Bicycles overrun the Champs-Élysées in Paris as the world’s most prestigious and grueling road race concludes its three week journey.
For many, the Tour De France is as foreign a subject as Francois Truffaut, but the two have something in common. Both bike races and bike movies are perfect to enjoy without moving a muscle!
You may notice that the majority of films on this list were released in the early ’80s. Thankfully, our culture’s apathy in cycling recently came to an end, simply because of a little yellow bracelet.
Lance Armstrong’s seven consecutive Tour de France wins (1999-2005) launched an American renaissance in the sport. Hollywood is due to produce a new wave of cycling films of the same caliber, if not better than the following. Whether you’re a fan of bike riding or not, what do you think?
- “BMX Bandits” (1986): This Australian movie revolves around a criminal ring of Walkie Talkie smugglers and features Nicole Kidman! Trailer or the Movie
- “Rad” (1986): Olympic gymnast Bart Conner plays BMX bad guy, Bart Taylor…enough said.
- “The Triplets of Belleville” (2003): This animated movie is hard to explain but it depicts the Tour de France in the late 1950s and is my favourite!