Punk Documentaries

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East Punk Memories (2012 Documentary)
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In the late 80's, the filmmaker shot with a group of punks who were struggling with the communist regime... (78 mins.)
Director: Lucile Chaufour
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Punk (????)
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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
 
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American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
 
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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
 
10.
Another State of Mind (1984 Documentary)
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A documentary on punk rock. (78 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Punk Not Dead (2007 Documentary)
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Director: Andreas Geiger
 
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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
 
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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
 
15.
End of the Century (2003 Documentary)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. (110 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
20.
The Punk Syndrome (2012 Documentary)
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys. (85 mins.)
 
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The Slog Movie (1982 Documentary)
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A raw and unparalleled DIY documentary about the West Coast Punk scene made by a group of young fans/filmmakers about the bands they loved. (59 mins.)
Director: David Markey
 
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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
 
23.
Joy Division (2007 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band. (93 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
24.
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
 
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N.Y.H.C. (1999 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Frank Pavich
 
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Kurt & Courtney (1998 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
27.
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
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
25 Years of Punk (2001 Documentary)
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Lou Reed narrates this Television special that takes a look back at the beginnings of the punk rock movements in New York & England... (60 mins.)
 
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Ramones Raw (2004 Documentary)
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Climb in the van, buckle your seat belt and hang on tight because you're about to experience life on the road with the founding fathers of punk rock... (105 mins.)
Director: John Cafiero
 
31.
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
 
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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
 
33.
Kutya éji dala (1983)
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A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band. (150 mins.)
Director: Gábor Bódy
 
34.
Lifestyles of the Ramones (1990 Video)
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(57 mins.)
Director: George Seminara
 
35.
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
 
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Reality 86'd (1991 Documentary)
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Road documentary of last Black Flag tour - "In My Head" (63 mins.)
Director: David Markey
 
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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
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Edge of Quarrel (2000)
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(120 mins.)
Director: David Larson
 
41.
Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie (1999 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Lech Kowalski
 
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Noise & Resistance (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary pictures a globally interconnected and political music scene, built on autonomy and solidarity... (87 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
45.
Barbershop Punk (2010 Documentary)
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Is "The Man" controlling the vertical, the horizontal and the channel you'll be on? In a privatized American Internet... (84 mins.)
 
46.
Punk Britannia (2012 TV Series)
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A series which explores the why's and how's of Punk music's emergence in the mid 1970's, and the legacy it left for British music. It features interview and classic performances. (90 mins.)
 
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Punk and the Pistols (1995 Documentary)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Paul Tickell
 
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The Punk Years (2002 TV Series)
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A definitive history of the music that shook the world, looking at the origins and development of the punk rock movement as a social... (25 mins.)
Director: Veerinder Mann
 
50.
The Day the Country Died (2007 Documentary)
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Through interviews with major players in the anarchist-punk movement, DAY THE COUNTRY DIED explores the evolution of a genre... (120 mins.)
Director: Roy Wallace
 
51.
Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash and Beyond (2005 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Mike Parkinson
 
52.
Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed (1982 Documentary)
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Documents the post-punk period between 1978 and 1981, featuring the looks, the poses, the rucks, the riots and the slaggings of bands and their fans... (59 mins.)
Director: Hasan Shah, Dom Shaw
 
53.
Beijing Bubbles (2005 Documentary)
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Beijing Bubbles is a portrait of the punk and rock scene in Beijing, which as a subculture is barely recognized there... (80 mins.)
 
54.
Blank City (2010 Documentary)
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During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. (94 mins.)
Director: Celine Danhier
 
55.
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
 
56.
Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records (2009 Documentary)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Alulis
 
57.
Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest (2008 Documentary)
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Locals formed vigilante groups to fight it, Police used legal force to repress it, City officials wanted to ban it entirely... (45 mins.)
Director: Paul Young
 
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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
 
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Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary (2004 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Tracy Flannigan
 
60.
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
 
61.
Basically, Johnny Moped (2013 Documentary)
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A funny and often moving account of one of UK music's great lost treasures. Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon... (77 mins.)
Director: Fred Burns
 
62.
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.)
 
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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