Motorcycle movies are the best things that you would want to watch at this time of the year. You never know how long this quarantine would go. So here are the top 5 movies that are based on motorcycles.
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic based on the memoir by iconic revolutionary Che Guevera. The film is based on the journey of 23-year-old medical student Guevera that showed him his life’s calling. In a journey lasting eight months traveling over 14,000 km throughout Latin American continent, Che visualized the socio-economic problems of the locals. Director Walter Salles successfully portrays the disparity between the “haves” and the exploited “have-nots” showing the social decay and birth of a revolutionary icon. The film shows the adventure of two young men, who went on an adventure finding the truth and sorrows of humanity. The Motorcycle Diaries received very positive reviews by critics, winning Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures at 2005 Academy Awards among many other accolades.
ON ANY SUNDAY (1971)
Considered to be one of the best documentaries ever made on motorcycling, this 1971 film was nominated for Academy Award. Directed by Bruce Brown, the movie shows the uniqueness of each sport and sportspersons associated with them. Featuring Steve McQueen along with Malcolm Smith and many other motorcycle racers from the 1960s and 70s, the film successfully reflects the lives of motorcycling enthusiasts racing in motocross, desert racing, and the Grand National. A fascinating glimpse of bikers, On Any Sunday proves relevance for motorcyclists for generations.
RIDING SOLO TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD (2006)
This documentary film by Gaurav Jani is about his journey of self-discovery and finding purpose in his life. The film in the English language is about filmmaker Jani’s solo motorcycling journey across India. Starting from the urban metropolitan city, Mumbai it takes you to the remotest parts in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh. Riding Solo is an inspiration to the young generation across the world. It is filmed as a one-man unit, capturing the landscapes and lives of the people throughout the journey. Loaded on his Royal Enfield Bullet Gaurav set us off on a journey to the unknown.
CHOPPERTOWN: THE SINNERS (2005)
An interesting take on the life and culture of Southern California motorcycle. This 2005 award-winning film depicts the hardships to build a custom motorcycle with a group of friends. An honest look at the crew who tries innovative ways to build their own bikes. How they use and re-use various bike parts to keep up the motorcycle culture alive. Choppertown is the world’s first motorcycle documentary about the renowned motorcycle club, the Sinners. Featuring Kutty Noteboom and Rico Fodrey this potentially life-changing classic is quite simply the best documentary ever made on custom bikes.
DUST TO GLORY (2005)
This 2005 movie would surely make you buy a dirt bike and head to Baja for the most dangerous race in the world: the Tescate SCORE Baja 1000 in Mexico. Featuring Mike McCoy, Robby Gordon, Mario Andretti, and Chad McQueen this documentary about the 24-hour race through a desert full of cactus, and sand-dunes includes interviews with drivers of all sorts and their experience of driving at glory. Not only do the competitors have some fearsome terrain and weather conditions, but they also take the viewers through a massive adrenaline rollercoaster. This spectacular film is still a riveting watch.
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