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, feel good, clever, melancholic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with adolescence, youth, teenager, teenage girl, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, high school, drinking alcohol and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
adolescence
 1394
adolescence movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as adolescence: The Edge of Seventeen (2016), The DUFF (2015), Superbad (2007), Paper Towns (2015), Flipped (2010), Easy A (2010), Gossip Girl (2007), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Middle (2009), Mean Girls (2004).

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, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, first love, teenage love, friendship, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenager, suicide, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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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, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, adolescence, teen angst, teen romance, high school, best friend, teenage girl, coming of age, friendship, loneliness, sibling relationship, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
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 6.4
 93K
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: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenage life, teenager, high school life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, stereotypes, friendship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.6
 562K
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: teen sex comedy, humorous, funny, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: adolescence, party, teenager, nerd, looking for sex, teenage life, dumb, loss of virginity, youth, friendship, high school, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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 6.3
 102K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: exciting, emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adolescence, teenage love, teenage boy, teenager, friendship, high school, adventure, youth, love and romance, friends, high school life, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
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 7.7
 89K
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, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage boy, teenage life, school, teen romance, childhood, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, young love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
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 7.0
 384K
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, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, loss of virginity, popularity, teenage girl, teenage boy, youth, high school life, teenage love, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
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 7.4
 170K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, gossip and rumors, love and romance, betrayal, lifestyle, adolescence, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 7.6
 49K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, family, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 7.1
 370K
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, feel good, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, popular girl, fish out of water, high school life, student, stereotypes, adolescence, rivalry, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, antisocial behavior, sarcasm, school, loner, teenage life, high school life, everyday life, intelligence, best friends, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, blackmail, friendship, threat, youth, best friends, gossip and rumors, high school life, mysterious character, teenage life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 104K
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: sweet, funny, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, foster home, adolescence, family relations, parents and children, family, adoptive father adopted son relationship, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Place: california, usa
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 9.2
 471K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, prodigy, adventure, graphic violence, satire, family relations, relatives, grandfather grandson relationship, escapades ...
Place: usa
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 7.5
 100K
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, sexy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, lust, forbidden love, pedophilia, perversion, age difference, girl man relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, sexual obsession, adolescence, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, terminal illness, teen romance, high school, teenage life, love, romance, youth, fall in love, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, adolescence, smuggling, drug dealing, dishonesty, pretense, disorder, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, denver colorado, new mexico
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 7.0
 399K
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: teen sex comedy, humorous, sex comedy, sexual, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for sex, virginity, teenage sexuality, party, loss of virginity, teenager, masturbation, graduation, coming of age, adolescence, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: michigan, 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: sexual, realistic, touching, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lovers, lesbian love, explicit sex, lesbianism, lgbt, gender, coming of age, lesbian teen, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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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, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, physical appearance, best friends, social misfits, teenage love, adolescence, first love, loneliness, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 8.0
 74K
Big Mouth (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, sitcom, not serious, adult animation, surreal ...
Plot: puberty, teenage sexuality, grownups, teenage boy, adolescence, character change, self discovery, friendship, dark humor, sex education, parents and children, teenage girl ...
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 409K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, generation gap, parents and children, everyday life, adolescence, hot and sexy, marriage, couple relations, family, eccentric family, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california, los angeles
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 8.0
 27K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: lesbian mother, foster child, adoption, gays and lesbians, foster home, step siblings, troubled teen, lesbian, teenage life, blended family, family problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: feel good, talky, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, marijuana, adolescence, coming of age, stoners, friendship, graduation, teacher, bully, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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 6.6
 205K
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: teen sex comedy, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, when the parents are away, teenager, youth, student, friends, popularity, high school, buddies, looking for sex, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california, new jersey
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 7.0
 249K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural ability, outcast, super strength, high school, friendship, teenage life, adolescence, supernatural, bully, popularity, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, tibet
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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, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, mental institution, friends, anxiety, teenage boy, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 120K
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: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, suburbs, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
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I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Style: captivating, humorous, light, feel good, teen comedy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: telekinesis, teenager, lgbt teen, supernatural power, adolescence, female protagonist, small town, friendship, diary, lgbt, love, super strength ...
Time: contemporary
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