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1. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 125,427 | Gross: $43.22M

2. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August

Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $3.67M

3. Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.6
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61 Metascore

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake

Votes: 27,341 | Gross: $40.39M

4. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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45 Metascore

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson | Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 27,323 | Gross: $6.00M

5. In God's Hands (1998)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.5
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Three pro surfers - gifted Shane, once-great Mickey and rising young star Keoni travel to Madagascar, Bali and Hawaii in search for the ultimate wave.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Matt George, Matty Liu, Shane Dorian, Shaun Tomson

Votes: 1,060 | Gross: $1.38M

6. Drift (II) (2013)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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35 Metascore

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Directors: Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill | Stars: Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Votes: 4,212

7. Riding Giants (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark

Votes: 4,025 | Gross: $2.28M

8. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 38,663 | Gross: $43.85M

9. Storm Surfers 3D (2012)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.4
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63 Metascore

A 3D adventure into the world of big wave surfing with Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll.

Directors: Justin McMillan, Christopher Nelius | Stars: Toni Collette, Tom Carroll, Ross Clark-Jones, Ben Matson

Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.12M

10. A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.

Director: Jack McCoy | Stars: Moses Goods, Mick O'Brien, Jamie O'Brien, Dewey Weber

Votes: 56

11. Beautiful Wave (2011)

PG-13 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

5.1
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In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.

Director: David Mueller | Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Patricia Richardson, Ben Milliken, Alicia Ziegler

Votes: 460

12. Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min

7.5
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Young female surfers have been nicknamed 'Gidget' for almost 50 years and yet the true story of Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real 'Gidget,' and how her account of surfing Malibu in the mid-... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gillogly | Stars: Layne Beachley, James Darren, Sally Field, Jorja Fox

Votes: 13

13. White Wash (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.3
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57 Metascore

White Wash, the documentary, is a film exploring the complexity of race in America through the struggle and triumph of black surfers. The story is narrated by Grammy Award® winner Ben ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Woods | Stars: Ben Harper, Tariq Trotter, Audwin Andersen, Rick Blocker

Votes: 23

14. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jeff Ament

Votes: 10,982 | Gross: $1.29M

15. Surfwise (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Juliette Paskowitz, David Paskowitz, Jonathan Paskowitz, Abraham Paskowitz

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $0.27M

16. Bra Boys (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

6.2
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55 Metascore

A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.

Directors: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza | Stars: Russell Crowe, Kelly Slater, Cheyne Horan, Jack Kingsley

Votes: 1,129 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 5,010

18. Billabong Odyssey (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

6.9
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50 Metascore

Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.

Director: Philip Boston | Stars: Ken Bradshaw, Ken Collins, Brian L. Keaulana, Brad Gerlach

Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Surfer, Dude (2008)

R | 85 min | Comedy

4.7
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16 Metascore

A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

Director: S.R. Bindler | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson, Alexie Gilmore

Votes: 7,736 | Gross: $0.04M

20. California Dreaming (1979)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Seymour Cassel, Dorothy Tristan, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 494

21. Bustin' Down the Door (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

6.9
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61 Metascore

This documentary tells the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized their sport in Hawaii during the winter of 1975.

Director: Jeremy Gosch | Stars: Reno Abellira, Clyde Aikau, Eddie Aikau, Ben Aipa

Votes: 249

22. Surf School (2006)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Sport

2.2
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A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Silverman | Stars: Harland Williams, Corey Sevier, Ryan Carnes, Laura Bell Bundy

Votes: 4,730

23. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 231,926 | Gross: $63.17M

24. Johnny Tsunami (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.4
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A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brandon Baker, Mary Page Keller, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 3,797

25. Red Surf (1989 Video)

R | 104 min | Drama

3.7
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Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted ... See full summary »

Director: H. Gordon Boos | Stars: George Clooney, Doug Savant, Dedee Pfeiffer, Philip McKeon

Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Beyond Paradise (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

5.7
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A young Californian moves to Hawaii where he is befriended by three Hawaiians who show him Hawaii beyond the postcard image.

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Roy Newton, Kalani, Lorenzo Callender, Daryl Bonilla

Votes: 145

27. The Endless Summer (1966)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,279

28. Liquid Bridge (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

4.1
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Nick McCallum dreams of turning pro surfer but his father, wheelchair bound after a surfing accident, stands in his way - as does his own fear of the big waves. He defies his dad but is ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Avalon | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Simone Kessell, Jarrod Dean, Jeremy Sims

Votes: 171

29. Follow Me (1969)

G | 79 min | Documentary

6.1
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Claude Codgen, Bob Purvey, and Mary Lou McGinnis are a trio of eager and intrepid young surfers who form a group called the Surf Corps so they can travel all over the world in search of fun... See full summary »

Director: Gene McCabe | Stars: Claude Codgen, Mary Lou McGinnis, Bob Purvey, Jerry Dexter

Votes: 13

30. Dish Dogs (2000 Video)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.6
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Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.

