Movies like Velvet Goldmine 1998

Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself forged by the music of the 1970s, explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has become of them since the turn of the new decade.

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1 The Crow 1994

Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.

Genres:

Fantasy, Action, Thriller

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

James O'Barr (comic book series and comic strip), David J. Schow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

2 The Rules Of Attraction 2002

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Roger Avary

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Roger Avary (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.7

3 Ghost World 2001

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (comic book), Daniel Clowes | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

4 My Own Private Idaho 1991

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

5 Tank Girl 1995

Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Rachel Talalay

Writers:

Alan Martin (comic strip), Jamie Hewlett (comic strip) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

6 Breakfast On Pluto 2005

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe (as Patrick McCabe) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom
7.2

7 Elephant 2003

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant

Country:

United States of America
7.2

8 Buffalo '66 1998

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Vincent Gallo

Writers:

Vincent Gallo (original story), Vincent Gallo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
7.5

9 Coffee And Cigarettes 2003

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jim Jarmusch

Writer:

Jim Jarmusch

Country:

United States of America
7.1

10 Natural Born Killers 1994

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (story), David Veloz (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas 1998

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Hunter S. Thompson (book), Terry Gilliam (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

12 Shallow Grave 1994

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

13 Caligula 1979

The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.

Genres:

Drama, History, Romance

Director:

Tinto Brass

Writers:

Gore Vidal (adapted from an original screenplay by), Masolino D'Amico

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
5.4

14 Sid And Nancy 1986

In January 1978, after their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious is forced by his band mates and their manager to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will meet him in New York only after a traumatic event. When the band breaks up and Sid begins his solo career in a hostile city, the turbulent couple definitely falls into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency, a last journey with no return.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Alex Cox

Writers:

Alex Cox (screenplay), Abbe Wool (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7

15 Party Monster 2003

The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose to the top... and there was no place to go but down.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime

Countries:

Netherlands, United States of America
6.3

16 The Doom Generation 1995

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.1

17 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Jim Sharman

Writers:

Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

18 Hedwig And The Angry Inch 2001

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.”

Genres:

Comedy, Music, Drama

Writers:

John Cameron Mitchell (book), Stephen Trask (book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

19 Girl, Interrupted 1999

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Susanna Kaysen (book), James Mangold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

20 The Pillow Book 1996

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Peter Greenaway

Writers:

Sei Shonagon (book), Peter Greenaway

Countries:

United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg
6.7

21 Harold And Maude 1971

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Hal Ashby

Writer:

Colin Higgins

Country:

United States of America
7.9

22 Mysterious Skin 2004

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writers:

Gregg Araki (screenplay), Scott Heim (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Netherlands
7.6

23 The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert 1994

Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, and head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, named 'Priscilla'. En route, they discover that the woman they've contracted with is the wife of one of the drag queens. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who then travels on with them.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Stephan Elliott

Writer:

Stephan Elliott

Country:

Australia
7.4

24 Shortbus 2006

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic/sexual milieu converge at Shortbus, an underground Brooklyn salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality, and loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the early 2000s. Here, gay couple Jamie (PJ DeBoy) and James (Paul Dawson) meet Ceth (Jay Brannan), a young ex-model and aspiring singer.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
6.4