What are the best surf movies of all time?
This is an argument that goes around and round sometimes amongst friends so thought I'd pose it here to see where the consensus lies amongst 'real' surfers as opposed to rent a gob douche bags in my local pub. I think any list has to be a mix of both real documentary types as well as Hollywood style 'let's try and sum up the surf community for the masses and make some well intended but generally stupid assumptions' types.
So I'm going to open it up by chucking the following into the mix to see what sticks. This is in a vague order of sorts but open to debate.
Endless Summer, 1966 (Bruce Brown)
Morning of the Earth, 1972 (Alby Falzon)
Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, 1969 (George Greenough)
Thicker Than Water, 2000 (Chris Malloy, Emmet Malloy and Jack Johnson)
Momentum, 1992 (Taylor Steele)
Searching for Tom Curren, 1996 (Sonny Miller and Derek Hynd)
Free Ride, 1977 (Bill Delaney)
Green Iguana, 1992 (Jack McCoy)
In God's Hands, 1998 (Zalman King)
Point Break, 1991 (Kathryn Bigelow)
North Shore, 1987 (William Phelps)
Five Summer Stories, 1972 (Macgillivray/Freeman)
First Chapter, 2006 (Jason Muir and Dane Reynolds)
September Sessions, 2000 (Chris Malloy and Jack Johnson)
The Big Surf, 1957 (Bud Browne)
The Seedling, 1999 (Thomas Campbell)
Litmus, 1997 (Andrew Kidman and Jon Frank)
Beyond Blazing Boards, 1985 (Chris Bystrom)
Kelly Slater in Black and White, 1991 (Richard Woolcott)
Big Wednesday, 1978 (John Milius)
Magnaplasm, 1998 (Richard Woolcott and Troy Eckert)
Montaj, 2002 (Matt Gye)
Sipping Jetstreams, 2006 (Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey)
Riding Giants, 2004 (Stacy Peralta)
Wave Warriors III, 1998 (Herbie Fletcher)
Pump! 1990 (Billabong)
What’s Really Going On, 1995 (Mike Reola)
Second Thoughts, 2004 (Timmy Turner)
Missed any? Something too high up or too low? It's all subjective but personally I like throwing these kind of grenades out there to see what people think.