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The Best Skateboarding Movies

Updated April 2, 2019 2.1k votes 1.0k voters 135.3k views19 items

List RulesMovies 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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    Mid90s is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Mid90s

    Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges

    Released2018

    Directed byJonah Hill

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    Lords of Dogtown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Lords of Dogtown

    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger

    Released2005

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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    Dogtown and Z-Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Street Dreams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Street Dreams

    Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Dunn

    Released2009

    Directed byChris Zamoscianyk

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    Gleaming the Cube is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Gleaming the Cube

    Christian Slater, Tony Hawk

    Released1989

    Directed byGraeme Clifford

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    Grind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Grind

    Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid

    Released2003

    Directed byCasey La Scala

    Grind is a 2003 American adventure, comedy film about four young aspiring amateur skaters Eric... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Search for Animal Chin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    The Search for Animal Chin

    Tony Hawk, Mike Vallely

    Released1987

    Directed byStacy Peralta

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    Thrashin' is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Thrashin'

    Josh Brolin, Anthony Kiedis

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Winters

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    Skate Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Skate Kitchen

    Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith

    Released2018

    Directed byCrystal Moselle

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    The Motivation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    The Motivation

    rob dyrdek, ryan sheckler

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam Bhala Lough

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    All This Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    All This Mayhem

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    Paranoid Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Paranoid Park

    Taylor Momsen, Christopher Doyle

    Released2007

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    Deck Dogz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Deck Dogz

    Tony Hawk, Richard Wilson

    Released2005

    Directed bySteve Pasvolsky

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    Wassup Rockers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Wassup Rockers

    Janice Dickinson, Jonathan Velasquez

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry 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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    Hardflip is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Hardflip

    Rosanna Arquette, John Schneider

    Released2012

    Directed byJohnny Remo

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    Ken Park is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Ken Park

    Maeve Quinlan, Amanda Plummer

    Released2002

    Directed byLarry Clark, Edward Lachman

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    Freddy Got Fingered is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    Freddy Got Fingered

    Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byTom Green

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    MVP: Most Vertical Primate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarding Movies
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    MVP: Most Vertical Primate

    Cameron Bancroft, Richard Karn

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Vince

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