Troubled youth movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant troubled youth movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with troubled youth, youth, teenager, family relations, friendship, coming of age, knife, teenage boy, father son relationship and society plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as troubled youth: School (2010), Consequences (2018), Generation Now (2008), Capernaum (2018), One of Them (2003), Runaways (2003), Barbarians (2014), Dear Prudence (2010), The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019), The Prayer (2018).

List of troubled youth movies

 6.1
 733
School (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: 9 "A" was an exemplary class, while their class teacher was Nosov Anatoly Germanovich - a strong and experienced teacher, recognized in 2009 as the Teacher of the Year. After his sudden illness, 9 "A" is left without a strong ...
Style: depressing, atmospheric, brutal, gothic
Plot: puberty, teenage sex, school, troubled youth, subculture, underage smoking, teenager, suicidal tendency, beating, controversy, friendship, teenage life ...
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 6.9
 2K
Consequences (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
Style: gay cinema, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, closeted gay, troubled youth, gang leader, secret, blackmail, friendship, friendship between men, manipulation, gay protagonist, sexual repression, repressed sexuality ...
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Generation Now (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, family relations, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, rich and poor, against the odds, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.4
 64K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: rough, social, cynical, sad, depressing ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, child protagonist, misery, traumatic childhood, neglected child, refugee, low lives, survival, child labor, street life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 3.2
 204
One of Them (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A school full of seeming good Samaritans turns out to be a front for evil in this exercise in horror. Five teenagers are enjoying a late-night ride when their car loses control, and they find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. The kids ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: stranded, supernatural, troubled youth, supernatural power, back from the dead, voodoo, academy, danger, mystery, psychic, school, shot in the head ...
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 5.2
 114
Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, society, estrangement, family relations, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 5.5
 575
Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, realism, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
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 5.9
 904
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, dealing with death, rebellion, love and romance, car race ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage protagonist, teenager, runaway, mother and son, father son relationship, troubled youth, teen angst, social outcast, estranged mother, family relations, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 1K
The Prayer (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: drug addict, prayer, mountain, hard labor, catholic priest, drug rehab, friendship, love, new life, troubled youth, nun, death ...
Place: france
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 5.0
 554
Hell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: lifestyle, introspection, materialism, love and romance, youth, nightlife, fall in love, shopping, slut, troubled youth, abortion, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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 6.3
 520
PG 16... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Kir, Leya, Dasha and Max are student. Almost every experience is for a first time to them - first love, first disappointment, first betrayal...
Style: social, depressing, sexploitation film, emotional, suspenseful
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: first sexual experience, sex scene, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, friendship, jealousy, female nudity, painting, troubled youth, sexual relations, youth ...
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Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sue works in a library. Daniel eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father's new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly ...
Style: light, touching, sincere, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, teenager, mother son relationship, parents and children, family problems, troubled youth, generation gap, understanding, family, grownups, summer vacation, history teacher ...
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, touching, romanticism
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, catholic school, teenager, teenage protagonist, hopes, tutor, high school, hearing voices, cooking, romantic relationship, love and romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.6
 7K
Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, gay lead character, high school, teenage love, coming of age, teacher, gay love, young, lgbt, coming out, teacher student relationship, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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Unconditional (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, couples, love and romance, hopes, tragic event, friend, uncover truth, grief, murder of husband, forgiveness, troubled youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Bermuda Depths (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.
Style: mystical, psychotronic
Plot: bermuda triangle, turtle, helicopter crash, nightmare, sea monster, ghost story, island, sea turtle, classical music, underwater scene, shipwreck, earthquake ...
Time: prehistoric times, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 5.6
 152
Chubasco (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: teenager, fisherman, teenage boy, court, forbidden love, elopement, father daughter relationship, fishing boat, beach, judge, tuna, beach party ...
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 4.7
 139
Club Med (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Various romantic entanglements occur among the week's visitors to a Club Med resort in Ixtapa, Mexico. The "chef du village" is shocked when a former lover turns up, and must also cope with the troubled son of a close pilot friend ...
Plot: midlife crisis, police, concert, dancing, englishman, practical joke, dead father, pub, grudge, confession, divorced divorcee, old love ...
Place: yorkshire
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 7.1
 834
The Boys (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on ...
Plot: world war two, children in wartime, childhood, tunnel, patriotism, skiing, nazi officer, teacher, explosion, prayer, nazi soldier, friendship between men ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
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 6.8
 677
Skin, Skin (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mikko Niskanen's famous new wave film about the '60s urban intellectuals who get faced in the Finnish countryside with loads of beer.
Audience: teens
Plot: love, sexual revolution, countryside, sex scene, infidelity, nature, camping, coming of age, drunk, tent, dance, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: finland
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Tea in the Harem (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of two youths - one Algerian, one French - who become juvenile delinquents in a Paris suburb.
Plot: juvenile delinquent, coming of age, teenage boy, paris metro, strike, police arrest, group of friends, beach, new year's eve, pickpocket, single mother, pimp ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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 5.2
 582
Pleasant Days (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real mother of the child - extravagant and slutty Maya wants to take ...
Plot: brother sister incest, female full frontal nudity, dawn, stealing a car, shower, swimming pool, sexual attraction, motherhood, laundry, brother sister relationship, baby, lesbian ...
Place: hungary
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 7.0
 40
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: social realism, suspense, tense, psychological, dark humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, drug use, secret life, social problem, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, friendship between men, introspection, psychiatrist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, midwest, usa ...
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Heaven Will Wait (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mélanie, 16 years old, lives with her mother. She likes going to school, her friends, playing the cello, and she wants to change the world. But when she meets a boy on the Internet and falls in love with him, her world changes as she is gradually ...
Plot: female director, re-education, propaganda, female full frontal nudity, hairdresser, death of grandmother, bare breasts, shower, group therapy, airport, teenage girl, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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The Young Savages (1961)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy.
Style: tense, cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, murder, gang, juvenile delinquent, life is a bitch, jazz, urban ghetto life, social decay, urban, social differences, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.3
 136K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: stylized, sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, juvenile delinquency, youth, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, lifestyle, society, danger, strong sexual content, friendship between girls, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
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Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, saga, epic ...
Plot: state affairs, head of state, parents and children, royal family, royal court, family relations, prime minister, british royal family, cheating wife, brother brother relationship, royalty, troubled youth ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england, britain
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, rookie, police officer, corruption, destiny, death, loner, parenthood, crimes, crime, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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