Bicycle movies

The proposal meets fiction films, animation and documentaries with the bicycle as the main protagonist. Each film also is grouped in a thematic that addresses various issues surrounding the world of cycling.
BEFORE THE BIKING
-Vive le Tour de Louis Malle. 18 min. 1962, France
-The Ghislain Lambert bike, Philippe Harel. 119 min. 2000 France-Belgium
BIKE OBSESSION
-Bike Kill / Hosts as breads / Alley-Cat / Calling
-The relief of Peter Yates. 101 min. 1979, U.S.
THE TRAVEL IS A PLEASURE YOU CAN HAPPEN
-12822, Zaragoza-Ballesteros Diego Beijing and Javier Meler. 14 min. 2008, Spain
-I walk in the clouds of Vicente Amorim. 85 min. 2003, Brazil
CYCLING AND ADVENTURES IN CARTOONS
-Welcome to Belleville by Sylvain Chomet. 80 min. 2003, France-Belgium-Canada-UK
-Nasu: Summer in Andalusia Kitaro Kosaka. 47 min. 2003, Japan
CYCLING AS PERSONAL OVERCOMING
-The Flying Scotsman Douglas Mackinnon. 96 min. 2006, UK-Germany
THE BIKE IS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
-The Pope's Toilet by Enrique Fernandez and Cesar Charlone. 97 min. 2007, Uruguay-Brazil-France.
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1.
Vive le tour (1962 Documentary)
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Chronicals the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race. (18 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jean Bobet
 
2.
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
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In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves. (119 mins.)
Director: Philippe Harel
 
3.
Bike Kill (2005 Short Film)
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Each year the Black Label Bicycle Club gather from all over America to their annual BIKE KILL event on Halloween in a tiny... (6 mins.)
Director: Rachel Meyrick
 
4.
Bike Kill (2008 Short Film)
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An experimental film on Bike Kill, an annual event where steam-punks, gear heads, and bicycle gangs create mutant bikes to ride and smash. (3 mins.)
Director: Zack Wilson
 
5.
Alleycat (2011 Short Film)
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Ben Pridgeon shares his interest in cycling and participates in The Nutcracker III alleycat race and scavenger hunt presented by The Skirts in St. Petersburg, FL. (5 mins.)
Director: Gary Blake
 
6.
The Middle of the World (2003)
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A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job. (85 mins.)
Director: Vicente Amorim
 
7.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. (78 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
8.
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003)
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Follows the struggle of a Spanish professional cyclist to win a bike race the same day of his brother's wedding. (47 mins.)
Director: Kitaro Kosaka
 
9.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since. (96 mins.)
 
10.
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit. (90 mins.)
 
11.
La course en tête (1974 Documentary)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Joël Santoni
 
12.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
13.
Küljetuul (1983 TV Movie)
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Director: Raul Tammet
 
14.
Road to Roubaix (2008 Documentary)
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Road To Roubaix is a documentary on the most prestigious one-day cycling race in the world, Paris-Roubaix...
 
15.
The Stars and the Water Carriers (1974 Documentary)
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The images from the Tour de France in the television production Eddy Merckx in the Vincinity of a Cup... (91 mins.)
Director: Jørgen Leth
 
16.
A Sunday Day in Hell (1977 Documentary)
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The film follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled... (111 mins.)
Director: Jørgen Leth
 
17.
Chasing Legends (2010 Documentary)
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Documentary following the progress of Team Columbia-HTC throughout the 2009 Tour de France including race footage interspersed with interviews, archive clips and brief history of the Tour. (93 mins.)
Director: Jason Berry
 
18.
Pedal (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the bicycle messengers who weave their way in and out of traffic in New York City. (52 mins.)
 
19.
Hell on Wheels (2004 Documentary)
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A look behind the scenes of the toughest cycling race in the world on the occasion of the 100the anniversary of the Tour de France. (120 mins.)
 
20.
Le tour a 100 ans (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the first century of the Tour de France (1903-2003), the most important cycling event in the world. (101 mins.)
 
21.
Fast Friday (2009 Documentary)
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Director David Rowe documents the emergence of the prolific track bike scene in Seattle Washington.... (43 mins.)
Director: David Rowe
 
22.
Overcoming (2005 Documentary)
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Profound and penetrating insight into the hermetically closed world of professional cycling. With former pro rider... (105 mins.)
Director: Tómas Gislason
 
23.
3 Minute Gaps (2011 Documentary)
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For two years the crew of 3 MINUTE GAPS have followed the world's best mountain bike racers around the globe documenting them as they trained... (71 mins.)
 
24.
Bicycle Dreams (2009 Documentary)
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They are seekers, madmen and angels hell bent on riding across America on a bicycle in less than ten days... (104 mins.)
 
25.
Bicycle (2010 Short Film)
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First time director Germán Izquierdo Valero brings you the short story of a solitary man whose methodical daily routine is disrupted by a mysterious situation involving his beloved bicycle. (12 mins.)
Director: Gene Ivery
 
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27.
The Icicle Thief (1989)
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A movie resembling Bicycle Thieves is shown on TV, but the real-life world gets muddled with the film and the TV commercials. (94 mins.)
 
28.
The Cyclist (1987)
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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care,... (82 mins.)
 
29.
Totò al giro d'Italia (1948)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Mario Mattoli
 
30.
Piernas de oro (1958)
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(92 mins.)
 
31.
Bicycling with Molière (2013)
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Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre? (104 mins.)
 
