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Nov. 23, 2012by: Alex Maidy

The Ten Spot: Best Movie Car Chase Scenes (Video Edition)

With the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming videogame GRAND THEFT AUTO V (coming out in Spring 2013), we decided that we'd put together a car-oriented Ten Spot and from that sprang: the best movie car chases! Some are classics and some are recent, but all are badass. Let me know if you agree or disagree and share your picks in the talk back below. Otherwise, grab a Fresca and buckle your seat belts because here comes some burnt rubber!
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4:48AM on 11/26/2012

This sould be TOP 20

Several movies mentioned in other posts are missing like:
Mad Max
Gone In 60 Seconds
Bourne Trilogy
Terminator 2
Raiders of The Lost Ark
And one of my favorite car chase scenes: Striking Distance with Bruce Willis.
Several movies mentioned in other posts are missing like:
Mad Max
Gone In 60 Seconds
Bourne Trilogy
Terminator 2
Raiders of The Lost Ark
And one of my favorite car chase scenes: Striking Distance with Bruce Willis.
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2:45AM on 11/24/2012

A Telling Lack of Film Literacy

All due respect to Bullit and the great Steve McQueen. It is the first extended car chase and a great one indeed, but it has been improved upon dozens of times over, and has no place in the top spot. Where's The Road Warrior? Where's Mad Max? Where's Friedkin's superior car chase from To Live and Die In L.A.? Where's Bad Boys 2? Where's The Seven-Ups? No mention of Gone in 60 Seconds (even the car chases in Dominic Sena's remake are more impressive than those in Wanted and Drive).

I don't
All due respect to Bullit and the great Steve McQueen. It is the first extended car chase and a great one indeed, but it has been improved upon dozens of times over, and has no place in the top spot. Where's The Road Warrior? Where's Mad Max? Where's Friedkin's superior car chase from To Live and Die In L.A.? Where's Bad Boys 2? Where's The Seven-Ups? No mention of Gone in 60 Seconds (even the car chases in Dominic Sena's remake are more impressive than those in Wanted and Drive).

I don't see any extensive film knowledge in this list, evidenced by the inclusion of Wanted, Drive, and The Dark Knight. Drive and Dark Knight are spectacular films, but their car chases are far from stand-out. And Matrix Reloaded is one of the most overrated car chases ever. It may have gotten all the press in the summer of 2003, but it was eclipsed in quality by Michael Bay's car chase in Bad Boys 2 (There's a reason he's pecked from it in his subsequent four films). Even a film like Fast Five is more impressive than Matrix Reloaded.

And then for the last four spots, you just plugged in the typical choices (though Ronin, a regular on such lists, is also highly overrated. It is good, but does nothing to elevate the car chase).

1. The Road Warrior
2. To Live and Die In L.A.
3. Bad Boys II
4. Mad Max
5. The French Connection
6. The Blues Brothers
7. The Seven-Ups
8. Bullit
9. The Driver
10. Death Proof
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8:03AM on 11/23/2012
OK........Bad Boys 2 and The Bourne Trilogy had some pretty sick chases.
OK........Bad Boys 2 and The Bourne Trilogy had some pretty sick chases.
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7:40AM on 11/23/2012
Yeah missing out on the Mad Max films is pretty bad.
Not very well known but a direct to vid Dolph Lundgren film called The Peacekeeper has an excellent car chase along several roof tops.
And the pilot to the Micheal Mann series Crime Story opens ups with proberly the best car chase in tv history.
Yeah missing out on the Mad Max films is pretty bad.
Not very well known but a direct to vid Dolph Lundgren film called The Peacekeeper has an excellent car chase along several roof tops.
And the pilot to the Micheal Mann series Crime Story opens ups with proberly the best car chase in tv history.
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2:22AM on 11/24/2012
Mad Max baby!

Good reference to Crime Story too!
Mad Max baby!

Good reference to Crime Story too!
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4:06AM on 11/23/2012
Wanted makes the top ten, but the Terminator 2 canal chase, Raiders of the Lost Ark truck chase or Road Warrior finale aren't even on the list?
Wanted makes the top ten, but the Terminator 2 canal chase, Raiders of the Lost Ark truck chase or Road Warrior finale aren't even on the list?
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3:41AM on 11/23/2012
How is Bad Boys 2 highway scene not on here!!?? Seriously!? [link]
How is Bad Boys 2 highway scene not on here!!?? Seriously!? [link]
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