25 Essential Punk Rock Movies

Penelope Spheeris’ legendary The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy finally saw home video release this week — and, in case you hadn’t noticed, everyone at Flavorwire is pretty excited about that. The Decline movies aren’t just classics of the documentary form; the first and third entries in the series also belong in the punk-rock cinema canon. So to celebrate their reemergence, we’ve rounded up 25 essential punk movies, from arthouse oddities to awesomely cheesy exploitation flicks to groundbreaking nonfiction films. And because a list like this can never be complete, why not add your personal favorite in the comments?