Before she became a blockbuster director with Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke was known for indie flicks about adolescent gridlock. (Her first, Thirteen, helped catapult Evan Rachel Wood into star territory, and introduced viewers to the actress Nikki Reed, who was also her co-writer on the project.)
In 2005, Hardwicke paired with pro skater Stacy Peralta to make Lords of Dogtown, a feature about the rise of California skate culture starring Emile Hirsch, Heath Ledger, and John Robinson. (Reed also had a supporting role.) The movie had a quiet summer release, but iTunes brings it back for a revival, in the form of its famous 99-cent rental program.
Get it now on iTunes, before Hardwicke's next flick - a boxing movie called Knockout starring the original Dragon Tattoo girl Noomi Rapace - hits theaters.