Many people are exposed to skateboarding through either random scenes in the movies or random movies set around the skateboard scene.
I for one experienced the 80’s cliché of copping my first proper taste of an ollie in Back to the Future. It may have been a rocket, it might have looked like shit by today’s standards but it blew my mind. Even better than the ollie over the bush, which was Bob Schmeltzer I believe, was Michael J Fox getting towed by an automobile.
Both these moments opened me up to the world of possibility. Even though most are cringe-worthy, the following ten films are worth a gander for their skateboard flavours.