After World War II, motorcycle clubs began to grow in popularity throughout the United States, especially on the West Coast. Their culture was so fascinating to the outside world that Stanley Kramer decided to capitalize on it, producing the first biker flick in 1953, The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando.
Then, in the mid-1960s, the Hells Angels MC inspired a whole new litany of films, including Hells Angels on Wheels and Satan’s Sadists. With illegal activity, cool motorcycles, and hard-core characters, it’s hard not to get invested in the films of the genre. So, get ready for fights, high-speed chases, and a whole lot of crime with these biker flicks.
Hells Angels On Wheels
Starring a young Jack Nicholson and a bunch of people you’ve probably never heard of, Hells Angels on Wheels follows the story of a hot-tempered gas station attendant, Poet, who isn’t overly thrilled with his life. That is until he starts hanging out with a rough-and-tough chapter of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club.
Of course, things get a bit bumpy when he starts making moves on the leader’s girlfriend. That’s not a good thing in any situation, but it’s even worse when the crew you’re hanging around with is a bit flexible when it comes to the law!