Top 10 Car Chase Movies
If there’s one thing guys love in movies, it’s a good car chase. Well, that and a fight scene… and hot chicks. But car chase scenes are definitely in the top five, though, and with Fast Five coming out this week, we thought we should write up our own list of the ten greatest car chase movies. Since we’ve seen cars chase a lot of things in cinema, though, we needed to specify that the chase had to include other cars, motorcycles or other vehicles authorized to operate on a road. This might take a few cool movies off the list, but with so many chases out there we had to narrow it down. So, buckle up and enjoy our list of high-speed pursuits.
10.Groundhog Day- At one point in the movie, Bill Murray just stops caring about what happens. So, he decides to poke the hornets’ nest known as the police and leads them on a hilarious high-speed chase through town for absolutely no reason. It might not be the most action-packed chase to show up on our list, but it is the funniest. The cherry on top is that when he finally stops, he tries to order breakfast from the cop. It’s an absolute classic.
9. Fast Five- Who knew that the Fast and the Furious franchise would switch gears to cars actually chasing eachother instead of just tearing down a quarter mile strip. For anyone who hasn’t caught this flick yet, the fist fight between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is worth the ticket price alone. However, the epic chase scene where Diesel and Paul Walker drag a fifteen ton safe through the streets of Brazil is just insane. Guys make sure you trick your girl friends into letting you watch this on movie night sometime. The silent treatment just might be worth it.
8. Mad Max II: The Road Warrior- Before Mel Gibson was a crazy jackass, he was the Road Warrior. While he’s never been one to take on stable characters, Mad Max was probably one of his more well-adjusted personas. For our money, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome is the best in the trilogy, but as far as car chases go, this one is pretty insane. It’s like a dark version of Wacky Races with a band of post-apocalyptic land pirates chasing after a semi full of gasoline, and poor Max is caught in the middle.
Frank, I will pull over if you don't put your seat belt back on.
7. Vanishing Point- This film is the very definition of cult classic. Barry Newman is tasked with driving a 1970 Dodge Charger from Colorado to San Francisco. O.K., so that doesn’t sound very interesting, but how about if he bets that he can do it in 15 hours? Not enough? Well, how about every cop from Colorado to California suddenly wants to arrest him? You still need more? How about nude girls on motorbikes, gay hitchhikers and a blind DJ named Super Soul? Yeah, this movie has something for everyone.
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