Director: Robert Kubilos | Stars: Sean Astin, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth

Votes: 605

31. The Endless Summer 2 (1994)

TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

7.6
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Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Patrick O'Connell, Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver, Robert August, T.J. Barron

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $2.16M

32. Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008 Video)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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The orphan and former surfer Chris Emerson and his sister Nicole Emerson move to Luna Bay expecting to initiate a new life without housing expenses with their Aunt Jillian, but she charges ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Tad Hilgenbrink, Angus Sutherland, Autumn Reeser, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 8,824

33. The Surfer King (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

3.9
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Seventeen-year old Robbie Zirpollo has a problem. As the film opens, his mother is driving him to his new summer job. We learn that Robbie has grown up in Oceanside, California, but now he ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Murray Jr. | Stars: Randy Wayne, Ben Ziff, Cerina Vincent, Keri Lynn Pratt

Votes: 334

34. Newcastle (2008)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.

Director: Dan Castle | Stars: Lachlan Buchanan, Xavier Samuel, Reshad Strik, Kirk Jenkins

Votes: 1,447

35. God Went Surfing with the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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A breathtaking look at the Israel-Gaza conflict through the lens of surfing.

Director: Alexander Klein | Stars: Matthew Olsen, Arthur Rashkovan, Gil Keren, Mofeed Jabar

Votes: 19

36. Tan Lines (II) (2005)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Aldridge | Stars: Jack Baxter, Lorena Arancibia, Jed Clarke, Curtis Dickson

Votes: 950

37. Monstertorsdag (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.5
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A quirky romantic drama set in remote coastal Norway takes the viewer on a tumultuous ride through surfing aspirations, extreme weather and love.

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen | Stars: Vegar Hoel, Silje Salomonsen, Andreas Cappelen, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 695

38. Water-Logged (1962)

83 min | Documentary

7.6
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The "Fellini of Foam's" fifth and last film before "The Endless Summer," "Water Logged" is made up of highlights from Bruce Brown's four previous films: "Slippery When Wet," "Surf Crazy," "... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Brown | Star: Bruce Brown

Votes: 14

39. Peel: The Peru Project (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wes Brown and TJ Barrack take their film crew to the rugged deserts and jungles in Peru with somew of the Worlds best surfers.

Directors: T.J. Barrack, Wes Brown | Stars: Randy Bonds, Jesse Colombo, Magoo De La Rosa, Mark Healey

Votes: 14

40. On a Rail: Europe (2009 TV Movie)

26 min | Sport

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3 surfers board the train in Portugal and onwards to Spain, France and Scotland to seek waves, adventures and culture throughout their journey.

Director: Timothy Ryan | Stars: Dylan Graves, Blake Jones, Dane Ward

41. Brice de Nice (2005)

98 min | Comedy

5.0
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A wannabe surfer parties on the French Riviera while awaiting the perfect wave.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Clovis Cornillac, Élodie Bouchez, Bruno Salomone

Votes: 5,452

42. Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience (2005)

57 min | Sport

7.5
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Director: Vince Deur | Stars: Joe Curren, Bron Heussenstamm, Colin McPhilips

Votes: 14

43. Down the Barrel (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

8.2
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The essence of surfing is an elusive ideal. Part sport, part state-of-mind; an avenue for self-expression, a metaphor for freedom; a ritual, a competitive event, a dangerous journey, a ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lawrence | Stars: Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson, Kalani Robb

Votes: 35

44. Rio Breaks (2009)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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RIO BREAKS is more than just a film about surfing. It follows the story of two best friends, Fabio and Naama, as they navigate their way between the pitfalls of life in the slums and the ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Mitchell

Votes: 60

45. The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

6.8
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THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Michael Hanrahan, Kalani Miller, Kelly Slater, Raimana Van Bastolear

Votes: 254

46. The Women and the Waves (2009)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary surf film that explores the lives of female surfers who, have chosen to paddle head first into the male dominated sport of surfing and along the way found a place of their own.

Director: Heather Hudson

Votes: 7

47. Zen and Zero (2006)

61 min | Documentary

7.4
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A surf trip from L.A. to Costa Rica is a classic, a free ride, executed by generations of surfers since the 60ies. When five landlocked Austrians get on that very road, it becomes a different thing: A comedy, a philosophical diversion, an investigation of the myth of the surfer dude itself.

