Most Popular No Wave Movies and TV Shows
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1. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
A New Yorker's life is thrown into a tailspin when his younger cousin surprise visits him, starting a strange, unpredictable adventure.
Votes: 32,423 | Gross: $2.44M
3. Downtown 81 (2000)
Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
After being released from the hospital, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat wanders around Manhattan trying to sell art to make money and find a place to stay.
Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $0.10M
5. Born in Flames (1983)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.
7. Union City (1980)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A man is so obsessed with finding the person responsible for stealing his milk bottles that he ignores his beautiful young wife, who has other ideas on her mind.
9. The Foreigner (1978)
77 min | Drama, Thriller
European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.
10. Unmade Beds (1976)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama
This is the story of Rico, a man who lives in New York in 1976 but who lives his own life in Paris during the time of the 'New Wave'. He is a photographer who thinks he's a gangster, a ... See full summary »
11. The Right Side of My Brain (1985)
23 min | Short
A woman goes through a series of sexual assignations that involve varying degrees of violence. A voiceover provides her musings on sex, violence, power and control.
12. Vortex (1982)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller
A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense... See full summary »
13. You Are Not I (1981)
50 min | Drama
A young woman escapes from a mental hospital during the chaos of a nearby multiple-car accident. She is mistaken for a shock victim and is driven to her sister's house by a rescue volunteer... See full summary »
15. The Blank Generation (1976)
55 min | Documentary, Music
The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the ... See full summary »
74 min | Comedy, Horror
A mad doctor creates life while murderous prostitutes are on the prowl and vampires terrorize the town. The Rawhide Kid will save the day.
22. Rome '78 (1978)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, History
In a mock Rome (shot in neo-classic buildings), characters dressed in makeshift costumes, live a Roman life, with political intrigue, flirting and dyonisiac dances.
25. The Long Island Four (1980)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
During WWII, four German spies are sent to New York to carry out acts of sabotage. Instead, they are seduced by America's corruptive decadence.
27. Where Evil Dwells (1985)
28 min | Short, Horror, Thriller
Loosely based on an infamous 1984 Long Island murder case involving Satan-worshiping, teenage drug freak Ricky Kasso who murdered his 17-year-old friend, Gary Lauwers in Northport, Long Island by stabbing him repeatedly.
28. Red Italy (1979)
53 min | Drama
A rich young woman tries to escape boredom and her controlling boyfriend with a series of dalliances with working-class men. She falls for a communist factory worker who rejects her because of their class differences.
29. Punking Out (1978)
25 min | Documentary, Short
Documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in New York City at CBGB's, a punk night club, and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene. Presents a sometimes shocking look at the... See full summary »
32. She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978)
27 min | Short
Two women- one passive and resigned, the other aggressive and domineering - interact in various locations in New York city. The film explores the dynamic between them before ending with a showdown at the roller-coaster on Coney Island.
36. The Trap Door (1980)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama
A Nietzschian parable on the fate of innocence, THE TRAP DOOR follows the mishaps of Jeremy (John Ahearn) as he is fired by his boss (Jenny Holzer), gets laughed out of court by Judge Gary ... See full summary »
38. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986)
43 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Nan Goldin's slide show "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" converted, mixed and screened as a film by the artist, portraying the American underground culture, the no wave scene, post-Stonewall gay subculture, among others.
39. Raw Nerves (1980)
30 min | Short
A noir mostly set in a bathroom stall and stairwell. A private dick trapped in a tight spot. A narrator searching for a way out of the story. Toilet humor and pulp fiction captured in ... See full summary »
40. Kidnapped (1978)
Not Rated | 62 min | Drama
Mitchell's first movie, a blunt unedited entertainment of Andy Warhol's Vinyl filmed in 1978, tells us the the story of annoyed terrorists who abduct a business owner. Stars Mitchell, Anya ... See full summary »
46. King Blank (1983)
71 min | Drama
Set in a motel room at NYC's Kennedy Airport, the film treats two days in the life of a deadbeat couple, an obsessive husband lost in a web of psychotic delusion and his immigrant wife.