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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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze - Genre: Narrative

The Best Stoner Movies Famous Male Surfers

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Chasing Mavericks Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

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The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August - Genre: Narrative

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Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb - Genre: Narrative

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Blue Crush Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis - Genre: Narrative

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Lords of Dogtown SofĂ­a Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner - Genre: Narrative

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Big Wednesday Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Hale - Genre: Narrative

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Step into Liquid Genre: Documentary

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Riding Giants Genre: Documentary

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North Shore Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Paragon - Genre: Narrative

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

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Surf's Up Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges - Genre: Narrative

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

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

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The September Sessions Genre: Documentary

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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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Thicker than Water Keith Malloy, Shane Dorian, Chris Malloy - Genre: Documentary

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Young Guns 3

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

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

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Storm Riders Gerry Lopez, Mark Richards

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View from the Blue Moon

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Scratching the Surface

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Shelter

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One California Day Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy, Greg Noll - Genre: Documentary

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Blue Juice Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Jenny Agutter - Genre: Narrative

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Campaign

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The Top Surfing Lifestyle Brands The Worst Qualities in a Woman

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

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

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Five Summer Stories Genre: Documentary

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Morning of the Earth Genre: Documentary

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The Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Surf Movies
The Show

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

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Surf Movies
The Shallows Blake Lively

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Newcastle Xavier Samuel, Gigi Edgley, Rebecca Breeds

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Puberty Blues Bud Tingwell, Rowena Wallace, Alan Cassell - Genre: Narrative

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Crystal Voyager Nat Young - Genre: Documentary

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

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Momentum Teri Hatcher, Louis Gossett, Jr. - Genre: Documentary

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Surf II Eric Stoltz, Ruth Buzzi, Cleavon Little - Genre: Narrative

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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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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
The Living Curl Genre: Documentary

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Out of Place Genre: Documentary