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The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are currently underway, with a brand new sport: skateboarding.
For the men’s street competition, Japan’s Yuto Horigome took the gold, while Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler took the silver and USA’s Jagger Eaton won bronze. In the women’s street competition, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya won gold, Brazil’s Rayssa Leal took home the silver and Japan’s Funa Nakayama won bronze.
Both Nishiya and Leal are only 13 years old.
Feeling inspired? In honor of the Olympics’ new sport, we’ve compiled five awesome skateboarding movies. See below.
Mid90s follows 13-year old Stevie as he spends his summer in Los Angeles navigating a broken home life and a crew of friends he meets at a nearby skate shop.
Mid90s is available to is available to rent or buy on Amazon here, and can be streamed online on Hulu here. Hulu is currently offering a 7-day free trial which you can use to watch Mid90s online free.
Mid90s is also available on DVD and Blu-Ray at Target here.
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Wassup Rockers shows a group of young skateboarders who model themselves after the Ramones and live life in Los Angeles.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
Disney’s animated An Extremely Goofy Movie follows Goofy as he crashes his skateboard-loving son Max’s college experience.
An Extremely Goofy Movie is available to stream on Disney+ here. While Disney+ does not currently have a free trial promotion, Amazon is offering a free six-month subscription to Disney+ to anyone who signs up for the online retailer’s Amazon Music Unlimited service.
Skate Kitchen (2018)
Skate Kitchen, starring Rachelle Vinberg and Jaden Smith, is about a teenager named Camille whose life changes when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders.
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Lords of Dogtown delves into the surf and skateboarding culture that originated in Venice, California in the 1970s.
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