American movies about surfing

List of the best American movies about surfing according to visitors: Point Break, Soul Surfer, Surfer, Dude, Chasing Mavericks, The Shallows, Blue Crush, Point Break, Lords of Dogtown, Surf's Up, Big Wednesday.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:57

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

    Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

    Markimdb: 4.6
    Genrecomedy
    CountryUSA

    A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genredrama, biography, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:51

      Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

      Markimdb: 6.3
      Genrehorror, thriller, drama
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:15

      An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genremelodrama, drama, sport
      CountryUSA, South Africa, Germany
      Duration01:44

      Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene - until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along...

      Markimdb: 5.3
      Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, sport
      CountryUSA, Canada, China, Germany, Austria, Italy
      Duration02:25

      A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. A remake of the 1991 film, "Point Break".

      Markimdb: 7.1
      Genredrama, documentary, biography, sport
      CountryUSA, Germany
      Duration01:47

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

      Markimdb: 6.7
      Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
      CountryUSA, Canada
      Duration01:25

      Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and fortune. Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures and ImageWorks Studios. It stars the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder among others.

      Markimdb: 7.2
      Genredrama, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:00

      Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.

      Markimdb: 5.8
      Genredrama
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:20

      When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

      Markimdb: 6.6
      Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
      CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
      Duration02:28

      A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

      Markimdb: 7.8
      Genredocumentary, history, sport
      CountryUSA, France

      Riding Giants is story about big wave surfers who have become heroes and legends in their sport. Directed by the skateboard guru Stacy Peralta.

      Markimdb: 5.1
      Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:27

      Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island. Part of their inheritance are magically-induced martial arts prowess. Using their new powers they act to overthrow the island's current dictator, a despotic madman.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genredocumentary
      CountryUSA
      Duration00:45

      Featuring ten-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Filmed in Tahiti and among the islands of French Polynesia, the film showcases dramatic giant screen surfing action in a unique Pacific paradise.

      Markimdb: 6
      Genrehorror, comedy, detective
      CountryAustralia, USA
      Duration01:35

      Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out. During her "episodes" several beach goers are found murdered.

      Markimdb: 7.6
      Genredocumentary, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:31

      This award-winning, thrilling story is about a group of discarded kids who revolutionized skateboarding and shaped the attitude and culture of modern day extreme sports. Featuring old skool skating footage, exclusive interviews and a blistering rock soundtrack, DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genrecomedy, drama
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:33

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

      Markimdb: 5.4
      Genreaction, drama, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:36

      Three pro surfers - gifted Shane, once-great Mickey and rising young star Keoni travel to Madagascar, Bali and Hawaii in search for the ultimate wave.

      Markimdb: 6.6
      Genrecomedy, melodrama
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:37

      A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some.

      Markimdb: 4.9
      Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:47

      The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.

      Markimdb: 4
      Genrecomedy, family, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:33

      Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.

      Markimdb: 6.5
      Genreaction, melodrama, drama, sport
      CountryUSA

      On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.

      Markimdb: 6.3
      Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:48

        Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

        Markimdb: 1.6
        Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:30

        On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate.

        Markimdb: 5.7
        Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:37

        When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

        Markimdb: 5.8
        Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:35

        Country girl Rebecca has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named Crawl, who convinces the ambivalent Rebecca to stay in the city. When Thanksgiving break rolls around, Rebecca, no longer an innocent farm girl, invites Crawl back to South Dakota, where he pretends to be her fiancé.

        Markimdb: 4.9
        Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
        CountryUSA

        When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.

        Markimdb: 6.2
        Genrefantastic, comedy
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:25

        Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a television station which features a 1950s-style sci-fi movie interspersed with a series of wild commercials, wacky shorts and weird specials, this lampoon of contemporary life and pop culture skewers some of the silliest spectacles ever created in the name of entertainment. A truly outrageous look at the best of the worst that television has to offer.

        Markimdb: 5.8
        Genrefantasy, musical, family
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:50

        Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, "Wet Side Story," where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film’s dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Can our heroes get the plot back on track, or will they be trapped there forever?

        Markimdb: 5.5
        Genreaction, comedy, crime
        CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
        Duration02:16

        Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

        Markimdb: 4.5
        Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
        CountryUSA, Canada

        The sequel to the 1987 cult hit The Lost Boys takes us to the shady surf city of Luna Bay, California, where vampires quickly dispatch anyone who crosses their path. Into this dark world arrive Chris Emerson (Hilgenbrink) and his younger sister, Nicole (Reeser). Having just lost their parents in a car accident, the siblings move in with their eccentric Aunt Jillian and become new prey...

