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List of films about bicycles and cycling

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This is a list of films about bicycles and cycling, featuring notable films where bicycles and cycling play a central role in the development of the plot.

Japanese movie poster for 1956 film Onna Keirin-ō (女競輪王)


Title Year Genre Type Notes
6 Day Bike Rider 1934 Comedy Velodrome To impress a girl, a clumsy bumpkin (Joe E. Brown) enters a marathon indoor race.
Bicycle Thieves 1948 Drama Bicycle theft A father and son search Rome for a stolen bicycle
Cinq Tulipe Rouges (Five Red Tulips) 1949 Murder mystery Tour De France During the Tour de France, five champions, all wearing the yellow jersey, are assassinated. Each time, the murderer leaves a red tulip close to the victim as a signature. (French, no subtitles)
Skid Kids 1953 Drama Cycle speedway A Children's Film Foundation film. 'Swanky' and his chums take on bike thieves.
Onna Keirin-ō 1956 Keirin
Vive le Tour 1962 Short Tour De France
For A Yellow Jersey 1965 Short
A Sunday in Hell 1977 Documentary Road racing Chronicles the 1976 Paris–Roubaix race.
Breaking Away 1979 Comedy-drama Road racing and Little 500 Four Bloomington, Indiana friends team up in Little 500 race. Golden Globe winner and five Oscar nominations.
BMX Bandits 1983 Adventure BMX racing Australian children's film, featuring Nicole Kidman.
American Flyers 1985 Drama Road racing Kevin Costner as a world-class long-distance racer.
Rad 1986 BMX racing A boy risks college future to enter Helltrack race.
Quicksilver 1986 Kevin Bacon as a paperboy and becomes a bicycle messenger
The Cyclist 1987 Drama Iranian film.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar 1992 Drama Indian movie about sporting rivalry between three schools.
Il grande Fausto 1995 Road racing
The Unknown Cyclist 1998
2 Seconds 1998
Downhill racing Laurie takes a job as a bike courier in Montreal after being fired from her previous job as a professional downhill racer.
El Amateur 1999 Road racing Argentina film.
Road to Paris 2001 Documentary Road racing A look at the training and success of Lance Armstrong.
Cyclomania 2001 Road racing Finland film.
Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert 2001 Comedy Road racing The story of Lambert, a modest Belgian bike racer in the '70s.
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia 2003 Anime Road racing Japan film.
Triplets of Belleville 2003 Animated A grandmother seeks a kidnapped Tour de France cyclist.
Cycling Chronicles; LandScape The Boy Saw 2004
Hell on Wheels 2005 Documentary Road Racing Germany film about 2003 Tour de France.
Overcoming 2005 Documentary Road racing
The Flying Scotsman 2006 Drama Track Cycling Based on life and career of Scottish amateur cyclist Graeme Obree.
Island Etude 2006 Drama Taiwan film.
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes 2006
Clorophilla 2006 Freeride Italy film.
The Cycling Genius Is Coming 2008
Bicycle Dreams 2009 Documentary Road racing A look at 3,000-mile Race Across America.
The Birth of Big Air 2010 Documentary BMX Made for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Chronicles the life and career of Mat Hoffman.
Ride the Divide 2010 Documentary Endurance racing Race along the Great Divide from Banff, Canada, to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Last Kilometer 2012 Documentary Road racing A portrait of road cycling. With Ignazio & Francesco Moser, Davide Rebellin, Gianni Mura, Didi Senft.
Premium Rush 2012 Action Film Messenger biking Follows a bicycle messenger chased around New York City by a corrupt police officer who wants an envelope the messenger has.
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist 2013 Documentary Road racing [1]
The Armstrong Lie 2013 Documentary Road racing A portrait of Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory and the events leading to his downfall.
La grande boucle 2013 Comedy Road racing A French amateur cyclist decides to take part in the Tour de France.
Bicycle 2014 Documentary History The rise and fall of the bicycle and bicycle culture in Great Britain from its origins to modern day.
Slaying the Badger 2014 Documentary Road racing Made for TV as a part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Examines rivalry between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault ("The Badger") as teammates during 1986 Tour de France.
Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE 2014 Animated Road racing
To the Fore 2015 Drama Road racing Hong Kong-Chinese film.
Yowamushi Pedal Re: ROAD 2015 Animated Road racing
Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie 2015 Animated Road racing
The Program 2015 Drama Road racing An adaptation of David Walsh's book Seven Deadly Sins depicting his battle to expose Lance Armstrong.
Le Ride 2016 Documentary Road racing A look back at the 1928 Tour de France, and particularly the four-member Australasian team that rode in it, interspersed with a modern-day attempt by the film's director Phil Keoghan and a riding partner to retrace the 1928 route, holding to the original race schedule and riding on 1928-vintage racing bikes.
Blood Road 2017 Documentary Mountain biking Covers the 2015 ride of mountain bike endurance champion Rebecca Rusch to visit the site where her father died when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War—a 1,200-mile journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
Tour de Pharmacy 2017 Comedy Road racing HBO mockumentary short film starring Andy Samberg, about a 1980s Tour de France competition beset by doping and bad behavior.
Time Trial 2017 Documentary Road cycling British documentary film about the final season of David Millar's professional cycling career.
The Ride 2018 Drama BMX Based on a book with the same title, the inspiring true story of extreme sports legend John Buultjens, The Ride follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. Starring Ludacris.
The Climb 2019 Comedy Road cycling
LANCE 2020 Documentary Road racing Made for TV as a part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Two-part examination of the life, career, and controversies of Lance Armstrong.
The Racer 2020 Sports film Road racing At the start of what will probably be his last Tour de France, Dom is unceremoniously expelled from the team he dedicated his whole life to. As he prepares to return home, a massive doping scandal knocks another teammate out of the Tour and Dom has to get back in the saddle.
The Limit is Just Me 2022 Documentary Endurance The film follows adventurer and multiple world record holder Jonas Deichmann as he completes the longest triathlon of all time.
Tour de France: Unchained 2022 Documentary Tour de France Behind-the-scenes Netflix documentary following some of the sport’s leading teams.[2]
The Last Rider 2022 Documentary Road racing Documentary about the career of Greg Lemond, and the 1989 Tour de France
Kurangu Pedal 2022 Drama - Tamil Love of cycling A heartfelt drama that explores a child's quest to learn cycling against the backdrop of a father's unfamiliarity with it, highlighting a generation's emotional bond with bicycles and evoking nostalgia through the innocence and camaraderie of childhood.

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  1. ^ "Documentary of Marco Pantani's life and death coming to British cinemas in May 2013". road.cc.
  2. ^ "Netflix Tour de France documentary could take sport "to next level" says Patrick Lefevere". road.cc. 2022-03-07. Retrieved 2022-04-15.