The iconic car chase in Bullitt is held up as the gold standard of movie car chases. If it has any serious competition, however, it surely must come from the 1998 action thriller Ronin, starring Robert De Niro and Jean Reno.
This is just one of the car chases in Ronin and it’s an absolute pleasure to watch. There’s a rocket launcher. There’s beautiful scenery. There are market stands being mowed down. There’s a 450SEL 6.9 burning rubber. This chase has it all.
I don’t know what’s more exhilarating to watch – a 450SEL being chucked around the narrow streets of Nice or what was then a near-new, top-of-the-line Audi S8 quickly getting destroyed during the chase. And a Citroën XM as the villains’ car? Sweeeeeeeet.