Teen movies are a genre of movie aimed at young people and teenagers. The stories are based on their passions, growing up, trying to adapt, the typical problems of the age, the conflict with peers and with the older ones, the typical disobedience of teenagers, the conflict with the parents, the suffering or the adolescent alienation. Usually these generally important topics are told brightly and lightly. Movies in this category are often set in high schools and colleges, or include characters of high school or college age.
The Themes of Teen Movies
Teen movie codes and conventions differ depending on the social context of the movie, but can include puberty, prom, alcohol, crime, high school, events, virginity, teenage motherhood , social conflict with peers and older generations, adaptation, and pop culture. Teen movie codes and conventions originated from American movies. One of the most popular uses of conventions is attention to social stereotypes. The most commonly used stereotypes consist of: jock/cheerleader, nerd, rebel, geek/outcast, boy/girl next door, new kid, loner, gang fanatic, class buffoon.
In addition to the characters, there are many other adolescent movie codes and conventions. These movies are often set in or around secondary schools and also in places often frequented by teenagers. An example of the use of archetypes in teenage movie was shown in the 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club. These archetypes have actually become the majority of society. The jock and the social wretch, to name a few, end up being a fun and familiar attribute for the younger audience.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
It is a 1957 American black and white science fiction horror movie produced and directed by Roger Corman, with Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan and Russell Johnson. The movie concerns an exploration party that is sent to a remote Pacific island to find out what happened to the missing researchers. The island is populated by a series of giant radiation-mutated crabs who not only ate the participants in the initial exploration, but absorbed their minds, and now also intend to recreate their species in greater numbers.
The movie was part of a wave of “cheap teen movies” released for the drive-in market. They contained a story and style created especially for teenagers. The most expensive apocalyptic scenes and the flooding of the island always take place off the screen. The movie actually has several fascinating concepts, but sketchy action and dialogue, and the monsters are aesthetically unappealing.
Sorority Girl (1957)
It’s a exploitation movie of noir genre from 1957 directed by Roger Corman. It stars Susan Cabot as Sabra, a lunatic who plays a rowdy role in a frat house, with Barboura Morris as Rita, Dick Miller and June Kenney.
A wealthy woman called Sabra Tanner who feels neglected by her mother, teases and annoys her schoolmates despite not understanding why she intends to hurt everyone around her. When her actions drive one of her schoolmates to suicide, her sociopathic shenanigans take a toll on her. Recognizing that she is rejected by the others, Sabra dives into the sea to drown herself.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
It is a 1959 American comedy horror movie directed by Roger Corman. In the cast is Dick Miller, protagonist in the West Coast beatnik society of the late 1950s. The movie, created with a budget plan of $50,000, was shot in 5 days and also shares many low-budget cinema aesthetics often associated with Corman’s work. The movie is a black comedy concerning a dimwitted young waiter in a bohemian café who is known as an artist when he inadvertently kills his landlady’s cat and covers its body in clay to hide the corpse. He becomes a serial killer when forced to do similar work with humans.
The movie was the first of a triad of collaborations between Corman and Griffith in the humorous style, including The Little Shop of Horrors and Creature from the Haunted Sea. Corman hadn’t actually made any previous efforts in the comedy genre, although his previous productions integrated elements of fun. The movie is a satire on the world of abstract art and low-budget 1950s teen movies. The movie was praised in many circles as a true representation of the many aspects of beatnik society, including poetry, dance and lifestyle. The story has similarities to Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). By setting the story in the Southern California Beat scene of the 1950s, Corman produces a completely different mood from the previous movie.
The Wasp Woman (1959)
It is a 1959 American science fiction horror movie written and produced by Roger Corman. Shot in black and white, it stars Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Michael Mark and also Barboura Morris. To increase the length of the movie when it was launched on television 2 years later, the director Jack Hill added a new beginning. Leo Gordon’s screenplay has an interesting urban setting with surprising touches of wit. Slender, redheaded Susan Cabot does an impressively shifty job as a psychologically unstable woman.
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
It is a 1961 American drama teen movie produced and directed by Elia Kazan, from a movie script created by William Inge. It stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty, in his acting debut, as two high school sweethearts who explore sex, love and heartbreak. Rub Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert and Joanna Roos are included in supporting roles. The movie was successful, earning $4 million, and also garnered 2 nominations at the 34th Academy Awards for Best Actress (for Wood) and Best Original Screenplay, winning the latter. It is a fierce and honest social drama, starring Warren Beatty as a boy whose psychological exhaustion and loss are the movie’s deep pathos. Natalie Wood has a personality that leads her to great enthusiasms and sudden depressions, and her eyes, in the last scene, reveal the ethical and psychological importance of this movie.
