This is probably one of the most subjective ‘Best Of’ lists we could be making, but in true Whitelines fashion we’re happy to step on a few toes. Obviously, we can’t include every film made over the last two decades, and everyone has different tastes, but this is our list so tough titties if you don’t like it.
In our opinion there’s no single recipe for a great snowboard movie, some are comedy infused classics, some are serious, era-defining documentaries and some are just a couple of friends with a camera. They may not necessarily be the biggest cinematic spectacle or have the Hollywood budget, but when you watch them you’re reminded of a certain time. It might take you back to the first time you saw Gigi ripping it up in the backcountry and remind you why you and your crew decided to venture outside the resort lines. Or maybe you saw MFM doing his thing and realised your true passion life was spraying skiers. Either way, those movies have stuck with you. Drop us a line if we’ve committed the heinous sin of missing off your all-time favourite. How could we have been so dense?! But until then- happy reminiscing. In chronological order, here’s our top snowboard movies from the 2000’s… so far.
Forum- The Resistance (2000)
Where to start with The Resistance? The opening scene that’s reminiscent of a fight scene in Baz Lurhman’s Romeo and Juliet? JP Walker‘s cornrows? His rapping? Devun Walsh filming his insane part in just 6 days? The incredible soundtrack? Anyway, Peter Line and the crew come out swinging and there’s no doubting this is a movie that’s aged like a fine wine.
Absinthe- Transcendence (2001)
Arguably one of the most iconic snowboarding movies ever. JP Solberg tearing it up in that pink bunny suit to ‘A Day In The Life’ by The Beatles will never go out of fashion. Plus you’re treated to a young Travis Rice making his debut to the world stage.