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, harsh, bleak, disturbing and rough films and TV shows about / with juvenile delinquency, youth, society, friendship, crimes, violence, murder, death, storytelling and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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juvenile delinquency movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as juvenile delinquency: Shameless (2011), American History X (1998), City of God (2002), Dog Pound (2010), Gridiron Gang (2006), The Class (2007), Christiane F. (1981), Boy A (2007), Neds (2010), Boyz n the Hood (1991).

List of juvenile delinquency movies

 8.7
 167K
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, biting, offbeat, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, youth, alcoholic father, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, nazism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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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, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, crimes, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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: sincere, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, going straight, social relations, confined, hopes, social problems, criminal\'s rights, violence spree, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.9
 42K
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, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
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: serious, sincere, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, misfit, human nature, friendship, social decay, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
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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: rough, gloomy, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, downfall, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland ...
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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, rape, childhood, starting over, going straight, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, working class, abusive father, bridge, kissing, youth, punishment, crimes, breaking point, street kid, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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 7.8
 110K
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, tense, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, party, african american, favoritism, tragic event, football ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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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, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, chase, rape, social problems, search, train, robbery, smuggling, illegal immigration, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, new jersey ...
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 7.8
 170K
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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, betrayal, rivalry, rebellion, post apocalypse, against the rules, youth, human existence ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 5.6
 77K
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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, high society, youth, heist, thief, celebrity, burglary, theft, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, israel, new jersey
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 5.3
 125K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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, disturbing, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, society, lifestyle, student life, drugs/alcohol, sex, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, basketball, drugs/alcohol, friends, diary, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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, bleak, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, innocence lost, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, poverty, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang member, revenge, girl gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
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 5.7
 11K
Twelve (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, drug dealer, youth, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, deadly, violence spree, strained relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 29K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, street gang, crimes, siblings relations, going straight, human nature, hopes, mysterious character, family relations, neo noir ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
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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, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, coming of age, police brutality, social decay, graduation, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, 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, urban ghetto life, social misfits, crimes, dealing with death, gory, deadly, afterlife, youth, slasher, supernatural, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 4.4
 786
Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, religions or cults, teenage life, investigation, leadership, uncover truth, gory, suburbs, slasher, vampire, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: florida, usa
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 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chess, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, nun, convent, sexual abuse, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, shooting, sex, small town, family, teenage life, death in the family, family relations, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, high school, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, vigilante, school, punk, teacher, drug dealing, music teacher, murder, death wish ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 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, youth, police, thief, gang, friends, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, crime, r&b ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.6
 10K
Dear Wendy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in ...
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, crimes, juvenile delinquency, self esteem, underdog, teenage life, love and romance, social misfits, forbidden love, gunfight, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mine, west virginia
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Hunter Will Get You (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, serial killer, heist, tough law enforcer, crime, juvenile delinquency, tough heroes, police detective, law enforcement, master criminal, working undercover, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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