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Ride Movie Awards, Now With Bikes

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Reader Kathy Schubert suggested adding a bike category, so here it is, along with the rest of the nominees. So if you haven't voted already, please vote -- the turnout has been outstanding! If you've already voted, and care about bikes in movies, just vote in the bike category. We'll announce the winners of the Ride Movie Awards the day after the Oscars, Monday, Feb. 23.

Marty asked how to vote -- the easiest way to do it on the blog is just copy the categories into your comment, and put an "X" next to the one you want.

Best picture with a bike in the leading role:

"The Triplets of Belleville," 2003
"Breaking Away," 1979
"The Bicycle Thief," 1948
"2 Seconds," 1998
"The Flying Scotsman," 2006

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1976
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1983 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

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when i grow up, i, probably, wanna be u! u inspire me in every way! I wish I was in NY now! i’m in SA and in varsity (Rhodes University) http://file.sh/University+torrent.html and this wud make such a cool trend here! I smiled and , almost cried after reading this! u are awesome! I’m in love!

For movies with bicycles? There is a documentary film out soon called Veer all about bicycling culture http://www.veerthemovie.com

I don't see how to vote ...

How can any category of bikes in a leading role not include "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"?

:-[

Here are my choices...

Best picture with a bike in the leading role:

"The Triplets of Belleville," 2003
X "Breaking Away," 1979
"The Bicycle Thief," 1948
"2 Seconds," 1998
"The Flying Scotsman," 2006

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
X "Silver Streak," 1976
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
X "The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997
X "Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
X "Speed," 1994
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1983 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
X "High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
X "The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
X "Easy Rider," 1969

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
X "Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
X The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
X "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

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