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, bleak, disturbing and harsh films and TV shows about / with juvenile delinquency, youth, society, crimes, friendship, brutality, violence, mentor, vengeance and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
juvenile delinquency
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juvenile delinquency movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as juvenile delinquency: Shameless (2011), American History X (1998), Dog Pound (2010), Without Name (2009), Gridiron Gang (2006), The Class (2007), Christiane F. (1981), City of God (2002), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Neds (2010).

List of juvenile delinquency movies

 8.7
 155K
Shameless (2011)
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: humorous, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, everyday life, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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American History X (1998)
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, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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 7.0
 10K
Dog Pound (2010)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, crimes, sodomy, realism, rebelliousness, incest overtones, crime, isolation, prison life, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 29K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, social problems, chase, rape, hopes, youth, tragic love, family reunited, belief, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
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, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, youth, hopes, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 8.0
 13K
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, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, friendship, high school life, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: estonia, europe
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 7.6
 19K
Christiane F. (1981)
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: gloomy, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: downfall, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany, poland
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 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, journalism, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, rape, poverty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 7.8
 108K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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, gloomy, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, hip hop, gang, friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, coming of age, teenage life, society, poverty, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba
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 7.0
 7K
Neds (2010)
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: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, youth, crimes, street kid, breaking point, punishment, kissing, bridge, abusive father, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe
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 5.6
 76K
The Bling Ring (2013)
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, drugs/alcohol, high society, heist, thief, crime, celebrity, burglary, celebrity culture, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, israel, new jersey
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 7.8
 161K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, against the rules, youth, vestiges of humanity, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 5.3
 122K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, art house, stylized, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, spring break, drug dealer, sex, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, on the road, best friends, strong sexual content, young adult, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 7.5
 12K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, innocence lost, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 7.7
 108K
This Is England (2006)
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: bleak, rough, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: racism, gang, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, youth, violence, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, childhood, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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 6.2
 8K
Wilderness (2006)
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, island, dog, juvenile delinquency, death, brutality, violence, human prey, gory, isolation, danger, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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Made in Britain (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, racism, urban ghetto life, skinhead, prison, teenager, social worker, crime, innocence lost, police, violence, theft ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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 7.0
 42K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, camorra, gang war, criminal, power, gangsters, crime, debt, realism, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 2K
Tex (1982)
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, juvenile delinquency, sex, shooting, dysfunctional family, small town, family, young heroes, innocence lost, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Hood of Horror (2006)
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, urban ghetto life, gory, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, deadly, supernatural, slasher, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.8
 16K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, school, gang, gun, bullying, pregnancy, teenage life, friendship, teenage love, social decay, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, high school, juvenile delinquency, vigilante, punk, teacher, school, murder, vengeance, college, music teacher, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, aids, homeless, gypsy, civil war, kids in trouble, junkie, cruelty, survival, prison, war, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, sao paulo brazil
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 5.4
 6K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance school, music, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, dance, contests and competitions, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 49K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, love and romance, juvenile delinquent, youth, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, prison, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.6
 35K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, childhood, coming of age, murder, crimes, friendship, tragic hero, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
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The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, sexual, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, gang, teenage life, society, teenager, high school life, riddles and clues, hip hop, gangsters, promiscuity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.1
 10K
Yamakasi (2001)
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: chase, extreme sport, parkour, police, thief, unlikely criminals, youth, friends, gang, crime, city, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Menace II Society (1993)
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: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gunfight, social decay, organized crime, drug dealer, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.0
 5K
Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prostitution, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, down on your luck, urban ghetto, social decay, life is a bitch, homeless, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
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