Teenage protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teenage protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, exciting, humorous, touching, light and feel good films and TV shows about / with teenage protagonist, teenager, friendship, teenage girl, teenage boy, high school, coming of age, adventure, cell phone and female protagonist plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teenage protagonist: Shame (2015), Descendants (2015), Prison School (2015), Ready Player One (2018), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), American Dragon: Jake Long (2005), The Billionaire (2011), Onward (2020), The Secret Circle (2011).

List of teenage protagonist movies

 8.6
 28K
Shame (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: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, teenage boy, lgbt, teenage sex, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenage girl, teen angst, gay teenager, gay relationship, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 6.3
 16K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: happy ending, good versus evil, teenage protagonist, disney, witch, high school, imaginary, villain, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, fairy godmother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Prison School (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers ...
Style: entertaining, ecchi, gross out humor, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, teenage protagonist, punishment, female nudity, teamwork, masochism, prison, school, escapades, abuse, secret love, academy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, cult film ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, teenage boy, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, virtuality, teamwork, love, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: summer, teenage protagonist, drug dealer, money, friendship, drug dealing, coming of age, kiss, party, gangster, gangsters, marijuana ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Fourteen-year-old Suzuki Iruma has just been abandoned and sold to a demon by his irresponsible parents! Surprisingly, the next thing he knows he's living with the demon who has adopted him as his new grandson, and has been transferred into a ...
Style: sweet, satanic, captivating, funny, gothic
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, friendship, the underworld, spell, teenage protagonist, school, adventure, battles, magic, new life, deal with the devil, danger ...
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, adventure, dedication, high school, couple relations, school, teenage love ...
Time: 2010s
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American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: American Dragon: Jake Long is an American superhero animated television series. It produced by Walt Disney Television Animation created by Jeff Goode. It premiered on Disney Channel on January 21, 2005 and was discontinued on September 1, 2007.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, secret identity, teenage life, teenage protagonist, youth, siblings relations, working undercover, supernatural power, best friends, heroes, escapades, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong
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The Billionaire (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, motivational, captivating, based on true events
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rise to the top, teenage protagonist, entrepreneur, intern, business, dream, get rich quick scheme, school, youth
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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 7.4
 95K
Onward (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: elf, brother brother relationship, magic, fantasy world, disney, teenage boy, adventure, teenage protagonist, fairy, van, dead father, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary
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The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: mysterious, twists and turns, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, witchcraft, teenage life, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, small town, youth, supernatural ability, classmate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: dark humor, captivating, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: teenage protagonist, british asian, coming of age, interracial friendship, father son relationship, father son conflict, college student, poetry, teenager, goth, racism, rock music ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: london, england, america
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 8.3
 58K
Atypical (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
Style: light, sincere, touching, emotional, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: autism, coming of age, high school, lesbian relationship, social problems, penguins, asperger's syndrome, teenage protagonist, brother sister relationship, teenager, therapist, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut
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 7.9
 586
Glitch Techs (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Game-world monsters are wreaking real-world havoc. Here comes tech support!
Style: futuristic, funny, semi serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: video game, teenage protagonist, gamer, hunting, friendship, adventure, female protagonist, teenage life, good versus evil, netflix, playing a video game, girl ...
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 5.6
 15K
Monster Trucks (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychotronic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, truck, creature, monster, pickup truck, automobile racing, friendship, giant creature, car, teenage protagonist, escape, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind ...
Style: exciting, captivating, fairy tale, inspirational, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: schoolboy, magic, sword, knight, teenage protagonist, evil woman, excalibur, friends, lifesaver, destiny, chivalry, final battle ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: britain, london
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Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, high school life, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, imaginary character, teenage protagonist, obsession, 13 year old, teenage girl, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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Descendants 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula's daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen.
Style: fairy tale, lyrical, entertaining, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, teenage protagonist, moral dilemma, evil witch, relationships, friendship, magic, music, high school, villain, teenager
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 4.9
 3K
Abigail (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of an epidemic of a mysterious disease. Abby's father was one of the sick - and he was taken when she was six years old. Going against the authorities to find ...
Style: exciting, captivating, fairy tale, tense, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, magic, survival, uncover truth, fighting the system, father daughter relationship, future dystopia, happy ending, search for father, teenage protagonist, resistance, loss of father ...
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 3.2
 29K
Slender Man (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, psychotronic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil spirit, urban legend, forest, fear, supernatural, kidnapping, occult, violence, survival, panic attack, monster, demon ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.4
 826
Yosuga no Sora (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of their parents, Haru and his twin sister Sora move to the country.
Style: romantic, erotic, captivating, sexy, ecchi ...
Plot: brother sister incest, school life, twins, forbidden love, romance, incest, tragedy, teenage protagonist, sex scene, sex, high school, breasts ...
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 7.1
 6K
Trinkets (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A grieving teen finds an unexpected connection with two classmates at her new high school after they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: shoplifting, kleptomania, loneliness, teenage girl, friendship, teenage protagonist, female protagonist, female friendship, teamwork, parent child relationship, society, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 20K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A 19-year-old orphan named Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: angel, demon, nun, mythical creature, teenager, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, crusade, battles, kindness, evil force, good versus evil ...
Place: spain
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 6.3
 2K
Some Freaks (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.
Style: captivating, romantic, humorous, psychological, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: fat girl, gay teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, young love, bullying, teenage girl, college student, peer pressure, teenage protagonist, sorority, overweight ...
Place: rhode island
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 4.4
 388
Billy Boy (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an angry teenager discovers a close friend has been killed, grief jeopardizes his future and he finds himself engulfed in danger.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage protagonist, loss of friend, sex scene, death, threatened with a gun, crimes, society, danger, friends, parents and children ...
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Run, Broken Yet Brave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: RUN, is the story of Ashley, a sixteen-year old teenager with a chip on her shoulder. She is sent by her mom to spend a month of her summer holidays with her grandparents on the family farm. While there she develops a love-hate relationship with her ...
Style: captivating, psychological, contemplative, light, touching
Plot: canadian, teenage girl, troubled teen, teenage protagonist, countryside, farm, summer vacation, native american, female protagonist, grandfather granddaughter relationship, first nations, truck ...
Place: canada
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Secrets in the Attic (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a teen girl and her mom inherit an old house, little do they know that a mysterious person is hiding in the attic – a teen boy who has been living there for months.
Style: captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder suspect, teenage protagonist, teenager, teen romance, teenage girl, inheritance, mother daughter relationship, handyman, gunshot wound, corrupt cop, female protagonist, old woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.1
 775
Midnight Sun (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Italy, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In northern Canada, a young boy sets a goal for himself to to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother. Goran Visnjic joins the cast as Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where the polar bears live and who ...
Style: sincere, light, captivating, touching
Plot: polar bear, human animal relationship, animal rescue, winter, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, adventure, hopes, friendship, adaptation, love, escapades ...
Place: canada
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Zduhac Means Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Our heroes are high school students spending an unforgettable summer, full of adventures, on their way to a big rock festival. Producer Sava and director Žarko Babajić are filming an extreme sports commercial with Marija and Sindi. Mysterious ...
Style: road movie, entertaining, light, feel good, humorous
Plot: friendship between men, teenage protagonist, road trip, car trip, teenage boy, drunkenness, musician, music festival, guitar playing, teenage girl, gambling, adventure ...
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 6.0
 2K
Flicka 2 (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, jet-black mustang who's just as free-spirited and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse riding, horse, coming of age, teenager, ranch, family relations, farm, animal life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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