A research project years in the making, your fellow bike nerds are glad to present you with what we consider to be the ultimate list of cycling movies.
Our scope for this list is feature-length films, documentary or fictional, that prominently feature the bicycle in some way.
We include anime, lots of documentaries, and feature films about bicycling. Perhaps controversially, we do include some "borderline" feature films where the bike plays an important role to the character or plot even if it's not the primary theme (justification for their inclusion are disclosed in the synopsis).
We may be biased, because writer Valerie is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, but Redditors agreed: if there's only one film you watch, it should probably be the 1979 classic, Breaking Away.
We haven't watched them all yet, but we intend to fill in watch notes and ratings as we do. We're also still finding new ones every day!
We put the list into a Google Sheet so you can download your own copy and filter it and mark it by what's important to you.
In the list, we included:
- Year of release
- Movie genre
- Cycling genre (Urban, Professional Racing, Long Distance, BMX, Downhill Racer, and Mountain Biking)
- Links to current streaming options and sources for watching if known
You can add to this list by emailing us, and feel free to share it with your fellow bike nerds.