#40. Breaking Away (1979)


Twentieth Century Fox

– Director: Peter Yates

– Metascore: 91

– Runtime: 101 minutes

A group of young men adjusts to life after high school. Dennis Christopher plays Dave, a cycling enthusiast who wants to become a world champion. After meeting the Italian racing team, he and his friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) decide to challenge some college boys in the town’s annual bike race. The film won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.