The trailer for A Place Beyond the Pines, has been recently released and, at first glance, the movie looks killer. The movie touts big names Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta, and, my personal favorite, Eva Mendes. The plot centers around a motorcycle driver/carnie played by Gosling who decides to rob banks for the woman he loves—which sounds awfully close to the plot of Drive (2011), where a stunt car driver decides to rob banks… for the woman he loves. It looks like Pines will have a much thicker plot than that, but the parallel made me decide to take a look at some of the best car chase scenes from the 2000s.
Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)
What a better way to kick off the new century than with a remake of the 1974 movie of the same name. Great chase and a beautiful 1967 Ford Mustang named Eleanor—what more can you ask for?
Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Even though most of this car chase was created through CGI, that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s totally awesome. This clip doesn’t contain the original audio, but it’s just as enjoyable as the original.
What a ridiculous movie and car chase. This movie has everything: bending bullets, a red Dodge Viper, and the ultra-sexy Angelina Jolie.
The Dark Knight (2008)
This was not a conventional pick, but it absolutely deserved to be on the list. Not only one of the best movies of the 2000’s, one of the best car chase scenes as well.
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Another unconventional pick, the terminator motorcycles just had to make this list. Rumor is that Arnold will be signing on for Terminator 5, which means that we can only hope for another awesome truck chase with a T-1000.