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The Best Car Chase Movies Ever, Ranked by Fans

Updated March 7, 2020 5.8k votes 973 voters 62.0k views45 items

List RulesMovies 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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  • 1
    Bullitt
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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    The Blues Brothers
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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 3
    The French Connection
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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

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    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 4
    Duel
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    Released1971

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 5
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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Mad Max
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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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    Vanishing Point
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    Released1971

    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

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    Mad Max: Fury Road
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    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

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    Directed byGeorge Miller

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi

    Released2002

    Directed byCorey Yuen, Louis Leterrier

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    112
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Ronin
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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    Baby Driver
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    Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 13
    The Terminator
    83
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Death Proof
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    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson

    Released2007

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Mad Max 2
    96
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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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    Gone in 60 Seconds
    164
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    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

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  • 17
    Smokey and the Bandit II
    57
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    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field

    Released1980

    Directed byHal Needham

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  • 18
    The Fast and the Furious
    84
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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

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    103
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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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  • 20
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    51
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    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers

    Released1973

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  • 21
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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint

    Released1966

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    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson

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    Directed byMonte Hellman

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    Transporter 2
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    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord

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    The Driver
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    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

    Released1978

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    The Bourne Ultimatum
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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

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