We had a discussion around the office to see what our favourite bike-related films were, here's the list we came up with. What do you think?
1. The Worlds Fastest Indian - 2005
A feelgood film for bikers everywhere.
Based on the true story of New Zealander Burt Munro who never lets go of his dreams. In this case, his dreams include taking his Indian bike to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to try and break the world's land speed record. An old codger with an attitude and a love of speed takes us on a compelling journey with humour and charm.
2. Easy Rider - 1969
Easy Rider - Motorcycle Cult Classic
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Peter Honda, Jack Nicholson
Not just one of the best motorbike films of all times but one of the greatest films ever made, a cult-classic.
This anti-establishment road movie was years ahead of its time filmed in documentry style and incorporating improvised dialogue and capturing the spirit of the sixties.
The film tells the story of two bikers heading eastwards across country to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans meeting characters and getting into scrapes along the way. Accompanied by a fantastic 60's soundtrack featuring Steppenwolf, The Byrds and Jimi Hendrix amongst others.
3. Wild Hogs - 2007
Starring: John Travolta, Tim Allen
Searching for some adventure four average joes take to the road on their motorbikes. Things don't turn out as they would hope, though, when they cross paths with a real biker gang the Del Fuegos. An entertaining biker comedy.
4. The Wild One - 1953
Starring: Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin
Banned in the UK for fourteen years until 1968! It was shocking at the time but today seems very tame, one of the first biker films.
Brando and his motorbike gang invade a small town much to the annoyance of some of the locals. Trouble brews but who is really to blame?
Once challenging, but now quite (unintentionally) funny however Marlon Brando on his Triumph remains an icon.
"Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?"
"What've you got?"
5. Knightriders - 1991
Starring: Ed Harris
A motorbike gang who live by Arthurian codes of conduct, difficulty making a living, and trouble with the police and a rival gang all add up to make this an entertaining film.
6. Stone Cold - 1991
Starring: Brian Bosworth , Lance Henriksen
Tough cop infiltrates another evil biker gang. Great bike chases and stunts, appeals to the gut rather than the head.
7. Hells Angels on Wheels - 1967
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf
Tired of his dull existence Poet (Jack Nicholson) joins a biker gang. The usual mayhem follows but is it the life that Poet really wants?.
8. Beyond The Law - 1992
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Madsen
A screwed up cop goes undercover in an evil biker gang. To keep his cover he must commit increasingly odious crimes but how far will he go?
Well, those are our favourites, what are yours? Are there any glaring omissions? Let us know.
We've also done another post on motorcycle films... read it here