Most Popular Teenage Runaway Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Kings of Summer (2013)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Votes: 73,985 | Gross: $1.29M
2. Dark Places (2015)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.
6. Win Win (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.
Votes: 51,811 | Gross: $10.18M
8. Pets (1973)
R | 103 min | Drama
Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an ... See full summary »
9. Flickering Lights (2000)
Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.
10. Somersault (2004)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.
Votes: 6,992 | Gross: $0.09M
11. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.
12. Harry and Tonto (1974)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.
13. Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance
In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Votes: 8,838 | Gross: $0.12M
14. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
104 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
16. Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)
R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. The Vice Squad discovers that a dangerous gangster has turned the girl into one of his junkie teen prostitutes. The Squad also investigates illegal betting and a BDSM pornographer.
18. Chains of Gold (1990)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Miami social worker, Scott, helps a fatherless boy. When the boy goes missing, Scott looks for him everywhere, incl. in a crack dealing gang.
19. 33 Postcards (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Dean Randall has sponsored Mei Mei, a young Chinese orphan, for many years. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
20. London to Brighton (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong.
21. Los Bando (2018)
94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Los Bando Immortale is a crazy road movie about a young band from Norway who set out on a journey across the country to attend the National Championship of Rock in a race against time, the police and their parents.
22. Jailbait Babysitter (1977)
R | 74 min | Drama, Romance
Vicki is seventeen and her older friends call her Jailbait. Her boyfriend Robert is frustrated because Vicki doesn't want to do the wild thing, but he's willing to wait. After a party gets ... See full summary »
24. Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
80 min | Drama
One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which... See full summary »
25. Children of the Night (1985 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
Fact-based drama about a sociology graduate (Kathleen Quinlan) who starts working with teen prostitutes in Hollywood. The film does not draw back on its depiction of the brutality that the ... See full summary »
26. Club Med (1986 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
O'Shea is the easy going head honcho at Club Med. After years apart, he finally runs into his ex-wife Kate. They fight, fall in love again, and know it won't work. Stuffy Englishman Gilbert... See full summary »
28. Twisting Fate (2016)
107 min | Drama
Claire is 17 years old. With her family, she spends her holidays in South Africa when her family disappears in an accident. By a stroke of fate, she escapes the drama.
29. Rollercoaster (1999)
R | 88 min | Drama
In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
30. Liberace: Behind the Music (1988 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Fueled by the intense poverty of his youth, Walter Valentino Liberace is determined to become the world's greatest entertainer. Explore the rises and falls, the libel and palimony suits, as... See full summary »
31. Ángel de fuego (1992)
95 min | Drama
In a miserable circus, a young trapeze artist seduces her father, gets pregnant and decides to have her baby, so she leaves the circus and joins a group of puppeteers who make shows from passages of the Bible.
32. Scarred (1983)
R | 85 min | Drama
A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.
33. Born Into Exile (1997 TV Movie)
105 min | Drama
This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into ... See full summary »
34. North Sea Is Dead Sea (1976)
87 min | Drama
14 years old Uwe grows up in a dull multi-storey apartment building in a suburb of Hamburg. His father is an alcoholic and beats his son while he's drunk. Only together with his clique Uwe ... See full summary »
35. The Bad Son (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the ... See full summary »
36. The Price of Love (1995 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
16 year old Bret lives with his indifferent father and a stepmother who abhors him. After yet another fight he leaves home. He meets two guys and a girl who are drifting around. He feels ... See full summary »
41. Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears (1978)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
Jean-Bernard and his cousin Pierre hold second-rate positions .They share the same apartment and they do not know how to date girls till..
43. Scoutman (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Mary (17) and Atsushi (20) elope and come to live in Tokyo from a nearby city. Soon after running out of money, they start looking for a job. Mari meets a girl named Kana who sells party ... See full summary »
44. Queer Streets (2007)
40 min | Short
A short documentary that takes a hip, gritty look at the reality of life on the street for kids with three strikes against them: They're young. They're gay. They're homeless. Queer youth ... See full summary »
45. Out in the Cold (2002)
52 min | Documentary
Documentary about runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, and transsexual youth. Mostly centered on Indianapolis, this film puts this problem (which many assume to be an urban phenomenon) firmly... See full summary »
49. Collision (2004)
78 min | Drama
Spiro is working in a garage in New York City until his career in the arts can get started. Tim is a young teen from Long Island who runs away from his abusive father and into the city. In ... See full summary »