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Top 5 movie car stunts of all time
One of the greatest things about action movies is the jaw-dropping car stunts – which can include anything from races and chases to epic flips. Whether you’re talking about old-school classics such as The Italian Job or modern smash hits such as The Fast and the Furious, there have been some truly nail-biting stunts in movie history. Here are some of our favourites: remember, don’t try these at home.
The car chase: The Italian Job
There’s nothing like a good car chase to get your blood pumping, and the epic chase in The Italian Job (the original, of course) is arguably the best. Has anything made you want to learn to drive in a Mini Cooper more?
The police car pile-up: The Blues Brothers
Besides two dramatic car chases, The Blues Brothers (the 1980 version, of course) features a spectacular pile-up of police cars as part of Jake and Elwood’s getaway plan.
The truck flip: The Dark Knight
In a failed attempt to take on Batman, who’s zooming through the streets after his enemy on the Bat Pod, the Joker manages to flip his 18-wheeler truck.
The drag race: The Fast and the Furious
We all remember the big race between Brian and Dom – the focal point of the 2001 movie that kicked off the franchise. Starting with an impressive wheelie from Dom, they both defy red lights and a level crossing to complete one of the most awesome drag races of all time.
The spiral leap: The Man with the Golden Gun
We just had to get a Bond stunt in. The brilliant 360-jump in The Man with the Golden Gun is one of those legendary movie moments that makes you hold your breath in awe.