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, sexy, melancholic, touching and emotional films and TV shows about / with teen angst, teenager, youth, high school, teenage life, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, family relations and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen angst: Riverdale (2017), Shame (2015), The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990), My Best Friend (2018), Heathers (1988), The Truth About Jane (2000), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996).

List of teen angst movies

 7.3
 87K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: captivating, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, friends, murder, teenage life, investigation, parents and children, youth, teen angst, family relations, crimes ...
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 8.8
 22K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
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: sweet, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, teenage protagonist, teenage sex, high school hunk, teenage boy, gay teenager, lgbt, teen angst, muslim, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, romantic, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, immortality, teenage life, high school, dangerous attraction, love and romance, werewolf, youth, vampire human love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, 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, sweet, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adolescence, teenager, teen angst, best friend, high school, teenagers, loneliness, sibling relationship, coming of age, teacher, stereotypes, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: twist ending, psychological, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, alien encounter, teen angst, depression, suffering, future dystopia, insanity, piloted giant robot, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, father son relationship ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, small town, reunion, celebrity, worship, teen angst, teenage rebellion, fame, idol, puppy love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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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
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teen angst, lgbt, gay, youth, teenage protagonist, teenage love, nature, teenage sex, coming out, friendship between boys ...
Place: argentina
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 7.3
 76K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, dark humor, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, suicide attempt, teenage life, teenage love, diary, teen angst, anti conformity, gay slur, friendship, clique, sociopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, friendship, fall in love, high school life, parents and children, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen comedy, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: magic, high school, witch, wizards and magicians, eccentric family, teenager, supernatural ability, teenage life, secret, friends, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, hopes, youth, romance, unfulfillment, one more chance, road not taken, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
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 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
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 6.2
 111K
Freaky Friday (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, family outing, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, child as adult, switching roles, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, generation gap, adult as child, grownups, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, teenage life, manipulation, femme fatale, virgin, ego clash, strong sexual content, diary, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, culture clash, young lovers, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, fall in love, teenage life, opposites attract, coming of age, parent child relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.4
 150K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
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: prom, high school life, teenage life, rage, vengeance, social misfits, abusive mother, classmates, teacher, humiliation, supernatural ability, punishment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1979, near future
Place: usa
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 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, virgin, coming of age, youth, parenthood, marital problem, cold relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 420
Metal Skin (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Psycho Joe babysits his brain-damaged father without a friend in the world, living in squalor in the suburbs of Melbourne. Joe loves one thing: Fast cars! When he gets a job at a local supermarket, Joe meets fellow "petrol head" Dazey, who ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: obsession, teen angst, teenage life, youth, working class, estrangement, friendship, chase, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, love and romance, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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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: realistic, humorous, not serious, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prank, rivalry, beer, teen angst, american football, cheerleader, drag racing, pregnancy, athlete's life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
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 6.4
 427
Ronnie & Julie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this modern day version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' a rising hockey star and a figure skater with a bright future fall in love. However, they find themselves on opposite sides of the rink due to the fierce rivalry between their parents.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hockey, teen angst, unfulfilled love, state affairs, unfulfillment, high school, tragic love, young lovers, society, youth, sport, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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 7.4
 27K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, desire, teenager, homework, teacher student relationship, teen angst, school, french, youth, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills housewife in the middle of a divorce tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: shopping, friendship, culture clash, wilderness, fish out of water, scout, self discovery, teen angst, camp, adventure, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills, southern california
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 6.8
 75K
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, serious, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, makeover, domestic violence, peer pressure, theft, addiction, coming of age, friendship, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, teacher student relationship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
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Over the Edge (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: vandalism, police, juvenile delinquent, teen angst, coming of age, suburban life, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, youth, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, colorado
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 5.3
 6K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: 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: emotional, realistic, sexual, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, mental institution, opposites attract, teen angst, suicide attempt, college, romance, coming of age, teenage life, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, seattle, mexico, seattle washington
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A Little Romance (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, missing child, bridge, teenage girl, teen angst, romance, couple relations, cons and scams, fugitives, hopes, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, italy, europe, venice, paris france
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I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, revenge, witch, teen angst, city life, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, supernatural ability, gory, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new england
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 5.2
 14K
Fathers' Day (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After Scott has a fight with his father and runs away and when his father refuses to go after him. His mother, Collette, then goes to one of her former boyfriends, Jack, a lawyer, and tells him that he's her son's real father. Jack ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, road movie ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, parents and children, misfit partners, missing child, parenthood, on the road, family relations, teenage life, disorder, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, teen angst, tragic villain, tragic hero, mecha, adventure, supernatural, coming of age, dragon, high school, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: holocaust, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, dysfunctional family, jewish, teen angst, parent child relationship, hidden money, survivor, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s, year 1967
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