11 films about couriers and delivery service

Not all heroes wear red shorts over their pants and have superpowers. But won’t the same Russian courier beat any Superman in the quest to deliver orders? These guys rush to us with food, medicines and other goods, racing on a moped, bicycle or on foot in any weather and over the most unimaginable terrain. For you, we have prepared a collection of films about fast couriers and deliveries, dissecting Paris, New York or Moscow.

Bird in a cage. Contagion (2020)

The action of the dystopian thriller takes place in the world of the future, where the virus still won. All people are sitting at home, and those infected are sent by force to the quarantine zone. However, there are those who are immune to the infection. They can move freely without a mask or other protection. These lucky ones include the delivery man Niko. He calmly delivers orders and communicates with his girlfriend on the phone until he finds out that his beloved is infected, which means that the military will come for her soon. Niko is going to save his beloved.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
Songbird

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, romance

Actors:  
KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 4.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Courier (2019)

In this film about delivery, a courier on a cool bike will bring not only the order, but also drive a lot of trash with gunfire and pools of blood. The plot revolves around a mysterious woman delivering parcels. Not a single soul in London knows who she is, where she came from, or what she really wants. The databases don’t give up any information about the elusive racer . An influential crime boss gets in her way , and he does not even suspect how dangerous this brunette on a black motorcycle can be.

Original title:
The Courier

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Amit Shah …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 4.8

Age restrictions:
18+


The strongest courier (TV series) 2017

Here is an interesting story about people who grew up in poor neighborhoods. One of them is a simple Chinese noodle delivery man. The guy is trying to earn a living in modern South Korea, where it is not so easy to find a decent job. The series will tell not only about the affairs of the heart, but also the path to success of the enterprising Gan Soo, who has made a brilliant career in a large company.

Original title:
Choigang baedalkkun

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Ko Kyung-pyo, Chae Soo-bin, Kim Seon-ho…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4


Tracers (2015)

A dynamic film about working as a courier introduces the viewer to a bicycle messenger from New York. Young Cam is struggling to make ends meet, living in a garage and heavily in debt to a Chinese gang. One day he runs into a sexy beauty Nikki. The girl connects with a group of parkour lovers who commit daring robberies with the help of their athletic skills, and lures Cam into the gang.

Original title:  
Tracers

Genre:  
Action, thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rainer…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:  
12+


Express Delivery (2012)

Wiley, the main character in the film, works as a bike messenger in New York. One day, a guy receives a task from a girl friend – to transfer an envelope with unknown content from a university to Chinatown. However, a trifling matter turns into an enchanting chase. He does not have time to go to the address, as a cop approaches him and demands to give the envelope. Now a corrupt cop is on the tail of the delivery man, who becomes a source of big trouble for Wylie and his friends .

Original title:  
Premium Rush

Genre:  
Thriller, crime

Actors:  
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Danya Ramirez…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


Nimble (2011)

Ku-si loves speed, so delivering orders on a motorcycle brings him joy. He is the fastest courier in town and often receives urgent calls. This time he needs to give a ride to the popular singer Arom, who is late for a live performance. Young people rush through the city and then Ku-si receives a call. The attacker reports that he planted a bomb in the artist’s helmet, and if the guys stop, they will die.

Original title:  
Kwik

Genre:  
Action, comedy, thriller

Actors:  
Lee Ming-gi, Kang Ye-won, Kim In-gwon…

Country:  
South Korea

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:  
16+


Get it done in 30 minutes (2011)

A fast-paced film with comedy elements based on real events that took place in Pennsylvania in 2003. The life of Nick, the most ordinary pizza delivery man, was calm and measured, until two criminals intervened with an unusual plan. Bandits kidnap a guy to rob a bank with his hands. The only one who can help Nick in a sticky situation is his best friend Chet. Together they will try to escape from the intruders and at the same time sort out the difficult relationship between them.

Original title:  
30 Minutes or Less

Genre:
Action, comedy, crime

Actors:  
Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Michael Peña…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:  
16+


Courier (2009)

The protagonist of a comedy film about courier delivery knows Parisian streets like the back of his hand. And this is not surprising, because Sam has been delivering orders on a scooter for a long time. One day, the boss asks the guy to perform a particularly urgent assignment. But here’s the bad luck, it is on this day that the delivery man must attend the wedding of a relative of his beloved girl. So the courier receives the most difficult task of his career, the implementation of which will turn into a real nightmare.

Original title:
Coursier

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Mikael Yun, Geraldine Nakache, Jimmy Jean-Louis …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Closed spaces (2008)

A bizarre tragicomedy about love, youth and life in a metropolis takes the viewer to one of the skyscrapers in Moscow. Here, an emo girl named Vika is in a hurry to deliver a pizza to one of the apartments. The door is opened by a young man, Venya, whose intentions do not bode well. The customer starts behaving strangely, locks Vika up and announces that he is going to rape her. But, despite such unusual circumstances of acquaintance, the characters of the film will be able to go through all the stages of communication from hatred to understanding and falling in love , while they are closed together on the attic floor.

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Leonid Bichevin, Maria Mashkova, Oleg Makarov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Beijing Bicycle (2000)

To come to Beijing, and even immediately find a job, is a great success for a simple village teenager from a poor family. From the employer, Gue receives a brand new bicycle, on which he will deliver orders and gradually pay money for it. However, soon the guy’s working transport disappears, and after a long search, it is located, but already with the new owner. How to be a young man, if he is great – this is the only thing on which his earnings depend? Gue decides to act.

Original Title
Shiqi sui de dan che

Genre:  
Drama

Actors
Lin Kui, Li Bin, Zhou Xun …

Country:  
France, Taiwan, China

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:  
16+


Broker (1985)

Having suffered a major setback, broker Jack Casey is forced to take a job as a courier. Parents and girlfriend are not happy with this state of affairs, but he himself seems happy. He enjoys riding his bike through the beautiful streets of San Francisco and meeting new people. Here a man finds a friend, here he falls in love. The only thing that overshadows Jack’s everyday life is the bandit Gypsy, who forces the delivery men to deliver drugs . But the hero of the film about the delivery service is not used to despair. He intends to settle the issue with the criminal once and for all.

Original title:  
Quicksilver

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez…

Country
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.7


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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