Top 10 Movies That Captures The Biking Lifestyle

Top 10 Movies That Captures The Biking Lifestyle

The biker lifestyle is something that can never be truly described. It can only be experienced. The thrill of the engine roaring beneath you, the rush of wind flowing through the body, and the unlimited possibilities of the endless roads ahead, are just a few of the innumerable things that lend joy to bikers around the globe. One could try and think of a riding experience as a film even.

Movies have the power to make us cry, laugh, or even be inspired. No other popular medium captures our fantasy entirely as the films do. And so, for all our beloved riders who read this blog, we have compiled a list of 10 great movies that perfectly capture the biker experience.

On those weekends when you are not outside riding on your bike, sit back, relax, and enjoy some of these timeless classics.

And without any further ado, let’s get started with the top 10 movie list that captures the biking lifestyle:

Number 10

Starting off this list is one of the all-time classics about the biker lifestyle, Easy Rider.

Easy Rider Movie Poster

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This movie is for those freewheeling hippies who love the roads and love being on the roads. The protagonists ride a typical Californian-style chopper and take off toward the East coast to attend the Mardi Gras.

The movie highlights their experiences on the journey, right from giving a lift to a stranger to being arrested by local authorities and being bashed by local goons. A must-watch movie for bikers with the soul of a nomad!

Number 9

Next up, we have Motorcycle Diaries, one of the more personal investigations into the life of a true biker.

An all-time epic tells tales of Che Guevara's adventures across South America, which initially began on a dilapidated Norton 500. We are sure most of you guys must have heard of this larger-than-life book, later made into a movie.

Draw inspiration and take off on an adventure of your own; make your own life's journey.

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Number 8

If bike races are your jam, Dust to Glory is right up your alley. The Baja 1000 has a reputation as the most dangerous race globally. Every year, the race draws enthusiasts from all walks determined to brave Baja, Mexico’s grueling and inhospitable terrain.


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This documentary about the 24-hour race follows celebrities, factory race teams, and single-man competitors on their journey through the 2003 race. Sure, there are more four-wheeled vehicles in this documentary than in other films on this list, but Dana Brown does a great job showing the intensity of racing.

Number 7

Moving on from the high intensity of Dust to Glory, we find ourselves in the leisurely pace of One Week, a meditation on the biker lifestyle and its underlying cause and effect.

Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at iconic and idiosyncratic landmarks on his quest to find meaning in his life.

One Week Movie Poster

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Number 6

Bike rides and mountains are an evergreen combination, and no other film captures the emotions of the journey like Riding Solo to the Top of the World.

Riding Solo is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani's brave solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places globally, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh bordering China.

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The film is even more extraordinary because Jani was a one-person camera crew unit who loaded his bike with 300 kg of equipment/supplies and set off on a journey to one of the world's most challenging terrains.

Number 5

Wild Hogs is our go-to family-friendly light-hearted biker movie. The film follows a group of middle-aged suburban bikers as they set out on a life-changing road trip aboard their hogs. Trouble ensues when the group meets a biker gang out of New Mexico, the Del Fuegos. A few reasons Wild Hogs made the list are A-list actors, a fun storyline, and what is likely a relatable situation.

Wild Hogs Movie Poster

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Number 4

This movie is a heartwarming tribute to all our rider buddies. The Wild Angels has a close-knit motorcycle gang called Heavenly Blues at its center that comes together when one of their own has his motorcycle stolen. 

Peter Fonda stars as the gang leader who gets everyone to go on a mission to find the bike and get revenge on the thieves.

The Wild Angels

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There are several fights between motorcycle gangs and run-ins with the police with motorcycles being displayed and ridden in the movie constantly.

Number 3

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The movie Hell Ride is one hell of a ride painting the life of a biker gang. Hell Ride was directed by Larry Bishop who also stars as Prez, the leader of a South California gang known as the Victors.

The plot revolves around the gang's efforts to avenge the killing of a fellow gang member and how motorcycle gang members stand up for each other and take revenge is something that Sons of Anarchy fans are very familiar with.

Number 2

On Any Sunday is an all-time classic. One of the oldest and most iconic motorcycle movies of all time, On Any Sunday was created in 1971 and still stands as one of the most popular motorcycle movies in the world today. 

This historic film offers you a glimpse into the grassroots origins of racing, and the lives of legends like Steve McQueen, Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill, and more.

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Number 1

Why We Ride is one of those rare motorcycle movies that manages to truly capture the feeling of the biker lifestyle. 

This lesser-known documentary was created in 2013, yet it already has a cult following! Winner of “Best Documentary” at the 2013 Motorcycle Film Festival, this inspiring and comprehensive film dives “into the world of motorcycling, told by the famous racers, passionate riders, and everyday families” who live to ride.

Why We Ride Movie Poster

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If these movies are any indication, now is the time to set forth on your new adventure with you, your rider buddies, and your bike. Where are to planning to travel to? 

And before you go, make sure you are following our Instagram page for daily posts around the biker lifestyle. Ciao!

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