Movies about surfing

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

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
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: 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: 5.7
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: 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: 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: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Disturbing

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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 6.2
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: 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: 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: 5.5
Genredrama, family
CountryAustralia, United Arab Emirates
CharactersTeens, Models, Friends
PlotAdventure, Surfing, Moving
PlaceSea, Beach

There comes a point in everyone’s life when you have to make a decision about the direction you’re going to take. For newly-18 American fashion model Cora, that time is now. She’s moved to an Australian coastal town to be with her favourite aunt, after a 'fashion faux pas’ back home.

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: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotFriendship, Surfing

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, sport
CharactersNinja, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revolution, Surfing, Fate
PlaceJungle, Vietnam

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: 6.7
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: 6.2
Genrehorror, comedy, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersVampire, Teens, Serial killers, Friends, Surfers
PlotSupernatural, Surfing, Mental disorders
PlaceItaly, Party, Beach
StyleFancy, Black humor

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.