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1. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 49,734 | Gross: $11.01M

2. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 107,696 | Gross: $6.22M

3. If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

6.7
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46 Metascore

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 109,236 | Gross: $50.47M

4. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Votes: 50,889 | Gross: $10.60M

5. CBGB (2013)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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30 Metascore

A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk

Votes: 8,169 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 27,740 | Gross: $2.83M

7. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas

Votes: 7,843 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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47 Metascore

A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 20,694 | Gross: $14.25M

9. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 33,918 | Gross: $44.36M

10. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 96,137

11. 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: 58,402 | Gross: $0.87M

12. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 47,671

13. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 30,766 | Gross: $1.13M

14. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 24,643 | Gross: $0.30M

15. Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Shireen Kadivar, Dee Dee Ramone

Votes: 2,565

16. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 82,903 | Gross: $4.45M

17. Suburbia (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Votes: 3,863

18. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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70 Metascore

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young

Votes: 8,208

19. Dudes (1987)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck, Flea, Lee Ving

Votes: 1,101

20. This Is Not Berlin (2019)

TV-MA | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he... See full summary »

Director: Hari Sama | Stars: Xabiani Ponce de León, José Antonio Toledano, Mauro Sanchez Navarro, Klaudia Garcia

Votes: 130

21. XOXO (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.3
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Six strangers' lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.

Director: Christopher Louie | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips, Brett DelBuono, Hayley Kiyoko

Votes: 6,181

22. 10,000 Saints (2015)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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62 Metascore

Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 4,987 | Gross: $0.06M

23. Out of the Blue (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

Votes: 2,063

24. 200 Cigarettes (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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33 Metascore

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia | Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 14,170 | Gross: $6.85M

25. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,224 | Gross: $0.44M

26. The Ranger (2018)

77 min | Horror

5.1
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Jenn Wexler | Stars: Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope

Votes: 1,316

27. The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

Director: Peter Livolsi | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $0.04M

28. That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $8.63M

29. The Driller Killer (1979)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz

Votes: 5,995

30. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,202

31. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 12,474

32. Nomads (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant

Votes: 3,534 | Gross: $2.28M

33. Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

4.8
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A young punk's odyssey.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks, Machine Gun Kelly, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 792

34. Fear No Evil (1981)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.5
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High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

Votes: 1,038

35. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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57 Metascore

A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Andy Serkis, Tom Hughes, Clifford Samuel, Joseph Kennedy

Votes: 3,789

36. Ordinary World (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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55 Metascore

An aging punk rocker copes with life after rock.

Director: Lee Kirk | Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Fred Armisen, Judy Greer, Selma Blair

Votes: 2,535

37. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,608

38. Metroland (1997)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after a ten year absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 3,037 | Gross: $0.30M

39. Me Without You (2001)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 4,224 | Gross: $0.30M

40. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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93 Metascore

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks

Votes: 3,099

41. Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 1,048

42. Out of Bounds (1986)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Tuggle | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $5.10M

43. Good Vibrations (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Jodie Whittaker, Adrian Dunbar

Votes: 4,463

44. We Are the Best! (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark

Votes: 9,438 | Gross: $0.18M

45. La lutte des classes (2019)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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As everyone knows, children make no difference between social classes, skin colors or religions. But then why does Corentin, Paul and Sofia's nine-year-old son, only have friends like him ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Edouard Baer, Ramzy Bedia, Tom Lévy

Votes: 315

46. Nana (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.

Stars: Romi Pak, Kaori, Brian Drummond, Toshiyuki Morikawa

Votes: 2,233

47. Wassup Rockers (2005)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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56 Metascore

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... See full summary »

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez, Usvaldo Panameno

Votes: 4,510 | Gross: $0.22M

48. Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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62 Metascore

Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill

Votes: 2,464 | Gross: $0.10M

49. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.15M

50. Smithereens (1982)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

Votes: 1,305



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