The twenty best bicycle scenes in cinema, ever
The Fab Four's second feature film comes with a plot like a small, deeply accented circus, but its scenes play like music videos - or at the very least, Monty Python clips. It turns out the guys are better musical masterminds than they are bike riders, but they ride with a vengeance. Literally. Here, the Beatles give up on their fear of being disemboweled by an evil cult and steer themselves back to bravery, opting instead to "smash them" at their temple. In the end, they must come together, with a little help from their friends, to keep from being sacrificed.
In the 1980s, according to movies, every kid lived in an adorable coastal town with tons of hills to accommodate awesome BMX-bike montages. Less often shown is the rag-tag posse of crime-solving tykes panting and sweating back up said hills. For real, Chunk: How do you stay fat in this town?
The first-best '80s hack-job-functioning-as-an-excuse-to-show-a-bunch-of-awesome-bike-tricks ever put to film. Also, Rad fun fact: Even though "Send Me an Angel" came out some years before Rad did, the Australian band Real Life later admitted that the specific angel they were requesting was, in fact, Aunt Becky doing some sweet-ass freestyle.
frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>2. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
As we learned from Rad, the '80s were a badass time for bikes, and of that decade there was no bike badasser than Pee Wee's awe-inspiring cruiser -- to the extent that the whole goal of the big adventure of Pee Wee's Big Adventure was to track it down. Obviously, any one of us would have done the same.
The bike scene from E.T. probably the most iconic scene of all movie history -- like, literally, Steven Spielberg made it the icon of his production company -- and without question the most famous one involving a bicycle. Not that it doesn't raise some questions: for example, when the bikes are flying, why are they still pedaling? And why is that police car a station wagon? In the end, though, who cares? Disregarding logic is the magic of the movies.