I'm Just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare

Youth dealing with pain, trauma, tragedy, poverty, and other similar assorted unpleasantness.

Standard disclaimer: Some films are lighter and some are quite heavy. Some are very sensitive and tasteful, others not so much. Some films are more realistic than others.

  • ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
  • 1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me
  • 12 and Holding
  • 2:37
  • The 3 Rooms of Melancholia
  • 35 Aside
  • The 4 Stairs
  • The 400 Blows
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
  • The Adolescents
  • The Adopted Son
  • The Adventures of Werner Holt
  • Afghan Alphabet
  • Afraid of the Dark
  • After Lucia
  • Akai bunka jutaku no hatsuko
  • Akira
  • Alba
  • Albatross
  • Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
  • Alice
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • All Mine to Give
  • All Over Me
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All the Right Moves
  • All Things Fair
  • Alone in Four Walls
  • Amanda
  • An American Crime
  • An Angel at My Table
  • Angel's Egg
  • Angela
  • Angela's Ashes
  • Angels on the Street
  • Angus
  • Anne Frank's Diary
  • Another Earth
  • Aparajito
  • The Apple
  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • The Arbor
  • The Art of Crying
  • Art School Confidential
  • Ashikkhito
  • Ashita genki ni nâre!: Hanbun no satsumaimo
  • At Eye Level
  • Attack the Block
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Audrie & Daisy
  • Aurore
  • Aviya's Summer
  • An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Ayla: The Daughter of War
  • The Babadook
  • Babyteeth
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Education
  • Ballast
  • Bang! You're Dead
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Barefoot Gen 2
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • Bastard Out of Carolina
  • Battle Royale
  • Beans
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Beating the Streets
  • The Beautiful Person
  • The Beauty
  • Because They're Young
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Being 17
  • Bekas
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Beneath Clouds
  • The Beniker Gang
  • Benny's Video
  • Berlin, Schoenhauser Corner
  • Better Off Dead...
  • A Better Place
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Birdy
  • Black Board
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Blanka
  • Bleak Night
  • Bless the Beasts & Children
  • Blood
  • Bloody Kids
  • Blue Denim
  • Blue My Mind
  • Blue Spring
  • The Book of Great Wishes
  • Boot Polish
  • The Boundary