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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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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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

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

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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

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Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

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

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Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta

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Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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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 Driver Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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

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Smokey and the Bandit II is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

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2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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

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Le Mans Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi

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Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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The Gumball Rally Gary Busey, Casey Kasem, Raúl Juliá

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

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Tomorrow Never Dies Pierce Brosnan, Teri Hatcher, Gerard Butler

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Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Speed Racer Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman