Best Punk Rock Movies

Punk never died and will never. 70's 80's 90's 00's. All had their punk scenes. Check out the thrash grass/folk punk scene right now to see (they are playing at your local clubs) what they will be making movies about in the 20's Days n Daze, Blackbird Raum etc. the punk scene is still alive. Check it out and you can say you were there.
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1.
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
“ A movie not really about John Ritchie and Nancy Spungen. Its about a Hollywood version of them, the acting and cinematography are brilliant enough to put it at the top of the list. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
2.
American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
“ In depth coverage across the country of the scene extensive interviews with H.R. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
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.)
“ Everybody I knew wanted to get a pet rat after this movie came out. Flea is in it also. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
4.
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
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A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer (104 mins.)
“ A Macedonian Punk Movie you have to seek this one out its good really good. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
5.
Salad Days (2014 Documentary)
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"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital... (90 mins.)
Director: Scott Crawford
“ Documentary focuses on the Washington DC Hardcore punk. They used to run into the ice cream store that Henry Rollins worked at when Rednecks used to hassle the Punk kids. The Rednecks would take one look at Henry and run away. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
6.
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
“ I had a friend like Marshal ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
7.
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
“ The reason for this documentary as far as I can tell is showing the commercialization of Punk through Pop punk and Hot topic; not coming out in support or against it. Then they jump to the UK Subs still on tour which is cool and then even better goes into DIY. Then they go back to pop punk; AGAIN. Anyway last time I was in a Hot topic (almost ten years after this doc) there was not a Misfit/Black Flag shirt to be found.. So they might have been just riding the wave, rather than cannon balling into the pool. Over all though just a well made documentary, ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
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
“ Miller: A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.
Otto: You eat a lot of acid, Miller, back in the hippie days?
Miller: I'll give you another instance: you know how everybody's into weirdness right now?... ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
9.
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
“ We could have used him for a little while longer. We needed him to stick around. World didn't need New Order. This flick was written from his wife's view I think.. No sure how much was skewed, if they consult my wife for my biopic after I am gone; it will not paint me in a good light. But what it comes down to one of greatest tragedies in music was when Ian called it quits, forget Janis, Jim and Jimi. He and Curt could have had huge libraries of work. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
10.
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
“ When Mr. Lydon speaks of his relationship with Mr. Ritchie its really really hard not to be moved. This documentary is seriously well filmed, edited and never hits a boring note. Truly the best tale of the 2 and half years of these guys before they imploded. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
11.
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
“ We could have used D. Boon for a while longer too. Most of this documentary is filmed from the passenger seat of Mike's Van. You feel like you know him by the time its done. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
12.
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
“ Simon West was good enough to go on tour with the Germs. More Mr. Crash would not have been a bad thing, either. He seems more of free spirited hippie than a punk. His music reflected this and so does this movie. Some people can feel too much, ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
13.
One Nine Nine Four (2009 Documentary)
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Documenting the birth, growth and explosion of punk rock during the 90's. (90 mins.)
Director: Jai Al-attas
“ Operation Ivy, really, Operation Ivy is mentioned one of the few documentaries to mention them. Before Rancid, Green Day, NOFX, Pennywise, and Offspring. A tad slow in one stretch but its better than most. Overall it could have spent a bit more time on random bands it lists at the end. A couple of names I didn't know, and seriously I know more punk bands than the next guy. So I could have learned something more from this documentary rather than googling them afterward. But overall not too bad. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
14.
Los Punks: We Are All We Have (2016 Documentary)
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Los Punks: We Are All We Have is an intimate documentary about the teens and young adults who find meaning in the thriving punk rock scene in the backyards of South Central and East Los Angeles. (79 mins.)
“ The Latino punk scene. One of the best named punk bands of all time are featured the Crusty Drunks. What we have seen before that Punk is everywhere. That its happening in Latino culture in LA is great. That this documentary is pretty freaking well filmed and the bands are the bomb, is also good. What is not good is there is a man who calls himself Nacho Corrupted. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
15.
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
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A young punk's odyssey. (75 mins.)
