I'm Just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare

Youth dealing with pain, tragedy, poverty, and other similar assorted unpleasantness. Some films are lighter and some are quite heavy. Some are very sensitive and tasteful, others not so much.

  • Safe
  • The Day the Earth Moved
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Road
  • Palindromes
  • Fat Girl
  • Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children
  • Streetwise
  • The Virgin Spring
  • Pixote
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Kes
  • Ballast
  • Suicide Club
  • Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Mouchette
  • Cría Cuervos
  • Which Way Home
  • Nobody Knows
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Last Summer
  • The Children Are Watching Us
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Candy Snatchers
  • The Reflecting Skin
  • Harmful Insect
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin
  • Ponette
  • El Sur
  • Angela's Ashes
  • Mother of Mine
  • Chop Shop
  • A Kind of Childhood
  • Children Underground
  • Wade in the Water, Children
  • Lost Children
  • Very Young Girls
  • Tears of Gaza
  • The Boys of Baraka
  • Three Rooms of Melancholia
  • The Devil's Miner
  • The Children of Leningradsky
  • The Harvest (La Cosecha)
  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
  • Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • God Grew Tired of Us
  • Valentine Road
  • The Inheritors
  • Murder on a Sunday Morning
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • The World Before Her
  • Korczak
  • Rich Hill
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Christiane F.
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Mysterious Skin
  • The Boy in the bubble
  • Buffalo Girls
  • Girl Model
  • School Ties
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • The Wackness
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • Stand by Me
  • Heathers
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Igby Goes Down
  • Kids
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Forbidden Games
  • The New Kids
  • All the Right Moves
  • Suspiria
  • Trauma
  • Out of the Blue
  • Carrie
  • The Other Side of the Underneath
  • Terri
  • Paranoid Park
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Brick
  • Submarine
  • Elephant
  • What Richard Did
  • Future Weather
  • My Brother the Devil
  • Battle Royale
  • Lore
  • The Dirties
  • Short Term 12
  • Fish Tank
  • Riding in Cars with Boys
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • The 400 Blows
  • Bad Education