Can You Tell What Movie This Car Chase Is From?

By: Robin Tyler
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We all love a good action movie, don't we? Just sit yourself down for an hour and a half, on average, and get drawn into the guns, fist fights and, of course, the car chases.

There simply is nothing like a good car chase in a Hollywood blockbuster is there? And there is a stable of movies around the world, not only Hollywood productions.

But did you know that the first car chase scene to appear in a movie was actually filmed during the silent movie era?  It was as far back as 1903 in the movie, "Runaway Match." It was directed by Alfred Collins. Of course, many more were to follow in the '60s and '70s. Car chase scenes in movies were a dime a dozen! 

Of course, setting up these scenes requires road closures, stunt drivers and plenty of time to shoot them. Although, on one occasion, a brave director filmed his car chase scene on the streets of New York without informing ANYONE! Talk about total realism.

So now, the purpose of this quiz is to see if you can identify the movie from an image of the car chase scene in it! Take your time and see how well you do.

Good luck!

"Smokey and the Bandit," featuring Burt Reynolds, has a host of great cars. The best chase scene in the movie is right at the end when Reynolds manages to evade the police and smuggle a case of Coors across the Mississippi, something that was apparently illegal in the 1970s.

The movie that introduced us to Mel Gibson, Mad Max was filled with incredible vehicles set in a post-apocalyptic time. Here, a car chase scene of just two minutes brings more action than many other similar and longer scenes in other movies.

Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford) is one of the most loved action heroes in cinema. In a scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Indy must chase after the Ark of the Covenant. He starts out on a horse before commandeering the Nazi truck the Ark is on. Then he must get away with the German army chasing him. Brilliant Hollywood action!

Steve McQueen and a Ford Mustang are the stars of the 1968 classic, "Bullitt." The car chase scene in this movie is acknowledged as one of the greatest ever and uses the up and down hill streets of San Francisco to perfection.

This '80's epic sees an incredible car chase scene involving Nazi's, the police and, of course, the Blues Brothers. Many cars were totaled here, that is for sure.

Cut us some slack here, please. OK, this is not a car chase technically but a truck and motorcycle chase. We are including it in this list because it is simply epic! And Arnie said if we didn't, he would be back!

1966's Grand Prix takes us into the world of Formula 1 racing. Of course, this is not your classic car chase movie but it includes actual footage filmed with Formula 1 cars. And they are chasing each other, are they not?

James Bond (this time played by Roger Moore) gets all the good chase scenes. 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" sees Bond trying to get away from cars, bikes, and his arch-nemesis, Jaws. Of course, he has a range of gadgets with which to beat them. Even his Lotus turns into a submarine!

Set in Moscow, this car chase sees Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) using an old, battered taxi to get away from an assassin played by Karl Urban. The action in this 3-minute scene is relentless.

(2011) - "The Fast and the Furious" franchise is all about cars, so chases abound. In "Fast Five," however, one in particular stands out. Here, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's characters drag a massive vault behind two cars, smashing everything as they go. It's a little silly - but hey, it's Hollywood, right?

Starring Burt Reynolds, 1981's "Cannonball Run" not only features a host of cool cars but a race across America as well.

Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry -- one of the most iconic movie characters ever. This movie features an epic scene in which Harry Callahan not only fights for his life but is involved in a car chase at the same time.

"We Own the Night" features a​ car chase scene with a difference. In it, Joachin Phoenix's character has to jump from the passenger seat in the rear to the driver's seat after the driver is shot. What follows is a frantic two-minute scene that conveys the claustrophobia he feels as the escorting cars are all taken out while he remains boxed in between them.

The original "Gone in 60 Seconds," much like the remake, is filled with awesome cars and, of course, car chases. In fact, the car chase here is over 40 minutes long! Ninety-three cars were destroyed during the making of this movie.

Another classic from the '70s, "Vanishing Point" is essentially one long car chase. In it, Barry Newman has to drive a Dodge Challenger more than 1,300 miles by 3 p.m. the following day.

What's not to love about the car chase scene in the "Bourne Identity" as Matt Damon takes a classic Mini EVERYWHERE in Paris as he tries to evade the police?

With a movie named "The Driver," you know there are going to be good car chases, right? With Ryan O'Neal in the driver's seat, this movie certainly didn't disappoint.

