The Best Car Chase Movies
The reason why I decided to bring this up here on FS.net is not that I agree with the current poll results, but it's that I want to make special mention of a car chase that has skyrocketed up to the top of my own favorites list. It's in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, his half of Grindhouse that opens this Friday.
Don't believe me? You'll see soon enough. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, because I went into the movie without any expectations of a car chase this epic, and I was mesmerized. The car chase scene in Death Proof is one of the best car chases in film history. How Tarantino pulled it off, I don't know, but it's obvious you wouldn't expect anything less from him.
It's got everything, from the sweet cars to slick driving, awesome stunts, hot women, and the single most badass car chase driver ever - Kurt Russell. I mean, it's a chase between two stunt drivers from movies, but in real life, how could it not be badass? And besides that, my favorite part, was just how beautiful it all looked. The camera wasn't jittery, it wasn't shaking, it was never at terrible angles, it was always perfect, at intricate angles that put you right in the driver seat and beyond. And the engine, holy shit, the engine sounded so good!
For the first time in film history, I actually want a frickin' muscle car! Preferably a white 1970 Dodge Challenger (think Vanishing Point). When you see Grindhouse, come back here and read this, and you'll understand why I mention that. Until then, enjoy Film Junk's poll results and get revved up for one hell of a ride on Friday.
1. Bullitt - 18.4%
2. Ronin - 15.8%
2. The French Connection - 15.8%
4. The Blues Brothers - 12.3%
5. The Italian Job - 9.6%
5. The Fast and the Furious - 9.6%
7. Casino Royale - 6.1%
7. Batman Begins - 6.1%
9. The Road Warrior - 5.3%
10. Smokey and the Bandit - 0.9%