Director: James Merendino
“ Heroin Bob looking on from the after life at his nineteen year old of death obsessed son. Its a massively brilliant take on every thing touching the youth culture. Summing up all the fractions of punks and influences alienate our children into rebelling or its just a confused episodic movie. Could go either way depending upon your mood when you watch it. Ross was simply dumped by Shelly or its a representation of the loss of innocence when we come to an understanding our dreams are not going to come true. No matter how small they are. This movie is either really simple or really complex. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
16.
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.)
“ Managers are scum bags in my humble opinion at least 99% of the time. But this guy in Manchester was part of the the 1%. The funeral scene for some reason, I will not forget. The contract scene is priceless. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
17.
Another State of Mind (1984 Documentary)
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A documentary on punk rock. (78 mins.)
“ Epic chronicle that is short and cheaply filmed padded with slam dance instructions. But damn wow are we right there with Social. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
18.
End of the Century (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. (110 mins.)
“ Pretty much the best documentary about the Ramones. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
19.
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
“ Great performances. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
20.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ Really good Horror Comedy not so much really a Punk movie but it has punks in it.
Frank: Watch your tongue, boy, if you like this job!
Freddy: Like this job? ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
21.
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.)
“ Yeah Crash died before this one was released. John Doe interview made him sound a bit dim. If they had not made a sequel about Metal this one would have been higher. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
22.
Green Room (2015)
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A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
“ I could hear the pitch for this movie. You know that Dead Kennedy's song, what if? So this movie takes a simple idea and makes a decent movie from it. It is not really a Punk movie or would be ranked higher. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
23.
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
“ A film featuring one of my all time favorite bands Leftover Crack live. That being said its a self consciously arty low budget frustratingly full of it self. Its St Petersburg after the riots in 1996. They used to make this type stuff on weekly basis in the seventies. Its not a bad movie its just not what it thinks it is. At least to me. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
24.
Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006 Documentary)
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In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts. (96 mins.)
Director: AJ Schnack
“ The most respectful of the documentaries made about him after he died. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
25.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998 Documentary)
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The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers. (86 mins.)
“ Better than the 2nd one in the trilogy but not as good as the first one. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
26.
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
“ There are some of the greatest musicians interviewed in this documentary. A huge collection of names including Captain Sensible enough said, ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
27.
Hard Core Logo (1996)
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
“ A punk Spinal Tap from Canada. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
28.
The Clash: Westway to the World (2000 Documentary)
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A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band. (60 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
“ Best Clash documentary, Strummer one was too sad. The rise and fall too much fall so this one wins. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
29.
Punk in Africa (2012 Documentary)
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Three chords, three countries, one revolution...PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multiracial punk... (82 mins.)
“ Jumps from very boring to incredibly interesting and informative in seconds. Some kind of strange pendulum of documentary making style. I can not believe they intended it to be that way. A very large scope is covered over the length of this film and it is one of the better of the international punk scene films. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
30.
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.)
“ Man these guys are great. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
31.
Beijing Punk (2010 Documentary)
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A film crew follows underground punks through Communist China in the year of the Olympics. (85 mins.)
“ Interesting a little uneven, some of the bands seem a bit glam or really I don't what to call them. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
32.
Looking for Johnny (2014 Documentary)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Danny Garcia
“ We lost a great talent when he died also. People forget him too quickly. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
33.
Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway (1985 Documentary)
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The Dead Kennedys' performance, June 1984, marked the closing of San Francisco's DMPO's on Broadway Avant-garde Theatre and Nightclub. (58 mins.)
“ Best documentary about Jello and company. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
34.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013 Documentary)
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Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral... (88 mins.)
“ Brave young Russian Punk women. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
35.
Over the Edge (1979)
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A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
“ Criminal kid gangs ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
36.
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
“ Underrated ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
37.
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
“ A must see. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
38.
A Band Called Death (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded. (96 mins.)
“ Ground breaking band, it gets the feeling of people who where so way ahead of their time that they couldn't succeed. They are the Big Star of Punk. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
39.
