Top 10 Movies with the Best Car Chase Scenes

It may be one of the most used and abused movie cliches, but when done correctly, the car chase scene can be the highlight of any film. This list is a collection of the movies that did the car chase scene correctly.
The Top Ten
1 Bullitt

Saw the movie in 1968, and shortly after, went out and bought a 1968 Mustang Fastback (for $3000 Canadian, right out of the showroom).

The original car chase right here. Great cars, great camera angles. Still better than car chases today!

What makes it even better is that the "stunts" were done by the leading role actor himself.

2 Matrix Reloaded

The greatest chase scene in movie history.

The most spectacular car chase scene in movie history, with never seen images.

3 Ronin

The best realistic chase scene. Feels like you are right in the action. Even us Yanks like it. If French were so great, it would be La Google. "Oui?"

Maneuvering in the tightest alleys and car on the wrong side.
It should be in first place.

Probably the most realistic car chase scene ever.

4 The Blues Brothers

Physics? What the heck is physics? Everything in that last car chase was ridiculously excessive and illogical, and because of that, it is hands down the best one I've ever seen. I could not stop laughing! I had to watch the whole thing over and over again. Just fantastic!

You can't compare anything to being chased down by a country band, American Nazis, the police, the military, and tons of other groups of people.

Great chase scene with the 2 best car pileups ever!

5 The Fast and the Furious

Holy crap, that film was so freakin' amazing. Tuned cars, lots of explosions, awesome music, it was intense. I've never seen better. #1 all the way!

6 The Bourne Identity

Spectacular and realistic car chase scene, the best I've seen out of any movie, including Matrix, Ronin, Italian Job, etc. Not over the top (special effects such as The Matrix) and believable.

The one in Bourne Supremacy is better when he's in the taxi cab. This is still a good car chase scene, though.

7 Transporter
8 Gone in 60 Seconds

What a great scene! Nick Cage was so convincing, and it really is becoming a classic.

He does his OWN stunts, people. That makes all the difference.

It's not just about the chase. It's about the car, and come on, who doesn't like that Mustang?

9 The French Connection

How THIS MOVIE didn't make the top ten list tells me that WAY too many kids are voting on this website...

I agree. The only movies these thirteen-year-old kids ever saw are the "Fast and Furious" crap.

10 The Italian Job (2003)

Since this movie, the Mini Cooper became my dream car.

Of course,

But remember the crash in Blues Brothers 2000?
Simply the greatest.

The Contenders
11 Death Proof

Uh... no CGI, and Zoe Bell trying to stay on the hood of the car at speeds in excess of 100 mph... do me a favor, watch it and then come back and vote.

12 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The best, most destructive car/truck/everything chase scene of all time.

13 The Bourne Supremacy

One of the best ever in my opinion. Even the scenes where he wrecks and crashes into other vehicles seem very realistic. Kudos to the director and crew who shot that.

The best car chase of all time with the greatest ending ever.

One of the best car chases that's actually realistic.

14 Bad Boys II
15 Smokey and the Bandit

To not make this in the top spot is a crime. The whole movie is a car chase!

Great movie, lots of car chase scenes. Should be higher.

Can't beat a movie that is a car chase.

16 Vanishing Point

Classic. Amazing. Sad that this isn't on the top 10.

17 The Dark Knight

Car chases don't come better than this. At all.

18 Quantum of Solace

The car chase at the beginning is super fantastic! This should be in the top tens.

19 To Live and Die in L.A.

Car chase on a highway, where the cars are moving AGAINST the flow of traffic.

Car chase in the river! Not only a great car chase, a film out of the ordinary in more than one sense!

20 Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny
21 The Fast and The Furious - Tokyo Drift

Dude! The best car-chase scene ever seen!

It's got chasing and cool drifting.

22 The Seven-Ups

One of the GREATEST car chase scenes of all time... Roy Scheider was great in this movie... check it out, youngsters...

23 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
24 Wanted
25 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

The pursuit of the tanker truck is pure action and violence, well-filmed and well-choreographed. You can watch it again and again and again.

The first real car chase scene in history and is still unmatched by all of the above. 15 minutes was how long the last chase scene took towards the end.

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