Teen Angst Movies For Guys

Tuesday, April 5 by Raina Lorring

You might think films about teenage anxiety are just for girls, but try out these teen angst movies for guys. Not all teen angst movies are about looking pretty, fitting in with the mean popular crowd or wearing a magical pair of jeans. While these movies might have elements of those things, (there will be no magic jeans though) they still have things that you’ll want in a movie. So remember the days of cutting class, cheap beer, getting the girl and trying to lose your V-card with these teen angst movies.

  1. “The Breakfast Club” This is a classic '80s teen angst movie about five teens—each fit a differen high school stereotype—all being stuck in detention together. The movie stars Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald.
  2. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” In this teen angst movie, a high school student goes to great lengths to skip school. Ferris, his girlfriend and his best friend have many adventures on their day “off” as they try to keep from getting caught. The movie stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara.
  3. “American Graffiti” In this teen angst movie, a group of friends cruise the strip one final night before they go off to college. The group's guys’ night takes some turns fueled by their angst. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Paul Le Mat.
  4. “Dazed and Confused” This teen angst movie details the adventures of incoming high school students on the last day of school in 1976. The teens going into high school must avoid the older students to keep from being hazed. The movie stars Jason London, Wiley Wiggins and Matthew McConaughey.
  5. “Pleasantville” In this teen angst movie, two '90s teens are transported into a sitcom about the '50s. Their modern influence starts to change the show. The movie stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels and Joan Allen.
  6. “American Pie” Go on a wild ride with four teens who vow not to go to college without losing their virginity in this teen angst movie. This movie also has the funniest scene involving a pie in movie history. The movie stars Jason Biggs, Christ Klein and Thomas Ian Nicholas.
  7. “Varsity Blues” This movie exposes the underbelly of high school football in a small Texas town. The teen angst movie details the lives of the high school football team and their struggles. The movie stars James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight and Amy Smart.
  8. “Napoleon Dynamite” A teenage outsider deals with angst from his weird family, while he tries to help his friend win the class presidency at their small high school. The movie is full of guy humor. The film stars Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries.
  9. “EuroTrip” A teen is dumped by his girlfriend right after high school graduation and goes on a trip with his friends to Europe to find his hot pen pal. The movie is full of teenage angst and plenty of guy scenes including one sexual mishap in Germany. The movie stars Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts and Michelle Trachtenberg.
  10. “House Party” In this movie, a teen is invited to a friend’s party but gets grounded. The movie details the hilarious journey after he sneaks out of his house. The film stars Christopher Reid, Robin Harris and Christopher Martin.
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