One of the most vulnerable, dangerous and unpredictable period in a person’s life is undoubtedly teenage. Chances of a child getting stuck in life, lost on a dark path, going into depression, and losing themselves are much stronger during teenage compared to any other time. Thirteen is a phenomenal movie with a practical approach showcasing the same subject.
Thirteen focuses on a teenage girl named Tracy. Living a tough life would have been difficult, but her mother, Melaine, became her strength. The mother-daughter duo drifts apart when Tracy befriends the charming and outgoing Evie.
Tracy's life becomes accustomed to drugs, sex, and other punishable things. Seeing her daughter going down the wrong path, Melaine decides to bring her back. Some similar picks for you if you enjoyed the drama of Thirteen.
Best Rebellious Teen Dramas Similar to Thirteen (2003):
- White Oleander (2002)
- Boyhood (2014)
- Foxfire (1996)
- Augusta, Gone (2006)
- Wolfy (Volchok 2009)
- Speak (2004)
- Christian F. (1981)
- The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
- Bully (2011)
- Georgia Rule (2007)
- About Cherry (2012)
- The Selfish Giant (2013)
- Pure (2002)
- Havoc (2005)
- Girl, Interrupted (1999)
- Spring Breakers (2012)
Similar yet opposite to Thirteen, White Oleander is also better described as a drama surrounding a teenage girl, her understanding of life, and how to cope with it. It is one of the best movies of the 2000s, with an eccentric cast and sentimental plot.
The film follows Astrid, a lonely teenager. She lives a significant period of her life moving from one foster home to another. Astrid's mother is serving her time in jail for murder, and Astrid is looking for a place to fit in. However, without her mother's affection and love, she learns the harsh reality of life and tries to forge a path for herself.
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Boyhood is one of the phenomenal and one in a million movies, famous for having the most extended shooting period ever in history. It displays the realities of family and how they grow with time in the most accurate way that everyone can relate to.
The 12-year-long movie is from the POV of a boy named Mason. The movie showcases his life as he grows up with his parents and sister. It also portrays how the family celebrated many events, how they drifted apart after the couple's divorce, and much more.
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Foxfire is yet another dramatic play that encompasses five young girls. Teenage brings people together, and simultaneously friends drift apart because of many unexpected situations. Foxfire is a portrayal of such an incidental story.
Maddy and Leggs become friends with three other energetic and unique girls after an incident with their teacher. The group grew closer like they were meant to be. However, a tragic event drops the five girls on trial, turning against each other. Everyone wonders if they will ever be friends again or not?
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Like Thirteen, Augusta, Gone is also a teenage drama that portrays the life of a teenage girl. It perfectly displays how a child's life is affected when parents neglect their roles, or their relationship falls apart.
The drama unfolds with Augusta behaving strangely with each passing day. Her divorced mother, Martha, notices her behavior and discovers that Augusta is on drugs. In desperation, Martha and her ex-husband try their best to help Augusta; however, things become hopeless since they were late, to begin with.
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Wolfy is one of the best Russian dramatic movies, similar yet very different from Thirteen. The movie follows two nameless characters. One is a mother who abandons her daughter and the daughter, who is continuously running after her.
After returning from prison, the mother decides to start a new life, leaving her young daughter alone. The plot develops with the daughter as she runs after her mother endlessly with only a single toy in her hand.
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