James Bond’s 10 Most Memorable Chase Scenes

James Bond's Aston Martin at premiere of No Time to Die (2021).
James Bond's Aston Martin at premiere of No Time to Die (2021). / Tristan Fewings/Stringer/Getty Images

Hollywood has produced many memorable car chases over the years, but few on-screen speed demons rival James Bond. Some of Agent 007's greatest moments took place behind the wheel of his tricked-out Aston Martin. Ahead of the release of No Time to Die on Friday, October 8, Uswitch has compiled a list of the most iconic chase scenes from the franchise's history.

The Lake Garda car chase from the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace tops the ranking. The scene delivers the impressive stunts viewers have come to expect from the series, and the treacherous, mountainside setting ups the stakes. Daniel Craig's fourth Bond movie, Spectre (2015), takes second place for its memorable chase scene in Rome. The character never looks cooler than when he's speeding his spy car down the side streets of the Italian capital. Several pre-2000s installments appear on this list as well, including Goldeneye (1995), Live and Let Die (1973), and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

The car insurance quote comparison website Uswitch looked at numerous sources to determine which James Bond vehicle chases are most beloved by fans. After rounding up the most famous scenes listed in articles online, they analyzed the number of views, searches, likes, and dislikes each clip has on YouTube, as well as the IMDb rating of the movie it's from. After plugging these data points into a formula, they came up with the list below.

Daniel Craig claims the top two chase scenes, which means expectations are high for his final performance as Bond in No Time to Die. After watching the clips of each scene in Uswitch's roundup, you can read facts about the upcoming film here.

1. Quantum of Solace (2008) // Lake Garda

2. Spectre (2015) // Rome

3. Goldeneye (1995) // Aston Martin DB5 v Ferrari F35

4. Live and Let Die (1973) // Boat chase

5. The World is Not Enough (1999) // Thames boat chase

6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) // Hamburg garage

7. The Living Daylights (1987) // Aston Martin V8

8. Die Another Day (2002) // Frozen lake chase

9. For Your Eyes Only (1981) // Citroën 2CV ‘drive in the country’

10. License to Kill (1979) // Tanker chase