We’ve listed some of the best books you have to read if you are a biker, so now it’s time for some of the best motorcycle movies that every rider should definitely watch! Some of them are true stories, some not so much, but all of them are a hundred percent entertaining and inspiring. So let’s get to it, shall we!
- TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)
Highly recommended, this documentary film about the Tourist Trophy: Isle of Man road race brings you up close and personal with the riders, the history of how it all began and the most dangerous race ever seen in the world of motor racing.
- On Any Sunday/On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter (1971, 2014)
A splendid documentary about the motor racing world and the people that are the stars of it. On Any Sunday (1971) was directed by Bruce Brown and features the star-studded racer, Steve McQueen. On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter (2014) is the supposed sequel of the former. Directed by the son of Bruce, Dana Brown, the sequel also goes on to touch the same subjects as the previous movie. Both are a great watch.
- The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
An adaptation of the book of the same name and very well adapted at that, The Motorcycle Diaries is the tale of how one man found purpose in life by riding around on a motorcycle and experiencing the world around him. Very well directed, this should not skip you by!
- One Week (2008)
Also a story about a search for finding the meaning of life, One Week does the job gracefully. Stopping at amazing landmarks on the way, we follow the story of our hero as he rides on from Toronto, all the way to British Columbia.
- Long Way Round (2004)
Also mentioned in our previous article of Greatest Motorcycle books to read, Long Way Round is more of a documentary series rather than just a full movie. Follow two friends and actors, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, as they take an epic trip around the world while jolting down their experiences. This movie will get you thinking and be planning a world trip with your motorbike.
- Riding Solo to the Top of the World (2006)
Follow a lone traveler on his epic journey, all the way from Mumbai to Ladakh with just him and his bike. A really cool, interesting and last but not the least, entertaining documentary of how you don’t require a lot of people to make the trip count. Do give it check whenever you can as this will not leave you disappointed.
- The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
Based on a book written by David Hill called ‘Speed King’, the movie follows Burt Munro, a New Zealand national and his 1920 Indian as they overcome time and oceans to come to America. The portrayal of the bond between Munro and his 1920 Indian is what gives this movie an inexplicable charm and makes it a must-watch for every rider who believes that they too, have a special connection with their two-wheeled companion.
- Why We Ride (2013)
A visually stunning documentary, ‘Why We Ride’ tries to answer this age old question in a way that no one would expect, there is no narrator, just exquisite vintage slow mo footage of famous and well, not so famous riders riding along various places such as Bonneville, Daytona and parts of the California desert. The documentary ended without giving me an answer to the question ‘Why We Ride’ but it did give me a newer insight into why I should.
- Somewhere Else Tomorrow (2014)
This documentary is as much about motorbiking as it is about the exploration of the human spirit. It follows to friends Daniel and Lars as they decide to take an exhilarating journey to circumnavigate the world on their bike, pretty straight forward right? Well, No. Because there’s a catch, the two friends decide to travel without money and earn it along the way as an excuse to experience the local cultures more closely than ordinary tourists. This documentary shows their compelling story as they overcome their fears, the roads and nature.
- An Island Legacy Edge Closer (2013)
A well-made documentary based around the Isle of Man TT, the preparation that goes behind making the event a success and how the entire island all of its residents come together for 2 weeks every year. An honest and well-shot documentary, ‘An Island Legacy Edge Closer’ shows a different side of the world renowned TT event and everything around it behind the scenes. If you’re a true motorbiking enthusiast then you have heard about The Isle of Man and if you know about the TT event then you will definitely like this documentary.
So that’s about it folks! Give these movies a try and tell us if you ain’t feeling like riding down with your bike yourself! If you feel like that, you could head over to our website Wheelstreet.com as we’ve got plenty of bikes for any of your needs! As always folks, keep riding on!