4. Tomorrow Never Dies  – 1997


It’s already a pretty good chase with Pierce Brosnan as Bond and Michelle Yeoh on the ill-fated BMW R1200C, when Pierce deadpans “Let’s take the highway” and the action becomes elevated above the streets of Bangkok. In an otherwise forgettable Bond movie (the first one following the death of producer Cubby Broccoli), it’s a swell chase if for no other reason than Bond really is forced to “lay `er down” to escape the bad guys.