For decades, movie audiences have been enamored with adrenaline-packed, high-speed car chases in action movies. We have a need for speed. In no particular order, except maybe Bullitt, which many people agree might be the best car chase of all time, here are 10 reader-favorites for best movie car chases.
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Vaughn. PG; 1:54; action, crime, mystery.
A pair of NYC cops in the narcotics bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey. R; 1:44; action, crime, drama.
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward and Benny Hill. G; 1:39; action, comedy, crime.
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jerry Reed. PG; 1:36; action, comedy.
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Cab Calloway. R; 2:13; action, comedy, crime.
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his “death proof” cars to execute his murderous plans. Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell and Rosario Dawson. Not rated; 1:53; thriller.
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong. R; 2:17; action, sci-fi.
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks. Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett. PG; 1:35; action, comedy, sport.
A former policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors. Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence and Michael Preston. R; 1:34; action, adventure, sci-fi.
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty. Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. PG-13; 2:10; action, crime, thriller.
—Listings courtesy of IMDb; compiled by Christy Hinko