Punk Rock Movies

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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Jubilee (1978)
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape... (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
4.
The Blank Generation (1976 Documentary)
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The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith... (55 mins.)
Director: Ivan Král, Amos Poe
 
5.
The Filth and the Fury (2000 Documentary)
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A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
6.
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
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Spidarlings (2016)
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Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start. (120 mins.)
Director: Salem Kapsaski
 
12.
Liquid Sky (1982)
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New... (112 mins.)
Director: Slava Tsukerman
 
13.
Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. (52 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
14.
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
 
15.
Another State of Mind (1984 Documentary)
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A documentary on punk rock. (78 mins.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB (2009 Documentary)
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An East Village performance space fought against the Bowery homeless shelter who threatened to shut them down. Some of the most iconic figures in music have performed here.
Director: Mandy Stein
 
19.
The Driller Killer (1979)
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
20.
They Eat Scum (1979)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Nick Zedd
 
21.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007 Documentary)
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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death... (124 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
22.
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
 
23.
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? (2002 Documentary)
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This program features Lech Kowalski's 2003 documentary feature about the life and times of Ramones bassist and all-star burn out... (63 mins.)
Director: Lech Kowalski
 
24.
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985. (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Irwin
 
25.
End of the Century (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. (110 mins.)
 
26.
Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
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The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s. (50 mins.)
Director: David Markey
 
27.
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
 
28.
New York Doll (2005 Documentary)
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A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years. (75 mins.)
Director: Greg Whiteley
 
29.
Punking Out (1978 Documentary)
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Documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in New York City at CBGB's, a punk night club, and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene... (25 mins.)
 
30.
American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
 
31.
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
 
32.
Instrument (2003 Documentary)
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A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996... (115 mins.)
Director: Jem Cohen
 
33.
All Dolled Up (2011 Documentary)
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An interconnected and entertaining series of vignettes that explores life-sized love dolls including... (56 mins.)
Director: David Hockey
 
34.
Who Killed Nancy? (2009 Documentary)
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On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room... (100 mins.)
Director: Alan G. Parker
 
35.
Border Radio (1987)
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Three musicians take money that is owed to them from a job and flee to Mexico. (87 mins.)
 
36.
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
 
37.
Kill Your Idols (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll. (75 mins.)
Director: S.A. Crary
 
38.
The YoYo Gang (1997 Short Film)
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Amid girl fights, girl on girl sex and boy on boy sex, and a measure of BDSM, the YoYo gang battles the Skateboard Bitches. (30 mins.)
Director: G.B. Jones
 
39.
Urgh! A Music War (1981 Documentary)
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Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980... (96 mins.)
Director: Derek Burbidge
 
40.
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)
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Plot is centered around a young woman who works as a movie theatre employee who wrestles with coming of age. Death, puberty, sex and friendships are the themes. (98 mins.)
Director: Sarah Jacobson
 
41.
There Is No Authority But Yourself (2006 Documentary)
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(64 mins.)
Director: Alexander Oey
 
42.
Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999 Documentary)
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NinaHagen was born in East Berlin in 1955, migrated to the West in the mid-70's and became a New Wave Punk rock star in 1978, singing in a screechy growl that shaded into an operatic coloratura. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Sempel
 
43.
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
 
44.
Punk's Not Dead (2007 Documentary)
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs... (93 mins.)
Director: Susan Dynner
 
45.
The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital (1981 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Joe Rees
 
46.
D.O.A. (1980 Documentary)
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Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen... (90 mins.)
Director: Lech Kowalski
 
47.
Punk in London (1977 Documentary)
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A contemporary documentary covering the Great British punk rock explosion of 1977. (111 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Büld
 
48.
Intrépidos punks (1980)
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(91 mins.)
 
49.
Du-beat-e-o (1984)
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A filmmaker tries to finish editing a movie about all-girl rock band Runaways. (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Sacks
 
50.
Bad Brains: A Band in DC (2012 Documentary)
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Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded... (104 mins.)
 
51.
Punk: Attitude (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock. (90 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
52.
The Punk Rock Movie from England (1978 Documentary)
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Documentary on the London punk-rock scene, circa '78. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
53.
Punk Rock Holocaust (2004 Video)
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In the summer of the 2003, thousands of punk rock kids and musicians attended the Vans Warped Tour. Eight weeks later very few had survived. This is their story. (95 mins.)
Director: Doug Sakmann
 
54.
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
 
55.
Wild Zero (1999)
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Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies. (98 mins.)
 
56.
Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash and Beyond (2005 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Mike Parkinson
 
57.
Lovedolls Superstar (1986)
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(80 mins.)
Director: David Markey
 
58.
Brass Knuckle Boys (2008)
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A record company office worker named Kanna Kurita discovers a punk rock band called Shonen Meriken Sakku... (125 mins.)
Director: Kankurô Kudô
 
59.
Brennende Langeweile - Bored Teenagers (1979 TV Movie)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Büld
 
60.
Hell W10 (1983)
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(49 mins.)
Director: Joe Strummer
 
61.
Afro-Punk (2003 Documentary)
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Afro-Punk explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday "Behind the Music" or typical "black history month" documentary... (75 mins.)
Director: James Spooner
 
62.
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.)
 
63.
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.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
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
 
67.
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
 
68.
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.)