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1. Puberty Blues (2012–2014)

45 min | Drama

In the late 1970s, Debbie and Sue are inseparable teenage girls.

Stars: Brenna Harding, Ashleigh Cummings, Sean Keenan, Charlotte Best

Votes: 1,512

2. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

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: 42,107 | Gross: $43.85M

3. Rip Tide (2017)

Unrated | 85 min | Family

Teenage model Cora (played by Disney star Debby Ryan) is the daughter of the head of a major modelling agency and has always worked hard to live up to the expectations of her mother (... See full summary »

Director: Rhiannon Bannenberg | Stars: Debby Ryan, Genevieve Hegney, Andrew Creer, Naomi Sequeira

Votes: 2,376

4. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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: 29,233 | Gross: $6.00M

5. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 49,618 | Gross: $11.01M

6. Newcastle (2008)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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: 1,505

7. Given (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet ... See full summary »

Director: Jess Bianchi | Stars: Aamion Goodwin, Daize Goodwin, Given Goodwin, True Goodwin

Votes: 1,539

8. Ride (I) (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Wilson, Robert Knepper

Votes: 3,628

9. Blue Crush (2002)

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

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: 28,690 | Gross: $40.39M

10. Splinters (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

63 Metascore

Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left... See full summary »

Director: Adam Pesce

Votes: 186

11. Surfer, Dude (2008)

R | 85 min | Comedy

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: 8,107 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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

Votes: 11,501 | Gross: $1.29M

13. Riding Giants (2004)

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

80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

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

Votes: 4,186 | Gross: $2.28M

14. Bra Boys (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

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: 1,174 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

72 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 2,513 | Gross: $3.67M

16. One Winter Story (2006)

56 min | Documentary, Sport

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

17. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 1,029

18. First Love (II) (2010)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

This feature length surf film First Love is about friendship, passion and following your dreams.

Director: Claire Gorman | Stars: Bethany Hamilton, Coco Ho

Votes: 94

19. The Drifter (I) (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sport

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: 273

20. Walking on Water (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

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: 72

21. Thicker Than Water (2000 Video)

45 min | Documentary

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: 282

22. Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience (2005)

57 min | Sport

One part obsession, one part addiction and an unending quest for adventure makes Great Lakes surfers a truly rare breed. Add 40-knot winds, 15-foot waves and rigid temperatures to a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

23. Keep Surfing (2009)

94 min | Documentary

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: 187

24. Dark Fall (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

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

25. Surfwise (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

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: 1,389 | Gross: $0.27M

26. 80 Waves (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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: 20

27. Waveriders (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The untold story of big-wave surfing in Ireland.

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

Votes: 146

28. Hana Surf Girls (2010)

84 min | Documentary, Drama

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

29. Summerland (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama

Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident.

Stars: Lori Loughlin, Merrin Dungey, Ryan Kwanten, Jesse McCartney

Votes: 3,470

30. Point Break (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport

34 Metascore

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 54,385 | Gross: $28.78M

31. Skate Kitchen (2018)

R | 106 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Kabrina Adams, Emmanuel Barco, Tom Bruno, Alexander Cooper

Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.24M

32. Breath (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.

Director: Simon Baker | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Simon Baker, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake

Votes: 2,032 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Momentum Generation (2018)

TV-14 | 103 min | Documentary

A group of teenagers in Hawaii enter the world of professional competitive surfing in the 1990s and rise to super stardom.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Jeannie Chesser, Thomas DeLonge, Shane Dorian, Fletcher Dragge

Votes: 609

34. Under an Arctic Sky (2017)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.

Director: Chris Burkard | Stars: Chris Burkard, Sam Hammer, Steve Hawk, Sigurdur Jonsson

Votes: 1,166

35. View from a Blue Moon (2015)

PG | 58 min | Action

The first surf film shot in 4K, View From A Blue Moon follows the world's most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Kueny | Stars: Greyson Fletcher, Alex Florence, Ivan Florence, John Florence

Votes: 775

36. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 109,180 | Gross: $55.12M

37. Blue Water High (2005–2008)

30 min | Drama, Family

Seven top Australian teenager surfers are selected to live in a training facility attached to a high school. At the end of the year only two will get sponsorship and a wild card onto the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Bell, Sophie Luck, Martin Lynes, Liz Burch

Votes: 1,149

38. Heal the Living (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.

Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 2,335 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Rip Girls (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A 13-year-old (Camilla Belle) learns to surf while visiting Hawaii for the first time to see a plantation she inherited.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dwier Brown, Stacie Hess, Brian Stark

Votes: 1,096

40. Distance Between Dreams (2016)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bruce | Stars: Grant Baker, Chris Christenson, Shane Dorian, John Florence

Votes: 243

41. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

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: 5,597

42. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Sport

66 Metascore

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Nick Carroll, Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece

Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.18M

43. Swell (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A young woman embarks on a road trip to find her younger Brother who she hasn't seen in 18 years at the request of her dying Grandfather.

Director: Justin Lee | Stars: Summer Spiro, Corbin Bernsen, Gabrielle Stone, Brennan Murray

Votes: 112



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