I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

by yrnej | created - 10 May 2016 | updated - 20 Feb 2017 | Public

Which of these bicycle-related films gets your heart and legs pumping?

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1. 6 Day Bike Rider (1934)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

To get his girl back, that has fallen for a biker, a worker and one of his friends enter a six day race.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle, Frank McHugh, Gordon Westcott

Votes: 298

2. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 139,880 | Gross: $0.33M

3. Jour de Fête (1949)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Votes: 7,297

4. A Peasant on a Bicycle (1974)

102 min | Drama

Born in a small village, Yordan has to live and work in the nearby town. Only on the weekends can he return to his native village. He travels by a bike and observes the nature and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lyudmil Kirkov | Stars: Diana Chelebieva, Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Lili Eneva, Georgi Rusev

Votes: 117

5. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 21,121 | Gross: $16.42M

6. BMX Bandits (1983)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

A trio of teen BMX bikers become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering their cache of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo

Votes: 4,727

7. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

50 Metascore

Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Votes: 5,467 | Gross: $1.40M

8. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 48,271 | Gross: $40.90M

9. Quicksilver (1986)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Jack was doing great trading shares until he wasn't. He gets a job on a bike at Quicksilver speed delivery. There he befriends Hector and the cute Terri. Jack gets an enemy in the criminal Gypsy.

Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Rudy Ramos

Votes: 4,299 | Gross: $7.63M

10. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

24 Metascore

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,905 | Gross: $2.02M

11. The Cyclist (1989)

82 min | Drama

The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Firouz Kiani, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohammad Reza Maleki

Votes: 1,821

12. He Who Wins Is King (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 20,993

13. 2 Seconds (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility. She returns to Montreal where she is welcomed by her geeky but cute brother. She ... See full summary »

Director: Manon Briand | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone, Jonathan Bolduc, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 511

14. El amateur (1999)

PG | 88 min | Drama

On the outskirts of a provincial town, Pajaro is determined to enter the Guinness Book of Records by breaking the longest bike-ride record. He rides around the fountain in the square with ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Bautista Stagnaro | Stars: Mauricio Dayub, Pedro Heredia, Vando Villamil, Arturo Goetz

Votes: 102

15. Beijing Bicycle (2001)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Lin Cui, Xun Zhou, Bin Li, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 4,337 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Cyclomania (2001)

93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

C (Lauri Nurkse) and Eetu (Tommi Mujunen) are the best friends. They work together as bike couriers in the center of Helsinki, and training tightly every night to reach success of bicycle ... See full summary »

Director: Simo Halinen | Stars: Lauri Nurkse, Tommi Mujunen, Elena Leeve, Tarja Heinula

Votes: 635

17. Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.

Director: Philippe Harel | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia, Daniel Ceccaldi, Sacha Bourdo

Votes: 2,068

18. The Middle of the World (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

32 Metascore

A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job.

Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Wagner Moura, Cláudia Abreu, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Manoel Sebastião Alves Filho

Votes: 1,080

19. Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003)

47 min | Animation, Action, Sport

Follows the struggle of a Spanish professional cyclist to win a bike race the same day of his brother's wedding.

Director: Kitarô Kôsaka | Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Shin'ichi Hatori, Minoru Hirano, Hiroaki Hirata

Votes: 347

20. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Votes: 49,747 | Gross: $7.00M

22. Blood Trails (2006)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

Bike messenger Anne never imagined the horrific events that would unfold after her one-night-stand with stranger Chris.

Director: Robert Krause | Stars: Rebecca Palmer, Ben Price, Tom Frederic, Juergen J. Straub

Votes: 1,522

23. The Flying Scotsman (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser, Brian Cox, Sean Brown

Votes: 4,989 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Island Etude (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Travelling is always the best way to encounter true stories. Ming-Hsang, a deaf, decided to cycle around Taiwan before graduating from the college. This film, lasting for 100 minutes, ... See full summary »

Director: Huai-En Chen | Stars: Ming-hsiang Tung, Danny Deng, Saya Chang, Tender Huang

Votes: 577

25. The Pope's Toilet (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Directors: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández | Stars: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz

Votes: 2,593

26. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 25,790 | Gross: $1.38M

27. Allez, Eddy! (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The eleven year old cycling talent Freddy is the son of a butcher in an idyllic village in no man's land. His isolated life is turned upside down completely in 1975 when the first ... See full summary »

Director: Gert Embrechts | Stars: Jelte Blommaert, Peter Van den Begin, Barbara Sarafian, Mathias Vergels

Votes: 760

28. Premium Rush (2012)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Thriller

66 Metascore

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Sean Kennedy

Votes: 108,382 | Gross: $20.28M

29. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 18,159 | Gross: $1.35M

30. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,669 | Gross: $0.06M

31. Girl on a Bicycle (2013)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

32 Metascore

Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Leven | Stars: Vincenzo Amato, Nora Tschirner, Louise Monot, Paddy Considine

Votes: 2,079 | Gross: $0.09M

32. The Program (II) (2015)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 15,804



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