Car chases and car stunts are part of the movies that we all know and love. Few great action movies are complete without at least one thrilling car chase in them. Think of some of your favorite movies. Chances are that you vividly remember the car chases in them. And as action movies have gotten progressively higher octane, so too have the car chases in them. It is no longer enough to simply feature cars traveling at high speeds. Today’s movies have dropped cars out of airplanes, launched them off bridges and even run them headlong down railroad tracks towards speeding trains. Here is a list of 16 of the best car chases in cinema history.
16. The Bourne Identity (2002)
Each Bourne movie has featured at least one great car chase in it. In 2002’s The Bourne Identity, this car chase takes place in Paris near the end of the film. In the scene, Jason Bourne (actor Matt Damon) out runs seemingly every police car in the city in a beat-up old Mini Cooper. The chase features lots of great camera work that keeps the action close and makes the audience feel as though they are in the car with Jason Bourne. There is also a great scene where the car drives down a flight of stairs at an accelerated speed, as well as plenty of smash-ups involving the police cars that makes this a truly great car chase. It is one of the most memorable parts of the movie and franchise.