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, humorous, semi serious, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with punk, friends, punk rock, rock, artists and showbiz, society, profanity, brutality, death and music band plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as punk: SLC Punk! (1998), Bomb City (2017), The Ranger (2018), Dudes (1987), Sid and Nancy (1986), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Control (2007), All Over Me (1997), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001).

List of punk movies

 7.5
 26K
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, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, subculture, self destructing, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, college graduate, individualism, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, los angeles, england, florida ...
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 6.9
 7K
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, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: punk, subculture, society, murder, fistfight, life is a bitch, friends, intolerance, punk rock, drugs/alcohol, drugs, life & death ...
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: scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: punk, slasher, ranger, forest, on the run, teenager, psychopath, murder, group of friends, death, brutality, sadism ...
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 5.8
 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, exciting, realistic
Plot: punk, road trip, on the road, obsessive quest, buddies, misfit, partners, mentally unstable, injustice, fish out of water, love triangle, punk rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new york, utah
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 7.0
 30K
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: cult film, captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, punk, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, s&m, vandalism, domestic violence, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe ...
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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, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 62K
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, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, epilepsy, music, music band, depression, punk, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, london, manchester england, northern england ...
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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: cynical, humorous, stylized, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music, manipulation, rebelliousness, cons and scams, showbiz, chaos and mayhem, artists and showbiz, buddies, ambition, music band, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, new jersey
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 6.4
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, youth, punk, friendship, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gay slur, tomboy, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, mortician, back from the dead, punk, cannibalism, nuclear, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), crematorium, living dead, undead, attic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 6.4
 826
Suddenly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marcia (Tatiana Saphir), a frumpy and overweight salesgirl who seems to lead a banal and dreary existence, goes to work one day. As she walks she catches the eye of a feisty butch punk woman named Mao (Carla Crespo) who tells Marcia she wants to ...
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: punk, lesbian, kidnapping, love and romance, self discovery, dull life, gender, unlikely couple, on the road, human nature, bittersweet, taxi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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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, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, music band, music, punk, rebellion, teenage life, best friends, ambition, girl band, teenager, punk rock, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden ...
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 6.8
 230K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, cyborgs, technology, cyberpunk, a.i., parents and children, man versus machine, androids, punk, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
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God Save the King (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: youth, punk, misfit, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), teen drinking, friendship between girls, scandinavian girl, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
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 6.6
 9K
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, sincere, serious
Plot: music, punk rock, punk, rock band, musician's life, nightlife, clubbing, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, music history ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 530
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: lifestyle, rebelliousness, social misfits, moral dilemma, student life, punk, fighting the system, college life, society, youth, rock, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, 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, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: nudist camp, parents and children, single parent, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, punk, society, social misfits, uncontrollable, radical, rebelliousness, father and son ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway
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Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, 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: dark humor, realistic, humorous, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: reunion, music band, counterculture, friends, punk, society, disorder, rivalry, sexual content, once promising, profanity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, serbia, bosnia, europe
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Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, society, buddies, social differences, rock, punk, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
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 7.1
 1K
Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, experimental, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, skyscraper, punk, imaginary, danger, artists and showbiz, deadly, rivalry, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Young Drunk Punk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Ian McKay and his best friend Shinky are two young punks searching for their great destinies in the back alleys of Calgary Alberta, circa 1980. Together, these friends will face down cowboys and oilmen, hockey goons and movie snobs, odd-jobbers and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sitcom, offbeat
Plot: rebellion, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, friends, youth, social misfits, buddies, society, misfit, eccentric family, family life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: canada
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 7.8
 58
Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, bittersweet, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Filth & Wisdom is a poignant view of the lives of three not quite ordinary friends settled into meaningless jobs that barely keep them afloat while helping to finance their dreams of bigger and brighter futures. Their unqiue yet universal ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, desire for fame, introspection, rock, punk, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, friends, urban, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
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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, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, state affairs, punk, rock, teenage life, siblings relations, rebelliousness, follow your dream, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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 6.7
 962
Rid of Me (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scathing black comedy of embarrassment that charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, punk, rejection, misfit, girl power, breakup, divorce, suburbs, suburban life, strong female presence, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
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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, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
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 5.9
 2K
Not Dead (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ageing punk-with-a-dog and his brother the conformist decide to get their revenge on a shopping mall. Directing duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern, longstanding comic crusaders against capitalism, again set out to surprise and shock the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: self discovery, family relations, escapades, on the road, punk, job, freedom, brother brother relationship, punk rock, anarchy, supermarket, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, high school, punk, rebellion, camp, bong, punk rock, rock, music, culture clash, college, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
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 6.7
 36K
Summer of Sam (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, infidelity, crimes, danger, psychopath, lust, murder, punk, heat wave, intolerance, bigotry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new york yankees, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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