Punkfilms

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1.
Control (2007)
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
2.
Suburbia (1983)
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When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society... (94 mins.)
 
3.
Never Mind the Wall (2001)
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Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain... (94 mins.)
Director: Connie Walter
 
4.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
5.
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs. (92 mins.)
Director: Rodger Grossman
 
6.
Blank Generation (1980)
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Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star... (90 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
 
7.
What About Me (1993)
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A young woman becomes homeless on the streets of New York City. (87 mins.)
Director: Rachel Amodeo
 
8.
What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)
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What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists... (101 mins.)
 
9.
SLC Punk! (1998)
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In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City. (97 mins.)
Director: James Merendino
 
10.
Times Square (1980)
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Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears. (111 mins.)
Director: Alan Moyle
 
11.
The Taqwacores (2010)
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Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo... (83 mins.)
Director: Eyad Zahra
 
12.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. (106 mins.)
 
13.
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren... (103 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
14.
Rude Boy (1980)
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A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England. (133 mins.)
 
15.
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
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A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (93 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
16.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs only to be disappointed. (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
17.
Punk Love (2006)
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Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching... (102 mins.)
Director: Nick Lyon
 
18.
Punk in Love (2009)
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Director: Ody C. Harahap
 
19.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
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Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
20.
Out of the Blue (1980)
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
21.
Oi! Warning (1999)
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The film (the third of the Reding brothers) is about a German teenager following his identity crisis... (90 mins.)
 
22.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
23.
La brune et moi (1981)
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A rich business man falls for a young girl and vows to fulfill her dream of becoming a punk rock star. (50 mins.)
 
24.
Jubilee (1978)
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Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk. (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
25.
Führer Ex (2002)
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Repentant ex neo-Nazi Ingo Hasselbach's autobiographical experiences are the basis for "Fuhrer Ex".... (105 mins.)
 
26.
Ex Drummer (2007)
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Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them. (90 mins.)
Director: Koen Mortier
 
27.
Engel & Joe (2001)
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A love story about a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl. (93 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Jopp
 
28.
Dudes (1987)
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Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos... (90 mins.)
 
29.
Dorfpunks (2009)
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A 17-year-old discovers punk rock in rural northern Germany. (90 mins.)
Director: Lars Jessen
 
30.
Order of Death (1983)
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A pair of corrupt cops spend their illegal cash on an uptown New York City flat. (117 mins.)
Director: Roberto Faenza
 
31.
Class of 1984 (1982)
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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Lester
 
32.
Chaostage (2009)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tarek Ehlail
 
33.
Brothers of the Head (2005)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music. (93 mins.)
 
34.
Brennende Langeweile - Bored Teenagers (1979 TV Movie)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Büld
 
35.
Breaking Glass (1980)
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal. (104 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
36.
Advocaat van de Hanen (1996)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Gerrit van Elst
 
37.
24 Hour Party People (2002)
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
 
38.
Sons of Norway (2011)
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It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son... (87 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
39.
All That I Love (2009)
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Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country... (95 mins.)
Director: Jacek Borcuch
 
40.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
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A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs. (127 mins.)
 
41.
Downtown 81 (1981)
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The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim... (72 mins.)
Director: Edo Bertoglio
 
42.
Valley Girl (1983)
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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... (99 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
43.
Smithereens (1982)
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene. (89 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
44.
flüstern & SCHREIEN (1989 Documentary)
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Documents important parts of the East German rock music scene of the late 1980s, from well-established bands like Silly... (100 mins.)
Director: Dieter Schumann
 
45.
Vagabond (1985)
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A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death. (105 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
46.
The Punk (1993)
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David, a London street kid falls in love with little rich girl Rachel, but their romance is frowned upon by their parents and peers... (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Sarne
 
47.
Punk (2012 TV Movie)
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An intense and solitary teenager, Paul finds himself caught up in a journey for freedom, full of violence... (90 mins.)
 
48.
Loren Cass (2006)
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Adolescents come to terms with their lives after the rebellions of 1996 St. Petersburg. (83 mins.)
Director: Chris Fuller
 
49.
Night of the Punks (2010 Short Film)
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A small town punk band travels to their first out of town gig, only to find the venue deserted, the promoter a creep, and the only audience a pack of bloodthirsty demons from hell. (18 mins.)
Director: Dan Riesser
 
50.
El Calentito (2005)
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Sara is a high-class girl overprotected by her hysteric mother. During a weekend, she goes to a pub... (90 mins.)
Director: Chus Gutiérrez
 
51.
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band. (98 mins.)
Director: Matthew Lillard
 
52.
The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
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A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class. (90 mins.)
 
53.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
54.
Good Vibrations (2012)
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene. (103 mins.)
 
55.
Le grand soir (2012)
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The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother. (92 mins.)
 
56.
Summer of Sam (1999)
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. (142 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
57.
Repo Man (1984)
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Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
58.
Outsider (1997)
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A teenager, son of an army officer moves with his family to Ljubljana in the fall of 1979. In the new surroundings...
Director: Andrej Kosak
 
59.
Garage Days (2002)
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The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big. (105 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
60.
The Punk Singer (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. (81 mins.)
Director: Sini Anderson
 
61.
The Miracle of Berlin (2008 TV Movie)
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A TV movie that follows an East Berlin family torn by political strife and the fast-changing events that led to the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. (100 mins.)
 
62.
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Isaac Julien
 
63.
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
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A young punk's odyssey. (75 mins.)
Director: James Merendino
 
64.
DonT Stop (2012)
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1983. Czechoslovakia is still under communist rule. Micky is an eighteen-year old secondary school student... (98 mins.)
Director: Richard Rericha
 
65.
CBGB (2013)
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A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB. (101 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
 
66.
We Are the Best! (2013)
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Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. (102 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson