Skateboarding is an action sport that not only appeals to the teenage population but adults as well. Skateboarding was born sometime in the late 1940s, or early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. A report in 2009 found out that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated $4.8 billion in annual revenue with 11.08 million active skateboarders in the world.
Here is a list of the top movies you must watch if you love the sport of skateboarding. You can also find some of these best skateboarding movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 biographical drama, which was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and scripted by Stacy Peralta. The film however received mixed reviews from the critics and scored a 56% aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes. In spite of a weak plot, the critics praised the actors for their respective performances. The movie was made on a budget of 25 million and could only recover 13.4 million. The movie has gained a general Cult following since its release and considered to be one of the best skateboarding movies of all time according to many fans of the Sport. The plot of the film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
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7. Thrashin (1986)