Teen drug use movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teen drug use movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing and weird films and TV shows about / with teen drug use, teenager, youth, high school, teenage girl, friendship, coming of age, drug abuse, teenage boy and drugs plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen drug use: Skins (2011), Lime (2001), Ecstasy (2011), Teenage Angst (2008), Nowhere (1997), Himmel og Helvete (1969), Puberty Blues (1981), Thirteen (2003), Mean Creek (2004), Thumbsucker (2005).

List of teen drug use movies

Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sex, teenage sexuality, troubled teen, teen drug use, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
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Lime (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tanya is almost sixteen and angry. She is in love with Henrik and unhappy. Her mother has decided they're moving the very same day Tanya gets the job as drummer in Henrik's band, Limbo. It really isn't much fun having to leave behind ...
Plot: teen drug use, coming of age, teenage protagonist, friendship between girls, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, teenager, nude girl, nude bathing, first love, puberty, scandinavian girl ...
Place: scandinavia, norway
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Ecstasy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: ECSTASY is a contemporary and relevant film about how drugs transcend all borders of society and affect every facet of our lives. But when it leaves it takes away your soul. A new party drug arrives on the rave scene in a college town and is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: lifestyle, depression, college, sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, sex, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: 21st century
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Teenage Angst (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 64 min.
Story: At an elite private Border School four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours to meet, drink and play. By trying to escape the golden cage which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the Extreme. In the course ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: bullying, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, society, gay, immorality, teen angst, cruelty, class differences ...
Time: 21st century
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, teenager, lgbt teen, religion, teenage sexuality, female sexuality, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, emotional abuse, lgbtq, lesbian teen ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 1993
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Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, stylized, futuristic, erotic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, drugs, lgbt, coming of age, youth, gay teenager, social differences, friendship, male nudity, surrealism, teenager, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
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Himmel og Helvete (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the famous norwegian anti-drug movie which is considered to be a turkey today. There are more than one thing you can point your finger at in this movie but let's start with the actors who are pretty wooden through the whole movie. That ...
Plot: drug dealer, nude, teen drug use, hallucination, sex, death, prostitution, high school, cult, teenage boy, drug dealing, peer pressure ...
Time: 60s
Place: oslo norway, copenhagen
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Puberty Blues (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same ...
Style: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage sexuality, lifeguard, drug abuse, coming of age, beach, teen drinking, friends, family relations, couples, kids in trouble, college, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama, adult
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, mother daughter relationship, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, underage drinking, teenage protagonist, self harm, teenager, kids in trouble ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, kids in trouble, small town, friendship, coming of age, bullying, vengeance, teenager, revenge, bully, guilt, childhood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon
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Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, youth, addiction, teenager, depression, psychologist, self discovery, lifestyle, teenage life, drugs, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
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Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, sexy, bloody, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, teenager, prom, masked killer, revenge, murder, teenage sex, high school prom, prom queen, female nudity, sexual predator ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1980, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gangsters, police officer, revenge, fighting crime, drug abuse, injustice, lone wolves, hotshot hero, lgbtq, gang, drug lord ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille, provence
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Love Liza (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: bleak, emotional, psychological, touching, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, addiction, mental illness, road trip, character study, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, disorder, social misfits, solace, sadness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, new orleans
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Genova (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, teenage love, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, hopes, starting over, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe, new york
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Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh Miller is a studious and responsible pre-med student entering college as a freshman. His wild, hard-partying roommate Cooper Frederickson, on the other hand, is a spoiled rich kid who never studies and spends his time getting drunk and ogling ...
Style: humorous, light, intense, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, suicide, youth, high school, fraternity, nerd, stereotypes, friends, stupidity, teenager, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: greed, mercenary, gem, treasure hunt, escapades, civil war, smuggling, journalism, mining, rebel, brutality, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, belgium ...
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: sentimental, road movie, feel good, realistic, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, rock and roll, music, musician, rock music, musician's life, rock, rock band, fame, singer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
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The Howling: Reborn (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past... that he is about to become a werewolf. Now, in an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, sentimental, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, teenage life, youth, high school life, good versus evil, deadly creature, teenage love, human becoming an animal, self discovery, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, dark humor, teenage boy, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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O (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: intense, tense, serious, clever, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, betrayal, interracial relations, shakespeare, shakespeare's othello, interracial romance, friends, suspense, manipulation, downfall, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, adult, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, psychology, insanity, time travel, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, hallucination, suspense, time loop, suburbs, schizophrenia ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, los angeles, usa
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Go (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Style: entertaining, humorous, non-linear, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: drugs, rave, clubbing, christmas, multiple storylines, drug dealer, marijuana, nothing goes right, hit and run, stripper, supermarket, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa
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The Club (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dealing with the pressure of his father and his need to be someone, Pablo decides to start a new shady, tricky business that will lead him to some happy but tragic experiences.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, criminal, gay, adaptation, family relations, rivalry, escapades, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, police, youth ...
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Like, la Leyenda (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The experiences of a group of young people interned at the Life Institute of Knowledge and Evolution (LIKE), a prestigious and cosmopolitan educational institution, with a supposedly modern and open educational system, but in reality it is deeply ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: class differences, rich kid, love triangle, love interest, teen romance, school teacher, classism, betrayal, bullying, troubled teen, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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This Is Not Berlin (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: punk, ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, sexy, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, male nudity, bisexual, female nudity, coming out, lgbt, hopes, couple relations, friends, love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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The Nest (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rory is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into ...
Style: realistic, cynical, talky, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, hidden money, mother daughter conflict, husband wife sex, husband wife conflict, ambition, family life, american abroad, greed, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, new york
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Twelve (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealer, murder, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, drug dealing, drug abuse, teenage life, violence spree, drugs, strained relationship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city
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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex crime, violent, drug dealing, kidnapping, child rape, prostitution, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, revenge, rape and revenge, vigilantism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: drugs, prison, buddies, partners, drug dealing, life is a bitch, ambition, couple relations, addiction, confined, hopes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, venice, brazil
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