Teen angst movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teen angst movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, touching, suspenseful and disturbing films and TV shows about / with teen angst, teenager, coming of age, high school, youth, friendship, teenage life, school, teenage boy and teenage girl plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen angst: The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Skam (2015), Daria (1997), Riverdale (2017), The Garden of Words (2013), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Boys (2014), Carrie (1976), My Best Friend (2018), Cruel Intentions (1999).

List of teen angst movies

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
Plot: teenager, teenagers, teen angst, adolescence, teen romance, high school, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
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 8.6
 31K
Skam (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: emotional, sweet, dramatic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenage boy, lgbt, gay teenager, teenager, teenage sex, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenage girl, high school hunk, teen angst, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 8.1
 24K
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: witty, clever, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, antisocial behavior, sarcasm, loner, teenage life, high school life, intelligence, family relations, best friends, school, everyday life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 6.7
 131K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, youth, love triangle, murder, gang, murder investigation, friendship, teenage life, school, mysterious death ...
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, teen angst, shyness, chance meeting, age difference, love and romance, youth, grownups, teen romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, werewolf, high school, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 7.4
 13K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, gay love, friendship, gay romance, gay athlete, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, friends, teen angst, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 7.4
 177K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, cruelty, rage, high school life, abusive mother, social misfits, humiliation, prom, teenage life, teen angst, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
Place: usa
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My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: tragicomedy, romantic, enigmatic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, teen angst, teenage sex, teenage boy, teenage love, youth, teenage protagonist, nature, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: argentina
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, romantic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, manipulation, bet, incest, femme fatale, virgin, brother sister relationship, virginity, female psychopath, loss of virginity, sex, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 31K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Is It Fall Yet? continues the series' running plot from where it left off at the end of season four. In the final episode of season four ("Dye! Dye, My Darling!"), Daria Morgendorffer kisses Tom Sloane, the boyfriend of Daria's ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: misfit, friendship, summer camp, grudge, fighting the system, parents and children, teenage life, rebelliousness, social misfits, lifestyle, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 6.1
 654
Ricky 6 (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, dark
Plot: teen angst, devil worship, teenager, murder, drug use, cult, occult, suicide, stupidity, small town, satanism, satan ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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The 4th Floor (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Growing up together. All emotions pass the revue. Friendship and hope survive all.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: teen angst, friendship, friendship between boys, cancer, prank, doctor patient relationship, solidarity, hospital, human spirit, optimism, child cancer, coming of age ...
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: mecha, psychological, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, self doubt, suffering, alien encounter, young heroes, future dystopia, loneliness, chaos, loss, psychological trauma, cloning, insanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2015, 2010s, 2000s
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 7K
Bad Tales (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Once upon a time there was a dark tale set in a small community somewhere in the world. A seemingly normal world silently festering with the sadism of fathers and the anger of diligent, desperate children.
Style: disturbing, ambiguous ending, suspense, emotional, serious
Plot: underage sex, teen angst, female nudity, small community, gossip, coming of age, loss of child, death, abusive father, suicide, under the surface, social relations ...
Place: rome italy
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, disturbing, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage sex, teen angst, children's home, juvenile delinquency, imprisonment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, female judge, compassion, anger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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 7.1
 4K
Himizu (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teen angst, teenage life, human nature, youth, earthquake, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental illness, suicide, obsession, homeless teenager, tsunami, ponytail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, ironic, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, graduation, college, school, friendship, teenage love, family relations, lifestyle, teen angst, buddies, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 84K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, dysfunctional family, coming of age, kids in trouble, underage drinking, addiction, juvenile delinquency, friends, family problems, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage daughter, love and romance, child as adult, family relations, teenager, teen angst, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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 5.4
 6K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, opposites attract, teenage love, mental institution, lovers on the run, suicide attempt, romance, teenage life, couples, youth, teen angst ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa, latin america, mexico, seattle washington
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 7.5
 84K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, first love, best friends, family relations, teenage love, classmate, social differences, dating, lifestyle, parents and children, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.4
 163K
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: witty, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, love triangle, betrayal, gossip and rumors, friends, adolescence, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 415
Deep Breath (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: David is a troubled city boy, being looked after by his uncle on a farm. He is initiated into the drunken partying of the village and stumbles off drunk to find his friend Matthieu and cell-playing girlfriend in the forest. There he finds a brutal ...
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: farm, becoming an adult, grownups, teen angst, teenage boy, male bonding, male friendship, underage drinking, self discovery, introspection, friendship between men, brutality ...
Place: france
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So Little Time (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: So Little Time is an American sitcom starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen that aired on Fox Family. The first half of the series aired from June 2, 2001, to August 15, 2001. The series then went on a four-month hiatus owing to network management ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: twins, twin sister, teenage life, best friends, family, youth, high school life, teenage love, divorced parents, family life, teen angst, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: malibu california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 3K
Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, melancholic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 6K
Fear of Rain (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage girl living with schizophrenia begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her parents try desperately to help her live a normal life, without exposing their own tragic secrets, and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a ...
Style: suspense, touching, intense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: mental illness, fear, schizophrenia, hearing voices, missing child, neighbor, teen angst, mental patient, teenager, paranoia, hallucination, kidnapping ...
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Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: interracial romance, teenage sexuality, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug abuse, teen angst, peer pressure, high school, japanese american, grownups, female director, alcohol abuse ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.3
 382
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, society, bullying, class differences, physical abuse, teen angst, cruelty, immorality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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