The Sunday Times hitlist listed the top 5 movie car chases in memory of the grandfather of stunts, Bud Ekins died earlier this month at the age of 77. He appeared in several films including The Great Escape, Bullitt and coordinated the stunts in CHiPS. I won’t subject you to Poncherello, but thanks to Youtube, here are the best car chases of all time:
The French Connection (1971)
… it’s never better than when Hackman’s character Popeye Doyle commandeers a Pontiac LeMans and hares off after an elevated E-train driven by a hitman.
Bud Ekins drove Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang when it went airborne in the following car chase around San Francisco!
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Could this chase sequence be even better than the one in the Italian Job? The old British Leyland Mini shows what it could do on the streets of Paris.
Vanishing Point (1971)
Don’t ask Barry Newman to deliver your high-powered car. He might just get into a few scraps on the way. This is the trailer for the film. Chase clips are on Youtube but not embeddable unfortunately.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Apparently this was the most expensive car chase ever, and it’s easy to see why. Jake and Elwood give the police a run for their money!