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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      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 6 months days ago
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      fb694576050: This really captures the angst of the teenage years. The most powerful scene is when they discuss how they will act on Monday
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
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      fb1104451954: LOVED IT! I loved Ally Sheedy's character! She reminds me a lot of myself! i love the teen angst of this movie! But, I totally wish I could have experienced something like this!
      Reviewed 2 years 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
    As Shakespearean adaptations go, it's not quite as odd as moving The Tempest to another planet (as i... read moren Forbidden Planet) or Hamlet to a Canadian brewery (the secret subtext of Strange Brew), but it's still safe to say no one was expecting a version of The Taming of the Shrew set in an American high school. But unlike the previously mentioned films, 10 Things I Hate About You at least gives the Bard screen credit for his contribution to the story. In 10 Things I Hate About You, Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is a tenth grader who has never gone on a date, as her parents have a little rule where Bianca isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister gets a boyfriend. The problem is, while her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) is attractive and intelligent, she's also a mean-spirited misanthrope who rubs nearly everyone the wrong way -- especially boys. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan), are eager to get their romance on the road, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), a new kid in town who may be just bitter and mysterious enough to suit her. 10 Things I Hate About You is the first feature film for director Gil Junger, who previously worked extensively in television, including episodes of Dharma and Greg, Ellen, and Blossom. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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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