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
“ The band could have used a better filmed documentary, but this is what they got and this is what we get. Ian yelling at some guy who spit on him could have gotten cut out. I don't know if it is needed to remember this band. There was a video I saw once of the young Fugazi performing. They were so free of BS. Here they look like they have been around too long already. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
40.
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
 
41.
This Is England (2006)
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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ Skinheads gang in England in the eighties. Very well done movie. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
42.
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009 Documentary)
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that... (80 mins.)
Director: Omar Majeed
“ Similar to the other punk movies that focus on new punk movements in different regions of the world. This documentary puts more weight on the importance of its subject. They may have a point . ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
43.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Nazi punks f off ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
44.
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
“ They feel a bit like hippies; good movie though. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
45.
You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977 to 1984 (2007 Documentary)
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You Weren't There: a History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 is a documentary that looks back on the impact that the Punk movement had on the Windy City... (120 mins.)
“ I was there you can see me right there that is me, yea that is me right there. Damn it rewind. Okay right there see the kid, that is me. Pause it, Yea I know it was over twenty years ago, but it is me. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
46.
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.)
“ Good movie shame they could not have done it about all of them. Something feels a bit like a tv movie more than a movie perhaps there where budget issues. I don't know. Since this is my list and I have bad nightmares of 80s Lita Ford videos, oh the hair oh the hair. I rank this film so low in the list. Its my list. Oh and yea I saw Joan Jett live as an opening band and I didn't clap with her on "I love rock'nroll" so there cherry bomb. Cherie singing with Danzig was cool. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
47.
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011 Documentary)
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For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined... (123 mins.)
Director: Gorman Bechard
“ Not one interview with someone from the band everything is from other bands or fans. Its amazing how good it is. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
48.
Clockwork Orange County (2012 Documentary)
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A Documentary about the rise of west coast punk rock in the 1970s featuring concert clips from Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and more.
“ Good Stuff came out of that part of the US. TSOL, Vandals, Black Flag etc. Ranked lower as its TSOL and the Vandals. Black Flag was covered better in the other documentary, Which other? Any other. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
49.
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
“ I was never a fan of this movie. Feel free to hate me, I know many people do like it. It just seemed like the Ramones were in a Corman cheap movie. It was like they were selling out to the biggest scammer in movies. Scam the audience for the dollars capitalist movie making mogul. I like Corman more now but damn guys. Punk remember, or was it all some inside joke? ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
50.
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
“ More focus on the Sex Pistols scene, Dead boys and the rich kids. Saw this one after some the higher ranked ones. Maybe it was timing, it felt like a retread. Nice to see Generation X as time seems to have forgotten them for Billy Idol. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
51.
The Last Pogo (1978)
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Grab some safety pins, practice your sneer and get ready to revisit Toronto's thriving punk scene. THE...
“ Focuses on Canadian Punk of all things but good stuff. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
52.
Our Nation: A Korean Punk Rock Community (2002 Documentary)
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A candid look at the burgeoning punk rock scene in South Korea, focusing on the club and the bands that started the movement. (40 mins.)
“ One of the dudes focused on is just plain weird. At times you wonder what the heck are you watching. Yes the guy likes Motorhead that is interesting; I guess. Reminded me of the documentary that followed the Mentors guy around for awhile. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
53.
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.)
“ The Clash were not fans of this film from what I understand. It is what it is. You have to love the music. its difficult to follow a bit unprofessional and well don't waste your time watch one of the others on the Clash. I mean unless you don't want to get depressed. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
54.
Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (2013 Documentary)
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Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop... (90 mins.)
“ The story of how the their Milo logo was created is priceless. It really all depends how big of a fan you are of the Descendants. Most band specific documentaries on this list are like that. They were ahead of the time with pop punk, but really is that something to be proud off. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
55.
Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend... (76 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
“ Nazi Punks F Off Tim Roth though. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
56.
Between Resistance and Community: The Long Island Do It Yourself Punk Scene (2002 Short Film)
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A strong time capsule about Long Island as a cornerstone and building block of DIY punk. (44 mins.)
“ We need a current version of the documentary but not about the New York scene. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
57.
