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, touching, entertaining, romantic, disturbing and queer cinema films and TV shows about / with teenage protagonist, teenager, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship, teenage girl, high school, love, family relations and lgbt plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teenage protagonist: Thirteen (2003), Piggies (2009), Hot Summer Nights (2017), My Best Friend (2018), Skam (2015), Ready Player One (2018), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), Atypical (2017), Everything, Everything (2017).

List of teenage protagonist movies

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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama, adult
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, mother daughter relationship, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, underage drinking, teenage protagonist, self harm, teenager, kids in trouble ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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Piggies (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tomek is 14 and a good student. He's interested in astronomy and plays football to please his father. The only thing is, he lives in a poor little border town plagued by unemployment, whereas across the river lies Germany with all its relative ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: abused child, rent boy, gay, teenage prostitution, male prostitution, teenage protagonist, child protagonist, friendship between boys, best friend, teenage boy, boy in peril, coming of age ...
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: 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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: summer, drug dealer, coming of age, teenage protagonist, friendship, brother sister relationship, teenager, drug dealing, party, drugs, father daughter relationship, murder of friend ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, connecticut, nevada, boston, wyoming ...
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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, teenage protagonist, gay interest, acceptance, family life, teen angst, gay love, boy, coming of age ...
Place: argentina
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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, gay relationship, teenage boy, teenager, high school student, high school, teenage girl, friendship between girls ...
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, love, virtuality, teenage hero, distopia, teenage boy, evil corporation, computer, friendship, quest ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, jurassic, 80s ...
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: satanic, atmospheric, dark, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen fantasy, teen drama
Plot: witch, witchcraft, high school, half breed, coming of age, teenager, black magic, devil worship, dedication, teenage love, teenage protagonist, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, aesthetic, offbeat
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenager, teenage protagonist, diagnosis, lust, romantic relationship, hopes, high school, hearing voices, romanticism, love and romance, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, brazil
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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, humorous, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: autism, coming of age, teenager, lesbian relationship, social problems, high school, teenage protagonist, penguins, lesbian, overprotective mother, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut
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Everything, Everything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, love, illness, neighbor, teenage love, interracial love, interracial romance, teen romance, teenage girl, disease, teenage protagonist, love interest ...
Place: hawaii, new york, los angeles
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, summer, lgbt, teenager, lgbt teen, friendship, teenage boy, accidental death, death of friend, teenage protagonist, death, gay teenager ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: normandy, france
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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: realistic, captivating, motivational, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: entrepreneur, rise to the top, teenage protagonist, success, dream, coping, business, get rich quick scheme, rags to riches, direction and purpose, billionaire, businessman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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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: fairy tale, exciting, captivating, semi serious, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, teen fantasy ...
Plot: schoolboy, excalibur, teenage protagonist, medieval, magic, friends, magician, eclipse, boy hero, destiny, chivalry, coming of age ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: britain, london, cornwall
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The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Every summer, Belly and her family head to the Fishers’ beach house in Cousins. Every summer is the same ... until Belly turns sixteen. Relationships will be tested, painful truths will be revealed, and Belly will be forever changed. It’s a ...
Style: captivating, romantic, disturbing, entertaining, psychological
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teen romance, teenager, female protagonist, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, relationships, pretty girl, changing lives, fall in love, brother sister relationship, love affair, love and romance ...
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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: anime, humorous, ecchi, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: punishment, gross out humor, masochism, school, teamwork, female nudity, abuse, teenage protagonist, prison, prison escape, secret love, escapades ...
Place: japan
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Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, romantic, funny, exciting, mysterious ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, teen drama
Plot: sherlock holmes, victorian england, strong female lead, amateur detective, female detective, runaway teen, feminism, female protagonist, runaway, teenage protagonist, private detective, fight ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, future
Place: london, england, scotland yard
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Monster Trucks (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, exciting, tense, psychotronic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: monster truck, truck, teenage protagonist, creature, monster, teenager, friendship, car, escape, creature feature, chase, love interest ...
Place: usa
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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, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: teenager, disney, fairy godmother, teenage protagonist, good versus evil, happy ending, high school, villain, imaginary kingdom, island, witch, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Abigail (2019)
Genre: 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, fairy tale, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: father daughter relationship, uncover truth, fighting the system, teenage protagonist, magic, survival, future dystopia, magical power, resistance, fantasy world, steampunk, magical girl ...
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Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Style: psychological, sexy, lgbt cinema, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, gay teenager, gay, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, lgbtq, friendship, puberty, self mutilation, friendship between boys, adultery ...
Place: chicago illinois
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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: feel good, fairy tale, sincere, captivating, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: brother brother relationship, elf, teenage protagonist, magic, disney, birthday, fantasy world, teenage boy, centaur, cyclops, creature, dead father ...
Time: future
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Syalis is a princess. A really cute one. When she gets kidnapped by the Demon King as a hostage, she's stuck in a castle full of demons, waiting to be rescued by her knight in shining armor. So what does she do? What any of us would. Take a ...
Style: anime, funny, sweet, romantic, gothic ...
Plot: friendship, magic, demon, princess, girl, teenage protagonist, supernatural, captivity, fantasy world, slice of life, society, new life ...
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, teenager, investigation, father daughter relationship, bullying, child abuse, rape and revenge, internet, innocence lost, child sexual abuse, teenage girl, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, california, usa, cleveland ohio, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Rad (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother and sister is faced with a tough decision, qualify for Helltrack or take his SAT's in order to attend college.
Style: semi serious, captivating, touching, disturbing, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bicycle, underdog, teenage protagonist, human spirit, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds, brother sister relationship, teenage boy, riding a bicycle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s
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Nerve (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds ...
Style: exciting, romantic, tricky, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenager, suspense, game, internet, rivalry, hacker, technology, heroine, hacking, moral dilemma, race against time, teenage boy ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, seattle
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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: captivating, feel good, touching, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenage protagonist, teenager, aspiring writer, father son relationship, neighbor, diary, interracial friendship, friendship, college student, father son conflict, poetry ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: new jersey, england, punjab, london, america
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (2022)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Michio Kaga was wandering aimlessly through life and the Internet, when he finds himself transported from a shady website to a fantasy world — reborn as a strong man who can use "cheat" powers. He uses his powers to ...
Style: anime, entertaining, captivating, ecchi
Plot: harem, fantasy world, teenage love, relationships, dream world, fight, adolescence, magical girl, teenage protagonist, male female relationship, teenager, battles ...
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What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roger is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several ...
Style: erotic, sex comedy, captivating, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sex, erotica, incest, older woman teenage boy sex, older woman younger man sex, teenage sexuality, sexual awakening, summer vacation, brother sister sex, teenage protagonist, masturbation, coming of age ...
Time: 1910s
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, runaway, forest, summer, friendship, high school, lifestyle change, teenage runaway, wilderness, teenage protagonist, hospital, teenager ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: teenage protagonist, mother and son, father son relationship, teenager, teen angst, social outcast, troubled youth, estranged mother, terminal illness, youth, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
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