The Best David Bowie Movies

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List of the best David Bowie movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. David Bowie is best known for writing classic songs like "Changes" and "China Girl," but he also has an engaging filmography to his name. David Bowie's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top David Bowie movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated David Bowie movies will be at the top of the list. David Bowie has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest David Bowie movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining David Bowie films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best David Bowie role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest David Bowie performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples of films on this list include Labyrinth and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best David Bowie movies?" and "What are the greatest David Bowie roles of all time?" If you are a fan of rock stars who act, you might enjoy our list of best Iggy Pop movies and best Tom Waits movies.

Notable directors that have worked with David Bowie include names like Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. Is David Bowie your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Joe Strummer and Bj

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  • David Bowie, Candy Clark, Buck Henry
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Labyrinth
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    David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Jim Henson
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker
  • The Prestige
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    Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • The Linguini Incident
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    David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette, Marlee Matlin
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Richard Shepard
  • Jazzin' for Blue Jean
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    David Bowie, Richard Fairbrass, Mark Long
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Julien Temple
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
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    Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Absolute Beginners
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    Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit-Healy, David Bowie
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Julien Temple
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
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    Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Basquiat
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    Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Julian Schnabel
  • Mr. Rice's Secret
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    David Bowie, Bill Switzer, Garwin Sanford
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Nicholas Kendall
  • Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo
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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Uli Edel
  • Just a Gigolo
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    David Bowie, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: David Hemmings
  • Moby Doc
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    David Lynch, David Bowie, Moby
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Rob Gordon Bralver
  • Baal
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    David Bowie, Zoë Wanamaker, Julian Wadham
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Alan Clarke
  • Into the Night
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    Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: John Landis
  • Arthur and the Invisibles
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    Freddie Highmore, Madonna, David Bowie
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Love You till Tuesday
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    David Bowie, Hermione Farthingale
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Malcolm J. Thomson
  • August
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    Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Austin Chick
  • A Dog's Tale
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    Anne Lockhart, Gordon Jump, David Bowe
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Craig Clyde
  • Remember That Night
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    David Bowie, David Gilmour, David Crosby
    • Directed by: David Mallet
  • SpongeBob's Truth or Square
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    David Bowie, P!nk, Clancy Brown
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Alan Smart, Andrew Overtoom, Tom Yasumi
  • Everybody Loves Sunshine
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    David Bowie, Goldie, Rachel Shelley
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Andrew Goth
  • The Image
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    David Bowie, Michael Byrne
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Michael Armstrong