10 Epic Car Chase Scenes That Made Movie History (WATCH)

Feb 14, 2015 03:00 PM EST | Jordan Ecarma

Everybody loves a good car chase scene, right? A time-tested Hollywood staple, the chase can open a film or provide its finale while keeping the audience on edge. While they're generally the stuff of action movies, automotive thrills are found in films of all genres. Check out this roundup of famous movie moments starring fast-driving cars and see if your favorite made the cut.

1. Bullitt (1968)

The one and only Steve McQueen is San Francisco cop Frank Bullitt in this cult classic, which features innovative cinematography and stellar editing that won it an Oscar.

2. The Bourne Identity (2002)

In the Bourne franchise's advent film, Matt Damon tries to navigate a world where he can't remember his past but reacts to everything the way a trained assassin would.

3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A young John Connor gets chased by a truck in the second "Terminator" film, a classic scene that gamers recently recreated in "Grand Theft Auto V."

4. Inception (2010)

This chase scene technically isn't real since it takes place within a dream. Or was that a dream within a dream?

5. The Italian Job (1969)

The 1969 original with Michael Caine is the classic, but the remake starring Mark Wahlberg from 2003 is fun too.

6. Ronin (1998)

"Ronin" has chase scenes filmed in Paris that required hundreds of stunt actors and a plethora of wrecked cars.

7. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

A South American drug lord who wants 48 cars stolen hires Maindrian Pace, an insurance investigator who works as a car thief on the side and ends up being chased by police through five cities for this particular job.

8. The Blues Brothers (1980)

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are chased through Dixie Square Mall in an iconic scene that reportedly left the $25 million location in shambles.

9. The Great Escape (1963)

Who could forget "Cooler King" Hilts trying to elude Nazis on his motorcycle?

10. The French Connection (1971)

Two New York City police officers working to stop a heroin shipment coming into the country intersect with the drug suppliers for a bust that involves one of the biggest movie car chases ever filmed.

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