10 Best Movie Car Crashes
If you're looking to find the 10 best movie car crashes ever made, then perhaps the ten choices found here may come to suit your fancy. Vehicle and car crashes have always been a favorite staple in film and entertainment history, aside from big shoot-outs, explosions, chases, sword fights, and fist fights, just to name a few. Car crashes are one form of action that help to create suspense, tension, and a lot of work for the special effects guys to handle. So buckle up and sit tight for a bumpy ride.
- "The Dark Knight." No other vehicle crash in cinematic history has made audiences go nuts as they did when the huge eighteen wheeler in "The Dark Knight" toppled over head-first. Following a fantastic chase sequence, Batman plays chicken with his motorcycle against the Joker's big truck and ends up roping his big rig to a group of fire hydrants behind it, causing the truck to topple over head-first into the street.
- "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Our heroes board a miniscule pick-up truck while the villainous T-1000 hijacks a big eighteen wheeler. In the midst of the pursuit, the T-800 climbs out of the pick-up and onto the big rig in order to sabotage the steering, tipping it over sideways into a factory.
- "Speed." Towards the anti-climatic ending of the Keanu Reeves action flick "Speed," Reeves and Bullock manage to get everyone safely off the bomb-rigged bus, including themselves, letting the big bang on wheels drive itself into a fully-fueled jet on a runway at L.A.X.
- "Live Free or Die Hard." Bruce Willis and Justin Long attempt to evade a chopper with a police car through the city streets until they end up cornered in an underground tunnel. Willis sends the cop car ramping up a toll booth, out of the tunnel, and crashing right into the chopper.
- "Death Proof." Quentin Tarantino depicts this masterpiece sequence from multiple angles, showing how the psychotic Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) collides head-on with a car packed with beautiful babes; we get to see the horrific fate of each girl as well as a nifty 360-degree slow motion effect.
- "Dawn of the Dead (Remake)." Our heroes board two fortified buses in a race to get to the docks and escape the zombies, however, one of the buses flips and crashes into a gate while trying to shake off a hanging zombie and making a tight turn simultaneously. Talk about a money shot.
- "RoboCop 2." While in pursuit of Cain's truck, RoboCop hijacks a motorcycle and speeds after the film's villain. Towards the end of the pursuit, Cain and RoboCop find themselves playing dangerous hand of chicken as Cain's truck throttles toward RoboCop's motorcycle, resulting in a fantastic clash of cinematic action.
- "Duel." A lone man must do battle with the mysterious driver of a big truck out in the desert highways, that is the brilliant yet simple premise of "Duel." This early effort from Steven Spielberg climaxes with our hero leading the big rig off of a deep cliff, crashing down to its doom.
- "The Last Boy Scout." In this Bruce Willis action classic, Willis along with his daughter and Damon Wayans attempt to evade the bad guys in a high speed chase along the cliffside roads of Los Angeles. Our heroes lead the villains tumbling down a seemingly never-ending hill, ramping up a house and into a swimming pool.
- "Maximum Overdrive." When Earth passes through the tail of a comet, the end result is almost every manmade machine on Earth springing to life on its own and attacking the human race, especially trucks. One possessed truck tries to ram a newly-wed couple off the road in their miniscule four door car, but one wrong turn causes the truck to come tumbling down a steep hill into flames.