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The Best Skateboarding Movies

Updated January 29, 2021 2.2k votes 1.1k voters 137.0k views51 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that put skating front and center.

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. But there were some great '80s skateboard movies like Gleaming the Cube. But should it be at the top of the list? You get to help decide.

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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  • Mid90s1
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    Mid90s

    Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges

    Released2018

    Directed byJonah Hill

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  • Lords of Dogtown2
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    Lords of Dogtown

    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger

    Released2005

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • Dogtown and Z-Boys3
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    Dogtown and Z-Boys

    Sean Penn, Jay Adams

    Released2001

    Directed byStacy Peralta

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  • Street Dreams4
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    Street Dreams

    Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Dunn

    Released2009

    Directed byChris Zamoscianyk

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  • Gleaming the Cube5
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    Gleaming the Cube

    Christian Slater, Tony Hawk

    Released1989

    Directed byGraeme Clifford

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  • Grind6
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    Grind

    Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid

    Released2003

    Directed byCasey La Scala

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  • The Search for Animal Chin7
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    The Search for Animal Chin

    Tony Hawk, Mike Vallely

    Released1987

    Directed byStacy Peralta

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  • Thrashin'8
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    Thrashin'

    Josh Brolin, Anthony Kiedis

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Winters

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  • Skate Kitchen9
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    Skate Kitchen

    Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith

    Released2018

    Directed byCrystal Moselle

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  • The Motivation10
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    The Motivation

    Felix Arguelles, Steve Berra

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam Bhala Lough

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  • All This Mayhem11
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    All This Mayhem

    Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas

    Released2014

    Directed byEddie Martin

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  • Paranoid Park12
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    Paranoid Park

    Taylor Momsen, Christopher Doyle

    Released2007

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    Deck Dogz

    Tony Hawk, Richard Wilson

    Released2005

    Directed bySteve Pasvolsky

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    Wassup Rockers

    Janice Dickinson, Jonathan Velasquez

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Clark

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  • Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy15
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    Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy

    Brewce Martin, Duane Peters

    Released2010

    Directed byLaurie House, Colin Powers

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  • Hardflip16
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    Hardflip

    Rosanna Arquette, John Schneider

    Released2012

    Directed byJohnny Remo

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    Ken Park

    Maeve Quinlan, Amanda Plummer

    Released2002

    Directed byLarry Clark, Edward Lachman

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  • Freddy Got Fingered18
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    Freddy Got Fingered

    Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byTom Green

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  • The Skateboard Kid19
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    The Skateboard Kid

    Dom DeLuise, Bess Armstrong

    Released1993

    Directed byLarry Swerdlove

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  • The Last Day of Summer20
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    The Last Day of Summer

    James Woods, Jennette McCurdy

    Released2007

    Directed byBlair Treu

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  • An Extremely Goofy Movie21
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    An Extremely Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Bebe Neuwirth

    Released2000

    Directed byIan Harrowell, Douglas McCarthy

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  • Haggard: The Movie22
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    Haggard: The Movie

    Tony Hawk, Bam Margera

    Released2003

    Directed byBam Margera

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    Kids

    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1995

    Directed byLarry Clark

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  • Little Children24
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    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

    Released2006

    Directed byTodd Field

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  • MVP: Most Vertical Primate25
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    MVP: Most Vertical Primate

    Cameron Bancroft, Richard Karn

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Vince

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