32.
The School for Postmen (1947 Short Film)
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School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail. (16 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
33.
Cyclomania (2001)
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C (Lauri Nurkse) and Eetu (Tommi Mujunen) are the best friends. They work together as bike couriers in the center of Helsinki... (93 mins.)
Director: Simo Halinen
 
34.
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
 
35.
Velódromo (2010)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Alberto Fuguet
 
36.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
 
37.
The Cyclist (2012)
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The painful and humorous journey of a selfish athlete who is now down on his luck unable even to keep his job as a bike messenger... (94 mins.)
Director: John Lawrence
 
38.
The Cyclist (2012 Short Film)
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A love story that will send you spinning... (10 mins.)
Director: Morgan Krantz
 
39.
Jitensha (2009 Short Film)
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A bicycle dismantled... a life retrieved. (21 mins.)
Director: Dean Yamada
 
40.
Rower (1955 Short Film)
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Director: Roman Polanski
 
41.
Bicycle (2014 Documentary)
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Why is the bicycle back in fashion? The film explores this and tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it's birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. (87 mins.)
 
42.
The Bicycle (2015)
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Mark and Antonia are real but still artificial characters, prototypes of their generation. Antonia has the forceful personality... (82 mins.)
Director: Arne Körner
 
43.
Quicksilver (1986)
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Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over... (105 mins.)
Director: Tom Donnelly
 
44.
The Bicycle (2013 Short Film)
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An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again. (8 mins.)
 
45.
Girl on a Bicycle (2013)
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Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess... (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Leven
 
46.
American Flyers (1985)
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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains... (113 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
47.
Breaking Away (1979)
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A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
48.
2 Seconds (1998)
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Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility... (100 mins.)
Director: Manon Briand
 
49.
6 Day Bike Rider (1934)
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To get his girl back, that has fallen for a biker, a worker and one of his friends enter a six day race. (69 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
50.
Byker Grove (1989 TV Series)
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Byker Grove follows the lives and relationships of a group of young people who are members of a youth club. (30 mins.)
 
51.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
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When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
52.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
53.
Premium Rush (2012)
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In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (91 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
54.
Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984)
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The story of a boy and his family during the Spanish Civil War. (103 mins.)
Director: Jaime Chavarri
 
55.
Death of a Cyclist (1955)
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A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed. (88 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
56.
Rad (1986)
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The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
57.
El campeón ciclista (1957)
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(75 mins.)
 
58.
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age. (113 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
59.
Le Vélo (2007)
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(77 mins.)
Director: Faridi Hamid
 
60.
Island Etude (2006)
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Travelling is always the best way to encounter true stories. Ming-Hsang, a deaf, decided to cycle around Taiwan before graduating from the college... (108 mins.)
Director: En Chen
 
61.
Life on Earth (1998)
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In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we... (61 mins.)
 
62.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
 
63.
The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
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A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran... (78 mins.)
 
65.
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
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After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza... (98 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Estibal
 
66.
The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, Bai Dan, embarks on a journey in search of his real self. (105 mins.)
 
67.
BMX Bandits (1983)
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Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies. (88 mins.)
 
68.
Life Cycles (2010 Documentary)
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Story of the bike, from its creation to its demise. (47 mins.)
 
69.
The Program (2015)
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An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
70.
Where the Trail Ends (2012 Documentary)
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Where the Trail Ends is a film following the worlds top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe... (81 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Grant
 
71.
Rising from Ashes (2012 Documentary)
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The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda. (82 mins.)
Director: T.C. Johnstone
 
72.
The Hotshots (1968)
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Story talks about inventor. Inventor inventes cool bike and goes on racing competition. But on his way he has problems. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Joffé
 
73.
Athlete (2010 Documentary)
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Examines the popularity of endurance sports and profiles four everyday individuals - cancer survivor, blind senior citizen and twin sisters - who compete in marathons and triathlons and are redefining what it means to be an 'athlete'. (95 mins.)
Director: David Lam
 
74.
Tracks of Glory (1992 Mini-Series)
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Racial barriers are broken in circa-1900 Australia by Major Taylor, who becomes a world-champion bicycle racer. (184 mins.)
Director: Marcus Cole
 
75.
Up and Down (1993 TV Movie)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
76.
To Live & Ride in L.A. (2010 Documentary)
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For fixed-gear cyclists, Los Angeles is a city that has it all. From the neon glow of Hollywood to the sun-drenched boardwalk of Venice Beach... (55 mins.)
Director: David Rowe
 
77.
Blood, Sweat & Gears (2006 Documentary)
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Chronicles the 2008 season of Slipstream, a team of professional cyclists who pledge a no-drug philosophy... (90 mins.)
 
78.
Vin ciclistii (1968)
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The humorous adventures of an all-male team of cyclists training for an upcoming important bike race. (85 mins.)
Director: Aurel Miheles
 
79.
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014 Documentary)
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In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia... (96 mins.)
Director: James Erskine
 
80.
The Armstrong Lie (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace. (124 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
81.
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014 Documentary)
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An intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans... (104 mins.)
Director: Alex Holmes
 
82.
Cycling's Greatest Fraud: Lance Armstrong (2013 Documentary)
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Investigate one of sports' most high-profile scandals in Cycling's Greatest Fraud. This one-hour special... (60 mins.)
 
83.
Lance Armstrong: The Road Ahead (2015 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
 
84.
Nieuwe helden - in het hart van de tour (2014 Documentary)
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A behind the scenes look at the 2013 Tour de France of Dutch professional cycling team, Argos Shimano... (87 mins.)