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The Best Fictional Drivers in Film 

Richard Rowe
2k votes 322 voters 4.9k views 42 items

Oh, Hollywood... are you even capable of producing a character who isn't the greatest driver ever to take the wheel? When need be, fictional characters can have the cold steel nerve of Mika Hakkinen, the reflexes of Ayrton Senna, and the same effect on basic physics as a superhero. But that's what we go to the movies to see, right? Breakneck speeds, squealing tires, and the best drivers in film.

All else aside, ultimately your favorite drivers in movies are really going to come down to your favorite cars and the movies they happen to be in. Granted, some cinematic wheelmen and wheelwomen are objectively better drivers than others. But this list is about ranking the fictional movie characters with whom you'd most want to ride shotgun during a car chase.

At the end of the day, it's really up to you. So pick your favorite and vote them up to the head of the pack. Rerank the whole thing to create your own list of the best drivers in film history and be sure to add any great fictional movie drivers we may have missed.
list ordered by
1
Dominic Toretto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious 7
2
Brian O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Brian O'Connor
The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious
3
Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Frank Martin
The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3
4
Max Rockatansky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Max Rockatansky
Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Mad Max 2
5
Bo "Bandit" Da... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Bo "Bandit" Darville
Smokey & the Bandit
6
Han Lue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Fast Five, Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast & Furious
7
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Mainly Millicent, The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder, You Only Live Twice
8
Batman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman
9
Driver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
10
Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Bullitt
11
Imperator Furiosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Amy Boal added
Mad Max: Fury Road
12
Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum
13
John Wick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Hayden the Monster Man added
John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
14
Stuntman Mike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Grindhouse, Death Proof
15
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Frankenstein
Death Race 2000, Death Race, Death Race 2
16
Randall "Memphis&qu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Randall "Memphis" Raines
Gone in Sixty Seconds
17
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Speed Racer
18
Letty Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 7
19
Ricky Bobby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
20
Roman Pearce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
BOEKETE added
Fast Five, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious 7
21
J.J. McClure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
J.J. McClure
The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run 2
22
Chev Chelios is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Crank
23
Rowdy Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Rowdy Burns
Days of Thunder
24
The Driver (Faster) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Driver (Faster)
Faster
25
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Tom Islava added
Taxi Driver