We recently picked 10 car chases we thought were pretty darn memorable but according to our readers, we may have missed a few key ones (yes, we gasp! forgot Bullitt). And so, to those adrenaline junkies who are keeping score, here are 10 MORE car chases we neglected to include (and yes, Bullitt is there):
10. Speed Racer
In thinking old school in our original list, we missed the most recent car races from the Wachowski’s speedster flick. The movie may not have hit the mark, but those frenetic, eye-candy chase scenes make the cut.
9. True Lies
Who could forget the director James Cameron‘s miles-long chase on the bridge, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger has to save Jamie Lee Curtis from certain death as parts of the bridge blows up? We did, but not this time!
Sure, it’s a not-so-great Nicolas Cage movie, but for all the snazzy car action–and Angelina Jolie–it’s certainly worth mentioning.
Lots of great car chases have graced the Bond flicks, but we feel the tank chase in Goldeneye stands out as the best.
Another recent movie we neglected to include due to its freshness, but the Bat-motorcycle chase scene is pretty friggin’ awesome.
Oops. Of course, Indiana Jones’ chase through the Egyptian desert after the Ark is taken by the Nazis MUST be included. Our bad.
OK, another oversight. Again, a James Cameron creation, T2 boasts one of the best semi-truck smash ‘em ups ever filmed, hands down–until The Matrix Reloaded, that is (which made it to our original list).
3. Grindhouse: Death Proof
For the pure joy of joy riding, this climactic chase–first by Kurt Russell, chasing down four young women, then by said women, who get so pissed they were chased unnecessarily, they go after Kurt–Quentin Tarantino hands us a classic car sequence.
Here it is. Steve McQueen’s classic actioner, in which he plays a cop chasing down drug kingpins through the streets of San Francisco, should have been on our original list. The readers have spoken, and we wholeheartedly agree.
Now, if we happened to miss any more of your favorite car chases, we do apologize in advance–but this is it for now!