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, weird, sexy, touching and intense films and TV shows about / with teen angst, teenager, coming of age, youth, high school, friendship, teenage girl, teenage boy, school and teenage life plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen angst: The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Skam (2015), Daria (1997), Lovely Rita (2001), My Best Friend (2018), Thirteen (2003), Fear of Rain (2021), Standing Tall (2015), In the House (2012), The Garden of Words (2013).

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, touching, realistic, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, high school, coming of age, adolescence, teen angst, teenage girl, best friend, teen romance, female protagonist, friendship, teacher, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, oregon
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 8.6
 35K
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, dramatic, realistic, sweet, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, gay, teenage sexuality, friendship, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, teenager, high school student, high school, teenage girl, gay relationship, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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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, adult animation, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sarcasm, social misfits, loner, antisocial behavior, high school life, everyday life, teenage life, school, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, society, intelligence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 5.9
 522
Lovely Rita (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Lovely Rita is a 2001 Austrian drama film directed by Jessica Hausner. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teen angst, teenage rebellion, older man young girl relationship, school, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, starting over, bus driver, teenage sexuality, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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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: romantic, semi serious, sexy, tragicomedy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, teenager, gay teenager, nature, teenage protagonist, family life, acceptance, teen angst, gay love, coming of age, boy ...
Place: argentina
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 6.8
 89K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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, sincere, tense, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, underage drinking, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, friends, addiction, teenage protagonist, teenager, self harm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
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 5.9
 8K
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, psychological, intense, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, fear, schizophrenic, schizophrenia, teen angst, imaginary friend, missing child, abduction, neighbor, paranoid schizophrenia, fictional reality, father daughter relationship ...
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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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, judge, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, strong female character, compassion, anger, nervousness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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 7.4
 33K
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, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, teacher, high school, school, literature, student, art, obsession, voyeurism, privacy invasion, stalking, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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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, atmospheric, colourful, sweet, melancholic ...
Plot: rain, shoemaker, unlikely couple, age difference, youth, grownups, overcoming, shyness, teenage life, love and romance, teen angst, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.4
 15K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
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, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: gay, friendship, gay teenager, gay love, gay athlete, gay romance, gay relationship, teenage love, friends, coming of age, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, surreal, absurd, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss of virginity, adolescence, teen angst, virginity, high school, fall in love, teenage life, wooing ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, france
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 7.4
 190K
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: gothic, suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, social misfits, cruelty, prom, telekinesis, abusive mother, prank, revenge, public humiliation, high school life, rage, punishment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
Place: maine, usa
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The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A football player at Rosedale High School is amorous of one of the cheerleaders, who is going with another guy. Another player can't decide which of two cheerleaders he wants to be with. Meanwhile, the Big Game with Hardin High School is ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school, american football, teen angst, prank, small town, sexy teenager, exploitation, vandalism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, coach ...
Time: 70s
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 6.4
 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, emotional, serious, suspense ...
Plot: underage sex, death, coming of age, teenager, teen angst, abusive father, sexual content, female nudity, gossip, small community, social relations, under the surface ...
Place: rome italy
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 7.0
 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, serious, stylized, bleak, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teen angst, youth, teenage life, human nature, earthquake, teenager, mental illness, obsession, suicide, superhero, strong female character, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sad, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: friendship, alien, childhood, extraterrestrial, children, halloween, stranded, boy, empathy, healing power, benign alien, ufo ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sesame street, los angeles
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 7.3
 122K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, age difference, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, graduation, teenage girl, blues, best friends, adolescence, teenage life, youth, prank telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, school, teenage boy, skipping school, one day, teenage girl, teenage angst, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, sexy, light, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, women, teen angst, teenager, bittersweet, small town, mother, friendship, death, hospital, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, wisconsin
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 5.4
 13K
Cyberbully (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman tries to help her teenage daughter when she becomes the victim of online bullying.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sad, dramatic
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, family outing ...
Plot: bullying, high school, suicide attempt, betrayal, bully, teenage life, teen angst, rumor, popularity, social awkwardness, social misfits, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, sexy, romantic, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: seduction, teenager, manipulation, bet, sex, femme fatale, incest, virginity, bad girl, sexuality, teenage life, virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 900
Harmful Insect (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sachiko is about to encounter the most difficult moments in her young life. Her father abandons her and her mother attempts to commit suicide by slashing her wrist. Her teacher, whom she relies on heavily, leaves for northern Japan to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, youth, uncontrollable, kids in trouble, family problems, parents and children, school, teen angst, alienation, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 4.9
 9K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: intense, sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: obsession, mental illness, forbidden love, coming of age, arson, mental institution, romance, young lovers, teenager, love, couples, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
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 6.1
 683
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: disturbing, suspense, serious, suspenseful, satanic ...
Plot: teen angst, serial killer, devil worship, murder, occult, drug use, teenager, cult, small town, stupidity, suicide, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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My First Girlfriend is a Gal (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A new school term begins, as does the season of new encounters. As he surveys his class full of couples, Hashiba Jun'ichi's mind is filled with distress as he asks himself, "Why am I still a virgin?!" Having heard from his ...
Style: ecchi, touching, melancholic, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, romance, teen angst, teen romance, teenage love, adolescence, teenage angst, everyday life, love and romance, boy girl relationship, japanese teenager, high school crush ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 7K
The Dirties (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The line between reality and fiction starts to blur when two best friends start making a movie about getting revenge on bullies.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, high school, vengeance, misfit, best friend, found footage, violence spree, self esteem, bullying, anxiety, solidarity, grudge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
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 6.4
 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, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, coming of age, lie, teen angst, self discovery, teenager, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Style: psychological, captivating, melancholic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, high school student, teenager, competition, 18 year old, teen angst, teenage boy, teenage girl, high school, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
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His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, romance, friendship, young lovers, teenage life, power of love, teen angst, loneliness, youth, hopes, family problems, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
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