Are you or do you know any BMX riders? Then you may be interested in checking out some fun and best movies in 2023 surrounding BMX racing and the BMX world. Some of these are films based on the sport, intriguing documentaries, and movies that may include some rides on the two-wheeled cycle. Check out this list of the best BMX movies 2023 to enjoy with those riding fans.
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Best BMX Movies 2023
BMX Bandits (1983)
Plot: Teens P.J. and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy, they discover a box of walkie-talkies — and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to monitor police signals during a bank robbery. When the young trio snatches the devices from the group of bank robbers, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedaling skills might just save their necks.
Star Cast: Angelo D’Angelo, James Lugton, Nicole Kidman
Plot: Cru Jones is a teenage BMX racer who lives in a small town with his younger sister Wesley and their mother. Cru is faced with a tough decision: qualify for Helltrack, or take the SAT in order to attend college. Winning Helltrack means $100,000, a new Chevrolet Corvette, and fame. Cru chooses the former option, against his mother’s wishes.
Star Cast: Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky in Full House), Martin Aparijo
Turbo Kid (2015)
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.
Star Cast: Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Laurence Leboeuf
Adventure Boyz (2019)
Plot: When two boys on their BMX bikes and their Speedway racing Dad, come up against a notorious crime boss and his criminal gang who have stolen a hoard of Diamonds from England’s Largest Castle, a chain of events is set off that will change their lives forever.
Star Cast: Angela Dixon, Jon Campling, Howard J. Ford
Joe Kid on a Stingray (2005)
Plot: The History of BMX documentary allows everyone from veteran Pro BMXers to modern day BMX racer kids, a chance to relive these important moments and stories explained by the sports most influential riders so that they understand what really happened in the evolution of BMX. The directors have assembled a 30yr history packed with rare archival footage and interesting interviews to create a film which explores the history, trends, stars, and current direction of BMX stunt riding and racing. Joe Kid on a Sting-Ray delivers a historical perspective to the sport of BMX, but brings it to you in such a way that makes you feel like you were there.
Star Cast: Eddie Fiola, Eddie Roman, Jeff Utterback
Plot: Up-and-coming broker Jack Casey crashes on the stock market one day and cashes in whatever he has left to become a bicycle messenger in San Francisco. Although not exactly a logical alternative, bicycling the hilly streets of San Francisco turns out to be dangerous after Casey runs into Gypsy, the street pusher who has the messengers run drugs for him.
Star Cast: Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Jami Gertz
Premium Rush (2012)
Plot: For bike messenger Wilee, dodging speeding cars, evading crazy cabdrivers, and blowing by millions of cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work. Wilee is one of the best in a dangerous job, and his bike of choice is a Fixie, a lightweight, single-gear unit without brakes. Though Wilee knows that one day he may end up as a smear on the pavement — he is unprepared for what happens after his last run of the day turns into a life-or-death chase through Manhattan.
Star Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania, Ramirez
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Plot: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Star Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Plot: Pee-wee Herman, an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis. While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie, the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.
Star Cast: Paul Reubens, Mark Holton, Elizabeth Daily, Diane Salinger
The Ride (2018)
Plot: After a violent, racially charged incident lands John in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge and Marianna, an interracial couple. Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing, slowly beginning to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports and BMX biking. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and redemption. Based on a true story.
Star Cast: Bella Thorne, Will Brill, Hailee Keanna Lautenbach
Chosen: A Chronicle of the Black BMX Experience
Plot: A Chronicle of the Black BMX Experience, is a full length feature documentary film that follows the history of black bmx athletes, manufacturers and industry insiders from the 1970’s until present day. Although only amassing a small percentage of the racers around the globe, they have found great success in this niche cycling discipline.
Star Cast: Jeffrey Upshaw, Tommy Brackens, Denzel Stein
“30 for 30” The Birth of Big Air (2010)
Plot: In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead, focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of “what’s next.” His motivations stem purely from his own ambitions, and even without endorsements, cameras, fame and fans, Hoffman would still be working to push the boundaries of gravity. Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, will showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to “Big Air.”
Star Cast: Matt Hoffman, Johnny Airtime, Brian Blyther