It's Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996 (2014 Documentary)
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'It's Gonna Blow!!! - San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996' chronicles a period when San Diego was touted as 'the next Seattle'... (86 mins.)
Director: Bill Perrine
“ More than just the home of the Chargers and a zoo. They had their own scene also. San Diego spanned some great music if you are from that area and that time frame you know. If your not maybe you know who Rocket from the Crypt or any of the bands from the Casbar. (Their version of CGBG) This documentary focuses on the later punk explosion which makes it a little different than the other regional documentaries. San Diego hit a bit later. They mention the early eighties was just to violent for them. This is edited a bit too choppy. One sentence per talking head. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
58.
What Poor Gods We Do Make: The Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun (2007 Video)
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What Poor Gods We Do Make: The Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun," the 2-disc DVD/CD focuses on the... (104 mins.)
Director: Jeff Poremba
“ Its awesome they made a documentary on these guys. They are not as well known as they should be. I know for a fact the lead singer was delivering water bottles not to long ago, which is sad. My friend told me that a bottle was delivered to a friends business. That is not really a fact I guess. I spaced out a bit watching this one. So it might be better I need to go back and watch again. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
59.
1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992 Documentary)
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David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991... (99 mins.)
Director: Dave Markey
“ No that was earlier; I got in a fight with a kid about Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. I recall it as being a silly reason to fight and both of us got hurt pretty bad. The point being, I guess, is Sonic Youth is not for everyone. I won the fight. Sonic Youth marched on to their success. Nirvana marched on to greater success. Here is this movie which seemed to forget what it was recording was timeless. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
60.
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
“ I don't think Allin had more to give to us before he died. He left nothing out of every show. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
61.
There Is No Authority But Yourself (2006 Documentary)
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(64 mins.)
Director: Alexander Oey
“ These guys had musical balls and they lived and live the life style. Green day is not fit to be considered in the same style of music. Well I liked early Green day. I meant Avril Lavigne not them. She is not really considered punk though. Damn it what is my point, Yea Crass is cool. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
62.
All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary film that explores the early Boston Hardcore music scene from the years 1981 through 1984... (89 mins.)
Director: Drew Stone
“ I was not a big fan of the bands out of Boston. If you are you might like this better. Really there ain't too much to be said about the home of Gang Green unless you are from this part of the country. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
63.
My Career as a Jerk (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of... (96 mins.)
Director: David Markey
“ I have spent a lifetime as a jerk. Was never a huge fan of these guys, I would pick up the records listen once and that was about it. I kept waiting for them to turn the corner. Years later they are legends but I still was never a huge fan. I like Morris from the Black Flags days better and I like Off!. So if you were a fan you might like this documentary better. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
64.
Bad Brains Live at CBGB OMFUG 1982 (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
This is a musical program/documentary about the Bad Brains who are a well known black punk hardcore band performing at CBGBs for 4 nights over Christmas in 1982 It was shot at a whim and kept in vault from 1982 till 2006. (60 mins.)
Director: Richard Oretsky
“ Great Band there is, I guess, no need to move the camera ever. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
65.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Very hard to watch, he will be missed. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
66.
Jericho's Echo: Punk Rock in the Holy Land (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mohawks, stage diving, fists flying. Homemade band t-shirts, circle pits, singalongs. These scenes are... (75 mins.)
Director: Liz Nord
“ I am waiting for the documentary on punk in Madagascar featuring the Lemurs. Sorry for the flip remark, troubled areas are bad for kids. Strict areas are bad for kids. Bad situations lead to kids rebelling. Rebelling leads to Punk music. Punk music leads to a documentary. So if things get bad in Madagascar just wait man you will learn the same lesson and get to hear some more punk. Between the scenes of punk bands you will have your angry teens (usually looking too old) mentioning they like Motorhead. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
67.
We Are the Best! (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ No the 67th. Swedish punk rock girls, I think the people who made this movie thought they were making a deeper point than they do. Hopefully it will be Hollywood rebooted with James Bond. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
68.
