Automotive experts hpi has revealed the top ten list of Hollywood’s best ever car chases following a poll amongst its team of motoring editors.
The vote follows the release of the new car chase movie Baby Driver currently pulling in rave reviews from critics and films fans alike. The new film from British film-maker Edgar Wright opens with a chase sequence which looks set to go down in movie history. Over the years, many movies have delighted in bringing audiences ever more audacious and breathtaking road-based stunts.
James Dower, senior Black Book editor at hpi, said: “Over the years, the movies have served up some unforgettable car chases from James Bond and the Bourne movies to Mad Max and The Fast & The Furious franchise. Deciding on which one was firmly in the driving seat though was the subject of much debate but we all agreed that a great car chase can be exhilarating entertainment for viewers. It’s a real form of escapism and that’s what we all go to the movies for after all.
The Top 10 list of greatest ever car chases as picked by cap hpi’s team of expert editors is:
3) The French Connection
4) The Blues Brothers
5) Vanishing Point
6) The Italian Job (1969)
7) Mad Max 2
9) The Bourne Supremacy
10) The Matrix Reloaded
Added James: “The iconic chase in the classic cop thriller Bullitt took pole position in our list of favourite chase scenes. And from our list of favourites it really does seem that the chases in some of the older, classic movies have still to be bettered. Bullitt is widely regarded as the first modern day car chase movie and it’s an incredible watch, especially with the ultra-cool Steve McQueen, a fast car fanatic in real life, in hot pursuit of an underworld kingpin in his 1968 Ford Mustang GT. The highlight in the film is undoubtedly a jaw-dropping ten-minute car chase down the mountainous sloping streets of San Francisco which truly laid the blueprint for how car chases would be portrayed in the movies.”