car movies The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans  

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List Rules 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 Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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Vanishing Point Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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

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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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

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

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

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Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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

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

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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Two-Lane Blacktop James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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Grand Prix James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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

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The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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

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The Seven-Ups Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, Susan George

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Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

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Smokey and the Bandit II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans
Smokey and the Bandit II Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Le Mans Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi

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Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans
Fast Five Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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

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Tomorrow Never Dies Pierce Brosnan, Teri Hatcher, Gerard Butler

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

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The Gumball Rally Gary Busey, Casey Kasem, Raúl Juliá

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Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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Armour of God Jackie Chan, Carina Lau, Alan Tam

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Sorcerer Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

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Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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