The Most-Watched Car Chase Scenes from Action Movies

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5. The chase begins
> From movie: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
> Total YouTube views: 47,300,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 2

British actor Tom Hardy took over the eponymous role from Mel Gibson in the reboot of the dystopian “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The antagonist drives the predatory-looking gigahorse, a fusion of two 1959 Cadillac DeVilles placed on top of each other atop a truck chassis powered by two Chevy large block V-8 engines. The opening scene shows Max, haunted by those he failed to protect, run down and captured by men working for a warlord.

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4. Harpooning Dom’s car
> From movie: The Fate of the Furious (2017)
> Total YouTube views: 47,740,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 5

In “The Fate of the Furious,” street racer Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), in his 1971 Plymouth GTX, is surrounded by vehicles that fire harpoons into his automobile. He utilizes his supercharged engine to break loose from some of the harpoons but his vehicle ends up getting wrecked. The Plymouth has a top speed of 269 MPH and is the fastest car used so far in the movie series.

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3. Freeway fight
> From movie: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
> Total YouTube views: 62,600,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 7

Though this movie wasn’t as well received as the first “Matrix,” it does have a memorable highway chase sequence, with evil agents replacing drivers, lots of gunshots and shot-up cars, and slow-motion martial-arts action. Three hundred cars were destroyed during the filming of the scene. It was laid over a 1.25 mile highway built by the directors for $2.5 million. Because of the intensity of the scene, every one of the actors involved had some kind of injury.

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2. Truck chase
> From movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
> Total YouTube views: 129,000,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 2

John Connor (Edward Furlong), pursued by T-1000 (Robert Patrick) and the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), takes off on his motorbike, with T-1000 in hot pursuit in a truck. The chase scene involved miles of cables and spectacular pyrotechnics. For the motorbike jump, a 1991 Harley-Davidson Fatboy was attached to five separate cables so that it swung in the air.

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1. Opening car chase
> From movie: Baby Driver (2017)
> Total YouTube views: 176,449,000
> Number of videos on YouTube: 5

The heist film directed by Edgar Wright opens with a high-octane and basically wordless scene of bank robbers spirited away by a young driver, Ansel Elgort in a red Chevrolet Impala – who pairs his driving skills with the music he’s listening to.

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