There has been a lot of movies over the years but there is one that never will be regarded as anything else than the best biker movie of all times…Easy Rider from 1969. Rate your favorite or is it missing below?
Wyatt and Billy travells cross-country in search of spiritual thruth after a drug deal in Southern California.
Peter Fonda/”Captain America” Wyatt and Dennis Hopper/Billy the kid as the two hippies that take Jack Nicholson, the drunken young lawer, for a ride. Music from legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Band, Bob Dyland, Steppenwolf, Experience and Roger McGuinn.
Steppenwolf’s “Born to be wild” describes the feeling when heading out on the highway…
Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die.
Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild…
The Wild One
from 1953 with Marlon Brando is considered to be the original outlaw biker film.
The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club comes ripping down the highway with Johnny (Marlon Brando) upfront. Johhny’s motorcycle gang roll into Carbonville for a biker competition and raise enough hell to get kicked out of town.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Better to be dead and cool… than alive and uncool…
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man from 1991 starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson. They team up robbing a corrupt banks armoured car to save their friends bar but it was not money in the armoured car so son they have drugdealers on their tail.
The Motorcycle Diaries
The journey by medical student Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), from Argentina to Peru in the early 1950s is based on Guevara’s travelogue of the same name, supplemented by Granado’s Travelling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary.
The two characters begin their journey on a 1939 Norton 500 nicknamed ‘The Mighty One’. The mechanical death of their bike halfway through the journey forces the two to start engaging with those they meet, opening their eyes to the poverty, hardship and political oppression experienced by many on the continent.
On Any Sunday
This documentary on motorcycle racing is considered to be one of the best motorcycle sport documentaries ever made featuring Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right, Mert Lawwill, Malcolm Smith and many other motorcycle racers from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film was nominated for an Academy Award when it came out 1971. You will watch BSA, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Husqvarna, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Hodaka and Bultaco.
Four midelaged men feeling a bit bored with the lives they live in the suburbs hit the road for the trip of their lives not knowing that it will be the adventure of a lifetime as they end up getting into trouble with the motorcycle gang Del Fuegos.
Starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy.