In addition to classic teen comedies we all know and enjoy, there have been many intriguing attempts in foreign and independent cinema that have changed our perception on how adolescence is depicted on the big screen, by changing both the lens, and the setting. As most coming-of-age films have been traditionally centered around boys, the change allows us to look at how girls specifically deal with sexual awakening and issues related to growing up. Five orphaned sisters in a northern Turkey village are constrained by much more than their inner or even family lives, their daily existence marked with patriarchal abuse.
10. Mustang (2015) | Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
9. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) | Director: Desiree Akhavan
Oh, adolescent angst. There's nothing quite like a movie that captures the teen spirit. Between stereotypical cliques jocks in letterman jackets or nerds in glasses? Lucky for us, Hollywood can't seem to get enough. With decades worth of coming-of-age movies—from 's Rebel Without a Cause to John Hughes films that dominated the 80s, plus Clueless, Mean Girls, and our latest obsession with the book-turned-movie , To All the Boys I've Loved Before —it looks like we'll never run out of hormone-fueled dramas and lighthearted teen comedies to watch, either. To help get you started, below are some of the best teen movies of all time that you can stream right now. Unlike us, these never get old. Rebel Without A Cause, which starred James Dean in his last role before he died at age 24, is a groundbreaking coming of age of movie. Delving into the emotional complexity of the teen years, Dean played a Jim, a troubled youth who moves to a new town in order to start out fresh.
Kate Erbland. Awkward, horny teens eager for sexual satisfaction are hardly underrepresented in the entertainment world — hello, sex comedies — but films that center on teenage girls and their kinkiest desires are still outliers. She is not running, she is choosing. And also there, there, and there, right around there, over there, and down there. Possibly also with a vegetable. Bel Powley stars as Minnie Goetze, a precocious year-old muddling her way through the swinging scene of seventies-era San Francisco. Like many girls her age, Minnie is struggling to find her place in the world, a journey made all the more difficult by her seemingly unstoppable hormones. Weber has often been hailed for its sensitive depiction of addiction and its fresh spin on the classic teen romance, but it also takes on sexual awakening in a moving way. Inexperienced Aimee Shailene Woodley is seemingly no match for the confident Sutter Miles Teller , but when the pair fall into a hazy relationship, she bravely embraces the possibility that they could have something real.
Some of these films are targeted at adults as well as teenagers. Teen films have been a trope of the cinema industry that grew in popularity in the s. Because of the boom in teen viewers, drive-in movie theaters were also very popular. Recently, online streaming services such as Netflix have created a resurgence in the "tween" and teenage-oriented film.