        Markimdb: 7.2
        Genrecomedy, crime, music
        CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
        Duration01:30

        Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

        Markimdb: 5.6
        Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:38

        In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei.

        Markimdb: 7.3
        Genredrama, biography
        CountryUSA
        Duration02:00

        After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

        Markimdb: 5.8
        Genrecomedy, adventure
        CountryUSA, New Zealand
        Duration01:43

        Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter.

        Markimdb: 5.9
        Genrefantasy, family, cartoon
        CountryUSA, Canada
        Duration01:12

        Surf's up for Barbie as she returns as Merliah, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who's also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel, Merliah makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition. When the evil mermaid Eris escapes from her whirlpool with plans to take over the throne of Oceana, Merliah and her sea friends dive in to stop her. It's a fresh new adventure where Merliah learns that anything is possible and she really can have the best of both worlds!

        Markimdb: 6.5
        Genredrama
        CountryUSA
        Duration02:01

        On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s attention turns to a girl. Beyond his wildest dreams, Skeet is taken under the wings of surfing legend Jim Wesley who gives Skeet first-hand lessons in hot-dogging. Meanwhile, Randy, still dealing with the loss of his father and trying to fill his shoes, is jealous of Jim’s influence on Skeet and isn’t thrilled when Jim begins a relationship with their single mom. Tangled by the conflict between his brother and his newfound father figure, Skeet retreats to his room while longing to surf.

        Markimdb: 7.1
        Genredocumentary, short
        CountryUSA
        Duration00:40

        The Living Sea celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean as it explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment. Using beautiful images of unspoiled healthy waters, The Living Sea offers hope for recovery engendered by productive scientific efforts. Oceanographers studying humpback whales, jellyfish, and deep-sea life show us that the more we understand the ocean and its inhabitants, the more we will know how to protect them. The film also highlights the Central Pacific islands of Palau, one of the most spectacular underwater habitats in the world, to show the beauty and potential of a healthy ocean.

        Markimdb: 6.2
        Genrecomedy, adventure, sport
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:31

        Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he gets sent to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he arrives, he meets his cousin who is also his new roommate for the next six months: Wiley. Mitchell then goes to school and gets on the bad side of the high school hockey players. Mitchell and Wiley end up enduring weeks of torture from the guys. Then, the big guys and Mitchell and Wiley have to learn to get along to try to beat the Central High School rivals in a competition down Devil's Backbone

        Markimdb: 6.4
        Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
        CountryUSA, Canada

        Stoked is a Canadian animated TV series produced by Fresh TV Inc. It is produced by Jennifer Pertsch and Tom McGillis and premiered on Teletoon on June 25, 2009. It airs on Teletoon in Canada and ABC3 in Australia, and formerly aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. The series is from the same creators as 6teen and the Total Drama series.

        Markimdb: 2.7
        Genrecomedy
        CountryUSA

        A titillating teen comedy, a young surfer and his friends head to Costa Rica to save his beautiful aunt's beach motel, resurrect an old surf champion and find enough waves and women to make for a totally tasty time.

        Markimdb: 6.4
        Genreaction, drama, sport
        CountryUSA, Japan
        Duration02:06

        In 1983, yacht sailor Will Parker leads an American crew financed by millionaire Morgan Weld to defeat during the America's Cup race against an Australian crew. Determined to get the prize back, Will convinces Morgan to finance an experimental boat designed by his ex-girlfriend Kate's new beau, Joe Heisler. When the boat is completed, the Americans head to Australia to reclaim the cup.

        Markimdb: 5.8
        Genrecomedy, family
        CountryUSA

        A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.

        Markimdb: 7.1
        Genrecomedy, melodrama
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:30

        Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

        Markimdb: 2.1
        Genrecomedy, sport
        CountryUSA

        A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your classic Cinderella story into the world of surfing, complete with hi-jinx and the aesthetic beauty of surf mecca Costa Rica, our spectacular set location

        Markimdb: 6.8
        Genredrama
        CountryUSA

        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. Ava Gregory (their aunt) gets custody of her niece and nephews and they move into her Californian home (in Summerland). Ava, a struggling clothes designer, lives with her best friend and business partner, Susannah Rexford, her friend, an ex- pro.surfer, Jay Robertson and her ex-boyfriend, real estate agent, Johnny Durrant. All four of them are highly unequipped to handle children and are not use to including them in their everyday lives.

        Markimdb: 6.3
        Genrecomedy, musical
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:25

        Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser.

        Markimdb: 5.7
        Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
        CountryUSA, Canada

        A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.

        Markimdb: 7.4
        Genredocumentary, sport
        CountryUSA

        No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes. No other feeling comes close. Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.




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