25 best motorcycle movies ever

The Wild One (1953)

"What are you rebelling against?" asks a girl of Marlon Brando's surly biker Johnny Strabler. "What've you got?" he replies.

As a film, The Wild One is a bit of a feeble effort – two rival biker gangs clash in a town full of closed-minded locals, while Brando woos local girl Kathie. So far, so rote. But the image of Brando astride his Triumph Thunderbird became an icon of youthful rebellion, casting a long shadow over pop culture.


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