#27. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)


Spheeris Films

– Director: Penelope Spheeris

– Stacker score: 90.9

– Metascore: 93

– IMDb user rating: 7.6

– Runtime: 100 minutes

“The Decline of Western Civilization” looks at the punk rock scene in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. While the film received rave reviews, not everyone was a fan: The chief of police in Los Angeles wrote a letter after the film’s release demanding it not be shown again in the city.