Comfort Cool - Punk basics - 80's underground movies

A list of 'comfort cool' movies from the 80's - required viewing for aspiring deviants from any era...
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1.
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
“ 'The life of a Repo Man is always intense...' ” - PurplePest
 
2.
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981 Documentary)
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag... (100 mins.)
“ X, the Germs, pre-Rollins Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, and more... ” - PurplePest
 
3.
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.)
“ T.S.O.L., 'Richard Hung himself' and more... ” - PurplePest
 
4.
Urgh! A Music War (1981 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980... (96 mins.)
Director: Derek Burbidge
“ The best version of 'Bleed for Me' by the Dead Kennedys ever... ” - PurplePest
 
5.
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
“ Ok, so this movie was released in 1979 - close enough!
Gabba Gabba Hey! ” - PurplePest
 
6.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Elfman
“ Richard Elfman directs his brother Danny who portrays the devil leading up the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, singing a warped rendition of 'Minnie the Moocher' right in the middle of what has to be one of the strangest and fun movies ever made. Once you see it, you will never forget 'The Alphabet Song', Squeezit Henderson and Herve Villachez as the King of the Forbidden Zone... ” - PurplePest
 
7.
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
“ Incoherent and poorly edited, this collage of footage strung together by director Julian Temple captures classic moments from the illustrious career of the 'Sex Pistols'. The animated segments, Malcolm McClaren's 'Cash from Chaos' shirt, and the real footage of Sid Vicious singing 'My Way' makes it all worthwhile... ” - PurplePest
 
8.
The Filth and the Fury (2000 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
“ The more watchable documentary style treatment on the Sex Pistols - includes lotsa of footage from Rock and Roll Swindle era (and then some)... ” - PurplePest
 
9.
American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
 
10.
Another State of Mind (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary on punk rock. (78 mins.)
 
11.
X: The Unheard Music (1986 Documentary)
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This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X... (84 mins.)
Director: W.T. Morgan