troubled youth

a list of movies that deal with children and teenagers who are troubled or violent

this list ranges from children/teenagers who are psychopathic, delinquents, criminals, bullied, disenfranchised, abused, depressed or outcasts

suggestions welcome

  • Starred Up
  • Scum
  • Sunny
  • Kids
  • Dog Pound
  • Mommy
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Freedom Writers
  • Made in Britain
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • American Beauty
  • An American Crime
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Beautiful Thing
  • City of God
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Cyberbully
  • Broken
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Cyberbully
  • Donnie Darko
  • Elephant
  • Fat Girl
  • Fish Tank
  • Freaky Friday
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Grease
  • Hard Candy
  • Heathers
  • Holes
  • I Killed My Mother
  • Imitation of Life
  • It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Jennifer's Body
  • Juno
  • Kidulthood
  • Kill Your Darlings
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Mean Creek
  • Precious
  • River's Edge
  • Short Term 12
  • Somersault
  • Speak
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Stand by Me
  • Submarine
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • The Chorus
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • The Hole
  • The Kings of Summer
  • The Magdalene Sisters
  • The Outsiders
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • This Is England
  • This Is England '86
  • This Is England '88
  • Tomboy
  • Unfriended
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Winter's Bone
  • Wildcats
  • Carrie
  • Benny's Video
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Scream
  • A Girl Like Her
  • Real Women Have Curves
  • A Monster Calls
  • Sing Street
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Chronicle
  • Moonlight
  • Pixote
  • Better Watch Out
  • Deadgirl
  • I'm Not Ashamed
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Teeth
  • It
  • Lady Bird
  • M.F.A.
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • The Tracey Fragments
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Summer of 84
  • K-12
  • A Silent Voice
  • Dawn
  • Jojo Rabbit