Teenage runaway movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teenage runaway movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, psychological, touching, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with teenage runaway, teenage girl, teenager, runaway, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, coming of age, female nudity and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teenage runaway: Hick (2011), The Kings of Summer (2013), Absent Father (2008), Born Innocent (1974), London to Brighton (2006), Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020), Twisting Fate (2016), Rock Band (2018), Somersault (2004), The Hard Road (1973).

List of teenage runaway movies

 5.5
 20K
Hick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, hitchhiker, teenage runaway, on the road, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, youth, hitchhiking, alcoholic, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: nebraska, oklahoma, usa, california
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer, runaway, lifestyle change, high school, forest, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist, hospital, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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Absent Father (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama starring Jessica Kadish, JP Quicquaro, Debbie Friedlander
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: teenage runaway, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, miraculous event, pregnancy, on the run, disorder, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
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Born Innocent (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: prison rape, prison, women in prison, female psychopath, brutality, children, hell, rape, runaway, riot, sexual abuse, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
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London to Brighton (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, gangsters, murder, pimp, chase, prostitute, going straight, life is a bitch, lifestyle, false accusation, teenage runaway, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, brighton
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Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Interweaving stories of four different women involved in the sex industry offers a glimpse into the dark underbelly of Los Angeles and the taboo lifestyle of a sex worker. A teen runaway, single mother and two career escorts interconnect through ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prostitution, teenage prostitute, sex trafficking, single mother, stripper, runaway, teenager, life is a bitch, friendship, society, lifestyle, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Twisting Fate (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 17-year-old Claire spends her vacation in South Africa with her family, when a tragic accident takes the lives of her parents and younger brother. By a stroke of luck, Claire survives, but finds herself alone, far from home in a country where ...
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: loss of family, female protagonist, death of mother, teenage runaway, runaway teen, teenage girl, teenager, life is a bitch, teenage life, couples, love, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
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 6.5
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Rock Band (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Los Bando Immortale is a crazy road movie about a young band from Norway who set out on a journey across the country to attend the National Championship of Rock in a race against time, the police and their parents.
Style: road movie, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, rock band, rock music, teenager in love, rock concert, best friends, teenage boy, father son relationship, teenage runaway, music, van, rehearsal ...
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 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sexy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenager, mother daughter relationship, romance, teenage life, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sexuality, honest, visceral, solitude ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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 5.9
 151
The Hard Road (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as the receptionist for a talent agent. A rock star takes ...
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic, tragic ending, cult film
Plot: drug addiction, venereal disease, teenage pregnancy, drugs, cautionary tale, addiction, heroin, drug trip, drug abuse, jail cell, drug addict, abusive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, southern california
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Jailbait Babysitter (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Vicki is seventeen and her older friends call her Jailbait. Her boyfriend Robert is frustrated because Vicki doesn't want to do the wild thing, but he's willing to wait. After a party gets out of hand, Vicki escapes with the help of ...
Plot: exploitation, nanny, woman with a gun, love, party, teenage runaway, prostitution, teenager, teenage girl, loss of virginity, female nudity, prostitute ...
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Nordsee ist Mordsee (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 14-year old Uwe lives in s suburban Hamburg housing estate. Besides trouble, the boy has not much to expect from his parents. To get his hands on some money, he prizes open vending machines, and to let out his frustration he beats up ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage runaway, teenager, juvenile delinquency, raft, runaway, wife beater, north sea, social problems, teenage boy, brawl, alcoholic father ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, youth, friends, teenage life, society, high school life, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, sexual fantasy, phone sex, teenage sexuality, youth, sexual awakening, erotic fantasy, teenage girl, parents and children, high school hunk, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: melancholic, stylized, sexy, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, love affair, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 6.2
 380
Natasha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natasha takes place over the course of one summer. It is the story of Mark Berman, 16, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants living in the suburbs north of Toronto. When his uncle enters into an arranged marriage with woman from Moscow, the woman ...
Style: erotic, touching, unusual plot structure, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, teenage boy, first love, teenager, teenage protagonist, love, fall in love, family relations, romance, youth, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ontario canada, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 5.2
 2K
One & Two (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, abusive father, isolation, siblings relations, sick mother, terminal illness, family problems, parents and children, youth, coming of age, teenager, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.0
 9K
Come True (2020)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she's become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.
Style: suspense, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: coma, high school student, heroes, existentialism, psychological manipulation, youth, imagination, chase, peril, alternate reality, fantasy world, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.1
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Bellissima (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Elzbieta (Ewa Kasprzyk) desperately wishes for her daughter, Maria (Maria Goralczyk), to become famous so she can live vicariously through her. Feeling she was deprived of her shot at fame, Elzbieta sets up auditions for Maria, even though Maria ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: teenage girl, ambition, mother daughter relationship, older woman younger man relationship, fame, career, motherhood, drugs, emotional abuse, pregnancy, child abuse, baby ...
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 4.8
 159
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: bartender, arrest, dead man, french, twenty something, dancing, confession, police, roommate, chief of staff, tropical island, nightclub ...
Place: yorkshire
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The Price of Love (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 16 year old Bret lives with his indifferent father and a stepmother who abhors him. After yet another fight he leaves home. He meets two guys and a girl who are drifting around. He feels attracted to Roxanne and they decide to continue together to ...
Plot: gay for pay, homelessness, homosexual, male prostitute, teenage prostitution, street life, street kid, male prostitution, homeless teenager, gay interest, teenage runaway, male underwear
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 6.4
 200
Angel of Fire (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a miserable circus, a young trapeze artist seduces her father, gets pregnant and decides to have her baby, so she leaves the circus and joins a group of puppeteers who make shows from passages of the Bible.
Style: spiritual
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, teenage pregnancy, incestuous desire, brainwashing, erotica, religious fanaticism, gay interest, death of father, teenage runaway, dwarf, sex with daughter ...
Place: mexico
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Liberace: Behind the Music (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted classical pianist, fueled by poverty, Wladiziu Valentino Liberace was already playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Through a variety of his highs and lows, chaptered in TV-style format, Liberace's life from ...
Plot: dancing, gay, mama's boy, teenage runaway, lawyer, dog, brother brother relationship, estranged father, birthday present, piano, sibling rivalry, alzheimer's disease ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, las vegas
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 5.4
 230
Forty Deuce (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.
Plot: gay, prostitution, boy, billiards, hustler, cocaine, drug dealer, racial slur, teenage prostitution, drug abuse, subway, african american man ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.1
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Rollercoaster (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: youth, lgbt, amusement park, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, human nature, teenage life, drug abuse, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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 6.2
 46K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stripper, murder, crimes, mystery, murder of family, farm, private investigator, justice, police investigation, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, 80s, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, missouri, germany, ireland ...
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 6.1
 1K
33 Postcards (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: China, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: odd couple, follow your dream, generosity, redemption, hopes, teenage life, orphan, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter estrangement, orphanage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china, sydney australia
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, surreal, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, magic, unlikely friendships, violence, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
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 5.2
 957
Chains of Gold (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, social worker, drugs, going straight, society, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, buddies, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 5.3
 285
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mother daughter conflict, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, injustice, law enforcement, mother son relationship, murder, domineering mother, rebellious daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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