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The Essential David Bowie

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On January 10, 2016, legendary musician David Bowie lost his battle with cancer at the age of 69. Bowie had a profound impact on the history of pop music and rock 'n roll and he will be truly missed in that industry. However, Bowie also had a significant career as an actor as well. Here we celebrate the Essential David Bowie Films. RIP.

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
1973
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker

Documenting the July 1973 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Bowie announced that this was the final time he would appear, but what he really meant was this the last time he would perform as Ziggy Stardust. A landmark documentary concert film, with, of course, fantastic music.


THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
1976
Directed by Nicholas Roeg

In the film where he most closely resembles Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, Bowie is Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien creature that has come to Earth to collect water for his home planet.  Wit…