Best Skateboarding Movies

  • Lords of Dogtown

    Lords of Dogtown (PG-13, 2005)

    Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson (IX), Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed
    The true story of the kids who created modern skateboard culture is recreated in this drama. In the ... read moreearly '70s, skateboards were seen as a fad of the 1960s that had all but died out, but in a rough-and-tumble Venice, CA community known as "Dogtown," that was about to change. Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk), Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) were three guys who liked to surf the rugged beaches around Venice and hung out at the Zephyr Surf Shop, a store run by Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger) that stocked gear for adventurous surfers and skateboarders. With the advent of new urethane wheels that connected with concrete in a way old metal and rubber wheels could not, Tony, Stacy, and Jay began exploring ways to translate radical surf style to skateboarding, and the guys invented a new way to skate inside the smooth, round surfaces of empty pools, employing vertical moves and edge flips that added a new and dramatic spin to skating. It didn't take long for word to spread about the wild new style of the Z-Boys, and they quickly became local celebrities, and later nationwide skating stars, though sudden fame took its toll on these young men. The true story of Lords of Dogtown was previously the basis of the acclaimed documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, directed by former Z-Boy Stacy Peralta, who like Tony Alva served as a consultant on this project. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100005049942661: I didn't believe it when my fiancé said this movie was one of the best skateboarding movies out there, but after seeing it and how great the story telling and skateboardin
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb594747508: A good movie about the birth of skateboarding and the lifestyle it launched. The most impressive thing about the movie is the 70's H
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • theunknownhobo
      theunknownhobo: esy of the late great Heath Ledger, this bio-pic of the Z-Boys from Venice Beach who shaped the way skateboarding was not only perceived but practised all over the world, is worth a good set of stars
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Grind

    Grind (PG-13, 2003)

    Mike Vogel, Colin McKay, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody, Joey Kern
    Gaylord Films producer Casey La Scala makes his directorial debut with the teen comedy Grind. Just b... read moreefore entering college, young skateboarder Eric Rivers (Mike Vogel) decides to take a road trip from Chicago to California with his smart friend Dustin (Adam Brody) and his wacky friend Matt (Vince Vieluf). Despite their underdog status, they intend to make it big in the world of skateboarding in the wake of legendary touring skater Jimmy Wilson (Jason London). They end up recruiting a fourth team member named Sweet Lou (Joey Kern) as Eric romances the film's token attractive female Jamie (Jennifer Morrison). Grind also features appearances by real-life pro skaters like Bam Margera, along with an energetic pop/rock soundtrack. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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      fb100003276791161: This film was mediocre but at it's time of release skateboarding was in its prime. It is a funny movie that is worth watching for a few mindless laughs
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • Shedoesntevengohere
      Shedoesntevengohere: . The element of skateboarding has something beautiful about it, and is clear why there is such a following for it, w
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • gamergrant1996
      gamergrant1996: . Very funny, cool. Awesome skateboarding tricks.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago