The Most-Watched Car Chase Scenes from Action Movies

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10. Motorcycle chase
> From movie: Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
> Total YouTube views: 15,310,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 5

“Mission: Impossible 2,” directed by action veteran John Woo, starred Tom Cruise as the indomitable agent Ethan Hunt, who must track down a biological weapon known as “Chimera.” The motorcycle chase scene took place in Australia and featured the Triumph Speed Triple and the Triumph Daytona 955i popping wheelies all over the place.

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9. Rome car chase
> From movie: Spectre (2015)
> Total YouTube views: 15,381,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 9

Directed by Sam Mendes, “Spectre” is the fourth of five movies that Daniel Craig appeared in as James Bond. This chase scene involved closing off nearly two miles of roads entering Rome. Bond is driving an Aston Martin D10, while his pursuer – a henchman for the criminal enterprise Spectre – is at the wheel of Jaguar C-X75. Eight Astons and seven Jaguars were used during filming. “Spectre” has nine videos on YouTube, the most of any movie on the list.

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8. Train heist
> From movie: Fast Five (2011)
> Total YouTube views: 21,955,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 5

Another Fast & Furious entry on the list featured the crew in Rio de Janeiro seeking to avoid authorities after freeing Dom (Vin Diesel) from a prison bus. They steal three cars – property seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency – from a moving train.

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7. Chasing the killers
> From movie: The Fast and the Furious (2001)
> Total YouTube views: 23,159,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 6

Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) is tasked with stopping street racing but becomes enamored with the street-racing culture and befriends the people in it, among them Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. The movie features a 1970 Dodge Charger driven by Diesel’s character, Dom Toretto. O’Connor and street racer Toretto run down assassins on motorcycles firing automatic weapons in a high-octane chase.

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6. Dom escapes
> From movie: Fast and Furious 4 (2009)
> Total YouTube views: 27,787,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 5

In “Fast and Furious 4,” street racer Dom Toretto has been given a 25-year sentence without possibility for parole for manslaughter. As he is on his way to the penitentiary in a prison bus, his crew – in an Acura NSX, Dodge Charger, and Trans Am, respectively – chases down the vehicle and…The credits roll before we see what happens (though we find out in the next film in the franchise, “Fast Five,” that Dom is freed).

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