Bicycle movies

by Betelgeuse123 | created - 14 Oct 2011 | updated - 22 May 2018 | Public

The proposal meets fiction films, animation and documentaries with the bicycle as the main protagonist. Each film also is grouped in a thematic that addresses various issues surrounding the world of cycling. BEFORE THE BIKING -Vive le Tour de Louis Malle. 18 min. 1962, France -The Ghislain Lambert bike, Philippe Harel. 119 min. 2000 France-Belgium BIKE OBSESSION -Bike Kill / Hosts as breads / Alley-Cat / Calling -The relief of Peter Yates. 101 min. 1979, U.S. THE TRAVEL IS A PLEASURE YOU CAN HAPPEN -12822, Zaragoza-Ballesteros Diego Beijing and Javier Meler. 14 min. 2008, Spain -I walk in the clouds of Vicente Amorim. 85 min. 2003, Brazil CYCLING AND ADVENTURES IN CARTOONS -Welcome to Belleville by Sylvain Chomet. 80 min. 2003, France-Belgium-Canada-UK -Nasu: Summer in Andalusia Kitaro Kosaka. 47 min. 2003, Japan CYCLING AS PERSONAL OVERCOMING -The Flying Scotsman Douglas Mackinnon. 96 min. 2006, UK-Germany THE BIKE IS FOR ENTREPRENEURS -The Pope's Toilet by Enrique Fernandez and Cesar Charlone. 97 min. 2007, Uruguay-Brazil-France.

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1. Vive le tour (1962)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Chronicles the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race.

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Jean Bobet

Votes: 774

2. 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: 2,013

3. Bike Kill (2005)

6 min | Short

Each year the Black Label Bicycle Club gather from all over America to their annual BIKE KILL event on Halloween in a tiny, dead end street in deepest Brooklyn. This film is the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Meyrick

4. Bike Kill (2008)

3 min | Short

An experimental film on Bike Kill, an annual event where steam-punks, gear heads, and bicycle gangs create mutant bikes to ride and smash.

Director: Zack Wilson

5. Alleycat (2011)

5 min | Short

Ben Pridgeon shares his interest in cycling and participates in The Nutcracker III alleycat race and scavenger hunt presented by The Skirts in St. Petersburg, FL.

Director: Gary Blake | Stars: Ben Pridgeon, Michael Weimar

6. 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: 1,067

7. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 78 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: 48,509 | Gross: $7.00M

8. 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: 326

9. 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: 4,878 | Gross: $0.14M

10. 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: 2,531

11. La course en tête (1974)

110 min | Documentary

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Director: Joël Santoni | Star: Eddy Merckx

Votes: 40

12. 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: 132,219 | Gross: $0.33M

13. Küljetuul (1983 TV Movie)

66 min | Drama, Sport

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Director: Raul Tammet | Stars: Märt Visnapuu, Talvo Pabut, Tõnu Saar, Kiiri Tamm

Votes: 25

14. Road to Roubaix (2008)

Documentary, Sport

Road To Roubaix is a documentary on the most prestigious one-day cycling race in the world, Paris-Roubaix. First held in 1896 and now in its 105th edition, the race is a grueling contest ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Cooper, David Deal

Votes: 64

15. The Stars and the Water Carriers (1974)

91 min | Documentary, Sport

The images from the Tour de France in the television production Eddy Merckx in the Vincinity of a Cup of Coffee may be seen as a small sketch for the fully unfurled epic cycling drama Stars... See full summary »

Director: Jørgen Leth | Stars: Marino Basso, Felice Gimondi, Eddy Merckx, Ole Ritter

Votes: 170

16. A Sunday Day in Hell (1977)

111 min | Documentary, Sport

The film follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled roads of the north "which are no longer used for traffic but only for transporting ... See full summary »

Director: Jørgen Leth | Stars: David Saunders, Roger De Vlaeminck, Marc Demeyer, Freddy Maertens

Votes: 648

17. Chasing Legends (2010)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

Documentary following the progress of Team Columbia-HTC throughout the 2009 Tour de France including race footage interspersed with interviews, archive clips and brief history of the Tour.

Director: Jason Berry | Stars: Jean-Michel Heimonet, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Bert Grabsch

Votes: 135

18. Pedal (2001)

52 min | Documentary

Documentary about the bicycle messengers who weave their way in and out of traffic in New York City.

Director: Peter Sutherland

Votes: 170

19. Hell on Wheels (2004)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

A look behind the scenes of the toughest cycling race in the world on the occasion of the 100the anniversary of the Tour de France.

