Top Ten Outdoor Movies

Rounding Out the Classics: Breaking Away (1979)

Breaking Away (1979)

This feel-good movie, which exudes Americana, won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1979. Breaking Away follows four friends in Bloomington, Indiana who don't know what to do with their lives after high school. One (Dennis Christopher) escapes into the world of Italian cycling and leads the gang to compete in the real "Little 500." It's an adorable and humorous film-and you don't even have to understand or like biking to enjoy its warm embrace.


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