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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
    Bullitt 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


    The French Connection 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


    Mad Max 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


    Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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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


    Duel 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


    Ronin 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


    The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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


    The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans

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    Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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


    The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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


    The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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


    The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Transporter 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta

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


    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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    To Live and Die in L.A. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    To Live and Die in L.A. Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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


    The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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


    Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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    2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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


    The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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


    Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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


    Smokey and the Bandit Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

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


    Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

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


    The Driver Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

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    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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


    Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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    Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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    Used Cars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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


    Speed Racer Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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    The Fast and the Furious: Toky... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West

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


    Fast Five Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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


    Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Tim Matheson

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


    Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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


    Sorcerer Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

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


    The Matrix Reloaded Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 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) 43 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    What's Up, Doc? Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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


    The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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


    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle

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    Highwaymen is listed (or ranked) 49 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) 50 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans


    Blues Brothers 2000 Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman

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