20 Best Movie Car Crashes/Explosions (An Auto Insurance Nightmare)
The top 20 best movie car crashes include scenes from Die Another Day and The Italian Job. Although car crashes and explosions are entertaining on-screen, they are nightmares for real-life insurance companies.
UPDATED: Jan 14, 2021
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- Intense car crash scenes have made numerous films popular
- Crashes may be fun to watch in the movies, but you should never try these maneuvers in real life
- Car insurance is the only way to protect against the cost and liability of automobile accidents
The best thing about an awesome car movie is seeing a lot of expensive cars getting smashed. Sure, the story might be alright, and the dialogue scenes may be OK. What’s really cool, however, are the cars and car crashes. It seems that in almost every movie, the automobiles get all banged up.
So, are these cars fake? For the most part, they are very real. And they get very wrecked!
If the thought of watching fabulous Ferraris, luscious Lamborghinis, pretty Porsches, and beautiful BMWs getting all smashed up will make you cry–because you and I and every other poor average movie-watching sap are still forced to drive around in our minivans and 10-year-old beater cars–then the car crash movie clips below are definitely not for you.
If, however, you just want to see some awesome cars getting blown sky high with lots of fireballs exploding gratuitously all around them, then we have some amazing car crashes for you to see!
Watch the 20 videos below of the all time best movie crashes and movie explosions. Then be sure to enter your ZIP code above and get a FREE car insurance quote comparison!
#20 To Live and Die in L.A.
Car: 1985 Chevy Impala F41
Cost to Insure: $1,263.42 a Year
There’s nothing like a first-person view of a harrowing drive in the industrial district of Los Angeles. This scene was reportedly based on the director’s experience of actually driving into oncoming traffic once!
Car: 1950 Mercury Monterey
Cost to Insure: $1,591.21 a Year
Stallone’s always been known for Rambo in the 80s, but he was also driving a tricked out Merc back then too.
Plus, who knew that a couple of shots from a gun could cause a car to EXPLODE!?!?
#18 Gone in 60 Seconds – Original
Car: 1973 Ford Mustang
Cost to Insure: $1,397.03 a Year
Some of you young whippersnappers may not recall that there was a first Gone in 60 Seconds. Which one is better? That’s up to the individual viewer. But here’s a taste of the original.
#17 The California Kid
Car: 1957 Plymouth
Cost to Insure: $1,104.33 a Year
We’d like to interrupt our regularly scheduled car chase scenes to bring you a regular old police officer chasing down inexperienced teenage drivers. That’s the whole premise of this movie.
Car: 1998 Audi S8
Cost to Insure: $1,712.80 a Year
There are a number of car chases in this movie, but here is one starring the totally European Audi S8. Hope you enjoy seeing it blown up with a bazooka!
Car: 1968 Ford Mustang GT
Cost to Insure: $1,409.67 a Year
It’s almost painful to watch Steve McQueen put this car through so much abuse.
At every San Francisco intersection, the front end of his car takes a massive hit due to some serious dive bombing!
#14 The Seven Ups
Car: 1973 Pontiac Ventura
Cost to Insure: $1,212.11 a Year
It’s a good thing that Roy Scheider’s character knows how to duck in time. He should be prepared since his antagonist is already trying to run him off of the freaking road!
#13 The Italian Job
Car: 1969 Lamborghini Miura
Cost to Insure: $1,972.28 a Year
This scene from the original Italian Job features a nice mountain ride complete with a BIG EXPLOSION. And you thought that this movie was all about those Minis… Ha!
#12 Death Proof
Car: 1970 Chevy Nova
Cost to Insure: $1,602.28 a Year
Even though it only came out a few years ago, many people don’t consider Death Proof a “car movie”. Well, with Kurt Russell driving a beefy Nova and getting in all sort of trouble, it is!!
#11 The French Connection
Car: 1971 Pontiac Le Mans
Cost to Insure: $1,279.10 a Year
Want to see Gene Hackman wreck a Pontiac? They don’t make ‘em like they used to! Actually, they don’t make Pontiacs anymore at all! That makes this movie especially timeless.
#10 The Rock
Car: 1996 Ferrari F355
Cost to Insure: $2,004.91 a Year
There’s a whole pile of destruction going on here, but the worst appears to be when Nic Cage’s car bites the dust. And the only way he can escape is by shooting the airbag. Sheesh.
Car: 1964 Aston Martin DB5
Cost to Insure: $2,004.91 a Year
Here’s a classic movie that has a car fall off a cliff, culminating in an epic explosion that doesn’t even stir the unflappable Bond in his DB5. Unless he’s shaken. Get it?
#8 The Car
Car: 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark III
Cost to Insure: How do you insure a car that drives itself?
James Brolin stars in this one where a murderous car is out to get everyone. It’s kind of like a “Jaws” for automotive buffs. The Car can even roll itself over! How do you like that?
#7 The Expendables
Car: 2010 Mercedes G Class
Cost to Insure: $1,876.45 Per Year
What the heck kind of dock operation needs to have a Mercedes SUV? The kind that gets attacked by an ever-bald Jason Statham when he wields a rocket propelled grenade.
#6 The Living Daylights
Car: 1987 Aston Martin V8
Cost to Insure: $1,985.76 Per Year
Timothy Dalton as James Bond? Seems a little strange, but if he’s able to take out cars by “lasering” off their wheels, more power to the guy!
Car: 1989 Batmobile
Cost to Insure: Is this street legal?
The original movie Batmobile is the best one out of the whole series. Why? Because the pointy nose it is equipped with is enough to bowl over any car that is in the way.
#4 The Delta Force
Car: 1967 VW Bus
Cost to Insure: $940 Per Year
Only Chuck Norris is capable of taking out an army of Jeeps painted in army fatigues. Only Chuck Norris with a machine gun, that is.
#3 Honky Tonk Freeway
Car: 1981 Cargo Truck
Cost to Insure: It appears this truck is indestructible.
When you see this sequence, you’ll notice that this truck seems to take no damage. It doesn’t even have any headlights to break! Why would you need any insurance here?
#2 Die Another Day
Car: 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish
Cost to Insure: $2,132.10 Per Year
Only James Bond can drive an Aston Martin that can flip over and then right itself back on its wheels.
Seriously, that’s a feature that some cars really should have!
#1 Invasion USA
Car: 1985 Chevy 4×4 Stepside
Cost to Insure: $940 Per Year
Don’t you hate it when the bad guys lose their time-detonated bomb? The world needs more people like Chuck Norris to help return things to their proper owners.
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