Best Motorcycling Movies: January’s Watch List


As the winter holds your bike hostage in the garage, it’s time to tuck in for a movie night! Here’s a list of the best motorcycling movies ever made.

1. The World’s Fastest Indian

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Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s a must-see again: a story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle and set the land speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

2. Why We Ride

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This awesome documentary about riders and their motorcycles will have you longing to hit that open road like nothing else! Riding community, camaraderie, the past and present of motorcycling – all of this and more, packed into one movie.

3. Somewhere Else Tomorrow

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Speaking of longing for the open road: this inspirational story of a round-the-world motorcycle traveler Daniel Rintz is a great watch for anyone who’s ever dreamed of riding the world on two wheels.

4. On Any Sunday

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This classic is a documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right.

5. TT3D: Closer to the Edge

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Love motorcycle racing? Then this one’s for you – a thrilling documentary on the Isle of Man TT races. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world: the ultimate challenge for rider and machine.

6. The Motorcycle Diaries

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In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna – Fuser to his friends and later better known as ‘Ernesto Che Guevara’ – one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend Alberto Granado on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires.

7. The Long Way Round and the Long Way Down

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Modern motorcycle diaries following two friends, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, on their two-wheeled adventures around the world.

8. Dust to Glory

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A documentary on the Baja 1000, an annual off-road race held in Baja, Mexico that attracts hundreds of racers, their souped-up machines, and thousands of fans.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!



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