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      Here are 10 Cycling Movies to watch which have been recommended by the CyclingMonks community. It is a mix of Indian language movies, Asian, Hollywood, drama, documentary, action and more. Check it out and you are now set for your ‘recovery day’ binge!

      We all love cycling. Some of us like eating popcorn as well. But you can’t eat popcorn plain, you need to eat it with a movie. Preferably a good movie, loosely translated, that means a movie with a bicycle in it!

      Here’s a list of bicycle movies which have been recommended by the CyclingMonks community. These movies are as distinct and different in nature as is the CyclingMonks community.

      So here enjoy the list and let us know if there in any movie compelling enough to be added to this list.

      10 Cycling Movies to Watch

      Premium Rush

      We start with Premium Rush, a movie which has been recommended by the maximum number of community members.

      Premium Rush is a 2012 American action masala flick. The storyline has a corrupt police officer chase a bike messenger around New York City. This movie became quite the hit with budding cycling aficionados because it is full Hollywood masala.

      It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role and some other people you don’t pay attention to. It started off a craze of people buying fixies, because the hero rides one. Most people who bought those fixies never ended up riding them, rather those bikes wound up adorning the walls of their houses!

      Check out more about this movie on Wikipedia.

      Watch the Trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

      Contributed By: Lit Cyclist, Isaac_29a, athletic_panda_, sandman.17, Vivek Deshmukh, manusharma

      Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

      A 1992 Bollywood movie starring Aamir Khan, had the second most recommendations by the CyclingMonks community. The title translated means, ‘The One Who Wins is King’. Sikander is Hindi for Alexander the Great.

      This is a masala Bollywood movie with all the over-the-top scenes and inaccuracies one can expect.

      It is nonetheless a movie which left an imprint on a generation of young Indians, who would forever look at cycling differently.

      It is a must-watch to understand Indian cycling’s pop culture.

      Read more about Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar on Wikipedia.

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      IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

      Contributed by: dipayansaha420, rushikesh246


      Finals is a Malayalam sports-drama which was released in 2019. The movie revolves around the main character Alice and her struggles of following a sports career in a country like India.

      Finals takes us along on the journey of a cyclist from humble origins and her journey as she faces all the challenges on and off the saddle. The film focusses more on the drama and less on the cycling. Nonetheless it is gripping at times with its storyline, as long as your ignore the inaccuracies in the depiction of cycling as a sport.

      Check out more on IMDB.

      Watch the trailer here:


      IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

      Contributed by: anjith_m_, trekgirl_vinu

      Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

      A sports documentary chronicling the life of cyclist, Lance Armstrong, released in 2014.

      Check out more about this documentary on IMDB.

      IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

      Contributed by: _Sam_manohar_



      To the Fore

      To the Fore is a Hong Kong-Chinese film which was first released in 2015. It is a cycling action packed movie with a splash of drama thrown in for good measure.

      The story goes about the lives of two cyclists, Ming and Tian, who first work together in a Cat III team called Radiant, before the team breaks up. Then the duo move to different teams and the rivalry heats up, both on and off the saddle. This movie has some incredible cycling shots and goes into the details of cycling. It does fall short on the off-saddle drama stuff.

      Watch it for incredible scenes shot in Taiwan, China, Korea, Mongolia and Switzerland.

      Check out more about this Hong Kong movie which was entered as the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards on Wikipedia.

      Watch Trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

      Contributed by: livzonwheelz

      Biking Borders

      Biking Borders is a travel-documentary about two friends who spent time working in Latin America. The duo then decides to build a school for children in Guatemala. Knowing that it would take a lot of money, they decide to do something BIG and CRAZY to attract attention and funds.

      Without any prior experience, Max Jabs and Nono Konopka, ride 15000 km around the world, pushing the limits of geographical and mental borders.

      Check out more on IMDB.

      Watch Trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

      Contributed by: luis-21-00

      Yowamushi Pedal

      Yowamushi Pedal is an anime series which was first released in 2013 and is still ongoing into its 5th season, with the next episode due in October 2022.

      The series starts in a high school, where main character Sakamichi Onada tries to join the Anime club in his new school.

      The club gets disbanded and instead he joins the cycling club.

      And the journey begins from there.

      Like most anime, this will keep you glued to your seat, which no real-life show can. Provided you like anime.

      Read more about the seasons on IMDB.

      Watch trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 7.8/ 10

      Contributed by: swastik gupta


      Cycle is a Marathi movie which was released in 2018. It is about the main character, Keshav and his yellow bicycle.

      The Yellow Cycle was gifted to Keshav’s grandfather by an Englishman and the grandfather gives it to him. As a result, he is extremely possessive about the bicycle.

      One day his bicycle is stolen by two thieves, who then pose as his relatives and travel around on the bicycle. They use Keshav’s goodwill on the immediately recognisable bicycle as they travel. The journey of Keshav to find his stolen cycle leads to learning a lot more about life. Not just cycling.

      This film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

      You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

      Watch the trailer here:


      IMDB Rating: 8.2/ 10

      Contributed by: gauravigd

      Tour de Pharmacy

      Tour de Pharmacy is a 40-minute laugh riot released in 2017. The movie is set in 1982 at the Tour de France and it mocks the level of doping and cheating in the world of professional cycling.

      It has some big names in the lead roles and you will find it difficult to stop laughing for the entire duration.

      Read more about it on Wikipedia.

      Watch the trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

      Contributed by: mouli.vc

      Blood Road

      Blood Road is a documentary film released in 2017 and shot in Vietnam. It has mountain biker, Rebecca Rusch, along a Ho Chi Minh trail for 1900 km in search of the exact location her father was shot down as a US Air Force pilot.

      What begins as a simple bicycle ride through the forest, quickly turns into a heart wrenching story, which keeps you riveted.

      It is not just the story, but also the visuals which are a treat to watch, also adding the local culture in it as well.

      Read more about it on Wikipedia.

      Watch the trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 6.7/ 10

      Contributed by: Hakster2412

      The Program

      The Program is a biographical drama film released in 2015 based on the life of Lance Armstrong. This movie is based on David Walsh’s book, Seven Deadly Sins. Ben Foster plays Armstrong in The Program.

      The Director got the idea to make this movie after reading a review of the book, The Secret Race, by Tyler Hamilton.

      Check out more about this biopic on Wikipedia.

      Watch trailer here:

      IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

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      If you have another 10 cycling movies to watch, recommend them to us. And we will all go watch it together as a community!

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        Nasu: Summer in Andalusia

        Nasu: Summer in Andalusia is a Japanese anime which was released in 2003. It follows the story of a professional Spanish cyclist, Pepe Benengeli, as he races the Vuelta a Espana in Andalusia.

        This is the first Japanese anime to have been selected for the Cannes Film Festival. This is from the famous Studio Ghibli.

        You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

        Watch the trailer here:

        Contributed by: tank0yu

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          Over Drive

          Over Drive is a Japanese anime series which started airing in 2007. It is a story about the first Japanese cyclist to win the Tour de France.

          The story is about Mikoto Shinozaki, who is a high school student, who accidentally takes up cycling, without any background in the sport, or any sport. He then works towards becoming the greatest cyclist in the world.

          Read more about it out on Wikipedia.

          You can find it here:

          Contributed by: tank0yu

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            Great. There are too many good options. It’s precisely the topic that I look for. Thanks for your recommendations.

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