Movies about punks

Movies about punks
List of the best films about punks according to visitors: Bomb City, The Filth and the Fury, Sid & Nancy, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Good Vibrations, Green Room, Green Day: Bullet in a Bible, Head-On, Control, Microbe and Gasoline.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CharactersPunks, Friends, Singers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Death
PlaceTexas, USA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPunks, Friends, Losers, Directors, Artists
PlotOn real events, Music, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and recording sessions as well as interviews with group members who lived to tell the tale--including the one and only John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten).

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPunks, Hippies, Rockers
PlotOn real events
PlaceEngland, New York
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious

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 couple's turbulent relationship strains the patience of bandmate Johnny Rotten and manager Malcolm McLaren, while plunging Sid and Nancy into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAliens, Punks, Single mothers, Singers
PlotLove, Poker, Mystery
PlaceParty, London

Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music, Obsession, Music group
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersDogs, Jews, Punks, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Music, Friendship, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive

A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Serious

Bullet in a Bible documents one of the two biggest shows that Green Day have performed in their career. They played in front of a crowd of over 130,000 people at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in United Kingdom on June 18–19, 2005. The band was supported by Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, and Hard-Fi during their American Idiot world tour. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed at these shows were included on the disc; missing out "Jaded", "Knowledge", "She", "Maria", "Homecoming" and "We Are The Champions". Bullet in a Bible was released as a double-LP set on November 10, 2009, as part of the band's 2009 vinyl re-release campaign.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, Turkey
CharactersLosers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Obsession, Freedom
PlaceGermany, Turkey
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan, France
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Punks, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Depression, Success
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Artists, Musicians, Punks
PlotSoccer, Travel, Gambling, Fight, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, School, Trains, Party, Beach

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, short
CharactersDemons, Punks
StyleTense, Fancy, Black humor

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersPunks, Hippies, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Drug addict, Friendship, Uprising
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Black humor, Touching

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Students, Punks
PlotBasketball, Money
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, Party, Los Angeles
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

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 parents.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Punks, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGypsies, Punks, Friends
PlaceLondon, Night Clubs

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 unique yet universal stories capture their struggles that are at turns funny and tragic but always brutally honest. Their intertwined lives explore the inevitable: a path paved with filth will often end in wisdom and one paved with wisdom will often end in filth.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Punks, Pupils
PlaceSchool, College
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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 Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryMacedonia, Serbia
CharactersPunks, Friends, Losers
PlotUprising, Rivalry, Music group
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Fancy, Black humor

A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".

Markimdb: 6.5
CountryNorway, Sweden, Denmark, France
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

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 where equality and conformity is the norm. He always stands up for his son, supporting him unconditionally, even when Nikolaj decides to stop giving a damn. Sons of Norway is a film about rebellion, punk rock, suburban hell and the struggle between freaks and punks. But most of all, it’s the story of an unusual father-son relationship, and about the strength of the bonds we sometimes do our best to rip apart.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Genji and his victorious G.P.S. alliance find themselves facing down a new challenge by the students of Hosen Academy, feared by everyone as 'The Army of Killers.' The two schools, in fact, have a history of bad blood between them. And the simmering embers of hatred are about to flare up again, burning away any last remnants of the truce they had so rigorously observed until now.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany
CharactersDogs, Punks
PlotPursuit, Freedom
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

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 bourgeois audience.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, music, history
CharactersMusicians, Punks, Losers, Singers
PlotMusic, Political, Uprising
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, music

An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood. Written by AJ Schnack

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, music
CharactersAliens, Cannibals, Punks, Friends, Partners
PlotTime travel, Music, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending, Fancy, Black humor, Cyberpunk

A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an "in" club on another planet in time.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, cartoon, military, biography, history
CountryFrance, USA
PlotRevolution, Depression, Divorce, Freedom, Fear

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Punks, Losers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, music, history
CharactersPunks, Friends, Partners
PlotMusic, Friendship, Music group
StyleFascinating, Smart

Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersLesbians, Aliens, Twins, Punks
PlaceSpace, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Black humor, Psychedelic

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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 impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSnipers, Punks
PlotRevenge, Death, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, musical
CharactersPunks, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotLove, Music
PlaceNew York

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.