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1. 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: 4,124 | Gross: $2.28M

2. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 40,720 | Gross: $1.52M

3. The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

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: 259

4. 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

5. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

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: 2,700 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Ride the Divide (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border.

Director: Hunter Weeks | Stars: Mike Dion, Michael 'Mac' McCoy, Steve King, Tina Cutone

Votes: 335

7. Five Summer Stories (1972)

94 min | Documentary, Sport

Heralded as "the finest surf movie ever made," Five Summer Stories is a cultural icon, a time capsule from a watershed era when the world was at a critical crossroads and its reflection was... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Eddie Aikau, Dru Harrison, Sam Hawk, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 38

8. The Endless Summer (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

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: 4,547

9. The Endless Summer 2 (1994)

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

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: 1,672 | Gross: $2.16M

10. 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: 2,465 | Gross: $3.67M

11. 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: 28,531 | Gross: $6.00M

12. Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons, 50 States, 50 Days (2008)

109 min | Documentary

Dean Karnazes also known as the UltraMarathon Man has inspired thousands of runners. This is the epilogue to Karnazes' 50 day expedition. Dean Karnazes completed 50 Marathons in 50 States ... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Benna | Stars: Alexandria Karnazes, Dean Karnazes, Fran Karnazes, Julie Karnazes

Votes: 92

13. Walking the Amazon (2011– )

96 min | Documentary

The story of Ed Stafford's 2 1/2 year journey to become the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River.

Stars: Luke Collyer, Gadiel 'Cho' Sanchez Rivera, Ed Stafford

Votes: 209

14. Naked and Afraid (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Each week, a new pair of total strangers are faced with the ultimate survival challenge: survive for 21 days together with no clothes or supplies in some of the most dangerous environments ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, Amber Hargrove, E.J. Snyder

Votes: 2,632

15. Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Get Out Alive will test teams of two beyond their most extreme imaginations.

Stars: Austin Vach, James Vach, Bear Grylls, Robin Dionne

Votes: 762

16. Rogers and Clarke: The History of the Pacific Crest Trail (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The Pacific Crest Trail is the jewel of America's Scenic Trails. It took nearly a century to complete and the tireless effort of some noble individuals. Warren Lee Rogers and Clinton C. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom von Badinski | Stars: Paul Guilfoyle, Jeffrey D. Stevens, Tom von Badinski, José Zúñiga

17. 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: 48,409 | Gross: $11.01M

18. 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: 11,270 | Gross: $1.29M

19. 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: 40,718 | Gross: $43.85M

20. Desert Runners (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Steinman Sternin | Stars: Samantha Gash, Tremaine Kent, David O'Brien, Ricky Paugh

Votes: 399

21. Tell It on the Mountain (2013)

122 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Follow a handful of diverse hikers as they walk 2,663 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. They begin in April at the U.S. Mexico border and battle their way through bone-dry deserts in ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Diener

Votes: 99

22. Paddle to Seattle: Journey Through the Inside Passage (2009)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Two best friends build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive to talk about most things.

Directors: J.J. Kelley, Josh Thomas | Stars: J.J. Kelley, Josh Thomas

Votes: 58



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