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The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans

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List Criteria: Movies that feature epic car chases.

You know what makes the best car chase movies kick ass? It's not just the excitement or the tension. It's the payoff of when the pursuer finally catches up with its target or when the car being chased gets away. It's a moment of catharsis that only happens after a tense scene. So what are the best car chase movies of all time? Fans have voted for their favorites below, so it's time for you to weigh in on the matter.

Plenty movies feature awesome car chases, and in fact some movies are actually just super car chases that last the entire film. Mad Max: Fury Road for instance, is just one giant car chase scene that lasts the entire length of the movie. But not all car movies do a great job showcasing jaw dropping car chases. Some are downright terrible.

Thankfully, this list is to only showcase the best car chases in cinema. Vote up your favorite car chase movies and be sure to add any that you don't see on the list. These may not be all the chase movies out there, but they are the best.  Also, if you enjoy car films try checking out Ranker's racing films list. Now prepare to marathon some of the best car chase movies you haven't seen.
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    Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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    Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Vanishing Point is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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    Duel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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    Ronin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans

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    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Transporter 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta

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    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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    Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

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    Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    To Live and Die in L.A. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    The Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Death Race is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

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    2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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    The Driver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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    Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

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    Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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    The Fast and the Furious: Toky... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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    Used Cars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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    Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, Susan George

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    The Seven-Ups is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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    The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi

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    Redline is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Tim Matheson

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    The Cannonball Run is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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    Colors is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle

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    Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Highwaymen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jim Caviezel, Rhona Mitra, Frankie Faison

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    Blues Brothers 2000 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman

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    Armour of God is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jackie Chan, Carina Lau, Alan Tam

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