Director: Michael Ginthor | Stars: David Auerbach, Michael Ginthoer, Philipp Manderla, Jakob Polacsek

Votes: 50

48. One Winter Story (2006)

56 min | Documentary, Sport

6.6
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Examines the life and legacy of Sarah Gerhardt. In February 1999, Sarah became the first woman to surf Maverick's, the monstrous wave that breaks in the freezing waters off Half Moon Bay in... See full summary »

Directors: Sally Lundburg, Elizabeth Pepin | Stars: Ken Bradshaw, Mike Gerhardt, Sarah Gerhardt, Jenny Useldinger

Votes: 10

49. Ride the Wake (2008)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Sport

6.0
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Jessica Evans is one of the hottest up-and-coming wakeboarders in the local scene, and she is poised to break out on a national level. However, with the recent death of her mother, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Akana Sturla | Stars: Jenny Ladner, Erik Valdez, John Stockwell, Eddie Valdez

Votes: 12

50. Open Graves (2009)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A group of surfers discover an old board game which claims a life every time it is played.

Director: Álvaro de Armiñán | Stars: Mike Vogel, Eliza Dushku, Ethan Rains, Naike Rivelli

Votes: 2,581

51. The Outside (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.7
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The story of young aspiring professional surfer Ned Blakey. It chronicles the life of Ned as he lives out his dreams, unfortunately his life gets turned upside down and he eventually hits ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Davis | Stars: Michael Graziadei, Nia Peeples, Thomas Garner, Rob Moran

Votes: 152

52. Castles in the Sky (2010)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Filmed in five countries over three years, the documentary delves into the heart of the locations while the surfers travel through them with a sense of open-minded awe. With never-before ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Steele | Stars: Craig Anderson, Timmy Curran, Rob Machado, Pete Mendia

Votes: 106

53. One Track Mind (2008)

39 min | Documentary

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A film about the best surfers in the world.

54. Dark Fall (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

8.2
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A look into a year in the life of New Jerseys best surfers as they brave the different seasons.

Director: Alex DePhillipo | Star: Andrew Gesler

Votes: 12

55. 80 Waves (2010)

60 min | Documentary

6.4
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Filmed in glorious HD over 5 years and in 10 locations, 80 Waves is a collection of huge waves and big name riders from across the globe. Amongst the culture, wildlife and beautiful scenery... See full summary »

Director: Steve Fagan | Stars: Ken Bradshaw, Adam D'Esposito, Jamie O'Brien, Kelly Slater

Votes: 17

56. Jack Johnson: The September Sessions (2002 Video)

Music, Documentary

8.0
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Director: Jack Johnson | Stars: Shane Dorian, Luke Egan, Brad Gerlach, Jack Johnson

Votes: 167

57. The Sixth Element: The Ross Clarke-Jones Story (2006 Video)

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Justin McMillan | Stars: Jamie R. Brisick, Ross Clarke-Jonse, Dennis Hopper, Matt Hoy

Votes: 5

58. New Emissions of Light and Sound (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 36 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Sport

9.1
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New Emmissions of Light and Sound is another ground breaking film made by the people who brought you Secret Machine. This time, we've partnered up with world renowned electronica DJ Sasha ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Guglielmino, George Manzanilla | Stars: Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Yadin Nicol

Votes: 20

59. Waveriders (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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The untold story of big-wave surfing in Ireland.

Director: Joel Conroy | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Slater, Richard Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies

Votes: 138

60. Walking on Water (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

6.0
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Two Surfers. One Dream. Finding Faith On The Journey Of A Lifetime.

Director: Nic McLean | Stars: Luke Davis, Tyler Hallen, Bryan Jennings, Tom Curren

Votes: 71

61. Costa Rican Summer (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy

2.7
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A titillating teen comedy, a young surfer and his friends head to Costa Rica to save his beautiful aunt's beach motel, resurrect an old surf champion and find enough waves and women to make for a totally tasty time.

