Car chases get all the attention when it comes to movies, but motorcycles have also provided a fair number of thrilling chases on the silver screen. While not as common as car chases, motorcycles still manage to pop-up in some pretty effective chases. In fact, one could make a credible argument that some of the best chases and stunts every performed in movies have involved motorcycles rather than cars. These aren’t necessarily biker films, but rather movies that feature one hell of a motorcycle chase scene in them. Here’s a list of the 10 best motorcycle chase scenes in a movie:
10. Skyfall (2012)
The opening action sequence in any James Bond movie is important. Not only does it set the tone for the movie, but it also provides a real thrill for audiences who are always eager to see how the producers of the iconic film series will outdo themselves and top previous opening scenes. The 2012 James Bond flick Skyfall, which marked the 50th anniversary of the franchise, does not disappoint. It features an exciting motorcycle chase scene across the rooftops of Istanbul, Turkey. In the scene, James Bond (Daniel Craig) jumps across roofs, drives through windows, races up staircases and eventually tries to out run a speeding train. The chase and the stunt work involved are top notch and earn it a spot on this list. This motorcycle chase certainly stands as the best opening sequence of the Daniel Craig era James Bond movies.