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The Big Lebowski
He just hates the f---ing Eagles. We know he's more of a CCR fan, anyway, but when the Dude asks his cabbie to shut off the music, the driver does anything but take it easy, physically throwing him out of the taxi.
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Never mind the hack, Benny the Cab was a gruff, sarcastic anthropomorphic car who drove himself, and, like most of the residents of Toontown, he operated at an almost manic speed.
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The Fifth Element
Who says a car chase has to happen in two dimensions? Bruce Willis' futuristic driver takes his new fare, the scantily clad Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), and his anti-gravity taxi on a multi-planar police pursuit. Is it any surprise that director Luc Besson would go on to produce the French Taxi franchise?
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It's a quick, quick scene, but after a vindictive EPA inspector — played by professional A-hole portrayer William Atherton — shuts off the containment unit, part of the paranormal fallout is this undead guy. Just remember, it?s not polite to complain about the cab smell.
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Night on Earth
The first of five cab-ride vignettes in Jim Jarmusch?s globe-hopping anthology film sets the mood with a great cross-generational exchange between two actresses. Winona Ryder plays the chain-smoking gamine who drives a Hollywood executive (Gena Rowlands) home from the airport, as the two improbably find common ground. (Also of note: the wry, Aki Kaurismaki-inspired Helsinki entry).
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Martin Scorsese?s seething urban amorality tale is probably the most famous taxi-related film of all time, but many of its most famous scenes take place far from Travis Bickle?s yellow cab. However, this dread-filled scene featuring the director himself — pulling a fast-talking cameo decades before Tarantino would do it — as a man spying on his cheating wife is among the most memorable.
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My colleague Darren Franich says this is the best movie ever made. I won't go that far, but I will concede that there are multiple scenes that take place in a taxi, the best of them being when put-upon cab driver Jamie Foxx finally snaps on Tom Cruise?s vulpine hitman and crashes his car in the middle of the street.
8 of 10
This may just be a godawful remake of a just-okay French action film starring a smirking SNL castmember, Queen Latifah, and a barely English-literate model in a major role, but it?s got one pretty cool chase sequence on a highway.
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Die Hard With A Vengeance
The whole movie is a series of high-adrenaline scenes but John McClane's traffic-beating shortcut through Central Park with a terrified Samuel L. Jackson in the passenger seat was a standout.
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The Big Sleep
It's only the briefest of scenes, but it perfectly exemplifies the classic noir?s snappy dialogue and sexual undertones. Humphrey Bogart?s Philip Marlowe flirts with his female driver, who ends by giving him her number and telling him to call her at night because she ''works during the day.'' Oh, Bogey, you get all the gals.