Director: Jason Matthews | Stars: Peter Dante, Pamela Anderson, Brock Kelly, Max Van Ville

Votes: 616

62. The Westsiders (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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From surfing innovations to gritty localism, follow the rise and fall of The Westsiders surf gang through the eyes of three best friends from the original 'Surf City': Santa Cruz, ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Pomer | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Darryl Virostko, Shawn Barron, Jason Collins

Votes: 9

63. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 78,412 | Gross: $27.09M

64. North Shore (1987)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »

Director: William Phelps | Stars: Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin

Votes: 1,917 | Gross: $3.83M

65. Hardbodies (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.9
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Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood, Michael Rapport

Votes: 2,481 | Gross: $7.12M

66. Storm Riders (1982)

Documentary

7.9
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This is the iconic 80's surfing film. STORM RIDERS are ready for anything as they travel to five continents to discover the exotic jungles of Sumatra, Java, romantic Bali, Africa, Hawaii ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Dick Hoole, David Lourie, Jack McCoy | Stars: Mark Richards, Wayne Bartholomew, Joe Engel, Tom Carroll

Votes: 14

67. Surf's Up (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

Directors: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 58,394 | Gross: $58.87M

68. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.8
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66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 17,679 | Gross: $0.14M

69. Morning of the Earth (1971)

6.9
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The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they traveled in search of the perfect wave across Australia's north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii.

Director: Albert Falzon | Stars: Stephen Cooney, Terry Fitzgerald, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 102

70. One California Day (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.9
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A visual journey through 6 distinct coastal regions, capturing the California surfing experience through the surfers who live it. Shot in super 16mm film, the movie examines the variety of subtle differences that make California so unique.

Directors: Jason Baffa, Mark Jeremias | Stars: Mitch Abshere, Lance Carson, Joe Curren, Tom Curren

Votes: 39

71. Thicker Than Water (2000 Video)

45 min | Documentary

8.2
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Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Johnson, Chris Malloy, Emmett Malloy | Stars: Raimana Boucher, Saxon Boucher, Timmy Curran, Shane Dorian

Votes: 266

72. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,545

73. The Living Curl (1965)

90 min | Sport

9.3
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Surfing In California in the early '60's.

Director: Jamie Budge | Stars: Jamie Budge, Corky Carroll, Lance Carson, Mickey Dora

Votes: 6

74. Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

TV-G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.8
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

Directors: Don Taylor, Phil Karlson | Stars: Fabian, Shelley Fabares, Peter Brown, Barbara Eden

Votes: 538

75. Surfing Hollow Days (1961)

84 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Bruce Brown, Wayne Miyata

Votes: 44

76. A Brokedown Melody (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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A Brokedown Melody explores the times, travels and experiences of a tribe of surfers who search for the spark of life and look to pass it on to the younger generation. The film follows ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Mark Cunningham, Tom Curren, CJ Hobgood, Jack Johnson

Votes: 222

77. Single Fin Yellow (2005 Video)

110 min | Sport

8.7
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South bay shaper and surfer, Tyler Hatzikian, shapes a single fin, yellow longboard and sends it on an around the world tour to some of the best surfers on earth, who surf it, then pass it on, until it makes its way back to Tyler.

Director: Jason Baffa | Star: Daize Shayne

Votes: 40

78. The Drifter (I) (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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A surfer is trying to identify the rhythm of his soul in the surrounding world. He uses travel as a tool which allows him to discover himself.

Director: Taylor Steele | Stars: Rob Machado, Kelly Slater

Votes: 254

79. Keep Surfing (2009)

94 min | Documentary

7.3
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A fascinating look at Munich's legendary river-surfing community, a group of six very different characters who all share a passion for going against the flow.

Director: Bjoern Richie Lob | Stars: Dieter Deventer, Steffen Dittrich, Mark Steffan Gassner, Markus Knörringer

Votes: 182

80. The Present (I) (2009)

75 min | Documentary

8.3
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A wide and varied journey into the here and now of surfing, on this strange and beautiful watery planet.

Director: Thomas Campbell | Stars: Ry Craike, Chris DelMoro, Chelsea Georgenson Hedges, Danny Hess

Votes: 14

81. Sipping Jetstreams: An Adventure in Life (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 40 min | Sport

8.3
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Film and Book by Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey From the markets and souks of Marrakech in Morocco to the blues of the Atlantic in Barbados, from Japan to Cuba, Italy, Hong Kong, and ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Steele

Votes: 48

82. Dark Fall (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

8.2
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A look into a year in the life of New Jerseys best surfers as they brave the different seasons.

