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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

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    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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    Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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


    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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


    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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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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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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


    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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


    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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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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    Transporter 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta

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    To Live and Die in L.A. is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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    Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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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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    Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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


    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

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    Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is listed (or ranked) 31 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) 32 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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


    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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


    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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


    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

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


    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

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


    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi

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


    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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


    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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


    Jackie Chan, Carina Lau, Alan Tam

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


    Teri Garr, Joe Pantoliano, Dabney Coleman

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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Worl... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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    The Fast and the Furious: Toky... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West

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    Tomorrow Never Dies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Pierce Brosnan, Teri Hatcher, Gerard Butler

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    What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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


    Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, Giuliano Gemma

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