Films on Netflix which explore the insecurities, anxieties and delusions of adolescence.
Heathers (1989) Director: Michael Lehmann
This dark cult comedy stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as a young couple who decide to take murderous revenge on their “popular” classmates who are needlessly cruel to the nerdier kids. The dialogue has definitely dated, but, like Ferris Bueller, it’s a fun trip back in time to the distinctive aesthetics of the 1980s.
Skins (2007-2013) Creator: Brian Elsley and Jamie Brittain
The surreal television series Skins observes the hedonistic existence of a group of British millennials growing up in the 2010s in Bristol. Their lives are a whirl of drugs, sex and raving, but Skins probes deeper into the fears that drive their relentless escapism.