Iconic Car Chases That Leave Us Breathless
Tight alleys, expansive deserts, canals, and even airplanes have served as the backdrop for some of the most enjoyable car chases committed to film. We’ve watched so many, in fact, that we can say with certainty the best chases are often not found in Hollywood blockbusters—in fact, you may not have seen a few of our favorites.
Our playlist this week features thrilling car chase action, so sit down, strap in, and hit “Play”.
Ronin deserves its own special mention—read our recap of this movie’s awesome chase scenes in our feature story.
This is every turbo boost and jump from the TV series Knight Rider. Yes: all of them.
This is likely a clip from a movie called Ninja Thunderbolt, and features a car known as the Zoe Zipper and Honda Bubu, among other names… On the right, the “most epic car chase” shown in Indian cinema, from the feature Khiladi 420.
Land barges doing silly speeds? Gotta be the car chase from 1977’s The Seven-Ups.
From 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy, one of our favorite newer car chases.
The original Gone in 60 Seconds’ car chase was the central part of the entire movie, and lasts for more than 30 minutes. Better make some popcorn. Next to it, the first few minutes of the chase in Bullitt…
It’ll take some doing, but find yourself a copy of 1974’s Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. Starring Peter Fonda and Susan George, as the trailer voiceover says, “There’s nothing they won’t try!”
How are chases done in Italy? Like this, in The Master Touch—with high speeds and total destruction.