W hen I was an oversensitive, confusedly furious and faintly morbid teenager in the 90s, there was one film director who seemed to know my soul better than anyone. And that director was, of course, Tim Burton. I was far too young to appreciate all the jokes, but there was something about the colours, the hyperrealism and the Danny Elfman music that intrigued me.
In recent years, so-called Young Adult or YA dystopian films have given a shot in the arm to both the teen and the science fiction genres, yielding some of the biggest box office takings of the decade. But why are these films and the novels on which they are based so popular? One answer lies in the audience identifying with the protagonist's vulnerability - and also with their power.
Need a new movie to watch? Here's a list of the best teen movies and films about teenagers, adolescence, and high school. What are the best teen movies of all time?
Teen film is a film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers and young adults, such as coming of agefirst love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst, and alienation. Some of these films are targeted at adults as well as teenagers. Teen films have been a trope of the cinema industry that started with Twilight. Because of the boom in teen viewers, drive-in movie theaters were also very popular.
Sign in. R 90 min Comedy, Drama, Romance. The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.
There is a marked difference between how teen movies portray teenage girls and how adult movies view them. These are teenage girls who have storylines instead of spaghetti straps and barely-there skirts. The transition from child to adult in men is almost always treated with reverence in the media.
Skip navigation! Story from Best of Netflix. Nothing could convince me to take a time machine back to high school.
The adolescent sex journey kicks off when over-achieving high school senior Brandy Clark Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation decides to put an end to her virginal ways before she matriculates to university. Think of The To Do List as the latest in a long series of romping and risque flicks designed to titillate the teen in all of us. As a nod to the new movie in the sub-genre, here is a must-see list of the Top 10 teen sex movies. Emma Stone shines as the good high schoolgirl exposing the bad truth in this saucy Scarlet Letter satire featuring a brilliant adult support cast Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci and the ironic presence of Amanda Bynes as a holier-than-thou Sister Christian type.
Not to take away from any of the amazing music supervisors who have worked on his films — Margaret Yen and Peter Afterman for Juno and Thank You For SmokingRandall Poster for Up in the Airand now Linda Cohen for Young Adult — but the fact that all of his films have the same musical personality is a testament to his influence on each soundtrack. Conversely however, composer Rolfe Kent has been with him for all of the above referenced films except for Juno. In all of them, the musical choices feel deliberate, even at first viewing.
A select few had great times during their high school years, feeling accomplished, accepted, and happy throughout. The films on this list show the raw, dark truth of many teenage stories. They all attempt to capture the heightened emotions and feelings that are exclusive to those years. Whether or not you respond to them personally, these films best reflect the years of frustrated, horomonally challenged states of mind that have more to do with shaping who we are as adults than we could ever fully recognize.