Best Angst Movies

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club (R, 1985)

    Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy
    John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest you... read moreng stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi
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      fb811690967: ing us the ultimate high school psychodrama: a house of cards precariously propped up by adolescent angst and pubescent preconceptions.
      Goofy 80s charm swings in full force throughout, yet the films g
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • kyleguzyuconnedu
      kyleguzyuconnedu: I never care much for teen angst, even if I currently am one. I can't imagine high schoolers talking about their problems like
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb100001048934982: John Hughe's 'The Breakfast Club' is still a perfect embodiment of teenage angst in film and may just as well stand as a timeless classic.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13, 1999)

    Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz
    Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dati... read moreng until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend (Andrew Keegan) desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), another rebel whom may just be able to win Kat's heart.
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      plus44182: The shakespearian play mixed in with the late 90's teen angst type genre creates an instant classic from the "soon to be" stars Heath Ledger and Joseph Gord
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • kattru
      kattru: .but its full of teen angst.Julia Stiles is irritating as a "rebel".But Heath Ledger is very charming.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • Mrspursesonality
      Mrspursesonality: Typical teen angst high school comedy. I give it 4 stars cause Heath Legder made a typical movie very entertainin
      Reviewed 5 years days ago