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Punk

Punk rock movies are movies that meet some of three criteria:

(1) They have lots of actual punk fucking rock in them.
(2) They have the snarling "fuck you" attitude of punk rock.
(3) They're aligned with the downtrodden, outcast, and misfit peoples of the world.

Punk rock films are often loud, abrasive, anarchic, and strange.

This is a list of my favorite punk rock movies.

  • Rock 'n' Roll High School

    1

  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    2

  • Born in Flames

    3

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    4

  • Hail the New Puritan

    5

  • Instrument

    6

  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    7

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

    8

  • Laura

    9

  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)

    10

  • Liquid Sky

    11

  • Jubilee

    12

  • The New Babylon

    13

  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin

    14

  • Zero for Conduct

    15

  • A Question of Silence

    16

  • Myra Breckinridge

    17

  • Stop Making Sense

    18

  • Band of Outsiders

    19

  • Love and Anarchy

    20

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    21

  • The Death King

    22

  • Ecstasis

    23

  • Emperor Tomato Ketchup

    24

  • Brain Dead

    25

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    26

  • Female Trouble

    27

  • Daisies

    28

  • Mondo Weirdo

    29

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    30

  • The Hart of London

    31

  • Putney Swope

    32

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    33

  • Repo Man

    34

  • Mommy Mommy Where's My Brain?

    35

  • Nekromantik

    36

  • Chain

    37

  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country

    38

  • Left-Handed Fate

    39

  • Harvest: 3,000 Years

    40

  • Pixote

    41

  • Yesterday Girl

    42

  • N-Zone

    43

  • Desperate Living

    44

  • We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen

    45

  • Style Wars

    46

  • Pentimento

    47

  • Who's Singin' Over There?

    48

  • Suburbia

    49

  • Pump Up the Volume

    50

  • Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

    51

  • X: The Unheard Music

    52

  • The Dead Man 2: Return of the Dead Man

    53

  • Blue

    54

  • Bedsitters

    55

  • Polyester

    56

  • The Last of England

    57

  • Normal Love

    58

  • Vivian

    59

  • if....

    60

  • Pink Flamingos

    61

  • Sambizanga

    62

  • The Last Bolshevik

    63

  • Class Relations

    64

  • Out of the Blue

    65

  • Freaks

    66

  • Moolaadé

    67

  • The Filth and the Fury

    68

  • We Are the Best!

    69

  • Hail Mary

    70

  • Underground

    71

  • Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    72

  • I Shot Andy Warhol

    73

  • The Warriors

    74

  • Straight to Hell

    75

  • True Stories

    76

  • Glitterbug

    77

  • Weekend

    78

  • Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    79

  • Living

    80

  • Visual Training

    81

  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies

    82

  • Linda Linda Linda

    83

  • Love & Human Remains

    84

  • Parting Glances

    85

  • In Vanda's Room

    86

  • Out 1

    87

  • The Blood Spattered Bride

    88

  • Cry-Baby

    89

  • Fat Girl

    90

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    91

  • Sweetie

    92

  • Chico

    93

  • Abigail's Party

    94

  • Guimba the Tyrant

    95

  • Black God, White Devil

    96

  • Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

    97

  • The Death of Maria Malibran

    98

  • Ro.Go.Pa.G.

    99

  • The Gleaners and I

    100