Punk movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant punk movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, cult film, weird, humorous, serious and semi serious films and TV shows about / with punk, punk rock, friends, teenager, club, music, coming of age, rock, storytelling and society plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Sweden and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as punk: SLC Punk! (1998), Sid and Nancy (1986), Bomb City (2017), The Ranger (2018), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Suburbia (1983), Green Room (2015), Dudes (1987), CBGB (2013), What We Do Is Secret (2007).

List of punk movies

 7.4
 30K
SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, harsh, intense, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, subculture, rebelliousness, self destructing, coming of age, rebellion, rock, drug overdose, friendship, antisocial behavior, heavy metal culture, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, england, california, utah, woodstock ...
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 7.0
 32K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, rock and roll, destructive relationship, drugs, punk music, musician, love affair, heroin addict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, paris france, new jersey, england ...
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 6.8
 8K
Bomb City (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: punk, subculture, punk rock, society, life is a bitch, friends, fistfight, murder, death, drugs, life & death, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: usa, texas
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 5.1
 2K
The Ranger (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority—an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Style: slasher, psychological, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: punk, ranger, police, on the run, forest, irreverence, murder, psychopath, serial killer, brutality, death, group of friends ...
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, monster, undead, cannibalism, cemetery, crematorium, female nudity, living dead, paramedic, transformation, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, san diego california, kentucky
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 6.9
 5K
Suburbia (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart.
Style: political, indie film, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, teenager, punk rock, subculture, skinhead, dysfunctional family, friendship, coming of age, friendship between men, graffiti, runaway, punk music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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 7.0
 122K
Green Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, intense ...
Plot: skinhead, murder, survival, brutality, violence, punk band, punk, friendship, escape, neo nazi, heroin, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 5.6
 1K
Dudes (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, surreal, exciting ...
Plot: punk, road trip, obsessive quest, on the road, partners, misfit, mentally unstable, buddies, injustice, fish out of water, love triangle, punk rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new york, utah
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 6.5
 10K
CBGB (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: CBGB looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: punk, rock music, rock band, music band, punk rock, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, clubbing, nightclub ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, nightlife, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Sons of Norway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It’s not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, hippie and free spirit, a glaring exception in a community ...
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, nudist camp, father and son, parents and children, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, society, uncontrollable, rebelliousness, social misfits, radical ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway
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We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: punk, teenager, music, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, ambition, best friends, teenage life, teenage girl, women, girl band ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, california, tokyo, scandinavia, europe ...
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The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
Genre: Music
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam ...
Style: sexy, absurd, entertaining, factual, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music, rock and roll, musician, bdsm, music business, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, segregation, destiny, car chase, sexualized violence ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, england, london
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 6.5
 12K
Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, satirical, melancholic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, punk, gang, teacher, revenge, juvenile delinquency, school, teenager, bullying, violence, rock and roll, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth
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 7.6
 65K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
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Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: punk, music band, dark humor, friends, counterculture, society, disorder, rivalry, club, punk band, once promising, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, europe, bosnia, serbia
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 6.8
 37K
Repo Man (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Style: surreal, funny, philosophical, bleak, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, punk, surrealism, punk rocker, radioactivity, mad scientist, car, exploitation, ufo, teenager, cult, absurdism ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, punk, music, teenager, high school life, rock, rebellion, school, high school, coming of age, youth, camp ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california
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Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, cult film ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, rock singer, club, rock and roll, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england
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 4.4
 2K
Joysticks (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempts to shut down a video arcade he believes is harmful to the mental health of children.
Style: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, sexy, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: punk, prank, video arcade, sexual humor, teenager, sex, nerd, high school, businessman, premarital sex, uncle nephew relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 5.8
 573
The Taqwacores (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: punk, islam, lifestyle, rebelliousness, social misfits, student life, fighting the system, society, college life, youth, moral dilemma, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, usa
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 5.7
 192
Spidarlings (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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.
Style: lgbt cinema, feminist film, psychedelic, psychotronic, gothic ...
Plot: spider, lesbian, body horror, punk, camp, tarantula, lgbt, strong female lead, gay culture, lgbtq, female impersonator, lesbian couple ...
Place: england
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All That I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: punk, friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, youth, society, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, follow your dream, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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 5.3
 32K
Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, female protagonist, post apocalypse, female fighter, distopia, future dystopia, tank, female warrior, superhero, punk, save the world, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, near future
Place: australia
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Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: realistic, sincere, entertaining, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, punk, friends, society, social differences, rock, buddies, life is a bitch, coming of age, cultural difference, class differences, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, beverly hills
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 6.5
 2K
Times Square (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York by its ears.
Style: exciting, cynical, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, teenager, lgbtq, tomboy, adolescent girl, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship, club, mental disorder, street kid, dancing, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: feminist film, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rock and roll, coming of age, dancing, punk rock, sexual content, counterculture, feminist, musician, club, girl gang, rock music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, atmospheric, humorous, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: rock and roll, clubbing, drug addiction, music, drugs, nightclub, punk, music business, musician, suicide, rock, party ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, manchester, london, europe, northern england ...
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 6.7
 10K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, ironic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: punk, slacker, drug addiction, teenager, friendship, coming of age, marijuana, suburbs, male nudity, adaptation, adolescence, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, texas, new york, los angeles
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 6.5
 49K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: sexy, stylized, feminist film, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: rock music, music band, lesbian, music, teenager, coming of age, musician, rock and roll, revisionist history, punk, drugs, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, japan, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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