Director: Alex DePhillipo | Star: Andrew Gesler

Votes: 12

83. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 497,251 | Gross: $83.47M

84. Barefoot Adventure (1960)

74 min | Documentary

7.3
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This film from the Bruce Brown Collection explores the trials and tribulations of the barefoot adventurers from the Wedge to Waimea, Honolulu to Huntington, Santa Cruz to Kaui. This film ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Bruce Brown, Sammy Lee, Peter Cole, Kemp Aaberg

Votes: 56

85. Blood Surf (2000 Video)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

3.4
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A pair of entrepreneurs with more bravery than brains hit upon the idea of blood surfing: spreading chum in the water in order to attract sharks, then hopping on a surfboard and riding ... See full summary »

Director: James D.R. Hickox | Stars: Dax Miller, Tziporah Malkah, Duncan Regehr, Matthew Borlenghi

Votes: 2,077

86. Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere (2004 Video)

Documentary

8.8
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Somewhere in the world, all eyes are on CJ Hobgood. Anywhere Taj Burrow surfs, he is the most progressive surfer in the water. Everywhere the Globe Team goes, there is a unique story to be told.

Stars: Juan Ashton, Taj Burrow, Carlos Cabrero, Brad Gerlach

Votes: 5

87. Super Slide: Beyond the Glide (1999 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Sport

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Director: Ira Opper | Stars: Jay Moriarty, Bonga Perkins, Joel Tudor

88. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

7.7
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika

Votes: 2,558 | Gross: $0.03M

89. A Fistful of Barrels (2006 Video)

48 min | Sport

6.4
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Stars: Andy Irons, Cory Lopez, Kelly Slater

Votes: 5

90. Chasing the Lotus (2006)

88 min | Documentary

8.6
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A cinematic journey around the world covering over 40 years of surf discovery ( 1960 to present) as captured by two underground surf cinematographers Greg Weaver and Spyder Wills. Narrated ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Schell | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Stacy Peralta, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 17

91. Drive Thru New Zealand (2008– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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A wild ride through the lives of some of the world's best surfers, as they spend a not so typical two-weeks traveling up and down the world's most pristine coastlines. Follow tour veterans ... See full summary »

Stars: Donavon Frankenreiter, Alex Gray, Patrick O'Connell, Mark Occhilupo

92. European Surf Journal (2013)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

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European Surf Journal is a great new surf film all about surfing in Europe. There are many rarely filmed locations. This film features the best waves and surfers from 10 European countries.... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sterling

93. Gum for My Boat (2009)

33 min | Documentary, Short, Action

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An alluring documentary that touches on the redemptive power of surfing in Bangladesh. This short feature tells the story of how a group of more than 30 boys and girls, many of whom are ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Brownley | Star: Kahana Kalama

94. Hana Surf Girls (2010)

84 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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A unique documentary that takes audiences to Hana, a close-knit, isolated town on the east coast of Maui known as "The Last Hawaiian Place." There we meet Monyca Byrne Wickey and Lipoa ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Spencer

Votes: 11

95. Highwater (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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51 Metascore

"High Water" is an action-packed adventure centered around surfing's Triple Crown competitions,the professional surfing tour's final three competitions held each year on the North Shore of ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Monique Marrier, Robbie Page, David Sanderson, Kelly Slater

Votes: 70

96. Islands in the Stream (2004 Video)

46 min | Documentary

8.0
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5 surfers travel from Tahiti to the Tuamotu atolls by boat to experience unbelievable waves by themselves. whether they were a world champion or free surfer, they had an amazing time.

Directors: T.J. Barrack, Wes Brown | Stars: Layne Beachley, Taj Burrow, Tom Curren, Donavon Frankenreiter

Votes: 6

97. Miles to Surf (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 49 min | Documentary

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Miles To Surf is a gritty, unvarnished look at the extreme measures to which surfers will go if they can't get to the beach. This documentary by long-time surfer James Fulbright follows the... See full summary »

Director: James Fulbright | Stars: John Benson, Tim Bessell, Peter Davis, Carl Ekstrom

98. Minds in the Water (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.9
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5 years in the making, Minds In The Water is the story of one surfer's international journey to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Shot on location in Australia, the... See full summary »

Director: Justin Krumb | Stars: Chris Del Moro, Isabel Lucas, Will Conner, Hilton Dawe

Votes: 29

99. Occy: The Occumentary (1998)

72 min | Documentary, Sport

9.2
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The life and times of Mark Occhilupo. This DVD is a celebration of a great surfer's life. Following Occy from Cronulla grommet to his amazing comeback, this is the "Surfer Magazine Video of... See full summary »

Director: Jack McCoy | Star: Mark Occhilupo

Votes: 6

100. Sea of Darkness (2008)

85 min | Documentary

2.1
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The story of surfing pioneers Martin Daly's and Dave Burnett's days in Bali during the 1970s.

Director: Michael Oblowitz | Stars: Martin Daly, Jeffery David Chitty, Peter McCabe

Votes: 196