Top 10 motorcycle movies of all time

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WE'VE COMPILED what we think are the Top 10 motorcycle movies of all time.

Obviously, opinions will differ according to tastes, so let us know your favourites if they're not on our list!


Steve McQueen, Bruce Brown, David Evans

A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. First asking the question "Why do they do it?" this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world.

Mad Max

MAD MAX  (1979)

Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel

Mel Gibson stars as leather clad Police pursuit driver Max Rockatansky, who turns judge, juror and executioner after his best friend, wife and baby are killed.

Lots of bikes, fast cars and loads of action. A classic.

The Wild One


Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin

Marlon Brando delivers an iconic portrayal of gang leader Johnny Strabler. An outlaw biker film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.


STONE (1974)

Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Cult Aussie biker film about and undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang.

Easy Rider


Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

No best motorcycle movie list would be complete without Easy Rider - the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South with the aim of achieving freedom. Also stars Jack Nicholson

Terminator 2 - Judgment Day


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

All-action, high-budget classic featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bikes feature throughout the film, with some great chases and jaw-dropping special effects.

One of the best action movies of all time.

Viva Knievel!


Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton

We had to include a Knievel film somewhere in the list, so here's the 1977 classic 'Viva Knievel!'

As the legendary stuntman travels to Mexico to prepare for one of his greatest stunts yet, he takes time out of his schedule to meet his fans, help out lonely orphans, and try to get his alcoholic mechanic to reconcile with his son.

There's an amusing cocaine smuggling plot in the mix, too.

Silver Dream Racer


David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines

A slightly corny 80s film about a young racer who builds a GP bike and tries to win the British Grand Prix.

Great retro racebike footage, negligible angles of lean and almost zero hang off action.

Well worth a watch.


FASTER (2003)

Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan etc.

More a documentary than a film, Faster follows the world of the MotoGP championship and its riders.

Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the film features some cracking interviews, amazing on-bike action and some priceless one-liners from GP legends past and present.