This Steven Spielberg movie features a number of unique car chase scenes. The entire plot of the movie sees David Mann (Dennis Weaver) followed and chased by a semi-truck he dared to pass early in the story. For the rest of the movie, the truck driver and his battered vehicle attempt to push Mann off the road and kill him.

Not every children's movie has a car chase, but "Toy Story" from Pixar, released in 1995, certainly does, and it's brilliant. It features Woody, Buzz, and an RC Car as they try to rescue the rest of the toys from a truck.

Directed by Philip D’Antoni, the producer behind "Bullitt," you know that the "The Seven-Ups" will have a half-decent car chase scene. This one clocks in at close to 10 minutes long!

A classic '70s car flick, "Two-Lane Blacktop" features a number of car racing scenes. Although poorly received then, the movie is somewhat of a cult classic today.

This British movie features a brilliant car chase scene through the streets of London where a botched bank robbery sees the police hot on the heels of the robbers in the opening scene.

Shot in black and white and from inside the vehicle, the car chase scene in "The Lineup" is pretty iconic. And it utilised the streets of San Francisco long before "Bullitt"!

The car chase scene in "The French Connection" was filmed without any permits. That makes it even more real considering other drivers and pedestrians had no idea what was going on. A true classic in the car chase scene field!

"To Live and Die in L.A." features an epic car chase across the streets of Los Angeles, along highways, through flood channels, and in parking lots. What more could you ask for?

A masterful car chase in Quentin Tarantino‘s "Death Proof" sees the stuntwoman as the lead actress as well. No need to trade out actress and stunt double here and it's noticeable in the chase scene where Zoe Bell spends much of her time on the hood of the car.

Ronin (1998) - "Ronin" is not only a great action film, it has some of the best car chases ever filmed. It required 300 stunt drivers to pull off and takes place on the streets of Paris.

A Batman movie with a chase scene? Yes, "The Dark Knight" has one that starts off fairly slow but with The Joker involved (Heath Ledger), you know things will quickly turn violent. The scene revolves around Batman trying to stop The Joker from kidnapping Harvey Dent, who is been escorted by the police in an armored truck. That simply doesn't deter The Joker at all.

This car chase scene, at night, sees Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) on the run from the law. The scene features no music and all of the stunts and driving were done by Cruise himself. The car featured is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.

This action film from the mid-'70's is essentially one big car chase scene. What could be better than that? It stars Mary Coombs and Peter Fonda.

Another James Bond movie, another car chase. This time it's Daniel Craig in the role of the British super spy as he drives his Aston Martin away from a host of baddies in Alfa Romeos. The action takes place not only on roads, but in a construction site as well. Obviously, Bond wins!

In a brilliant chase scene in this prison escape action flick, Stanley Godspeed (Nicholas Cage) chases after Captain Mason (Sean Connery) through the streets of Los Angeles. It's Ferrari v. Hummer!

(2014) - Filmed with a hand-held camera, the car chase scene in "The Raid 2" is masterful. With interesting camera shots both inside and outside the car, it gives a sense of tension, is a little scary, and certainly is very different from other similar scenes.

The classics are always best and 1969's "The Italian Job" is certainly better than the 2000-and-something reboot! It also features the remarkable Mini Cooper and a brilliant chase scene. What more could you want?

Although the film was a disappointment, the chase scene in 2003's "Matrix Reloaded" was pretty epic and made awesome use of the 'bullet time' effect for which the first movie was known.

Not the greatest of movies - which movies based on gaming franchises are? - "Need for Speed" features lots of fast cars chasing each other. That's good enough for us.

Starring Jason Statham, "The Transporter" is a fairly solid action movie. Of course, due to the nature of Statham's character's job, there are a fair number of car chases.

A chase with a difference -- in a scene in "Golden Eye," James Bond (played here by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) steals a tank and proceeds to crush what seems to be half of Moscow!

"John Wick," starring Keanu Reeves, is one of the best action films in recent memory so it is no surprise that it has an excellent car chase scene in which Wick, in his 2011 Dodge Charger LTD, chases down the baddies.

Director Michael Bay is never one to steer clear of over-the-top action scenes and the car chase in "Bad Boys II" is no different. Featuring a massive truck and a beautiful Ferrari, plus wise-cracking from Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, it certainly is good fun!

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