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The hijinx of troubled teens are rough to deal with, unless you are watching them unfold on the big screen. The top juvenile delinquent movies feature characters dealing with drug use, crime and rebelling against authority. This is a list of rebellious teen movies featuring everything from Heathers to Less Than Zero to City of God.

What movies will you find on this list of the best movies about juvenile delinquency? Fans of the classics might rank Rebel Without a Cause at the very top. James Dean became the iconic misunderstood teen in this 1955 classic. A Clockwork Orange, with its unforgettable portrayals of juvenile "ultra-violence" and teen rebellion, also appears on this trouble teen movies list. Kids shocked movie-goers with its content when it was released in 1995. Other films that appear on this roundup of the best juvenile delinquent movies include Bully, The Outsiders, and Boyz n the Hood.

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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Rebel Without a Cause is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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Boyz n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Boyz n the Hood Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Kids is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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City of God is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard

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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Bully Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl

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Reefer Madness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Reefer Madness Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young, Harry Harvey Jr.

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Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey

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Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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Scum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Scum Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels, David Threlfall

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Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Nowhere Rose McGowan, Christina Applegate, Heather Graham

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Rumble Fish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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According to Greta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
According to Greta Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo

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Over the Edge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Over the Edge Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, Harry Northup

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Blackboard Jungle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Blackboard Jungle Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

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Brick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Poison Ivy Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Ladd

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Fish Tank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Fish Tank Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Anthony Geary

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Augusta, Gone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Augusta, Gone Sharon Lawrence, Tim Matheson, Mika Boorem

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The Bad Seed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Bad Seed Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart

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The Good Son is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

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Pixote is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Pixote Marília Pêra, Jardel Filho, Beatriz Segall

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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Lolita Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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Elephant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Elephant Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy, Alex Frost

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The 400 Blows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The 400 Blows Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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The Wackness is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Wackness Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen