Bikes on Films

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1.
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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
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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.
Jour de Fete (1949)
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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois... (70 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
9.
Sacrifice (1986)
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Return of the Scorcher (1992 Documentary)
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(28 mins.)
Director: Ted White
 
18.
We are Traffic! (1999 Documentary)
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The film chronicles the history and development of "Critical Mass", the leaderless, grassroots bicycle... (50 mins.)
Director: Ted White
 
19.
Still We Ride (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary examining the showdown between the monthly Critical Mass ride and the NYPD in 2004.
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
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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.)
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
Bicicleta, cullera, poma (2010 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Carles Bosch
 
30.
Il Postino (1994)
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Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. (108 mins.)
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Havana Suite (2003 Documentary)
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Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. (85 mins.)
Director: Fernando Pérez
 
33.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
34.
El elefante y la bicicleta (1994)
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After two years in jail, El Isleño returns to the island of La Fe, ruled by the dictator Francisco Gavilán... (81 mins.)
 
35.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)