scene from The motorcycle Diaries film, motorcyclists crossing a river on a ferry in south america.

5 must-watch motorcycle adventure films

If you’ve combed through Netflix, or the TV guide is looking a little bare, it’s time to add some classic adventure movies to your ‘must watch’ list. From epic landscapes to nail-biting action, a motorcycle adventure film is the perfect way to spark your wanderlust and get you planning your next road trip. Take a look at our picks for the top five must-watch motorcycle films you need to see this year.

Riding Solo to the Top Of The World

Run time 1h 34min, available on DVD

movie poster for riding solo on the top of the world

This epic documentary follows filmmaker Gaurav Jani as he travels solo from Mumbai to some of the most remote places on the planet, without a crew or team to support him. Not just focusing on the journey and breathtaking landscapes, Gaurav takes us on his journeys to small villages and religious festivals and lets us meet the locals he gets to know along the way. This is a truly epic motorcycle adventure film that will give you wanderlust like you’ve never had before!

Easy Rider

Runtime 1h 35min, watch on YouTube

Easy Rider is one of the most iconic motorcycle adventure films of all time. Following the journey of two drug dealers in the 1960s as they travel from California to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras, Easy Rider shows the full spectrum of society in the 60s. This OOscar-nominated film is part adventure, part action film, and stars Hollywood legends Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Easy Rider is the ultimate motorbike adventure film that you’re sure to watch again and again.

One Week

Runtime 1h 34min, available on DVD

movie poster for One Week

One Week follows the motorbike adventure of one man as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia, on a journey to find a little more meaning in his life following a cancer diagnosis. He meets plenty of influential characters on the way, that help him to heal relationships and grow as a person. This is an incredibly scenic film, showing some of the iconic landmarks and landscapes of Canada, and it will have you desperate to hop on the next flight across the pond.


Somewhere Else Tomorrow

Runtime 1h 47min, watch on Amazon Prime

two adventure motorcyclists sitting at the edge of the grand canyon

This documentary follows two friends and novice bikers as they set out to travel the world, paying their way by picking up odd jobs as they travel and explore local cultures. They encounter plenty of struggles along the way which will keep you hooked, and leave you admiring the strength of the human spirit.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Runtime 2h 6min, watch on Amazon

image from motorcycle diaries film, two men pushing a vintage motorcycle

This Spanish language film follows the young Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, documenting the motorcycle adventure he went on in his youth that is credited with helping him to find his life’s calling. The Motorcycle Diaries is a coming of age story, which introduces us to the political landscape of South America in the 1950s too. This is an essential motorcycle adventure film that everyone will enjoy, whether you’re a biker or not.


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