Adolescence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant adolescence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, clever, touching and semi serious films and TV shows about / with adolescence, youth, teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, high school, teenage girl, storytelling and pornography plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
adolescence
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adolescence movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as adolescence: The Edge of Seventeen (2016), The DUFF (2015), Easy A (2010), Daria (1997), Superbad (2007), We're the Millers (2013), Keith (2008), Instant Family (2018), Flipped (2010), The Fault in Our Stars (2014).

List of adolescence movies

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, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, friendship, teenagers, high school life, suicide, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, sweet, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, best friend, high school, loneliness, sibling relationship, teacher, friendship, coming of age, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
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 6.5
 79K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenager, teenage life, high school life, high school student, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, best friends, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.1
 344K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, popularity, teenage life, notoriety, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, teenage love, love and romance, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 8.0
 22K
Daria (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, intelligence, family relations, teenage life, antisocial behavior, adolescence, loner, high school life, school, society, best friends, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.6
 502K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, bad taste humour, absurd ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: looking for sex, party, youth, adolescence, teenage life, teenager, friendship, nerd, dumb, nerds, loss of virginity, one night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: journey, smuggling, nothing goes right, adolescence, dishonesty, on the road, drug dealing, partners in crime, cons and scams, neighbor, adventure, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenagers, teenage life, first love, high school, teen romance, terminal illness, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 70K
Instant Family (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from ...
Style: funny, feel good, sweet, light, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, family relations, family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, happy ending, siblings relations, children, social worker ...
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 7.7
 78K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, teen romance, school, teenage life, neighbor, teenage boy, crush, childhood sweetheart, adolescence ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, cancer, youth, first love, dealing with death, teenage life, love and romance, coping, fighting illness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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: teenage life, fat girl, best friends, depression, physical appearance, social misfits, youth, teenage love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: blackmail, high school, threat, friendship, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, teenage life, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.0
 234K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and ...
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, serious, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, telekinesis, high school, adolescence, supernatural, teenage life, outcast, loneliness, popularity, videotaping, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, tibet, seattle washington
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 7.9
 24K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, lesbian, teenage life, foster home, family problems, adoption, lesbian mother, troubled teen, step siblings, supportive parent, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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 7.5
 43K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, parents and children, family values, family life, family relations, marriage, parenthood, adolescence, couple relations, teenage boy, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 7.0
 316K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, fish out of water, high school life, teenage life, teenager, rivalry, manipulation, adolescence, stereotypes, party, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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 7.4
 55K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: touching, light, melancholic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, friendship, teacher, middle school, mother daughter relationship, youtube, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york state
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 6.6
 183K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night
Plot: party, when the parents are away, popularity, drugs/alcohol, youth, teenager, buddies, looking for sex, friends, student, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california, new jersey
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, friends, shyness, coming of age, adolescence, psychiatrist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 9.2
 330K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: offbeat, humorous, dark humor, entertaining, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, adventure, time travel, grandfather grandson relationship, imaginary, youth, disorder, odd, prodigy, family relations, relatives ...
Place: usa
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: touching, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, explicit sex, lgbt, youth, sexuality, french, lovers, lesbian couple, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california
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 7.3
 110K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, age difference, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, jazz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 7.0
 363K
American Pie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all ...
Style: humorous, sexual, funny, not serious, gross out humor ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, virginity, looking for sex, teenager, party, teenage sexuality, masturbation, graduation, watching pornography, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.4
 146K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, stylized, talky, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: youth, teenage love, high school, popularity, love triangle, betrayal, friends, lifestyle, gossip and rumors, party, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.6
 88K
Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, forbidden love, lolita, lust, age difference, pedophilia, perversion, sexual obsession, girl man relationship, destructive relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 5.3
 37K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, youth, teenage life, fish out of water, rescue, true love, adolescence, small town, friends, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming of age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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 8.0
 46K
Big Mouth (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
Style: dark humor, sitcom, situational comedy, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: puberty, teenage sexuality, grownups, adolescence, friendship, monster, parents and children, teenage life, teenage boy, self discovery, character change, teenage love ...
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 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, existentialism, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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