In Heaven There Is No Beer (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of the Los Angeles 'Kiss or Kill' music scene (2002-2007). Fed up with the wretched Sunset Strip pay-for-play policies... (88 mins.)
Director: David Palamaro
“ Neither is there in hell. I had not heard of one of these bands before I watched the documentary. Seems to be more of California thing. A club surrounded scene like CBGB. Anyway we get more than a bit boring here and there. Really do we need to hear one frequent going fan repeat almost exactly what the other was saying. Edit guys Edit ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
69.
King of Punk (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The 'King of Punk' documentary includes interviews with members of legendary Punk bands like the Ramones... (70 mins.)
“ Really really good bands like the Adicts! and then really really really bad bands who were flash in pans at the time. Too much time on the fluff. Maybe the people who made this didn't know what good music was or they just wanted to show as many bands as possible. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
70.
Pussy Riot: The Movement (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Pussy Riot - The Movement briefly reviews the events that led to the harsh two-year sentences of Pussy... (85 mins.)
Director: Natasha Fissiak
“ Brave young Russian Punk women. Prayer is better. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
71.
The Dicks from Texas (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A punk band from Texas whose music and persona was extreme and political and the supporters who've followed and loved them for over 35 years. (70 mins.)
Director: Cindy Marabito
“ Yes there have been a few from that state. Worth checking out; they were really not my thing. If they were yours more power to ya. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
72.
Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he... (110 mins.)
Director: Katrin Gebbe
“ Yes it can this movie is not for the faint of heart. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
73.
Breaking Glass (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ A bit dated and a bit too arty. This gem got dated the day after the filmed it. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
74.
Cuckoo's Nest (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(28 mins.)
Director: Alla Osipova
“ Clockwork Orange County is better covers this and more. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
75.
The Punk Singer (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Sorry she got sick and it took so long to find out what was wrong with her. I think its horrible, but I thought I was going to watch a documentary about a riot girrrl. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
76.
Garage Days (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big. (105 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Kangaroo Punk. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
77.
Refused Are Fucking Dead (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(38 mins.)
Director: Kristofer Steen
“ I loved the Refused and they came back from the dead. So the title is a lie. Points off for that one. Being a really short video another point off. Sound and stuff is all good. Filming angles is a bit odd. Really just a long form Music Video. There are people out there who swear by Swedish music. If its metal or through back stoner rock some people cannot get enough of the Swedish scene. I loved the Refused like I said but Sweden just doesn't do it for me. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
78.
X: The Unheard Music (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ I liked these two + Zoom better when the stopped being punk and started being arty. Some of their later stuff is just incredible. Interview clips wrap songs in music video format, just jamming, or recorded live. Interview bits sometimes are played over the jamming stuff which is a shame. Like the band there is an arty feel to this documentary sometimes its good other times its not so good. I like this documentary when its raw and not arty. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
79.
Class of 1984 (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ These kids, one of them from the White Shadow, act more sociopath serial killers then Punk rockers. The star of this movie went on to the television lame Riptide. The lead bad kid went on to direct episodes of the great Sopranos. So goes to show you who will inherit the earth, if the want it. Saw this opus at theater when it came out. if you had asked me what the movie was about the week after I saw I would not have remembered. Did actually commit the movie to memory a few years ago. It does not stay in memory so much. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
80.
The Punk Syndrome (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys. (85 mins.)
“ Finnish punk. Its not a "Syndrome". The Tea party is a "Syndrome" Trump is a "Syndrome" ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
81.
10,000 Saints (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village. (113 mins.)
“ REM is played during a punk stage diving montage. At least its early REM but REM. Anyway they mention the Misfits and kids are trying to be straight edge. The movie overall thinks it knows what was happening but it wasn't like that for everyone. I didn't know any Krishna Punkers. Is this movie trying to show the counter culture or gawk at it. The botanist's girlfriend is from England of course. Just how many English people are there in America? ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
82.
Riding in Vans with Boys (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the summer of 2002, blink-182 invited the little-known band Kut U Up to accompany them on The Pop Disaster Tour...
“ Better than you would think it was. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
83.
