FOR ALL YOU SKATEBOARDING AND LONGBOARDING FANS – HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE BEST MOVIES OUT THERE!… (OLD SCHOOL, CHEESEY ONES ARE INCLUDED!)
We have included short descriptions and the trailers for what we think are the best skateboarding movies!…
It’s then up to you to decide if you wanna go search and sit through the whole movie – if you do – go buy whatever your vice is – booze, soda, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, pizza, a big fat spliff, or a cup of tea and a cheese and pickle sarnie, – and we hope you enjoy!
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
See the trailer below. A great movie staring Heath Ledger. About 3 surf and skateboarder dudes in the Venice beach area of L.A. They rise to skate fame in the early 1970’s, but things start to tear them apart.
Lords of Dogtown…
Gleaming the Cube (1989)
See trailer below. Featuring a very young Christian Slater. His character ‘Brian Kelly’ knows that a rouge cop is the villain that murdered his brother. Brian sets out with his skateboard in search of justice!
See the cheesy trailer below. Thrashin’ is filled with great 80’s skating moments! – Skate park, downhill etc. It has also been quoted to be like Romeo and Juliet on skateboards (lots of romance) Still an awesome movie though. You can even catch a cool clip of ‘The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ in their younger days! Set in San Fernando Valley, California, two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival – what could go wrong!
THRASHIN’ (1986) – RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS SCENE, PERFORMING ‘BLACKEYED BLOND’ …
Highway Gospel (2011)
See the trailer below. A heartfelt documentary film by Jaret Belliveau and Craig Jackson. Follow the skate community and the skateboarding ambitions of Jody ‘Schnitzel’ Wilcox after heart surgery, Noah Weshe, Bricin ‘Striker’ Lyons
A great combination of skateboard history, the grass root efforts that make it and how much fun it is to have a piece of wood with wheels. The details of contest planning/participation, longboard culture and dedication to the skateboard community is all covered in the “Gospel”.
Made in Venice (2016)
See the trailer below. This is the true inside story about the dedicated skateboarders in Venice and Santa Monica (AKA Dogtown) California. ‘Made in Venice’ is a documentary film that follows the endless struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true. Featuring Jesse Martinez (80’s pro skater / street skating legend / Founding member of the Venice Skatepark Foundation) Christian Hosoi (80’s pro super skater) Jay ‘Boy’ Adams (Original Z-Boy, skate legend and surfer)
Made in Venice…
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