Top 10 Skateboarding Movies

by caspian1978 | created - 06 Jul 2015 | updated - 06 Jul 2015 | Public

A list of the best movies about skateboarding

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1. Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Brooke McCarter

Votes: 4,544

2. Street Dreams (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Sport

This story is based where the skateboard culture is the most foreign, the Midwest. Derrick Cabrera, like all skaters, has a dream of being sponsored and one day going pro. He is an up and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Zamoscianyk | Stars: Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Dunn, Rob Dyrdek, Terry Kennedy

Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $0.08M

3. Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Sport

69 Metascore

A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

Director: Helen Stickler | Stars: Mark 'Gator' Rogowski, Stacy Peralta, Tony Hawk, Jason Jessee

Votes: 1,115 | Gross: $0.13M

4. Grind (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

30 Metascore

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

Director: Casey La Scala | Stars: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf

Votes: 12,589 | Gross: $5.11M

5. Skateboard (1978)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Sport

A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

Director: George Gage | Stars: Allen Garfield, Kathleen Lloyd, Leif Garrett, Richard Van der Wyk

Votes: 278

6. Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

40 Metascore

A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

Votes: 8,244 | Gross: $2.78M

7. Waiting for Lightning (2012)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

Director: Jacob Rosenberg | Stars: Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton

Votes: 680 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Deck Dogz (2005)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Poker, Spasm and Blue Flame, are trying to escape the law, school, parents, their demons and a couple of criminals to realise their burning ambition; to meet world class skating champion, Tony Hawk and compete in his skating competition.

Director: Steve Pasvolsky | Stars: Sean Kennedy, Richard Wilson, Ho Thi Lu, Maris J. Caune

Votes: 287

9. Skateboard Madness (1980)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

When a reporter too laid-back for his own good is told his last chance to keep his job is to get some good photos for a story on skateboarding, he seeks out a group of four boarders who ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Pena | Stars: Huck Andress, Gregg Ayres, Ray Ban, Bill Dale

Votes: 90

10. The Skateboard Kid (1993)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Swerdlove | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Bess Armstrong, Cliff De Young, Rick Dean

Votes: 675

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