#2. Minding the Gap (2018)



– Director: Bing Liu

– Metascore: 90

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 93 minutes

“Minding the Gap” focuses on three young friends who use skateboarding to escape the harsh realities of their lives, including family dysfunction, in a declining Rust Belt town. The film is an important commentary on class, race, and politics with a narrative on skate culture. It was nominated for an Academy Award.