The Other F Word (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads... (98 mins.)
“ Many musicians are fathers; you can't stretch this for as long as this documentary tries to. Heavy metal bite the heads of things are fathers also. It happens the duality of man thing. Carl Jung wrote about it. I am not sure who would enjoy this movie. People who think Punk rockers are inhuman aliens? People who are not parents and being a parent is an alien thing? Really this is not interesting to anyone. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
84.
The Rise and Fall of The Clash (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The definitive biography of the group's fall from grace after they made it to SHEA Stadium USA and were... (90 mins.)
Director: Danny Garcia
“ Sad To Much Fall Too Little Rise To make this in 2012 is offensive, its been to many years. Whatever happened in the end happened. They almost got back together but Joe died. If I ever meet these people who made this documentary in an alley; I will hit them. Repeatedly with a garbage can lid. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
85.
Dead Kennedys: The Early Years (1987 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An overview of the early years--late 1970s, early 1980s--of San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys, with clips from some of their live concerts and footage of landmark San Francisco locations of the punk music scene. (30 mins.)
Director: Joe Reese
“ Nine songs their original line up. Would be ranked higher except its only nine songs. 9. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
86.
“ 20 Years in one hour my ass. Everybody who is in this is in better documentaries. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
87.
Walker (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ Heavy handed and silly at the end; it makes it point then won't stop making it over and over again. At the end it goes even further to make it so clear that it just becomes a waste. Yeah okay so this whole time you meant that oh okay Alex. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
88.
NOFX: Backstage Passport - The Movie (2015 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Punk legends NOFX travel all over South America as they attempt to make up several canceled shows from a previous world tour... (103 mins.)
“ Devoted fans only. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
89.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
“ Heathers is better of the two; this boils down to rambling Slater. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
90.
Who Killed Nancy? (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
“ I still think Sid did, or maybe it was Oswald. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
91.
Skinhead Attitude (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Outlines the history of 40 years of the skinhead subculture, beginning with the most recent versions of the culture. (90 mins.)
“ For the love of god, a documentary that finally covers the entire skin head movement. Ska, straight edge, Nazi the whole bald bunches of the them. Oyi I can't explain why its so damn boring. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
92.
Urgh! A Music War (1981 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
“ Urgh Arg when Miles Copeland releases all of it I will rank it higher. It is sort of just a bunch of performances put together. A bit to jumpy and random in the artists. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
93.
Blank Generation (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
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
“ Richard Hell, I am not a fan. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
94.
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead (2015 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A history of the influential English punk band The Damned from their inception in 1976 through to 2015. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Orshoski
“ Yeah ever since you went goth. Movie kind of moves through their career like it was some sort of series of events driven by members of the band. Their career is more of a pinball machine bouncing around from style to style. Arguing about their success and bouncing off Sensible and Gun n' Roses. Getting inexplicable hits like 'Eloise' and spinning toward just being damned rather than the Damned. They really made some great music in the day. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
95.
Broadway Idiot (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical. (81 mins.)
Director: Doug Hamilton
“ Pop Idiots. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
96.
Bakuretsu toshi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Punk rock gangs and music groups clash with one another and the brutal police force in a futuristic Tokyo setting. (115 mins.)
Director: Sogo Ishii
 
97.
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
“ No I am sorry to say he is dead. Marky is the only one left. I saw him playing with Jerry Only in some crazy all star punk band. He was also on a cooking show. So I don't know did we need another Ramone documentary in 2002? Maybe but like the CBGB documentaries they kind of blur together. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
98.
Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary film about the infamous bay-area punk rock performer Marian Anderson. Marian died all too young, and this is her story. (86 mins.)
Director: Lilly Scourtis
“ Okay there is no reason at all to watch this. ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
99.
Neo Ned (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his... (97 mins.)
Director: Van Fischer
“ Nazi Punks F Off. Gabrielle Union not even in your dreams Hawkeye ” - Jamie_Shannon
 
100.
Jubilee (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape... (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
“ A mess, a lump, overly arty, and overly pretentious ” - Jamie_Shannon