Movies about motorcycle gangs or people riding motorcycles cross country are commonly known as biker flicks. And there was a time when biker movies were a cottage industry in Hollywood. The Hells Angels alone inspired a whole genre of movies in the 1960s and 1970s with titles such as Hells Angels On Wheels, Nam’s Angels, Satan’s Sadists and Angels’ Wild Women. These films tended to be exploitation movies and all about motorcycles, drugs, gang fights and running from the law. However, over the years, Hollywood has churned out some decent biker flicks—sometimes unintentionally. Here’s a list of 10 of the better biker moves that are worth checking out.
10. Beyond the Law (1993)
Not the worst movie Charlie Sheen has ever made, the 1993 movie Beyond the Law stars a pre-Two and a Half Men Sheen as an undercover cop who infiltrates a cut-throat biker gang who happen to deal in stolen arms and run guns all over the U.S. Titled Made of Steel in Europe, this movie isn’t the best biker flick ever made. But it gets a passing grade for having decent action, plenty of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a strong supporting cast that includes tough guy extraordinary, and Quentin Tarantino favorite, Michael Madsen as the biker gang’s leader known only by the nickname “Blood” (awesome), and sexy actress Linda Fiorentino as the tough-talking love interest of Charlie Sheen. This movie never won any Oscars, but is worth lingering on if you come across it on late night cable.