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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 and most memorable T-bone car crashes. Now prepare to marathon some of the best car chase movies you haven't seen.

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