best movie genres The Best Surf Movies  

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List Rules Films about surfers or surfing. Fiction and documentary films are both acceptable.

A list of the best surf movies, including documentaries about surfing, narrative surf films, and beach party movies. Beach Party films, popular in the 60s, are entirely fictional and geared more towards a general audience. Whether one long-boards or short-boards, there's a surf movie for everyone. The films on this list aren't for kooks (well-- most of them aren't). Enjoy!

Use this surfing movies list to remember your favorites or learn about new titles in the genre that you may have never heard of. If you are an expert in surf movies, by all means add new ones to this list too!
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All Genre Movies Lists added Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze - Genre: Narrative

The Best Stoner Movies Famous Male Surfers

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Kyle Townsend added Chasing Mavericks Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

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All Genre Movies Lists added The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Blue Crush Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Lords of Dogtown Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Big Wednesday Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Hale - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Step into Liquid Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added North Shore Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Paragon - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Riding Giants Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added The Endless Summer II Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Pat O'Connell - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Surf's Up Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges - Genre: Narrative

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JeffLee added Drift Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt - About the birth of the surf industry in Australia. Great movie  

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All Genre Movies Lists added The September Sessions Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added In God's Hands Bret Michaels, Brion James, Brian Keaulana - Genre: Narrative

The Best Countries for Surfing 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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AmineBoucetta added Blue Crush 2 Sharni Vinson, Sally Fitzgibbons, Roxy Louw

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Clay Marzo: Just Add Water Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Clay Marzo

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All Genre Movies Lists added Thicker than Water Keith Malloy, Shane Dorian, Chris Malloy - Genre: Documentary

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Young Guns 3

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All Genre Movies Lists added Gidget Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson - Genre: Beach Party Movies

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João Pereira added View from the Blue Moon

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All Genre Movies Lists added Storm Riders Gerry Lopez, Mark Richards

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All Genre Movies Lists added Hardbodies Janet Gardner, Kane Hodder, Jan Kuehnemund - Genre: Beach Party Movies

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Scratching the Surface

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Shelter

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All Genre Movies Lists added Blue Juice Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Jenny Agutter - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Ride the Wild Surf Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter - Genre: Beach Party Movies

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All Genre Movies Lists added One California Day Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy, Greg Noll - Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added Beach Party Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers - Genre: Beach Party Movies

The Top Surfing Lifestyle Brands The Silliest Fights Every Couple Has at Some Point

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Campaign

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Surf Movies
carlybobarly added The Shallows Blake Lively

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All Genre Movies Lists added Five Summer Stories Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added Beach Blanket Bingo Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello - Genre: Beach Party Movies

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All Genre Movies Lists added Morning of the Earth Genre: Documentary

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The Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Surf Movies
The Show

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Newcastle Xavier Samuel, Gigi Edgley, Rebecca Breeds

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All Genre Movies Lists added Puberty Blues Bud Tingwell, Rowena Wallace, Alan Cassell - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Crystal Voyager Nat Young - Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added Surf Party Scott Walker, Bobby Vinton, Jackie DeShannon - Genre: Beach Party Movies

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All Genre Movies Lists added Momentum Teri Hatcher, Louis Gossett, Jr. - Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added Surf II Eric Stoltz, Ruth Buzzi, Cleavon Little - Genre: Narrative

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All Genre Movies Lists added Liquid Time Genre: Documentary

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Modern Collective is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Surf Movies
Modern Collective

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Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Surf Movies
Trilogy

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All Genre Movies Lists added The Fantastic Plastic Machine Genre: Documentary

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The Living Curl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Surf Movies
All Genre Movies Lists added The Living Curl Genre: Documentary

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All Genre Movies Lists added Out of Place Genre: Documentary