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Remembering David Bowie: 8 Films Now Streaming Online

Remembering David Bowie: 8 Films Now Streaming Online

As tributes, retrospectives and honorary think pieces continue to pour in from all corners of the world, Indiewire mourns the loss of David Bowie with a list of some of his seminal features and documentaries now available to stream online. There’s no better way to honor Bowie today than by sampling his diverse body of work, whether it’s by watching one of the below titles or by putting on any one of his classic albums (or all of them) on repeat. 

From D.A. Pennebaker’s classic "Ziggy Stardust" documentary to Bowie’s cult classic "Labyrinth," below are eight Bowie films now available online. 

Rest in peace, Starman.

READ MORE: How the Film World Is Mourning David Bowie

"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – The Motion Picture" (1973)
This iconic rock-dock by D.A. Pennebaker relives Bowie’s legendary concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on July 3, 1973, in which he performed as alter ego Ziggy Stardust for the very last time.
View on iTunes.

"The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976)
In his most iconic screen role, Bowie stars as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft.
View on Vudu and Amazon Instant Video.

"The Hunger" (1983)
Tony Scott’s erotic British horror film explores the love triangle between Bowie’s ailing centuries-old vampire, his fanged-lover Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) and a mortal sleep doctor she seduces while seeking a new partner.
View on Amazon Instant Video.

"Labyrinth" (1986)

When a young teenager decides to read her baby brother a storybook so that he’ll fall asleep, she unwittingly summons the Goblin King from the fantasy story. The King steals the baby and takes him to his castle, forcing the girl to enter a frightening world in order to save her brother. 
View in Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Vudu.

"The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988)
Martin Scorsese’s highly controversial retelling of the life of Jesus finds Bowie in the small but crucial role of Pontius Pilate.
View on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

"Basquiat" (1996)
Julian Schnabel’s biographical drama stars Jeffrey Wright as seminal 20th century artist Jean‑Michel Basquiat and Bowie as his artistic mentor Andy Warhol. 
View on NetflixAmazion Instant Video and Vudu.

"The Prestige" (2006)

Christopher Nolan’s twisty thriller centers on the rivalry between two magicians in turn-of-the-century London. Bowie stars as esteemed electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, who becomes an integral piece of Nolan’s increasingly complex puzzle. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman lead the cast.
View on Amazon Instant VideoGoogle PlayVudu and iTunes.

"David Bowie: Five Years" (2013)
An intimate documentary spanning five key years in David Bowie’s music career, "Five Years" features a wealth of unseen footage charting the star’s continual evolution through various roles, making him an icon of our times.

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Angela Mitchell

Um, "When a young teenager decides to read her baby brother a storybook so that he’ll fall asleep, she unwittingly summons the Goblin King"–?

Can we at least get the synopses written by folks who have seen the movies? "Labyrinth" has nothing to do with a "story" Sarah reads her brother. She simply inadvertently and childishly curses him on a night of babysitting and then must go to rescue him. This kind of error is really sloppy in an era of IMDB and Wikipedia, for goodness’ sake. Just sayin’.

Meanwhile, Bowie will be missed. And I think he’ll be missed even more tomorrow than he is today. A visionary, elegant and brilliant performer of both music and theatre. He will be permanently missed.


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me


Umm, one forgotten- Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. The conbo of Bowie and Sakamoto magic.

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