All classic car chases, sure to fill out every single list ranking those scenes on the internet. This list doesn’t have a single one of those movies on it. Why? Because they’re not ridiculous enough. Sure, they’re great and all, but this is the week The Fate of the Furious hits theaters, and you mean to tell us that people go and see those movies because the car chases are great? Well, sure, they are, but they’re also absolutely stone-cold crazy (that bank robbery in Fast Five would have made this list if we weren’t banning all of those movies from it because it would be nothing but clips from that franchise), and last we checked, people weren’t writing about how well-shot the Siberian sequence in F8 is, they were writing about it because The Rock punches a goddamn torpedo out of his car’s way. So here’s a list of eight incredibly ludicrous and fun chase/car scenes for your entertainment.
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The Wraith (1986)
This movie has it all: A ridiculously badass concept car, a young Charlie Sheen, a decently stacked cast of just-ironic enough actors and actresses to be funny (Nick Cassavetes, the lady who played Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks, Randy Quaid) and a soundtrack so awesome it’s a real wonder why this movie isn’t talked about more. Sheen stars as a reborn street racer who’s come to town with his badass supercar to take vengeance on the punks who killed him, of whom Cassavetes is the leader of. Seriously, though, this movie is worth one late night watch with a group of friends and a 30-rack, and luckily it’s easier to find than ever, as it’s on Netflix right now.