Social misfits movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant social misfits movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, weird, visually appealing, realistic, interesting and touching films and TV shows about / with social misfits, misfit, teenager, friendship, storytelling, coming of age, youth, mentor, runaway and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as social misfits: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Daria (1997), Mary and Max (2009), Benny & Joon (1993), Donnie Darko (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Elephant Man (1980), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Class (2007), Twelve Monkeys (1995).

List of social misfits movies

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: goth, loneliness, surrealism, love, social misfits, freak, christmas, romance, love and romance, snow, fall in love, impossible love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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 8.1
 25K
Daria (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, adult animation, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sarcasm, social misfits, loner, antisocial behavior, high school life, teenage life, everyday life, adolescence, school, intelligence, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 8.1
 176K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, depression, letter, mental illness, asperger's syndrome, unlikely friendships, correspondence, young woman, neighbor, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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 7.1
 59K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, love, poker, brother sister relationship, romance, fall in love, love and romance, mechanic, misfit, disability, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.0
 789K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, first love, boy scout, island, children, adolescence, youth, orphan, social misfits, search party, summer camp, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, plymouth, england
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous fa├žade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, disfigurement, social misfits, dignity, freak, hospital, exploitation, melancholy, cruelty, life is a bitch, isolation, curiosity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, depressing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, love, romance, life philosophy, depression, bipolar disorder, social misfits, mentally unstable, male female friendship, fall in love, supportive parent, young widow ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey, baltimore
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 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, life is a bitch, social misfits, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, humiliation, friendship, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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 8.0
 613K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, non-linear, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, apocalypse, time loop, paranoia, virus, insanity, alternate reality, psychology, plague, save the world, social misfits ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1990, year 1996, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, baltimore, usa
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 8.1
 680K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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 7.4
 185K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, tense, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: telekinesis, bullying, abusive mother, prom, social misfits, revenge, cruelty, high school life, prank, vengeance, rage, teen angst ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1979, near future
Place: maine, usa
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The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, social misfits, battles, diary, teenage life, loner, foreknowledge, supernatural, misfit, obsession, power struggle ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, touching, tear jerker, sad, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, imagination, escape from reality, loneliness, magical, classmate, friends, loss of friend, social misfits, teenage boy, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 140K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, prom, high school, telekinesis, humiliation, supernatural ability, social misfits, mother daughter relationship, supernatural, teacher, revenge, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 111K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, illiteracy, poverty, dysfunctional family, social misfits, incest, teacher, parents and children, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, genius, inventor, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, mathematics, ambition, mathematician, gay, cryptography, code, code breaking ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1951, post world war two ...
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, united kingdom ...
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 6.6
 456K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, teenager, best friends, loneliness, teenage love, adolescence, social misfits, physical appearance, first love ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 96K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, romance, opposites attract, bet, fall in love, teen romance, teenage love, youth, teenage girl, high school, high school life, prom ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 33K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, ecchi, rough, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood trauma, split personality, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, supernatural, memory loss, experiment gone awry, sexual abuse, social misfits, evil, sadism, suffering ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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 5.6
 3K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.
Style: ironic, dark, cynical, anthology
Plot: high school, suicide, sociopath, bullying, social misfits, violence, dark humor, teenager, adolescence, apathy, teenage love, satire ...
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 21K
Invader ZIM (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. The series involves an extraterrestrial named Zim who originates from a planet called Irk, and his ongoing mission ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, adult animation, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dark humor, social misfits, absurd humor, insanity, adventure, disorder, rivalry, paranoia, space travel, disguise, technology, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s, future
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This Is England '86 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: subculture, skinhead, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, friendship, friends, teenage life, rebelliousness, sexual relations, rape, adolescence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, teacher, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, disability, life philosophy, honest, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: louisiana, england, usa, atlanta georgia
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 5.8
 30K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, disturbing, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, explicit sex, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage sex, youth, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, erection, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, australia, usa
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, sexual, sad, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, prostitute, loneliness, prostitution, alcoholic, casino, sex, tragedy, suicide, love, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, distopia, brutality, violent, violence, psychopath, nihilism, violence spree, controversy ...
Time: future, year 1995, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: britain, london, england, united kingdom, europe
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