Movies about surfers

Movies about surfers
List of the best movies about surfers selected by visitors to our site: Point Break, Surfer, Dude, Lilo & Stitch, Soul Surfer, Blue Crush, Chasing Mavericks, The Shallows, Point Break, Lords of Dogtown, Surf's Up.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Gangsters, Thieves, Police
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Money, Friendship, Surfing
PlaceSea, USA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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: 4.7
CharactersHorses, Mermaids, Blonde girls, Friends, Losers
PlotVirtual Reality, Surfing, Intrigue
StyleLight, To cry

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Partners, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments, Adoption

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Disabled people, Surfers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Surfing, Competitions
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, Womens in main roles

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: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, South Africa
CharactersTeens, Maids, Surfers
PlotFriendship, Surfing, Contests, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach
StyleRomantic, Serious

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: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers, Surfers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Surfing, Shipwreck
PlaceUSSR, Beach, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersSharks, Monsters, Strong women, Tourists, Surfers
PlotSurvival, Death, Surfing, Hunting, Pursuit
PlaceSea, Islands, Ocean, Beach, USA

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: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, sport
CountryUSA, Canada, China, Germany, Austria, Italy
CharactersThieves, Special agents, FBI, Surfers
PlotRobbery, Friendship, Death, Surfing, Chase
PlaceOcean, Italy, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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
CharactersTeens, Friends, Skaters
PlotFriendship, Surfing, First love, Success, Jealousy
StyleExciting, To cry, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersPenguin, Heroes, Family, Surfers
PlotFriendship, Surfing, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Islands, Ocean

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
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Surfers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Surfing
PlaceOcean, Vietnam, California
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlotLove, Adventure, Martial Arts, Investigation, Chase
PlaceHelicopters, Office
StyleExciting, Light

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDisabled people, Surfers
PlotObsession, Surfing
PlaceJapan, Beach, Asia
StyleRomantic, Touching, Serious

When deaf garbage man Shigeru (Kurôdo Maki) finds a broken surfboard on one of his runs, it piques his curiosity, even though he has no experience with surfing. So he repairs the board and, with loyal girlfriend Takako (Hiroko Oshima), who also is deaf, he sets out to learn how to ride the waves. He goes through mishaps and the locals mock him. But, with the help of a shop owner who once was a surfing legend, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Apocalypse, Skirmishes
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama

A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.

Genreadventure, documentary

A film about Russian surf culture. A story about what it is to truly live, about the joy of being free. From the surprisingly smooth waves of the Baltic to the powerful oceanic swells of Kamchatka; down to the welcoming waves of the Black Sea and the challenge of surfing in the Arctic Ocean – these are the stories of people who have dedicated their entire lives to the surf.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreadventure, documentary
PlotAdventure, Surfing
PlaceOcean, Australia
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

This pulse-racing real-life adventure follows two of Australia's greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific's biggest and most dangerous waves. With 3D cameras installed on their boards, Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll defy middle age by pushing the limits of what they — and cinema technology — can do. (TIFF)

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, biography
CharactersCelebrities, Actors
PlotOn real events

Explore the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, sport
PlotTravel, Friendship, Surfing, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Ocean, Australia, Small cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A pair of teenagers in Western Australia looking to escape the monotony of life in a small town take up surfing lessons from a guy named Sando.

Genreadventure, documentary, sport

It’s been hundreds of years that water has been attracting people like a magnet. Even in the XXI century, it easily pulls people from busy office life and makes them fall for it forever. The main character is well-known Russian surfer Seva Shulgin, who is preparing for what’s an ultimate dream of every surfer — to catch one of the most dangerous waves in the world — Hawaiian wave Jaws.

Markimdb: 6.2
PlotLove, Money, Friendship
PlacePrison, Sea, Russia, Party, Moscow
StyleBy books

Max Andreev thought the best place to start a new life would be at the other end of the world. What he didn't know, is that you can't outrun your past.

Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersFriends, Surfers
PlaceOcean, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious

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: 7.9
Genredocumentary, history, sport
CountryUSA, France
CharactersFriends, Investigators, Surfers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Surfing
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

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: 5.8
CharactersTeens, Family, Twins, Mothers
PlotLoneliness, Surfing, Depression, Moving
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleTense, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, Chile
CharactersCats, Surfers, Singers
PlotDancing, Gambling, Passion, Money, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, Casino, Los Angeles

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, biography

This intimate and loving portrait of the legendary arbiter of fashion, art and culture illustrates the many stages of Vreeland's remarkable life. Born in Paris in 1903, she was to become New York's "Empress of Fashion" and a celebrated Vogue editor.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Genredocumentary, sport

On the Wave is the first Russian surfing documentary that illustrates the beauty of surfing, both as a sport and as a life philosophy. This stunning documentary demonstrates how a person can fight their doubts and fears, unleashing their desire to break free and reconnect with nature and with the ocean.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CharactersFriends, Surfers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Surfing, Pursuit
PlaceOcean, Mexico

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: 5.6
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersWriters, Friends, Single mothers, Surfers
PlotFriendship, Living together
PlaceLos Angeles

A comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby.