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Difficult to choose. I've narrowed it down to three -- "The French Connection," "Bullitt" and "Three Rivers.

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Terminator movies.

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transformer!

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Mother juggs and speed.

The whole movie is a car chase.

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Ronin

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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) or Bullitt

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Ronin had an excellent car chase, and was a pretty darn good movie. Though most people don't know or remember it, it had a pretty good star cast.

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Bullitt, Ronin, the Blues Brothers :)

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The Italian Job

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Nobody did car chases like Starsky and Hutch.

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bullitt, nothing else comes close. sound of the car, the SF scenery, mcqueen . . . amazing.

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Without a doubt, What's Up, Doc? Nothing else even comes close. I laughed my ass off!

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No, wait - The Blues Brothers! "We're on a mission from God"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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What? No one mentined Death Race 2000?

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Or Smokey and the Bandit?

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"Bourne Supremacy"

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Driving Miss Daisy

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"Duel" with Dennis Weaver. Truck vs. car, very tense.

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to live and die in LA. full stop

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Ronin

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"Driving Miss Daisy"

Har!

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The Road Warrior

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I'll concur with Ronin (I assume the scene where DeNiro's after Natascha as far as I can remember), and Matrix (Revolutions?) with these rasta-do's guys in white and agents and Trinity and the keymaster, etc.

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Gone in 60 seconds. Love that Shelby

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The French Connection. Zooming along under the "el" tracks, narrowly missing pedestrians and other cars, the chase and the way it was filmed has always had me flinching and leaning in my seat. And there's a reaction shot of Gene Hackman just after he's had a near miss that's priceless.

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I'd have to go with The Blues Brothers. And it has two classic car chases. The first one through the shopping mall. "The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year." "This mall has EVERYTHING."

And the final car chase, which if memory serves me, holds the record for the most cars destroyed during a car chase scene (dubious record there).

Taka

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Besides which, based on the fact that the Blues Brothers has one of the greatest lines in all of moviedom, whatever the subject regarding to "best" and "movie," the Blues Brothers should be mentioned.

"I hate Illinois nazis."

-Jake Blues

Taka

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http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=lcW-T-thdoE

just watch and then you will know . . .

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Spotswood (aka The Efficiency Expert) Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette

A low budget movie - a car chase with slot cars! Classic!

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Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it.

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zurcronium - The Bullitt chase was good, but not as good as the final chase in The Blues Brothers - http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=FpQbNWfuEcE

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Now...I see a lot of people going with Bullitt. Much like my obvious prejudice toward all things Blues Brothers, is the car chase in Bullitt really that good, or is it just cool by osmosis because the coolest guy ever starred in the movie? It is great car chase, but, is it the best? I just throw that out as a point to ponder.

Another point to ponder, no movie car chase has had a driving move named after it. No one says they "did a Bullitt." Me and my old 1977 Pontiac Catalina, busted out many a "Rockford."

Taka

Taka

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Taka - It could be because McQueen was driving the coolest car in the world - a Mustang.

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sarge,

wrong again. BB was a great movie and had a great car crash scene, be honest, its more about crashing cars than chasing cars. But nothing comes close to Bullitt for the feel of chase and the tension of it. And of course the fact it was mcqueen who insisting on filming at speed for the scene,first time ever in a movie, makes it the classic that all car chases in movies follow.

Bullitt was shot in the age of the american muscle car. Ronin, with its slickedbacked eurosheen buzzerbeaters, is impressive but not the real deal. Deniro can drive a taxi but not in a car chase. McQueen raced in LeMans. Get real.

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Ronin

Without a doubt

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The car chase in BB is boring. Goes on forever and has no suspense.

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"The car chase in BB is boring"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I believe Nessie is in the minority on that one.

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The Bourne Ultimatum, starting from where Bourne steals the car in the parking garage and drives it backwards off the roof, then steals the police car... This scene between Bourne and Paz (who's in an SUV, I think) is fantastic.

LOVE that movie.

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All the action scenes in Bourne are great.

I stand by my opinion of BB car chase. It's the only boring part of the movie. It goes on for something like 15 minutes. How do you maintain suspense for that length of time?

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The Bourne films. I think the first one with the Mini was the best. The chase in the Blues Brothers was just a bit comic book, but fun if you do not take it too seriously, as with the original Italian Job.

French Connection is up there with the Bourne Trilogy.

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