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List Rules Movies must have skateboarding as a main component.

Skateboarding movies aren't all about dudes and bros seeking out empty pools; they're about buddies and sport and weed, too. This list of the best skateboarding movies includes comedy, action, and drama movies that feature skateboarding as a theme. These are top films about skateboarding, both new and old. If you believe we've left a great skateboarding film off of this list then please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Skateboarding is a relatively new sub-genre, with the sport itself not really taking off until the last few decades.

What are the best skate movies? The movies on this list exhibit some of the best skateboarders around, doing things with their skateboards that seem to defy physics. Half-pipes, rail slides, you name it. If you love riding your skateboard, then these skate movies are for you.
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SofĂ­a Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner
Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film is based on the "Z-Boys", a revolutionary group of ...more

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Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston
Mid90s is a 2018 American comedy drama film directed by Jonah Hill. A thirteen-year-old (Sunny Suljic) in 90s-era LA spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of ...more

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Street Dreams is an American film directed by Chris Zamoscianyk, produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jason Bergh and Sal Masekela. and written by Elisa Delson, Rob Dyrdek, and Nino Scalia. Derrick Cabrera ...more

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Dogtown and Z-Boys is an award winning 2001 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta. The documentary explores the pioneering of the Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970s and the evolving sport ...more

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Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid, Mike Vogel
Grind is a 2003 American adventure, comedy film about four young aspiring amateur skaters Eric Rivers, Matt Jensen, Dustin Knight, and Sweet Lou Singer who are trying to make it in the world of ...more

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The Search for Animal Chin is a 1987 skateboarding film featuring the Bones Brigade. It is one of the first skateboarding films to have a "plot". After an early version of the ...more

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Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith, Nina Moran
Skate Kitchen is a 2018 American drama film directed by Crystal Moselle. A teenaged skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg) makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

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kaylee1111 added rob dyrdek, ryan sheckler, paul rodriguez
The Motivation is a 2013 documentary sports film directed by Adam Bhala Lough.

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Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Ed Lauter
Gleaming the Cube is an American film released in 1989. It featured Christian Slater as Brian Kelly, a 16-year old skateboarder investigating the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother. The ...more

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Josh Brolin, Anthony Kiedis, Sherilyn Fenn
Thrashin', also known as Skate Gang, is a 1986 American skater drama film directed by David Winters, and stars Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, and featuring Pamela Gidley. The film features ...more

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Taylor Momsen, Christopher Doyle, Gabe Nevins
Paranoid Park is a 2007 American-French drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Blake Nelson and takes place in Portland, Oregon. It ...more

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All This Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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Tony Hawk, Richard Wilson, Glenda Linscott
Deck Dogz is a 2005 Australian skater film, written and directed by Steve Pasvolsky and starring Sean Kennedy, Ho Thi Lu and Richard Wilson with a guest appearance by Tony Hawk. It was filmed in ...more

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Janice Dickinson, Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa
Wassup Rockers is a 2005 film directed by Larry Clark.

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Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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Maeve Quinlan, Amanda Plummer, Richard Riehle
Ken Park is a 2002 drama-erotic film written by Harmony Korine, who based it on Larry Clark's journals and stories. The film was directed by Clark and Ed Lachman. The film is an international ...more

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Hardflip is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
ConnorVanderhyde added Rosanna Arquette, John Schneider, Randy Wayne
Hardflip is a 2012 action and drama film written by Johnny Remo and Daniel Backman. It is also directed by Johnny Remo.

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Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Michael Hall
Freddy Got Fingered is a 2001 American comedy film directed, co-written by, and starring Tom Green. The film follows Green as a 28-year-old slacker who wishes to become a professional ...more

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Cameron Bancroft, Richard Karn, Fred Keating
MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate is the 2001 film, and the second in the MVP series. The film's title character, Jack, is a fictional chimpanzee. It is a sequel to MVP: Most Valuable Primate.