From the Batmobile to Captain America’s Corvette, vehicles from the Marvel and DC Comics universes have been the stars of many fast-paced car chases through the years.
In fact, the most memorable superhero car chase is in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012). That’s according to new research conducted by Quotezone.co.uk, ahead of the release of The Batman on March 4th. The new index study evaluates the number of YouTube views, likes, dislikes, and IMDb ratings to determine the biggest car chase scenes from superhero films.
Quotezone.co.uk can reveal that The Dark Knight Rises (2012) has the most popular superhero car chase, scoring 7.9 out of a possible 10. Iconic for the triumphant return of Batman (Christian Bale) from the darkness, the car chase scene involves the police, Batman, and of course, the villain Bane (Tom Hardy) racing through the streets of Gotham City. This chase scene has amassed 17,477,506 YouTube views and a like-to-dislike ratio of 41:1.
In second place, with a score of 7.5 out of 10, is the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which sees the police chasing Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). With over 37 million YouTube views, it has been watched over two times more than the car chase in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (17,477,506 views). Despite that, the scene places second due to having a lower overall like-to-dislike ratio (33:1).
In third place is a scene from Deadpool (2016) with 7.1 out of 10, which shows Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) jumping off a bridge in his attempt to hunt Francis down and get his revenge. This heart-racing car chase has accumulated 4,366,550 views on YouTube – 87% more than the Budapest car chase featured in Black Widow (2021), which finished in seventh place (2,331,366).
Another car chase from the Batman series races into fourth place, this time involving Heath Ledger’s legendary performance as The Joker behind the wheel in The Dark Knight (2008). The scene, which starts with Batman’s Tumbler seamlessly transforming into the Batcycle before riding off after the Joker, scored an overall 6.6 out of 10. With 3,241,605 YouTube views to date, it was seen only 3% more times than the chase scene in 2005’s Batman Begins (3,142,976 views), in fifth place.
Here are the full results: