Purple Rain (1984)
There is only one person who could pull off cruising around on a violet Hondamatic Honda CB400A fully customized with hot pink velour inserts, and that is the great Purple One himself. The image of Prince mounted atop his specially designed chopper from this semi-autobiographical movie, which was jointly released with the The Purple Rain album, is almost as recognizable as the music itself.
The Scene: Despite some stilted dialogue, the scene by the lake is the best for a number of reasons including a skinny-dipping Apollonia Kotero. After she jumps in the lake, Prince power slides his ride and pretends to leave her there shivering before cruising back to pick her up, but not before he warns, “Don’t get my seat all wet.”Back to top