The Best Cycling Films

Films are beloved pieces of art that we all watch and enjoy with such and incredible array of genres and titles to chose from. Something that has been hard to do over the years is to properly create fictional sports films, some have done it like Goal! which is about a Mexican footballer or Vertical Limit which was one of the first climbing tragedy films created at the turn of the century.

The relatively recent boost in cycling popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed and now the film studios are wanting to cash in. If you follow us on twitter, a while back we shared a trailer for an action packed cycling film from Hong-Kong which looks set to change the way we look at cycling films. Here is the trailer for the high octane¬†film, directed by Dante Lam.

And now for our top 5 Cycling Films (in chronelogical order)!

Premium Rush
Premium Rush
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
IMDB: 6.5 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

The Armstrong Lie
The Armstrong Lie
A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.
IMDB: 7.2 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

Chasing Legends
Chasing Legends
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.
IMDB: 7.7 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%

The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman
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.
IMDB: 7.1 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%

American Flyers
American Flyers
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which could render him paralyzed or dead at any given moment. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities.
IMDB: 6.3 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%

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