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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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Lords of Dogtown 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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KorbinScheck added Street Dreams Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Dunn, Ryan Sheckler 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 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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Grind 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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kaylee1111 added The Motivation rob dyrdek, ryan sheckler, paul rodriguez The Motivation is a 2013 documentary sports film directed by Adam Bhala Lough.

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ArlandiLandjono added The Search for Animal Chin Tony Hawk, Mike Vallely, Rodney Mullen 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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Gleaming the Cube 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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Thrashin' 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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Paranoid Park 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) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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Deck Dogz 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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Wassup Rockers Janice Dickinson, Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa Wassup Rockers is a 2005 film directed by Larry Clark.

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Ken Park 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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Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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Hardflip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
ConnorVanderhyde added Hardflip 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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Freddy Got Fingered 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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MVP: Most Vertical Primate 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.