Bike/Green/Eco/Anti-Oil Movies Compendium
Recommended Cycling, Environmental, Anti-Oil, Consumer Conscious Movies.
Arranged by release year:
Don't Look Up (2021)
Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Generally considered a climate change allegory.
Turbo Kid (2015)
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of 1997, a hero with a bike fights a tyrannical overlord to save his friends.
The story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it.
Girl on a Bicycle (2013 German)
Just when Paolo, an Italian bus driver in Paris, is ready to propose to his girlfriend Greta, he sees beautiful young Cecile on her bicycle.
This Changes Everything (2012)
Documenting seven communities around the world seizing the climate change crisis to transform failed economic system into something radically better.
Wadjda (2012 Saudi)
An enterprising Saudi girl joins a Koran recitation competition to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
Premium Rush (2012)
Bike messenger/life change/crime drama with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon, Wolé Parks, ...
Triple Rush (2011-.. 1 season 8 episodes)
An insider's look at the chaotic workings of 3 different NYC courier companies battling in an intensely competitive industry.
Biking The Boulevards (2010)
Geoffrey Baer bikes his way across 150 years of Chicago's history in under an hour.
Beautiful Pixar "cosmic comedy" carrying surprisingly strong environmental warnings.
The Story Of Stuff (2008)
Tides Center fast-paced, fact-filled cartoon exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008)
National Geographic runs through the catastrophic effect each degree in temperature change will have on the world.
Exhaustively reveals historical and modern information about currently dominant social institutions and their control of the masses.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Family, religion, greed and deceit in turn-of-the-century oil prospecting.
Indecent Exposure to Cars (2007)
Conrad Schmidt tells the story of the World Naked Bike Ride; a tale of people, suspense, intrigue, love, and fighting catastrophic environmental collapse.
Escape From Suburbia (2007)
Sobering yet vital and ultimately positive exploration of what the second half of the Oil Age has in store for us. Sequel to "End Of Suburbia" (2004).
The 11th Hour (2007)
Leonardo DiCaprio documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems, and proposes potential solutions. Appearances by Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Hawking, Wangari Maathai, Paul Hawken, David Orr, David Suzuki, Paul Stamets.
B.I.K.E. - Be Inclusive Kill Exclusivity (2007)
Documentary following exploits of the "Black Label Bicycle Gang" and their anti-capitalist freak bike building culture.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
The bizarre suspicious circumstances of the sudden recall and destruction of all California's electric cars following ten years of successful leasing and use. Featuring Martin Sheen, Ed Begley Jr., Phyllis Diller, Mel Gibson, etc.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Al Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. Not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)
A theatrical and scientific documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
George Clooney, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, etc. A near future action film explains how things really are with The Middle East and US policy, covering industrial society's slow, deathly descent.
Still We Ride (2005)
A NYC Critical Mass movie documents the August 2004 police action against riders (largest mass arrest in NYC history) before the RNC, making many locals aware of the ride for the first time. Film takes on civil liberties, information, and alternative transportation issues, and recounts history back to San Francisco over 10 years ago.
The Power of Community (2005)
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, and the loss over half its oil imports after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, by completely reorganizing its agricultural system and implementing broad day-to-day changes leading to improved health, food, and community. Why wait for the crisis?
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
How energy sector greed and corruption lead the seventh largest US company to bankruptcy in under a year.
Brian Standing's short documentary following a gang of bicyclist, artist, philosophers who build bikes from scraps to change the world.
The End of Suburbia (2004)
Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Star studded imagining of how gulf stream changes could tip the climate overnight.
The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army On Wheels (2000)
Tracing an 1890s U.S. Army project to replace horses with bicycles, follows 20 African-American soldiers on a 2,000 mile trek.
The Blue Bicycle (2000 French)
The daughter of a wealthy Bordeaux family charms all the men on the blue bicycle from her father.
We Are Traffic! (1999)
Bikeumentaries chronicling development of the "Critical Mass" bicycle movement, a massive monthly ritual of reclaiming the streets by riding en masse, constituting the cutting edge of alternative transportation advocacy.
2 Seconds (1998)
A fired professional downhill racer rebuilds her life in Montreal.
Frivolous Lola (1998)
In the 1950s Italian countryside, Lola is impatient waiting for her very traditional fiance Masetto.
Return of the Scorcher (1992)
Short documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes.
After The Warming (1989)
Famed social journalist James Burke traces the history of ice ages and warming trends, and presents possible scenarios for greenhouse effects through the 1990s to 2050. Accurately predicting the present over two decades ago.
A young man overcomes all obstacles to compete in a BMX race.
Bike messenger/life change/crime drama with Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Laurence Fishburne, ...
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Eccentric man-child embarks on journey of his life to find his beloved stolen bike. Tim Burton directed, Phil Hartman wrote, Paul Reubens starred.
Breaking Away (1979)
A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.
The Cycling Tour (1972)
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Season 3 Episode 8 (#34), 0:32. The trans-Europe adventure of Mr. Pither, his amnesiac companion, and their crash resistant food. First episode of the series to feature a full length story.
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