Can You Identify the Movie From the Car Chase Scene?

Bambi Turner

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Do you know what type of car Steve McQueen drove in "Bullitt," or which cars featured in "The Fast and the Furious" or "Gone in 60 Seconds?" Remember which classic films featured Mini Coopers careening through tight European streets? Know what type of car "Christine" was, or the car from the Disney film "The Love Bug?" If you think you know your movie rides, take our quiz to see if you can recognize these flicks by a single screenshot of their most epic car chases!

What good is an action film without a good car chase scene? There's just something about the screech of tires and the crunch of metal that keeps viewers glued to the screen. Of course, it's more than just hot cars and top-notch driving skills -- it's also that sense of freedom when the drivers wave goodbye to 55 and leave the rules of the road in their dust. 

It's the heart-pumping excitement of wondering whether the cops will catch the criminals, or whether the misunderstood hero will make his escape, and of course, whether they'll be a spectacular crash to take in. It's racing a freight train to a railroad crossing, watching flashy sports cars top out the odometer, insane bridge jumps, backward driving and the twistiest, most winding roads on the planet.

Do you think you can name the greatest car chase movies from just a single image? Take this quiz to find out!

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the first flick in the "Furious" series, Vin Diesel plays a hijacker named Dom. When he and his gang take on an armed semi driver in their souped-up Civics, it's up to undercover agent Brian -- played by Paul Walker -- to blow his cover and save the day.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1968 film "Bullitt" might just be one of the coolest car movies of all time. Steve McQueen plays a cop who's forced to steer his '69 Mustang GT 390 through the streets of San Francisco, chasing a gang of criminals riding in a Dodge Charger.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1974 version of "Gone in 60 Seconds' focused on a car thief tasked with stealing 48 cars. One car, a 1973 Mustang nicknamed Eleanor, sets off a 40-minute chase scene that results in close to 100 wrecks.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1971 film "Vanishing Point" featured some gorgeous southwestern scenery, as well as some thrilling chases. The film stars a car delivery driver who promises to transport a 1970 Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco in a single day, only to be chased by the police and eventually crash into a pair of bulldozers.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

"Cannonball Run" came out in 1981, and was based on a true story about a cross-country road race. The film featured a chase from Connecticut to California, including such cool cars as a Pontiac Firebird, Ferrari 308GTS, Aston Martin DB5 and a Lamborghini Countach -- oh, and one fast ambulance.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the 1985 flick "To Live and Die in L.A.," William Petersen plays a Secret Service agent who's willing to take big risks to get the bad guys. This culminates in a chase down the highway in the wrong direction in a Chevy Impala, putting innocent drivers at risk.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In "Hooper," Burt Reynolds plays a stunt driver named Sonny Hooper. In a special effects-filled chase scene, Hooper rides in a '78 Firebird Trans Am through a crumbling factory, then survives one risky bridge jump.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

"The Blues Brothers" features a famous chase scene that speeds through a shopping mall and back out onto the street. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd steer their 1974 Dodge Monaco Bluesmobile at top speeds as dozens of other police cars are smashed to bits.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the 2010 flick "Faster," Dwayne Johnson plays an ex-con determined to get revenge for his brother's death. He ends up in a wild chase scene in his 1967 Pontiac GTO with a corrupt detective, played by Billy Bob Thornton.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1977 film "Smokey and the Bandit" would have been the biggest film of that year -- if not for the release of a little film called "Star Wars." In the flick, Burt Reynolds and his partner take on the highway patrol in a quest to bring Coors beer into Georgia. Reynolds plays Bo the Bandit, who drives a '77 Trans Am as he looks over his shoulder for Smokey.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Jason Statham starred as retired Special Forces Agent Frank Martin in the 2002 thriller "The Transporter." Seeking a quiet life in France, he ends up in a wild chase in his BMW E38, chased by police driving Peugeots.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2002 film "The Bourne Identity" stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a CIA agent suffering from memory loss. In his quest to regain control of his life, he ends up racing a vintage Mini Cooper through the streets of Paris, with police in Peugeots in hot pursuit.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the 2003 film "Bad Boys II," Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play a pair of Miami detectives. To get the bad guys, they end up chasing a transporter loaded with vehicles in their silver Ferrari 550M Maranello.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

