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, humorous, light and sentimental films and TV shows about / with teen angst, youth, teenage life, teenager, family relations, high school, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen angst: Riverdale (2016), Shame (2015), The Vampire Diaries (2009), American Beauty (1999), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Anywhere But Here (1999), Georgia Rule (2007), Cruel Intentions (1999), Gossip Girl (2007), What a Girl Wants (2003).
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 7.7
American Beauty (1999)
Drama
USA
122 min.
 8.4
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Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (2018)
Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Japan
 7.5
Like, la Leyenda (2018)
Drama, Romance
Mexico
60 min.
 5.8

List of teen angst movies

 7.5
 73K
Riverdale (2016)
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, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
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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: sentimental, emotional, serious, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, muslim, teenage girl, family relations, interracial relations, teen angst, lgbt, parent child relationship, teenager, teenage sexuality, homosexual ...
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, disturbing, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, dangerous attraction, immortality, teenage life, youth, love and romance, high school, small town, werewolf, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.4
 953K
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, biting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, youth, age difference, coming of age, american dream, parenthood, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: exciting, psychological, serious, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien encounter, future dystopia, mecha, depression, young heroes, save the world, piloted giant robot, super weapon, suffering, teen angst, existentialism, self doubt ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teen angst, dream, hollywood, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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 5.9
 22K
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, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, small town, teenager, confession, redemption, generation gap, life is a bitch, secret, uncontrollable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
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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, teenage life, bet, femme fatale, strong sexual content, ego clash, siblings relations, manipulations, manipulation, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, teen angst, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
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 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, teen angst, high school, self discovery, father, teenage girl, girl, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
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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, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teen angst, teenage daughter, teenager, coming of age, suburbs, single parent, self discovery, girlfriend, daughter, father, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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 7.0
 39K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teen angst, single parent, yuppie, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, parent child relationship, eccentric family, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
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 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, teen angst, murder, courtroom drama, family drama, self discovery, parents and children, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.
Style: exciting, psychological, suspense, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robot, piloted giant robot, mecha, save the world, teen angst, secret organization, heroic mission, terrorizing, supernatural ability, super weapon, japanese schoolgirl, friendship between teens ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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 7.4
 26K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teen angst, teacher student relationship, school, homework, teenager, student, desire, teachers and students, lgbt, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 6.2
 415
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: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, teen angst, social misfits, store, mental illness, unrequited love, drag racing, playboy, couple relations, friendship, love triangle, teenage life ...
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: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, prank, teen angst, american football, drag racing, beer, rivalry, rock, athlete's life, college, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
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 6.4
 423
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: teen angst, hockey, young lovers, teenage life, romance, high school, ice hockey, sport, politics, love and romance, youth, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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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: offbeat, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, misfit, homecoming, worship, high school, teen angst, teenage girl, celebrity, teenager, adoption, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: wilderness, friendship, self discovery, culture clash, teen angst, fish out of water, shopping, camp, scout, adventure, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles, southern california
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 6.8
 74K
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, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, makeover, domestic violence, theft, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, kids in trouble, friendship, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
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 5.8
 76K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: cinderella story, high school life, teenage love, teenager, love and romance, social misfits, bet, romance, fall in love, young lovers, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: vandalism, police, teen angst, teenage life, coming of age, crime, suburbs, punk band, alcohol, crimes, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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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: serious, sexual, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, high school, college, suicide attempt, teen angst, mental institution, romance, opposites attract, on the road, young lovers, lovers on the run, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, seattle, 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenage girl, teen angst, bridge, coming of age, romance, missing child, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, italy, 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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, witch, teen angst, murder, gory, ghost, mysterious character, serial killer, urban, slasher, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new england, usa
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I Am the Cheese (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: teen angst, investigation, mental institution, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, deadly, secret identity, assassination, mind game, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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 5.1
 13K
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, drug dealing, teen angst, odd couple, fish out of water, youth, goofy hero, on the road, misfit partners, parenthood, nothing goes right, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles
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