Top Ten Car Chases

Mike Matei / August 4th, 2008

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  • April 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Fucking awesome!!

  • April 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Duel is classic!

    I wonder if you should do a James Bond month dedicated to the film series because that would be great!

  • Aculias

    April 14, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Pretty cool. I was thinking if you did put Bullet in there or not.
    As #3 I like it.
    Steve McQueen was not only a tough SOB with few words, but he was actually a real rider as well with him actually driving through the 60′s San Francisco city.
    Yes all the license plates was black at the time lol.
    Good movie.

  • Kathomitti

    April 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I totally agree with Death Proof having the best car chase ever.
    In fact, Death Proof is my all time favorite movie!

  • pcgamer176

    July 4, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Lol, when I was watching this in the beggining I was thinking of Duel, and you put it in. That certainly an ominous movie. With a good ending too.

  • Axmagic1

    July 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    In my opinion, the matrix reloaded should have been up there, but I guess that’s why it’s your list, not mine.

  • MollyWobbles6093

    August 3, 2010 at 5:19 am

    The first half of Death Proof was a shitload of fuck. That second half and the car battle was the best, and should have been the only, part of that movie.

  • kazimir101

    August 9, 2010 at 3:34 am

    @carreyfan

    Yes james we want james bond!!!

  • tanktony

    August 15, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I agree. Death proof is definetly the most kick ass car chase, but im a little bit surprised that u left out the chase in terminator 3. Mabye its not like the classics, but it shows what modern day technology and special effects people are capable of these days. Anyway great video James!

  • windowlicker

    August 18, 2010 at 2:02 am

    yeah I was also expecting Matrix II in there, they even built their own highway!

    Still an awesome list

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This is why Carmageddon is still my favorite racing game, though Burnout is nice also.

  • phoenix252005

    October 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’m surprised you didn’t put in Gone in 60 seconds,both were awesome and had great car chase scenes. LONG LIVE THE NERD!!

  • mcnerven

    November 9, 2010 at 4:44 am

    That Blue’s Brothers chase through the mall and later when they drop the car are amazing.

    Though Bad Boys 2 has no shortage of critics I still love the car chase in that movie. How do you top using cars as projectiles to take down cops? Rumor has it that they were forced to cutback on the amount of extras in the film since they went so overbudget destroying vehicles.

    Also I loved the car chases in Terminator 2, The Rock, Raiders of the Lost Arc and Batman Begins (they created an entire section of a city just for that scene!) but it’s tough fitting so many great scenes in just 10 spots.

  • November 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Awesome video, James! It’s because of this I decided to see “Duel” for the 1st time, and I must say, I loved it. And it’s been awhile, but I had forgotten how good the chase scene in The Blues Brothers was. Thanks for making this.

  • Shit_Pickle

    March 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    It’s strange that there isn’t Ronin and Vanisning Point chases in top 10 and 1st place… Have you heard about “Gone in 60 seconds” 1974, James? There was a 40-minutes fucking awesome and best ever made car chase, it’s so epic that this “Death Proof-s” looks like shit. =)

  • OPP3R BIEEST X

    May 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    death proof is the absolute number 1, i totally agree.
    but it is nog my number 1 movie.
    to much boring talk in the seccond part of the movie

  • sinkews

    May 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Nice stuff.

    Since I work in Zagreb i go trough some chase scene locations in Armor of God almost on a daily basis.

  • punksterdaddy

    May 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Well a lot of that top ten would also be in my top ten apart from about 3 or 4 others i would’ve liked put in.
    The shocking thing here is that there was one film that should have been number 1 without a doubt and that is:

    Driving Miss Daisy…

    Get it sorted folks?

  • stufftough

    October 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    You put Ronin in at the beginning making me think it was going to be on the list, instead you put It’s a mad mad mad mad World in there? C’mon James! Also was disappointed to not see one of the most awesome car chases of recent cinema: The Bourne Identity. The first movie, wrecking around with that mini cooper that pulls to the left on handling, police motorcycles crashing into other cars and breaking through glass. Normally I would say I hate techno music, but the music in that scene seemed to fit well.

  • sunetonnesen

    November 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    ever seen gone in 60 seconds when he steal the last car? That was an awesome car chase!

  • sunetonnesen

    November 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

  • MarkVdWijden

    December 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I remember Duel, it’s a very weird movie, no story line but still you keep on watching it.

  • popit

    April 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    you got to love death proof! why? becuase its tarantino!!!!!!

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    August 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Only true non cgi can make this list, i was thinking before watching the video, and then you realize my dream.

    Fucking deathproof, bullit and duel were the only car chases i ever seen that can scare the shit out of me.

    Awesome.

  • Splimis

    January 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    How does Death Proof get a number one spot and Vanishing Point not even get mentioned? A huge part of the appeal of that movie was the use of one of the most legendary car chase cars ever, the 1970 Dodge Challenger. If it had been like a Torino or a Fury or something, gone would have been the nostalgia exploitation that the movie’s second half relies on. I don’t know, I just feel you gave Tarantino a lot of credit that should have been given to Richard Sarafian.

  • virtueone

    February 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I’m disappointed you didn’t mention “The Chase” (the one with Charlie Sheen) – the whole movie is based around one long police chase.

    Some people may prefer to forget it, but I remember it as a classic flick from the 90′s. It has one of my all-time favorite movie quotes, and a lot of good things going for it.

  • May 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    #1: To live and die in LA

  • Daniel Brown

    June 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I think Ronin is the best car chase scene of all time. Disappointed a little bit it wasn’t in the list.

  • June 20, 2013 at 3:39 am

    so uh, no back to the future?

  • Larrikin

    June 24, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Awesome.
    Can’t believe Vanishing Point didn’t make the list.

  • GrahfMetal

    July 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I love James’ work and I have the utmost respect for his opinion when it comes to film but it just seems very strange that he would leave out the climax to “The Road Warrior”. Either way, great video as always

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