"The Seven Ups" featured Roy Scheider as the leader of a group of rogue undercover cops. The film featured a Manhattan chase scene starring a '73 Pontiac Ventura Custom Coupe.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1998 film "Ronin" featured Robert De Niro as a retired CIA agent turned mercenary. The movie was known for its very realistic chase scenes, which featured such everyday cars as a BMW E34 and a Peugeot 406.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Filmed in 3D, the 2011 film "Drive Angry" made audiences feel like they were part of the chase. Nicolas Cage played an undead criminal who escaped Hell and went on the run from a mysterious accountant in a 1971 454 Chevelle SS.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the 1971 road classic "Duel," Dennis Weaver plays a businessman who runs into a crazed trucker in the California desert. Weaver's character spends the film trying to outrun the Peterbilt tanker in his 1971 Plymouth Valiant.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1969 flick "The Love Bug" focused on the El Dorado Road Race through the Sierra Nevadas. Against all odds, the '63 VW Beetle named Herbie keeps pace with a '63 Apollo 3500 GT.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1984 film "Against All Odds" features a race down Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. Stars James Woods and Jeff Bridges tear through the streets in a red 1983 Porsche 911 and a black 1982 Ferrari 308GT.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

This reboot of the classic '70s TV series features plenty of action, including a car chase between a pair of Indy cars that speed out of a stadium, tear through the streets, and end of up in a scary game of chicken on a bridge.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Inspired by the '60s TV series, the 2011 film "The Green Hornet" featured a '65 Chrysler Imperial Crown. Nicknamed Black Beauty, the well-armed vehicle travels across state lines to California in the movie's final chase scene.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Set in the '50s, the 1974 flick "The California Kid" tells the story of a crazed sheriff who really hates speeders -- enough to push them over a cliff in his '57 Plymouth Belvedere. It takes a driver named Michael McCord -- played by Martin Sheen -- to bring his tyranny to an end.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1971 film "The French Connection" is regularly recognized as one of the best car chase movies of all time. It features Gene Hackman as a detective trying to catch an elevated NYC train in his 1971 Pontiac LeMans.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2008 film "The Dark Knight" features a police chase through Gotham City. As the Joker uses a 16-wheeler, -- and a garbage truck -- to attack a police motorcade, it's Batman to the rescue in his Tumbler vehicle.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2000 remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds" stars Angelina Jolie and Nicolas Cage. In a famous chase scene, Cage's character attempts to outrun a bunch of police Crown Vics in a stolen 1967 Ford Shelby GT500.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2015 film "Mad Max Fury Road" starred Tom Hardy in the title role. Set in an apocalyptic desert, the movie features a chase through a sandstorm, with Max strapped to the front of a truck in a Hannibal Lecter-style contraption.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1991 film "Terminator II: Judgement Day" was a sequel to the classic 1984 film. It featured a thrilling chase scene, with John Connor on a motorbike, the Terminator in a Harley and a big rig controlled by T-1000.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In "The Driver," Ryan O'Neal plays a character who steals getaway cars to use in robberies. The final chase scene features a '73 Ford Galaxie 500 and a trip of Plymouth Furys.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In "Death Proof," Kurt Russell plays a stuntman who gets a kick out of killing women in his modified car -- a 1970 Dodge Charger.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are planning a $100 million heist in the 2011 film "Fast Five." They break into a police station, then race through the streets of Rio in a pair of black Dodge Chargers.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

"The Matrix Reloaded" was a 2003 sequel to the 1999 sci-fi classic "The Matrix." The film featured one iconic chase scene down an LA Freeway, which featured Trinity on her Ducati as well as a silver 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1969 film "The Italian Job" featured an epic chase through the streets of Turin, Italy starring a bunch of Mini Coopers. The film might be even more famous for Michael Caine's line, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off."

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1983 John Carpenter classic featured a teen named Arnie who owned one mean machine -- a 1958 red Plymouth Fury with a mind of her own.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

After his vintage ride -- a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I -- gets stolen, Keanu Reeves' character comes out of retirement to steal it back from a gang of mobsters in "John Wick."

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

"The Bourne Supremacy" was the second film in the Bourne series, and starred Matt Damon as a man trying to reclaim his memory and stay ahead of the CIA. The film features a classic chase scene in which Bourne destroys a Russian taxi.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

Ryan Gosling is a getaway driver who ends up ensnared in a million-dollar heist in the 2011 movie "Drive." A classic chase scene in the film features Gosling in a 2011 Ford Mustang GT.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2003 remake of "The Italian Job" features Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron. It also includes a boat chase through the canals of Venice, plus a road chase scene featuring Mini Coopers -- just like the original version of the film.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

In the 1981 classic "Mad Max 2," Mel Gibson plays Max, a loner struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic desert. The film ends with a 20-minute chase scene featuring a V8 Interceptor, which was inspired by the Ford Falcon.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 2008 film "Wanted" stars James McAvoy as an accountant who learns he is the son of as assassin. The most famous chase scene from the film features Angelina Jolie draped across the hood of a red Viper.

Which flick featured this car chase scene?

The 1984 classic "The Terminator" stars Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to track down Sarah Connor. An epic chase scene shows Sarah and Kyle in a pickup, trying to escape the Terminator, who is pelting them with pipe bombs with his motorcycle.

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