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 Great Escape (1963)

Of course this was going to make the list. If you haven’t seen this wartime classic on at least one Christmas Day you’ve missed out. Especially Steve McQueen making a run for it away from the Nazis for the Austrian border on his motorcycle – a Triumph TT Special 650 disguised as a German BMW R75.

Steve McQueen did his own riding and was so good he even doubled for one of the German pursuers (the one who hits the wire across the road and comes off). However, he didn't perform the famous jump over the fence – that was his friend, stuntman Bud Ekins.

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