Best movie car scenes revealed

The Italian Job - 50th anniversary

The Mini chase in the Italian Job has been voted the best movie car scene of all time.

A study of 2,000 film fans saw the memorable six-minute-long car chase, with the three iconic Mini Coopers being pursued by police, rolling down stairs and even scaling buildings, top the poll.

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley dashing after the Hogwarts Express in a flying Ford Anglia in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is also considered to be one of the most memorable and exciting car scenes in movie history.

This was closely followed by the T-Birds and John Travolta singing Greased Lighting while dancing on top of the Ford De Luxe in Grease.

Sneaking in at number four was the epic moment where the DMC DeLorean time machine leaves streams of fire as it travels ‘Back to the Future’.

And fifth place went to the notable scene in Thelma and Louise where the friends drive over the edge of a cliff together.

“There are so many memorable moments featured in classic films where cars are the true stars – although not forgetting the stunt drivers who sat behind the wheel,” said Alex Brown, from Jardine Motors Group, which commissioned the research.

Top 20 movie scenes featuring cars

1. The Mini chase in The Italian Job
2. Harry and Ron chasing after the Hogwarts Express in a flying car in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. The T-Birds singing Greased Lightning and dancing around the car in Grease
4. The moment the DeLorean leaves streams of fire as it travels in time in Back to the Future
5. Thelma and Louise driving over the edge of the cliff in Thelma and Louise
6. The final bus-on-the-mountain scene from The Italian Job
7. Bruce Wayne driving through Gotham in a Lamborghini Murcielago looking for a murder target in The Dark Knight
8. The moment Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flies for the first time in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
9. The T-Rex attack on the jeeps in Jurassic Park
10. The Bohemian Rhapsody singalong in Wayne’s World
11. The car chase scene through a Mall in Blues Brothers
12. Letrell sings ‘A Thousand Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton in White Chicks
13. The ending sequence in the original The Fast and the Furious
14. John Travolta’s ‘Royale with Cheese’ speech from Pulp Fiction
15. Jack and Rose get intimate in a car aboard the Titanic in Titanic
16. The opening car chase scene in Baby Driver
17. The epic ‘Eleanor’ car heist from Gone in 60 Seconds
18. The flame-throwing guitarist atop the truck in Mad Max: Fury Road
19. Tom Cruise meets Jamie Foxx’s taxi driver in Collateral
20. Marlon Brando and his brother’s ‘I coulda been a contender’ conversation in On The Waterfront

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