Juvenile delinquent movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant juvenile delinquent movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, humorous, touching and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with juvenile delinquent, youth, violence, friendship, teenage boy, runaway, teenager, juvenile delinquency, crimes and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as juvenile delinquent: Misfits (2009), Cry-Baby (1990), Standing Tall (2015), The Outsiders (1983), Mommy (2014), Falling Like This (2001), Motorama (1991), Forever Mary (1989), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), May We Chat (2014).

List of juvenile delinquent movies

 8.2
 94K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, superhuman powers, anti heroes, supernatural, imaginary, friendship, heroes, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.5
 55K
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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, gang, rock and roll, teenage love, rivalry, teenage life, juvenile delinquent, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, dancing, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, disturbing, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage sex, teen angst, children's home, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, juvenile delinquency, anger, judge, compassion ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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 7.1
 76K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, book, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, juvenile delinquency, machismo, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
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 8.1
 51K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, rebelliousness, family problems, anti conformity, life is a bitch, youth, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2015 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, unlikely couple, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, friendship, couples, juvenile delinquency, on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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 6.4
 2K
Motorama (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang. He rides off into a surreal America playing "Motorama," a game sponsored by Chimera Gas Company. He has various encounters with ...
Style: road movie, surreal, semi serious, humorous, cult film ...
Plot: child driving car, on the road, juvenile delinquent, american dream, boy, partners, contests and competitions, rivalry, crimes, fish out of water, obsessive quest, youth ...
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 7.3
 975
Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prison, youth, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, school, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, reform, teachers and students, prison life, transvestism, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sonic and the gang must team up to fight Dr. Eggman.
Style: comic, exciting, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: friendship, hedgehog, on the run, chase, friend, superhero, one man army, road trip, alien, super speed, mad scientist, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, usa, paris france, california, egypt ...
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 5.0
 255
May We Chat (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the generation of smartphones and web 2.0, the film follows three troubled young girls who will do anything to escape their stifling lives – even if it means turning to drugs and prostitution. The advent of technology may have made ...
Style: sexy, weird
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquent, teenager, triad, deaf mute, chat, prostitution, accident, backpack, subway, suicide, stabbing, girl wearing a miniskirt ...
Place: hong kong
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 7.1
 616
10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: social worker, kids in trouble, child abuse, boy, danger, life is a bitch, violence, isolation, juvenile delinquent, hopes, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, kidnapping, healing power, on the road, hostage, juvenile delinquent, friendship, self discovery, doctors and patients, hostages, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
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 5.2
 3K
We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquent, war veteran, organized crime, criminal gang, brother brother relationship, friendship, transformation, redemption, youth ...
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan
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Jonah From Tonga (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fourteen year old breakdancer and mischievous delinquent, Jonah Takalua, returns from Tonga to start a new life at Holy Cross High School. Dominating the playground with his gang Fobba-licious, amusing himself with endless filfthy jokes and a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, rebelliousness, society, youth, mischievous children, teenage life, teachers and students, popularity, juvenile delinquent, self involved, parody, politically correct ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.4
 112
One Bad Choice (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: How one bad decision can change where your life goes.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, hopes, crimes, juvenile delinquent, reenactment, teenager, bug, life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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All About the Benjamins (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: bounty hunter, lottery, heist, murderous pair, disorder, undercover, crimes, buddies, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, track down, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: miami, usa, florida
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 7.4
 44K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, teenage life, parents and children, family reunited, family relations, warden, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
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Female Trouble (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, humorous, absurd, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, nudity (full frontal - brief), electric chair, hitchhiker, graphic violence, hitchhiking, acid, physical appearance, crimes, crime, rape, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
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Class of 1999 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The time is in the future and the youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free-fire zones", into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the head of Kennedy High School, decides ...
Style: rough, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: school, gang, juvenile delinquent, cyborgs, distopia, murder, teacher, robot, killer robot, parolee, androids and robots, power relations ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, seattle washington, seattle
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The Young Offenders (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.
Style: light, humorous, tense, absurd
Plot: friendship, road trip, teenager, juvenile delinquent, police, irish, drugs, drunkenness, male friendship, friendship between men, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007
Place: ireland
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 7.1
 10K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, pedophile, sexual abuse, coming of age, pornography, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
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 6.6
 817
Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, rough
Plot: foster home, sister sister relationship, release from prison, estranged father, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, birthday, african american, memory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 5.6
 42
Deathrow (2000)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and his minor age, he is thrown into the cruel, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jail, prisoner, juvenile delinquent, murder, death sentence, lawyer, danger, teenage boy, prison life, alcohol abuse, sodomy, drugs ...
Place: the philippines
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The World of Kanako (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Showa Fujishima is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako, who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter's life. He quickly realizes that his daughter is no saint, but there ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, captivating
Plot: bullying, secret life, father daughter relationship, police corruption, drug abuse, juvenile delinquent, missing person, emotional manipulation, dysfunctional family, addiction, suicide, investigation ...
Place: japan
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 7.1
 5K
Play (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, kids in trouble, youth, society, mind game, danger, rivalry, crimes, human nature, juvenile delinquent, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 6.3
 2K
7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, parents and children, family life, society, buddies, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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The Holy Child (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marc (Lambert Wilson) is a man of the cloth who's gained a bit of celebrity for his public espousal of religious celibacy. In fact, he's even written a book about the subject. But Marc's 15 minutes of fame could be up when a bratty ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: secret, fatherhood, satire, juvenile delinquent, scandal, christian, bastard, friendship, illegitimate son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, kosovo, paris france
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 6.2
 168
Double Parked (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A resourceful and high-spirited woman deals with financial distress and her asthmatic thirteen-year-old son when his life is gravely complicated by a new friendship with the son of her former drunken and abusive husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: mother son relationship, teenager, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, parent child relationship, loner, teenage boy, middle school, drugs, father son relationship, childhood friend
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 5.3
 524
Deadball (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: mysterious death, juvenile delinquent, teen violence, psychopath, death of brother, exploitation, teenage boy, death of father, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, teenage girl, swastika ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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 6.1
 5K
Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, attempted rape, adolescence vs adulthood, bait, estrangement, leaving home, street kid, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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