If you’re a film fanatic and a motorcycle enthusiast, then motorcycle movies are perfect for you. Motorcycle movies make up a chunk of the entertainment universe by featuring motorcycles in the plot. These films are particularly enjoyable for riders, travelers, and adventurers. Here are the best motorcycle movies that you must watch as a fanatic.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
This Spanish film is a biopic that tells the story of Ernesto Guevara. You may know him as the iconic Marxist guerrilla Che Guevara. The story takes place in 1952. Most of the group’s expedition is by motorcycle. They have traversed South America on their bikes. While mounted on his bike, he has witnessed adventures and the harsh reality of poverty.
On Any Sunday (1971)
This is said to be one of the best motorcycle sport documentaries ever filmed. This very film was nominated for an Academy Award. The film features the different lives of different motorcycle enthusiasts. Some of them race in motocross, in the desert, and in the Grand National. All brands of motorcycles were shown in the film, from Harley-Davidson to Bultaco. The film mostly highlights what makes people want to ride motorcycles. Their answers have nothing to do with their financial status or level of success. They ride because of the joy and satisfaction they get from it.
One Week (2008)
This is a Canadian drama film. It features a man named Ben Tyler, who was diagnosed with cancer. He needed immediate treatment which was why he took a trip from Toronto to Vancouver Island. His trip was very eventful. He met a lot of people that shared insights on his problems with his fiancée, current job, and dream job in writing. All the motorcycle rides that stand in contrast to scenic Canadian landscapes are enough to make you want to hop on your bike and take a road trip yourself.
Easy Rider (1969)
This is said to be one of the most iconic American counter-culture films ever made. It tells the story of two bikers who were traveling from LA to New Orleans. On their journey, they meet a man that solves an insidious counter-culture gap. The film is very entertaining, highlighting the illegal adventures of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda.
Riding Solo to The Top of The World (2006)
This is a documentary of a lonesome traveler. His name is Gaurav Jani and he literally traveled solo. He started from Mumbai which is one of the most isolated places in the world. Then, he journeyed all the way to Ladakh in China. The total distance he covered is about 30,000 kilometers. Along the way, he witnessed extreme temperature changes and different cultures. He filmed himself as he went.