Seven Best

Seven Best: Car Chases

It’s May, and in the Midwest that means it’s time for the Indianapolis 500. In honor of the big race, I’ll be covering the best car chases in cinema!! This of course means I’ll have to break the cardinal rule of “I don’t watch movies made before I was born,” but there aren’t enough recent entries to fill the list.

Car chases in movies are a dying art. I love action sequences just as much as the next guy, but I feel like too much emphasis has been put on special effects and fight choreography lately, and there’s not enough time dedicated to weaving in and out of traffic, and trying to get away. This month’s entries are:

  • Bullit
  • Ronin
  • The French Connection
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Baby Driver
  • Vanishing Point
  • Death Proof
  • To Live and Die in LA
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

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