It’s not as though we’re really into violence on this site. However, I have to say that we can definitely appreciate cinematic accuracy and awesomeness when we see it. And it just so happens that death in a movie can be pretty cool to watch if the scene is done right.
In particular, I want to focus on deaths in movies that take place by way of car. Some directors have some excellent creativity as well as detail when it comes to the car death scenes.
Here are seven that are pretty awesome….
Death Proof (2007) – This is Tough To Watch
It’s kind of cool that a Quentin Tarantino movie is in here. Hell I totally forgot about this movie but it’s (obviously) extremely violent. In case you don’t know Kurt Russell is a crazy stunt man who hunts down young women and kills them in staged car collisions. I’m sure you can figure out the rest.
Mad Max Toe Cutter Scene
Let’s face it, we may all hate Mel Gibson at this point but we all know that Mad Max was a pretty badass character. And perhaps no more badass is he in this scene where he finally gets revenge on gang leader “Toecutter.”
The Italian Job (1969)
A literal cliffhanger, the film ends in the touch-and-go of the crew attempting to save themselves and their precious cargo. Although the final outcome is left deliberately open to interpretation, as the credits roll, the outlook for the gang doesn’t look good
Meet Joe Black
I mean I think all of us knew what the movie was about before we saw it. However I don’t think any of us were prepared for this scene. I mean talk about out of the blue. This was insane. Plus it’s awfully graphic.
Thelma and Louise Ending
Yes it’s one of the most female movies of all time but let’s admit it. This is pretty damn cool.
Final Destination 2
This scene is often referenced as one of the best crash scenes in movie history and rightfully so. I can’t imagine the work that was put into this scene. Wow.
Unfortunately this is the only video I have that actually contains the crash from the movie. It’s a stupid montage of Vanilla Sky and Jerry Maguire, however if any of you have seen Vanilla Sky you know the scene I’m talking about.