Directors: Pepe Danquart, Werner Schweizer | Stars: Erik Zabel, Rolf Aldag, Dieter Ruthenberg, Andreas Klöden

Votes: 693

20. Le tour a 100 ans (2003 TV Movie)

101 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary about the first century of the Tour de France (1903-2003), the most important cycling event in the world.

Director: Jean-Paul Olivier | Stars: Jacques Anquetil, Lance Armstrong, Louison Bobet, Laurent Fignon

Votes: 9

21. Fast Friday (2009 Video)

43 min | Documentary

Director David Rowe documents the emergence of the prolific track bike scene in Seattle Washington. Started by Cadence Clothing founder and fixed-gear rider Dustin Klein, the monthly ... See full summary »

Director: David Rowe | Stars: Keo Curry, Kia Kamiri, Dustin Klein

Votes: 22

22. Overcoming (2005)

105 min | Documentary, Sport

Profound and penetrating insight into the hermetically closed world of professional cycling. With former pro rider, Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis as the protagonist, the documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Tómas Gislason | Stars: Michelle Bartoli, Ivan Basso, B.S. Christiansen, Ole Kaare Føli

Votes: 341

23. 3 Minute Gaps (2011)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

For two years the crew of 3 MINUTE GAPS have followed the world's best mountain bike racers around the globe documenting them as they trained, prepared, rode, ate, traveled, raced, ... See full summary »

Directors: John Lawlor, Clay Porter | Stars: Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton, Sam Blenkinsop, Brendan Fairclough

Votes: 59

24. Bicycle Dreams (2009)

104 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

They are seekers, madmen and angels hell bent on riding across America on a bicycle in less than ten days. What began as the adventure of a lifetime is transformed in an instant when one of... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Auerbach | Stars: Patrick Autissier, Cat Berge, Bob Breedlove, Chris Hopkinson

Votes: 95

25. Bicycle (2010)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

First time director Germán Izquierdo Valero brings you the short story of a solitary man whose methodical daily routine is disrupted by a mysterious situation involving his beloved bicycle.

Director: Gene Ivery | Stars: Hugh Mun, Corbin Lomelino

Votes: 8

27. The Icicle Thief (1989)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

A movie resembling Bicycle Thieves (1948) is shown on TV, but the real-life world gets muddled with the film and the TV commercials.

Director: Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Caterina Sylos Labini, Federico Rizzo, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 896 | Gross: $1.23M

28. 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: 1,705

29. Totò al giro d'Italia (1948)

88 min | Comedy

Totò Casamandrei sells his soul to a demon for win the Tour of Italy.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Giuditta Rissone, Walter Chiari

Votes: 308

31. 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: 2,577 | Gross: $0.06M

32. The School for Postmen (1947)

16 min | Short, Comedy

School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Paul Demange

Votes: 1,884

33. 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: 631

34. 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: 16,747 | Gross: $1.35M

36. 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: 24,960 | Gross: $1.38M

37. The Cyclist (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The painful and humorous journey of a selfish athlete who is now down on his luck unable even to keep his job as a bike messenger. He finds a way to redeem his life through the support of ... See full summary »

Director: John Lawrence | Stars: K.C. Clyde, K. Danor Gerald, Frank Gerrish, Renny Grames

Votes: 26

38. The Cyclist (II) (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A love story that will send you spinning...

Director: Morgan Krantz | Stars: Luke Baybak, Riccardo LeBron, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 28

39. Jitensha (2009)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A bicycle dismantled... a life retrieved.

Director: Dean Yamada | Stars: Yûgo Sasô, Masayuki Yui, Yasuko Fleming, Rei-Ayndru Fleming

Votes: 41

41. Bicycle (I) (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Why is the bicycle back in fashion? The film explores this and tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it's birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today.

Director: Michael B. Clifford

Votes: 70

42. The Bicycle (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mark and Antonia are real but still artificial characters, prototypes of their generation. Antonia has the forceful personality, who wants everything and at the same time lends a lot. Mark ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Körner | Stars: Akin Sipal, Carly May Borgstrom, The Bicycle, Jason Smith

Votes: 9

43. 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: 4,199 | Gross: $7.63M

44. The Bicycle (I) (2013)

8 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again.

Directors: Chris McCoy, Adam Neustadter | Stars: Timothy A. Bennett, Shawn Christensen, Sarah Heyward, Michael C. Hsiung

Votes: 37

45. 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: 2,032 | Gross: $0.09M

46. 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: 5,307 | Gross: $1.40M

47. 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: 20,474 | Gross: $16.42M

48. 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: 504