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 gloomy films and TV shows about / with juvenile delinquency, youth, society, friendship, crimes, violence, gang, teenage life, life is a bitch and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as juvenile delinquency: Dog Pound (2010), Gridiron Gang (2006), American History X (1998), The Class (2007), City of God (2002), Christiane F. (1981), Without Name (2009), Neds (2010), The Bling Ring (2013), Shameless (2011).

List of juvenile delinquency movies

 7.0
 11K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, crimes, sodomy, prison life, youth, crime, going straight, rebelliousness, redemption, isolation, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.9
 54K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, 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, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, human spirit, teenage life, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new jersey
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American History X (1998)
Genre: 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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, hate, gang, youth, crimes, prejudice, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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 7.9
 14K
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, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, social misfits, social decay, juvenile delinquency, friendship, youth, rivalry, humiliation, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
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 8.6
 686K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
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, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang war, society, street gang, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 7.6
 21K
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: disturbing, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, youth, teenage prostitution, prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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 7.6
 31K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 8K
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, realism, social problems, rebellion, kissing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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 5.6
 82K
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: sexy, stylized, captivating, serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, youth, heist, burglary, high society, celebrity, crimes, crime, thief, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, israel ...
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 8.6
 193K
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: biting, dark humor, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, sex scene, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 13K
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 6.5
 1K
Prince (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the girl he's in love with, who seems out of reach. He's lured into criminal activities and becomes alienated from family and friends.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage love, drug dealing, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, crimes, teenage life, youth gang, street life, group of friends, single mother, interracial friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 5.3
 134K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
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: stylized, sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, lifestyle, society, student life, danger, strong sexual content, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, basketball, antisocial behavior, anguish, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 7.0
 46K
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
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 6.8
 79K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: touching, atmospheric, rough, captivating, neorealism ...
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, homeless, aids, gypsy, social decay, young heroes, life is a bitch, neo realism, society, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, africa, napoli italy, sao paulo brazil
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 7.6
 36K
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, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, going straight, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester
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 7.8
 122K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, street gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, sex with a stranger, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.7
 202K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, danger, space station, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, young heroes, society, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 6.8
 18K
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, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, bullying, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.3
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, confined, ambition, prison life, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, athlete's life, down on your luck, opponent, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Style: rough, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison life, redemption, teenage love, hopes, confined, bittersweet, parents and children, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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 5.7
 2K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mikey just needs a good stable home. He's bounced from foster home to foster home his whole life. He finally lands himself with a new loving family, but their perfect little child is not what he appears to be. His previous caretakers all died ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, juvenile delinquency, orphan, danger, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, adoption, friendship, evil child, slasher, children ...
Time: 90s
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 6.8
 971
Skin (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to hospital in a terminal condition, causing a bigger rift between him and his ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, vandalism, family problems, estrangement, downfall, society, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
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She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: high school, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, rape, sexual abuse, teenage love, fighting the system, youth, against the odds, rebellion, ambition, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
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