie is 40 years old, and still the one all movie chases are judged against.
It’s a ’68 Charger versus a ’70 Challenger. Great cars and stunning stunt driving!
To Live and Die in LA
Why hasn’t this been remade yet? I’m saying it now: In remake-happy Hollywood, it will be.
The Blues Brothers
Indoors, outdoors, and crashed police cars result in the best comedic car chase ever!
The Bourne Identity
The world’s most dangerous trained assassin on a high-speed chase through the tight streets of Paris. Sweet!
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Okay, I admit it’s not the most exciting, but it’s still fun and a classic piece of cinema.
The Italian Job
The best MINI car chase ever. Down stairs, on sidewalks, in the sewer… there’s nowhere a MINI can’t go!
The Dark Knight
Watch it and try not to cheer. I dare you.
What’s your favorite movie car chase scene ever?