Top Movies Themed with Punk Music

Uhh “Josie and the pussy cats” in my opinion one of the best movies ever, however, according to some critics you know the guys who named shark nado as one of the best movies in human in history (which it kind of is). Josie sucks; I know it’s kind of girlish and stuff but come on.

You don’t expect a movie about a record company brainwashing people to think that some chick is hot to be serious do you? All that aside punk rock has been used in movies for a very long time, over the years this form of music has inspired awesome movies and others that will make you bang your head against the wall just to get them to stop.

I’m not here to tell you about the bad ones which would be kind of great, I should do that in future. I’m here to tell you about the best moments of punk music in movies if that makes sense.

A Clockwork Orange 1987

If you are into punk rock music which you obviously are or you wouldn’t be here, this is one of the best punk rock-themed movies ever. Although this movie is about a group of angry youths in gangs, it has inspired song lyrics and movies or has been referenced in movies such as:

  • Reservoir dogs
  • Tenacious D pick of destiny
  • The dark knight (heath ledger got inspiration from it)
  • West world (1973)

I recommend that you read the book first before you watch the movie.

Return of the living dead (1985)

Considered by some as a classic and by others as an abomination, my mom calls it that. We must all admit that without such movies the walking dead wouldn’t be as big as it is today. If you paid attention the songs in the movie you will notice that they are either punk rock or death rock.

All the brain eating aside, this is still a great movie it even went ahead to inspire four sequels.

Josie and the pussy cats

Josie and the Pussycats are one of those movies that you either love or hate, compared to the other movies on this list this movie is very different.

It sort of feels like something that should be on nickelodeon (was inspired by a cartoon). The movie features a mix of pop punk, pop rock, punk rock and alternative rock.

If you are looking for something different in the punk rock world, this is it.

Honorable mentions

  • The terminator
  • Repo men (1984)
  • Blade runner
  • Decline of western civilization (1981)

Rock and Roll High School

Believe me when I tell you that this is one of the dumbest movies ever made, but in a good way. The story is very simple students versus an evil principal.

It is all about teen rebellion, you can say that the movie is a tribute to the fathers of punk or the pioneers of punk rock the Ramones. My advice, watch it today and suggest to us some more.