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1. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

8.2
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 519,859 | Gross: $16.50M

2. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Votes: 124,657 | Gross: $43.85M

3. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 50,627 | Gross: $3.81M

4. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 53,738 | Gross: $0.87M

5. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 28,188 | Gross: $1.13M

6. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 16,923

7. Me Without You (2001)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell

Votes: 3,925 | Gross: $0.30M

8. Fridays (1980–1982)

70 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Live late-night comedy sketch show similar to "Saturday Night Live."

Stars: Jack Burns, Brandis Kemp, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell

Votes: 360

9. Ecstasy (II) (2011)

99 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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Small drug smuggler from Scotland is trying to figure out his way through life until he meets beautiful girl from Canada who seeks a change after bad relationship she just got out of it.

Director: Rob Heydon | Stars: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Carlo Rota

Votes: 1,593

10. Static (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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An eccentric but possibly brilliant young man, troubled by the death of his parents, claims to be readying a world-changing invention.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Keith Gordon, Amanda Plummer, Bob Gunton, Barton Heyman

Votes: 519

11. House of Boys (2009)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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40 Metascore

Two young soul mates find each other while working at an all-male performance club/brothel. Eventually, one contracts AIDS.

Director: Jean-Claude Schlim | Stars: Loïc Peckels, Layke Anderson, Harry Ferrier, Michael N. Kuehl

Votes: 907

12. Dogs in Space (1986)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.6
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The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles, Deanna Bond

Votes: 935

13. Joy Division (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 2,722

14. Starstruck (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.1
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Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Votes: 763

15. Dare to Be Different (2017)

93 min | Documentary | Post-production

U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Goldfarb | Stars: Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Paul McGuinness

16. Big Meat Eater (1982)

82 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »

Director: Chris Windsor | Stars: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos

Votes: 282

17. Verschwende deine Jugend (2003)

97 min | Music, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Quabeck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz, Marlon Kittel

Votes: 871

18. Are We Not Men? (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Musical | Post-production

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The official documentary of the band DEVO. This new film takes you into the brains that created the concept, the music, and the spectacle of Devo. Devo the band was more than the highly ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Pemberton | Stars: David Bowie, Dave Grohl, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop

19. L'imperatore di Roma (1988)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Nico D'Alessandria | Stars: Gerardo Sperandini, Nadia Haggi, Giuseppe Amodio, Agnese De Donato

Votes: 90

20. Falco - Helden von heute (1984 TV Movie)

49 min | Music

8.2
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A cheerful music film with the Austrian pop star Johann Hölzel (better known as Falco), in which he travels around the world.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Falco, Brigitta Cimarolli, Cordula Reyer, Robert Ponger

Votes: 6

21. Hollywood Heartbeat (1980–1981)

30 min | Music

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Hosted by former Fleetwood Mac band member Bob Welch, each show takes audiences to Hollywood's most "in" nightclubs and hot spots for today's phenomenal new Rock music.

Star: Bob Welch

22. Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days (1984 Video)

Short, Music

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The second version of the video is the most well-known, and received heavy rotation airplay at MTV. It is a magical fantasy concept video set in the 1940s, the heyday of dance halls. The ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Kleinman | Stars: Wang Chung, Darren Costin, Nick Feldman, Jack Hues

23. Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days, Version 1 (1983 Video)

Short, Music

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The first version of the video, directed by Derek Jarman, is a collection of home movies with the majority of the archive footage consisting of a stage show with swimmers and fountains, and... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Darren Costin, Nick Feldman, Jack Hues, Derek Jarman

24. Malditos (2004)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Documentary film about Chile's most influential and recognized punk rock band, Fiskales Ad-Hok. Told by their own band member, features the story from the early days, in the middle eighties, during Chile's right-wing military dictatorship.

Director: Pablo Insunza | Stars: Roli Urzúa, Álvaro España, Pogo, 'Víbora' Larralde

Votes: 25

25. I Want to Destroy America (2006)

66 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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A touching documentary about the singular career of Hisao Shinagawa, a Japanese street musician who has refused to give up on his elusive dream of success and stardom, regardless of personal cost and the solitary reality of his life.

Director: Peter I. Chang | Star: Hisao Shinagawa

Votes: 10

26. Gary Numan: Cars (1979 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Video clip of Gary Numan's #1 mega-hit "Cars". The singer and band perform the song followed by a crazed visual style, strange mix of effects which became a trend for the many video clips ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Burbidge | Star: Gary Numan

Votes: 79

27. Randale und Liebe (1981 TV Movie)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Director: Thomas Schmitt | Stars: Jello Biafra, Cotzbrocken, Klaus Flouride, Shakin' Stevens

Votes: 6

29. Nesmírná únava materiálu (1984)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michal Herz | Stars: Michael Kocáb, Michal Pavlícek, Jirí Hrubes, Vilém Cok

30. Devo: Live in the Land of the Rising Sun (2007 Video)

75 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Director: Scott Michael Stanton | Stars: Bob Casale, Gerald V. Casale, David Kendrick, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 19

31. Hudba 85 (2005 Video)

120 min | Music

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Director: Vladislav Burda | Stars: Michal Ambroz, Karel Babuljak, Bára Basiková, Marek Brodský

32. Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West (2004 TV Special)

200 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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Director: Christian Stöffler | Stars: Götz Alsmann, Adam Ant, Jo Callis, Foyer des Arts

33. Übriggebliebene ausgereifte Haltungen (2007)

89 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Peter Ott | Stars: Julius Block, Campino, Diedrich Diederichsen, Clara Drechsler

34. VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999–2004)
Episode: British Invasion (2000)

Documentary, Biography

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Where Are They Now? gives you an update on popular British artists and their current whereabouts. Find out what's up with Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Annabella Lewin (Bow Wow... See full summary »

Stars: James Curreri, David Bowie, Bruce Dickinson, Nick Feldman

35. VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999–2004)
Episode: The 80s (2000)

Documentary, Biography

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Where Are They Now? catches up with '80s bands the Thompson Twins, Wall of Voodoo, Frankie Sullivan (lead singer of Survivor), Dexy's Midnight Runners, Howard Jones, Jerry Buckner ("Pac-Man... See full summary »

Stars: James Curreri, Tom Bailey, Jerry Buckner, Pete Burns