Sup Two Wheelers! We hope that you’re enjoying your rides. We decided to supply you with some of the best motorcycle movies to keep your adrenaline level steady, even while you are laying down on the couch.
This will be a long list (we will make sure to keep you stranded to this couch). Therefore, we decided to divide it into separate parts. We will start our journey by sharing with you some of the best classical motorcycle movies produced in the film industry.
So let’s take a closer look at what we have in our library.
On Any Sunday.
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%
Time: 96 mins.
Release Date: 1971.
Director: Bruce Brown.
Starring: Steve McQueen, Bruce Brown, David Evans, and Mert Lawwill.
Simply, one of the best motorcycle movies in this era. How often does a movie star (Steve McQueen) gets starred in a motorcycle movie while he’s a real motorcyclist champion? The movie demonstrates the passion of motorcycle racing, especially the motocross and desert ones.
Steve McQueen, who is a motorcyclist himself, is starring with the famous Mert Lawwill, who happens to be an AMA Legend. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for the Best Documentary in the period.
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%
Time: 95 mins.
Release Date: 1969.
Director: Dennis Hooper.
Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper & Jack Nicholson.
Now, that’s definitely one of t best motorcycle movies when it comes to classics. This movie reflects the counterculture during the 1960s that the USA has witnessed in a very detailed and artistic way. A movie that is packed up with adventure as two riders decided to travel from Los Angelos to New Orleans.
Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper didn’t only contribute in the movie’s cast; Dennis Hopper was the director of the movie and has cooperated with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern for writing the script.
The movie was nominated for two Oscars; Best Actor in supporting role for Jack Nicholson (of course) and Best Writing ,and Story that is based on a material that has never been published before. We guess you’re a little bit more excited about the movie, right?
Electra Glide in Blue.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
Time: 114 mins.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery.
Release Date: 1973.
Director: James William Guercio.
Starring: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush & Mitchell Ryan.
Electra Glide in Blue, narrates the story of John Wintergreen, a patrolman on the highway of Arizona who got bored of his routine-filled job and decided to make a huge career shift to the homicide force. This motorcycle movie takes the audience on a thrilling adventure and crime-solving plot that will leave you breathless.
This movie received a Golden Globe nomination for The Best Actor in Motion picture (for Robert Blake). It’s a really amazing movie that you should add to your classic motorcycle movies library.
Hopefully, our short list to some of the best motorcycle movies will keep you entertained for a while. We will be discussing more modern motorcycle movies that meet the tastes of different riders in later articles (click here to check them).
Stay safe and enjoy your rides!