Good car chase scenes?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Bruce Racket, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Bruce Racket

    Bruce Racket Active Member Thread Starter

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    I'm referring to car chases scenes that have real cars undergoing the real physics of flying around on the road. Not CGI car chase scenes.
    Here's a quick list of ones that I've enjoyed:
    Getaway in Stockholm (YouTube)
    Two Lane Blacktop
    Bullitt
    The Blues Brothers
    Ronin
    The French Connection
    Vanishing Point (original)
    Gone in 60 Seconds (original)
    Smokey and The Bandit
    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
    Mad Max
    Road Warrior
    Mad Max Fury Road
    Duel
    I know I've missed a ton so bring on the suggestions!
     
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  2. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    I quite enjoyed this one from Drive

     
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  3. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

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    Death Proof chase scene with Challenger and Charger. Real cars, real, speed, no CGI

     
  4. GregM

    GregM Ready to cross that fine line

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    I like the one at the beginning of Quantum of Solace.
     
  5. finslaw

    finslaw Its muzak to my ears

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    Somehow this fantastic chase exists in a Dabney Coleman comedy:

     
  6. finslaw

    finslaw Its muzak to my ears

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    Always liked this chase from a fun Bruce Willis thriller, especially when the cars go leaping about at 3:20

     
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  7. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

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    My dad took me to see this one when I was a little one. Made quite an impression on both of us. Thanks, dad.
     
  8. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

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  9. Bruce Racket

    Bruce Racket Active Member Thread Starter

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    JAuz, absolutely love that video. One crazy run. I can't believe I forgot to add it!
     
  10. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident

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  11. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Cold Sweat (1971)

    Curiously, like Duel it's based on a story by Richard Matheson

     
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  12. JozefK

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    The Big Steal (1949)

    This trailer shows a bit of the chase scene.

    This must have been one of the first thrillers with a major car chase sequence. Before Bullitt the device was mainly associated with comedies.

     
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  13. EdgardV

    EdgardV Forum Resident

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    Bourne Identity / Trilogy

     
  14. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

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    surprised it took this long for the best recent scene to make the list
     
  15. Great car chase scene, maybe the best.
     
  16. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

  17. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Robbery (1967)

    It was this film that convinced McQueen to hire Peter Yates for Bullitt.

     
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  18. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    Some of the Fast & Furious movies had some great car chase/motorcycle chase scenes.
     
  19. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

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    The nighttime car chase in SPECTRE feature Dave Bautista's Hinx in a Jaguar C-X75 chasing Daniel Craig's Bond in an Aston Martin DB10 through the streets of Rome was my favorite part of that movie with the possible exception of the cold open sequence.

    That being said, QOS chase was better. :)
     
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  20. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    The flim flam man 1967 with george c scott had a great carchase
     
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  21. finslaw

    finslaw Its muzak to my ears

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    Has the original Italian Job been mentioned? Complete with a Mini Cooper ballet.
     
  22. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

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    The Longest Yard

     
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  23. Quakerism

    Quakerism Monk

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    John Wick 2

     
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  24. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    second the original Italian Job and remake, both with great car chases.

    Plus the "Cannonball Run" movie which had a sequel.
     
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