25 best motorcycle movies ever

Get your motor runnin' and head out on the highway with our selection of the finest films on two wheels

The Girl on a Motorcycle (La Motocyclette) (1968)

Jack Cardiff's slice of 60s psychedelia finds Marianne Faithfull zipping across France on her Electra Glide, en route to a liaison with her lover (Alain Delon). Neon-tinged flashbacks to her sexual liberation are a po-faced bid for profundity, but the film's US title – Naked Under Leather – shows that it's as much about titillation as it is about the ideals of the Summer of Love.

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