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.

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David Bowie Movies
Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz
Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars ...more

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David Bowie, Rip Torn, Buck Henry
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1976 British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, about an extraterrestrial on ...more

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David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Angela Bowie
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a 1973 documentary and concert movie by D.A. Pennebaker. It features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman
The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more

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A Reality Tour
A Reality Tour is a DVD released in 2004 of David Bowie's performance at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland in 2003 during the Reality Tour.
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David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe
Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his ...more
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David Bowie, Sade Adu, Ray Davies
Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured ...more

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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel
The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is a film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1953 novel of the same ...more
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David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette, Marlee Matlin
The Linguini Incident is a 1991 American comedic film set in New York starring David Bowie and Rosanna Arquette. The film was directed by Richard Shepard, who co-wrote the script with Tamar
Jazzin' for Blue Jean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Bowie Movies
David Bowie, Richard Fairbrass, Mark Long
Jazzin' for Blue Jean is a 20-minute short film featuring David Bowie and directed by Julien Temple. It was created to promote Bowie's single "Blue Jean" in 1984 and released as a
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David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal
Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo is a 1981 German film directed by Ulrich Edel that portrays the drug scene in West Berlin in the 1970s, based on the non-fiction book of the same name ...more
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David Bowie, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich
Just a Gigolo is a 1978 film directed by David Hemmings and starring David Bowie. Set in post-World War I Berlin, it also featured Sydne Rome, Kim Novak and, in her last screen appearance, ...more
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David Bowie, Teryl Rothery, Garwin Sanford
Mr. Rice's Secret is a 2000 drama, fantasy and family film written by J.H. Wyman and directed by Nicholas Kendall.
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David Bowie, Heather Graham, Kiefer Sutherland
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a 1992 American psychological horror film, directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Robert Engels. The film can be viewed as both prologue and epilogue ...more

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Love You till Tuesday
David Bowie, Hermione Farthingale
Love You till Tuesday was a promotional film designed to showcase the talents of David Bowie, made in 1969. The film was the latest attempt by his manager, Kenneth Pitt, to bring Bowie to a ...more
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David Bowie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd
Into the Night is a 1985 American comedy-thriller film directed by John Landis, starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is notable for a large number of cameo appearances made by ...more

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Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro
Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur and the Forbidden ...more
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David Bowie, Zoë Wanamaker, Julian Wadham
Baal is a 1982 Drama Film written by Bertolt Brecht and John Willett and directed by Alan Clarke.
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David Bowie, P!nk, Clancy Brown
The Krusty Krab celebrates its eleventy-seventh anniversary, and Mr. Krabs plans to sell lots of Krabby Patties. But SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs accidently get locked in the ...more
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David Bowie, David Gilmour, David Crosby
Remember That Night is a live concert recording of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's solo concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 29, 30 & 31 May 2006 as part of his On an Island tour. The ...more
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David Bowie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Josh Hartnett
August is a 2008 American drama film directed by Austin Chick and presented by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs ...more
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The Image
David Bowie, Michael Byrne
The Image is a 1969 black and white short film directed by Michael Armstrong with starring Michael Byrne and David Bowie in his first film role. The film is one of the few short films ever to ...more
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Anne Lockhart, Gordon Jump, David Bowe
A Dog's Tale is a 1999 adventure fantasy film directed by Craig Clyde. Tim Webster wants a dog more than anything, but his parents say it’s out of the question. Against his better judgment, Tim ...more
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David Bowie, Thom Yorke
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David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch is a 2002 re-telling of the 1978 mockumentary All You Need Is Cash, in a modern setting.