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 humorous films and TV shows about / with teen angst, youth, teenager, high school, teenage life, coming of age, friendship, family relations, teenage girl and dysfunctional family plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teen angst: Shame (2015), Riverdale (2016), The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), American Beauty (1999), The Truth About Jane (2000), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), Georgia Rule (2007), Freaky Friday (2003).

List of teen angst movies

 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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, high school hunk, lgbt, teenage sexuality, interracial relations, teen angst, high school, gay relationship, muslim, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 7.4
 81K
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, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, investigation, friendship, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, murder, crimes, family relations ...
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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, dangerous attraction, teenage life, werewolf, love and romance, youth, small town, high school, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
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, best friend, high school, teen angst, loneliness, sibling relationship, coming of age, teacher, stereotypes, life & death, betrayal ...
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: exciting, psychological, serious, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien encounter, mecha, depression, teen angst, young heroes, save the world, piloted giant robot, super weapon, suffering, future dystopia, father son relationship, self doubt ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan
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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, biting, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, loneliness, teenage life, coming of age, youth, age difference, virgin, american dream, parenthood, lust ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, high school, parents and children, friendship, high school life, fall in love, best friends, lesbian couple, teenage love, gays and lesbians ...
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, feel good, humorous, touching, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen comedy, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: magic, high school, wizards and magicians, teenager, witch, supernatural ability, secret, teenage life, eccentric family, social relations, friends, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, 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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 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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, child as adult, switching roles, parents and children, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood, family, family relations, wedding, grownups, adult as child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, 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, cynical, entertaining, romantic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, teenage life, femme fatale, manipulation, virgin, strong sexual content, ego clash, cynic, siblings relations, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, save the world, mecha, piloted giant robot, heroic mission, terrorizing, teen angst, secret organization, super weapon, supernatural ability, young heroes, japanese schoolgirl ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teen angst, teacher student relationship, school, teenager, homework, student, desire, lgbt, homosexuality, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, teen angst, fame, teenager, teenage girl, high school, worship, idol, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, 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, teen angst, suicide attempt, mental institution, romance, opposites attract, young lovers, on the road, lovers on the run, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, seattle, seattle washington
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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: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, teen angst, social misfits, store, mental illness, drag racing, playboy, unrequited love, 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: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, prank, beer, teen angst, american football, drag racing, rivalry, college, rock, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: teen angst, hockey, young lovers, high school, romance, teenage life, ice hockey, sport, politics, love and romance, youth, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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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, not serious, 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
 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, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, teacher student relationship, underage drinking, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: vandalism, teen angst, police, teenage life, coming of age, crime, suburbs, alcohol, punk band, crimes, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teen angst, teenage girl, 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: teen angst, revenge, witch, 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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 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, not serious, feel good, realistic, remake of french film ...
Plot: friendship, teen angst, drug dealing, odd couple, fish out of water, youth, on the road, goofy hero, misfit partners, parenthood, nothing goes right, partners ...
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: tragic villain, tragic hero, mecha, unrequited love, teen angst, good versus evil, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, supernatural ability, high school, future dystopia ...
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, jewish, teen angst, overprotective parent, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, hidden money, survivor, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s, year 1967
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 6.9
 643
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: coming of age, gay, gay teenager, teen angst, lgbt, teenage love, youth, nature, teenage protagonist, teenage sex, coming out, homosexual ...
Place: argentina
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 5.9
 77K
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: cinderella story, high school life, teenage love, social misfits, love and romance, teenager, bet, fall in love, young lovers, romance, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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, dream, hollywood, teen angst, 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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 7.4
 138K
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, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage love, friends, betrayal, school, love triangle, high school, lifestyle, party, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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