Most Popular New Wave Music Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 741,124 | Gross: $38.40M
2. Bumblebee (2018)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Votes: 105,399 | Gross: $127.20M
3. Wall Street (1987)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Votes: 135,797 | Gross: $43.85M
4. Frantic (1988)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Votes: 45,852 | Gross: $17.64M
6. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 58,408 | Gross: $0.87M
8. Christiane F. (1981)
R | 138 min | Biography, Drama
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »
10. Dogs in Space (1986)
R | 103 min | Drama
The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »
12. Ecstasy (II) (2011)
TV-MA | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Small drug smuggler from Scotland is trying to figure out his way through life until he meets beautiful girl from Canada who seeks a change after bad relationship she just got out of it.
13. House of Boys (2009)
Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Two young soul mates find each other while working at an all-male performance club/brothel. Eventually, one contracts AIDS.
17. Funkytown (2011)
R | 132 min | Drama, Music
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.
18. Dare to Be Different (2017)
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Music
U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small ... See full summary »
19. The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star (1979 Video)
4 min | Short, Music
The video for the Buggles' classic one-shot, about how the rise of television (and, by extension, music videos) hurt the careers of those performers whose looks would not translate well to the new medium.
20. Gary Numan: Cars (1979 Video)
4 min | Short, Music
Video clip of Gary Numan's #1 mega-hit "Cars". The singer and band perform the song followed by a crazed visual style, strange mix of effects which became a trend for the many video clips ... See full summary »
21. Play It Loud! (2003)
97 min | Music, Comedy, Drama
The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the ... See full summary »
22. Big Meat Eater (1982)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »
24. Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)
Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.
25. Are We Not Men?
90 min | Documentary, Musical | Post-production
The official documentary of the band DEVO. This new film takes you into the brains that created the concept, the music, and the spectacle of Devo. Devo the band was more than the highly ... See full summary »
26. Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days, Version 2 (1984 Video)
3 min | Short, Music
The second version of the video is the most well-known, and received heavy rotation airplay at MTV. It is a magical fantasy concept video set in the 1940s, the heyday of dance halls. The ... See full summary »
27. Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (1982)
17 min | Documentary, Short
Wim Wenders's atmospheric testimony about the problems he encountered while working on Hammett (1982) with Francis Ford Coppola, and the differences between the film-making process in Europe and the States.
28. Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days, Version 1 (1983 Video)
The first version of the video, directed by Derek Jarman, is a collection of home movies with the majority of the archive footage consisting of a stage show with swimmers and fountains, and... See full summary »
30. Devo: Live in the Land of the Rising Sun (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music
"From a stage super-heated by over-the-top, rock 'n roll cliche lighting, DEVO faced a sea of Asian Gen X'ers in a 100 degree plus fahrenheit venue in the bowels of Tokyo, Japan. The crowd ... See full summary »
31. Falco - Helden von heute (1984 TV Movie)
49 min | Music
A cheerful music film with the Austrian pop star Johann Hölzel (better known as Falco), in which he travels around the world.
34. I Want to Destroy America (2006)
Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Music
A touching documentary about the singular career of Hisao Shinagawa, a Japanese street musician who has refused to give up on his elusive dream of success and stardom, regardless of personal cost and the solitary reality of his life.
37. Malditos (2004)
71 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary film about Chile's most influential and recognized punk rock band, Fiskales Ad-Hok. Told by their own band member, features the story from the early days, in the middle eighties, during Chile's right-wing military dictatorship.
39. Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West (2004 TV Special)
200 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
I want fun - The 80s pop and hit night with pearls from East and West.
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999–2004)
Where Are They Now? gives you an update on popular British artists and their current whereabouts. Find out what's up with Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Annabella Lewin (Bow Wow... See full summary »
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999–2004)
Where Are They Now? catches up with '80s bands the Thompson Twins, Wall of Voodoo, Frankie Sullivan (lead singer of Survivor), Dexy's Midnight Runners, Howard Jones, Jerry Buckner ("Pac-Man... See full summary »