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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.

Which teenage rebellion movies deserve the top spot on this list? Decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty Christian Slater

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage Diane Lane

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Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny Harmony Korine

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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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City of God is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge Matheus Nachtergaele

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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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Rebel Without a Cause is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood, James Dean Dennis Hopper

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Bully is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Bully Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner Nick Stahl

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Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson Melanie Lynskey

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood Holly Hunter

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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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Rumble Fish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke Diane Lane

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Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. James Spader

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Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried Amber Heard

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Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Nowhere Rose McGowan, Christina Applegate Heather Graham

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno John Astin

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Reefer Madness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Reefer Madness Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young Harry Harvey Jr.

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Over the Edge is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Blackboard Jungle Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford Anne Francis

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Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Scum Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels David Threlfall

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According to Greta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
According to Greta Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn Melissa Leo

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The Bad Seed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
The Bad Seed Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack Eileen Heckart

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Brick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good Emilie de Ravin

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The Good Son is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 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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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Poison Ivy Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore Cheryl Ladd

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Pixote is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 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) 30 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Elephant Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy Alex Frost

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Augusta, Gone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Augusta, Gone Sharon Lawrence, Tim Matheson Mika Boorem

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Fish Tank is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 30+ Great Movies About Juvenile Delinquents
Fish Tank Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway Anthony Geary

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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