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The Best Kelly Slater Movies

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List of the best Kelly Slater movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Kelly Slater's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Kelly Slater movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kelly Slater movies will be at the top of the list. Kelly Slater has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kelly Slater movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kelly Slater films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Kelly Slater role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Kelly Slater performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

A list made up of films like Raising the Bar and The Kill 5.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kelly Slater movies?" and "What are the greatest Kelly Slater roles of all time?"
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  • 1

    Riding Giants

    Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton
    16
    2

    Released2004

    Directed byStacy Peralta

    Riding Giants is a 2004 documentary film directed and narrated by Stacy Peralta, a famous skater/surfer. The movie traces the origins of surfing and specifically focuses on the art of big wave...  more
  • 2

    One Night at McCool's

    Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt
    7
    0

    Released2001

    Directed byHarald Zwart

    One Night at McCool's is a 2001 American comedy film written by Stan Seidel, directed by Harald Zwart, and starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman, Michael Douglas, and Andrew...  more
  • 3

    Kelly Slater in Black and White

    Kelly Slater
    7
    0

    Released2004

  • 4

    The Sixth Element

    Kelly Slater, Ross Clarke-Jones
    6
    0

    Released2006

    The Sixth Element is a 2006 surfing film and documentary directed by Justin MacMillan about Ross Clarke-Jones. It is the only Ross Clarke-Jones video....  more
  • 5

    Surf's Up

    Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf
    9
    4

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Buck, Ash Brannon

    Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary family comedy film directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. It features the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, James...  more

    #451 of 527 The Best Animated Films Ever#43 of 58 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made#31 of 38 The Best Mockumentary Movies

  • 6

    The Big Bounce

    Charlie Sheen, Morgan Freeman
    7
    2

    Released2004

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

    The Big Bounce is a 2004 comedy heist film starring Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by George Armitage and based on a novel of the same name by Elmore...  more
  • 7

    The September Sessions

    Rob Machado, Shane Dorian
    7
    2

    Released2002

    Directed byJack Johnson

    Filmed in 16 mm, The September Sessions: The Tomorrowland Story Brought To Life In Brilliant 16mm Film is a 2002 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson. Often called...  more
  • 8

    Blackwater: The Story of a Place Called Teahupo'o

    Kelly Slater, Damien Hobgood
    4
    0

    Released2005

  • 9

    The Endless Summer II

    Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton
    6
    2

    Released1994

    Directed byBruce Brown

    The Endless Summer II is a 1994 film directed by Bruce Brown and is a sequel to his 1966 film The Endless Summer. In The Endless Summer II, surfers Pat O'Connell and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver retrace...  more
  • 10

    Absolute Mexico

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    4
    0

    Released2007

    Directed byJosh Pomer

  • 11

    Doped Youth

    Kelly Slater, Dean Morrison
    3
    0

    Released2005

    Directed byAdam Blakey

  • 12

    Clay Marzo: Just Add Water

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    3
    0

    Released2008

    Directed byJamie Tierney

    Have you ever loved something to the point that it becomes what you live for? Meet Clay Marzo whose passion for surfing is so pure it defies description. Take a visually stunning and emotionally...  more
  • 13

    Bounty Hunters

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    4
    2

    Released2005

  • 14

    A Brokedown Melody

    Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater
    5
    4

    Released2004

    Directed byJack Johnson, Chris Malloy

    A Brokedown Melody is a 2004 documentary surf film from Woodshed Films directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. Presented as a special screening to benefit...  more
  • 15

    Hawaiian Surf Stories

    Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez
    3
    2

    Released2006

    Directed byJimi Berlin

  • 16

    Burn

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    3
    2

    Released2005

  • 17

    Waveriders

    Cillian Murphy
    4
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byJoel Conroy

    Waveriders is a 2008 documentary film. The film was produced by Margo Harkin and directed by Joel Conroy....  more
  • 18

    Bustin' Down the Door

    Edward Norton, Kelly Slater
    3
    2

    Released2008

    Directed byJeremy Gosch

    Bustin' Down The Door is a 2008 documentary film chronicling the rise of professional surfing in the early 1970s. The film follows a group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa, including...  more
  • 19

    Surf Addicts

    Donovan, Kelly Slater
    3
    2

    Released2007

  • 20

    Pipeline Masters

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    3
    2

    Released2006

  • 21

    Great Waves: Australia: North Narrabeen, Kirra Point & Bells Beach

    Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez
    3
    2

    Released2006

  • 22

    Pure Surf

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons
    3
    4

    Released2003

  • 23

    Life as a Movie

    Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater
    3
    4

    Released2008

    Directed byBenji Weatherley

    Life As a Movie is a 2008 documentary/adventure film written by Benji Weatherley and Mai Miyama and directed by Benji Weatherley....
  • 24

    ESPN: Down the Barrel

    Kelly Slater
    2
    0

    Released2008

    ESPN: Down the Barrel is a 2007 TV movie....
  • 25

    Going Vertical: The Short Board Revolution

    Kelly Slater, Layne Beachley
    3
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Bradbury

    "GOING VERTICAL dives into one of the most contentious battles in sports: the debate over who is responsible for the invention of the short board – American Dick Brewer or Australian Bob McTavish....