Teenage angst movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teenage angst movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, light, captivating, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with teenage angst, youth, teenage life, teenager, friendship, teenage girl, high school, teenage boy, friends and coming of age plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teenage angst: The Breakfast Club (1985), Riverdale (2017), As Cool as I Am (2013), Scary Movie (2000), Maximum Ride (2016), Cyberbully (2011), Bad Boy and Good Girl (2010), Swimming for Gold (2020), Brave (2012), This Is Us (2016).

List of teenage angst movies

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, friendship, youth, teachers and students, teenage angst, popular girl, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 131K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, youth, love triangle, murder, gang, murder investigation, friendship, teenage life, school, mysterious death ...
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 244K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: parody, horror spoof, humorous, slasher, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: youth, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, satire, absurd humor, who done it, killing off one by one, teenage angst ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
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 3.6
 4K
Maximum Ride (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspense, surprise ending, exciting
Plot: teenage boy, supernatural power, experiment, heroine, female fighter, mutant, strong female character, rescue, escape, martial arts, super strength, wings ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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 5.5
 13K
Cyberbully (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman tries to help her teenage daughter when she becomes the victim of online bullying.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: bullying, bully, betrayal, computers and web, teenage life, rumor, high school, suicide attempt, intrigue, social misfits, social awkwardness, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Bad Boy and Good Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Shinagawa Daichi used to be a good student who has now become a delinquent, while class president Adachi Hana was a delinquent who is now trying to move on. Her secret is discovered by Shinagawa, but she involves herself trying to correct his ways.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining
Plot: teenage angst, teenage boy, teenage girl, student, friendship, high school student, high school, dark humor, affection, violence, classmate, fight ...
Place: japan
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Swimming for Gold (2020)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young elite swimmer Claire is sent to Australia to coach a boys swimming team, where she must overcome an old rival and a secret fear to save the swimming camp from closing.
Style: light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: swimming, competition, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, teenage angst, father daughter relationship, coping, athlete's life, sport team, sport ...
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 7.1
 390K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, disney, princess, witch, adventure, queen, kingdom, magical, family, computer animation, archery, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 8.6
 120K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, depression, break up, childhood, parenthood, father son relationship, family, grieving, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, sibling ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
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My First Girlfriend is a Gal (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A new school term begins, as does the season of new encounters. As he surveys his class full of couples, Hashiba Jun'ichi's mind is filled with distress as he asks himself, "Why am I still a virgin?!" Having heard from his ...
Style: ecchi, romantic, touching, melancholic, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: romance, high school crush, teen angst, teenage love, teen romance, adolescence, boy girl relationship, everyday life, love and romance, teenage angst, japanese teenager, japanese schoolgirl ...
Place: japan
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Benny Loves You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack, a man desperate to improve his life, throws away his beloved childhood plush, Benny. It’s a move that has disastrous consequences when Benny springs to life with deadly intentions!
Style: parody, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, mystical ...
Plot: stuffed toy, killer doll, bear, adult as child, misfit, cold blooded murder, tragic past, mysticism, man child, grownups, multiple deaths, ethnic humor ...
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 2K
Grand Blue (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iori Kitahara looks forward to his new life on the Izu Peninsula as he prepares to start his college life there, staying in a room above his uncle's diving shop "Grand Blue". However, he is quickly shocked as he meets the local Diving ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: friendship, diving, youth, slice of life, drinking, drinking alcohol, sea adventure, college, fear, sea voyage, adventure, friends ...
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 6.4
 20K
Run Hide Fight (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 17-year-old girl uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: school shooting, social misfits, cruelty, violence, murder, high school, explosion, social relations, human nature, teenage girl, teenage angst, protector ...
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Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Join Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake as they undergo the trials and tribulations of life in high school. Each episode presents the boys and their classmates in unique situations that you may or may not have faced in high school yourself.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating
Plot: high school life, school life, high school, slice of life, boys' school, classmate classmate relationship, male objectification, everyday life, fraternity, friendship between boys, teachers and students, dating show ...
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All My Friends Are Dead (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party go through a whirlwind of events that exposes secrets, breaks hearts — and leads to a shocking outcome.
Style: horror spoof, suspense, parody, weird, buddy movie
Plot: gay interest, teenage angst, deadly, dark humor, adolescence, characters killed one by one, absurd humor, sexual humor, teenage life, party, new year, stereotypes ...
Place: poland
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 6.3
 2K
Katy Keene (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A group of aspiring artists living in New York City try to make their dreams come true.
Style: light, captivating, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: fashion designer, youth, fashion, city life, moving, friendship, workplace situations, employer employee relationship, advertising, boyfriend, french, new life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, paris france
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Growing Up Smith (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his ...
Style: inter cultural, feel good, captivating, multicultural, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, family outing, teens, teen comedy
Plot: first love, adolescence, culture clash, bullying, small town, halloween, father son relationship, vegetarian, nostalgia, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, boy with glasses ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india
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 3.3
 1K
The Row (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Killer Stalks and Terrorizes a group of Sorority Girls on a College Campus.
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: killer, adolescence, revenge, teenager, murder, survival, insanity, brutality, youth, high school, serial murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 2K
Slaxx (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, idiotic, funny ...
Plot: farce, dark humor, youth, dumb, adolescence, deadly, death, sarcasm, teenage angst, gory, loss of friend, stupidity ...
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 7.4
 14K
Faking It (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A romantic comedy about two best friends who love each other -- in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, disturbing, light
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: lesbian, high school life, lgbt, lesbian relationship, best friends, popularity, youth, teenage life, high school, friends, female friendship, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
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 8.6
 8K
Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, high school, gay lead character, teacher, teenage love, coming of age, bisexual man, gay love, coming out, teenage life, lgbt, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, countryside, bullying, rugby, teenage life, teenage love, youth, social misfits, lifestyle, misfit, gender ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
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 7.1
 2K
Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, first love, fall in love, love and romance, society, friendship, shyness, school, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 7K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, crimes, criminal's revenge, destiny, supernatural, reincarnation, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
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 6.1
 9K
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, parent child relationship, misfit, family, teenage life, frame up, adventure, disorder, friends, high school, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, school shooting, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, society, social misfits, humiliation, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids
Plot: friends, fainting, friendship, music band, obsessed fan, the beatles, music, youth, teenage life, high school life, unfulfilled love, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, skipping school, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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