After seeing Courtney Solomon's Getaway at an advance screening -- more on that later -- I began feeling nostalgic for the gas-guzzling car chase movies of my youth.
As a kid growing up in 1970s California, that meant the Holy Trinity of Bullitt (made in 1968, but in heavy rotation on TV a few years later), The French Connection and The Seven Ups, which I wrote about for ScreenAnarchy back in 2006. All three were produced by Philip D'Antoni -- he directed the latter -- and set a gold standard for my impressionable mind.
But there is place for all kinds of gas-guzzling, car-chasing, road-tripping movies in the gallery below. The first pick comes courtesy of ScreenAnarchy's Todd Brown; the next 11 picks are my personal favorites (including five from a 2008 article), followed by suggestions from readers and fellow ScreenAnarchy writers.