Juvenile delinquency movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant juvenile delinquency movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak and harsh films and TV shows about / with juvenile delinquency, youth, society, crimes, teenage life, friendship, teenager, murder, life is a bitch and violence plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as juvenile delinquency: Shameless (2011), Hood of Horror (2006), American History X (1998), Wilderness (2006), Yamakasi (2001), Gridiron Gang (2006), You Get Me (2017), The Bling Ring (2013), Christiane F. (1981), Neds (2010).
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American History X
Crime, Drama
USA
119 min.
 8.5
Gridiron Gang
Crime, Drama, Sport
USA
125 min.
 6.9
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You Get Me
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
89 min.
 4.6
King Jack
Adventure, Drama
USA
81 min.
 7.0

List of juvenile delinquency movies

 8.7
 155K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, entertaining, dark humor, ironic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, poor family, drugs/alcohol, family problems, alcoholic, teenage sex, siblings relations, working class, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Hood of Horror
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, bad taste humour
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, gory, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, deadly, supernatural, slasher, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
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American History X
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, redemption, prison, xenophobia, brutality, revenge, crime, skinhead, prejudice, racial slur, blacks and whites, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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 6.2
 8K
Wilderness
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, island, dog, gory, isolation, death, danger, violence, brutality, juvenile delinquency, human prey, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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 6.1
 10K
Yamakasi
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, witty, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, chase, parkour, friends, gang, police, thief, crime, youth, juvenile delinquency, child illness, extreme sport ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: life philosophy, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, american football, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, violence, stereotypes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 4.6
 8K
You Get Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After arguing with his girlfriend, Ali, Tyler lands in the arms of sexy new girl, Holly. The next morning, he finds that not only does Ali agree to take him back, but Holly is a new student at their school and is dead set on her new man.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, teenage love, obsession, brutality, murder, danger, youth, psychological thriller, juvenile delinquency, crimes, bound and gagged, bikini
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 76K
The Bling Ring
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, obsession, juvenile delinquency, high school, drugs/alcohol, greed, teenagers, thief, stupidity, unlikely criminals, burglary, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel, new jersey
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 7.6
 19K
Christiane F.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, prostitution, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, drugs, drug addiction, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, tragedy, death, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, poland, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany
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 7.0
 7K
Neds
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, realism, innocence lost, teenage life, working class, abusive father, bridge, kissing, coming of age, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, scotland
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, father son relationship, violence, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, relationships, male nudity, mentor, homecoming, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 108K
This Is England
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, coming of age, violence, innocence lost, childhood, adolescence, friendship, bullying, brainwashing, prejudice, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
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 7.8
 108K
Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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 8.0
 13K
The Class
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, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, vengeance, social decay, high school life, teenage life, life is a bitch, bully, misfit, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: estonia, europe
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Maria Full of Grace
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA, Ecuador
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: pregnancy, immigrants, friendship, heroin, drinking, juvenile delinquency, realism, drugs, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, mentor, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, latin america, new jersey, usa ...
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Bang Bang You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, vengeance, teacher, bullying, depression, violence, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, weapons, destiny, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, oregon
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 8.3
 3K
City of Men
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, social decay, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 7.1
 832
Fast, Fast
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, young heroes, crime gone awry, kids in trouble, criminal heroes, crimes, robbery, bank robbery, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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 7.2
 28K
Rumble Fish
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, violence, gang, neo noir, existentialism, drinking, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drugs, teenager, gangs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
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Hurricane Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, runaway, teenager, gang, juvenile delinquency, adolescence, violence, children, gangs, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 2K
Tex
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, family, high school, juvenile delinquency, friendship, young heroes, innocence lost, loneliness, siblings relations, adaptation, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.0
 10K
Dog Pound
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, realism, rebelliousness, isolation, crime, prison life, confined, crimes, sodomy, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Menace II Society
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 9K
The Tribe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: boarding school, prostitution, abortion, bullying, adolescence, crime, school, male nudity, violence, juvenile delinquency, gang, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
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Freaking Beautiful World
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, drug dealing, bar, going straight, addiction, rehabilitation, teenager, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
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Annaluise & Anton
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pünktchen und Anton is the 1999 German film based on the classic children’s novels by Erich Kastner and assimilated to modern times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, young heroes, social differences, family, teenage life, society, family relations, friendship, friends, best friends, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
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 6.8
 570
Overdose
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban, drug abuse, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, overdose, heroin addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
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 5.7
 187
Heaven Sent
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, starting over, redemption, family, reincarnation, teenage life, hopes, afterlife, imaginary, youth, parents and children, destiny ...
Place: usa
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 6.4
 592
I Am Guilty
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Armin Steeb is adrift: just finished with school, living with his middle-class parents, clueless about finding work. He tries connecting with a girl, he engages in risky sex with strangers in public toilets, he goes to job interviews. He also sends ...
Style: serious, disturbing, dark humor, realistic, sexual
Plot: college, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, teenage life, coming of age, society, youth, journalism, siblings relations, unemployment, family relations, college graduate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.8
 108
Runaways
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social misfits, hospital, downfall, destructive relationship, addiction, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, pregnancy, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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