film Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks

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List Rules Vote up your favorite films that feature teenage characters with tough lives.

Rich girl falls in love with poor boy - or vice versa. It's a tale as old as time and a classic theme in wrong side of the tracks movies. The top poor teen movies feature kids from separate financial classes becoming friends or lovers despite their differences. This is a list of the best wrong side of the tracks movies including everything from Grease to West Side Story to Dirty Dancing.

What films will you find on this list of movies featuring characters from the wrong side of the tracks? No one makes films about poor teens like John Waters, and the Johnny Depp-led Cry-Baby is one of his best. It features a battle between the drapes and the squares that leaves everyone singing in honor of the "High School Hellcats." Grease is another great teen love story featuring characters from different worlds. Even the teen film master, John Hughes, put his spin on the genre with Pretty in Pink. Other good films featured on this wrong side of the tracks movies list include The Outsiders, Heathers, and Say Anything.

Which poor teen film do you like the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of the list and please add any good movies that are missing.

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald Anthony Michael Hall

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey Jerry Orbach

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Stockard Channing

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Cry Baby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Amy Locane Susan Tyrrell

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon Molly Ringwald

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno John Astin

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty Christian Slater

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Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz Paula Patton

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven Joan Cusack

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood Holly Hunter

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Raising Victor Vargas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Raising Victor Vargas Melonie Diaz, Victor Rasuk Judy Marte

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Kids is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloƫ Sevigny Harmony Korine

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman John Cusack

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage Diane Lane

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Some Kind of Wonderful is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Some Kind of Wonderful Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure Mary Stuart Masterson

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Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. James Spader

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City of God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge Matheus Nachtergaele

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey Seth Green

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies About Kids from the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Hairspray Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller John Waters