Beach Party (1963)
It is a 1963 American teen movie and also the first of 7 beach celebration movies intended for a teenage audience. Frankie and Dolores are 2 young engaged couples who head to the coast, and Frankie thinks it’s a glamorous getaway. Unsatisfied and unwilling to be alone with Frankie, Dolores welcomes several of the couple’s friends to stay in the coastal house with them. Frankie is extremely upset to find other people in the beach house and also feels betrayed that Dolores misinformed him. An anthropologist, Professor Robert Orville Sutwell, stays in the beach house, surreptitiously examining the wild days of Southern California teenagers who frequent the coast and speak in a strange lingo.
The Graduate (1967)
It is a 1967 American comedy-drama movie directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 story of the same name by Charles Webb, who created it shortly after leaving college. The movie tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a college graduate with no goals in life, who is attracted to an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), but then succumbs to her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). .
The movie was a critical and commercial success, earning $104.9 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of 1967. It garnered 7 nominations at the 40th Academy Awards including Best Picture and also won Best director. It is currently ranked among the best American movies ever.
The Collector (1967)
It is a 1967 French teen and comedy-drama movie directed by Eric Rohmer. Third part in his Six Moral Tales collection, it is his first color movie. Set on the south coast of France in August, it depicts the changing relationships between 4 very different characters who, as in Marivaux’s comics, play with love and its possibilities. The girl, who attracts 2 of the men and resists the 3rd, is called a collector. The movie won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Award at the 17th Berlin International movie Festival. It is usually considered among Rohmer’s best movies and is among the most important movies of the 20th century.
Easy Rider (1969)
It is a 1969 American independent on the road drama movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. Fonda and Hopper play two bikers who take a road trip through the American Southwest and South, trailing the profits of a drug deal with them. The success of Easy Rider helped spark the movie era of New Hollywood in the early 70s. A counterculture movie, as well as a cult movie for a generation that shaped the imagination of millions of people, Easy Rider discovers the social landscape, problems and tension of teenagers in the United States in the 1960s, with the wave of the hippie movement, drug abuse and the unconventional way of life. Real narcotics were used in the shooting, cannabis and more.
Easy Rider earned $60 million globally from a budget plan not exceeding $400,000. movie critics praised the performances, editing, score and visuals. He got 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and also for Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).
Claire’s Knee (1970)
It is a 1970 French drama teen movie directed by Eric Rohmer. It is the fifth movie in the collection of Six Moral Tales. The movie won the Louis Delluc award for best French movie of the year, the 1971 Prix Méliès and the Grand Prix at the San Sebastián International movie Festival. It was named Best movie by the National Society of movie Critics and also Best Foreign movie by the National Board of Review. It was chosen for Best Foreign Language movie at the Golden Globe Awards. It was a great international success. The movie is a unique research study on love desire and feelings, a real gem.
Summer of ’42 (1971)
It is a 1971 American teen movie based on the memoirs of screenwriter Herman “Hermie” Raucher. It tells the story of how Raucher, in his teens on his 1942 summer season trip to Nantucket Island off the coast of Cape Cod, experiences romance with a girl, Dorothy, whose partner has gone to fight in WWII world.
The movie was directed by Robert Mulligan, with Gary Grimes as Hermie, Jerry Houser as his friend Oscy, Oliver Conant as their young friend Benjie, and Jennifer O’Neill. In supporting duties, Katherine Allentuck and Christopher Norris are a group of women that Hermie Oscy tries to seduce.
Raucher’s novel based on his screenplay for the movie of the same name was published before the movie’s launch and became a sweeping bestseller, to the point where audiences forgot the fact that the book was based on the movie and not the other way around. A depiction of 1970s pop society, the novel went out of print and slipped into obscurity over the next two years until a Broadway adaptation in 2001 brought it back into the light. The movie was followed by a sequel, Class of ’44, also created by Raucher, with the protagonists Grimes, Houser and Conant reprising their roles.
Class of ’44 (1973)
It’s a teen movie and comedy 1973 American movie based on the memoirs of screenwriter Herman Raucher. Directed by Paul Bogart, it is structured as a sequel to the 1971 movie Summer of ’42 which retold the events in the first part of Raucher’s memoir.
The movie is a slice of life portraying Herman Raucher’s (Gary Grimes) freshman year of college, where he loves Julie (Deborah Winters) under the darkness of the mounting threat of World War II. Jerry Houser and Oliver Conant repeat their roles as Oscar “Oscy” Seltzer and also Benjy, both members of Raucher’s circle of friends, “The Terrible Trio” .
American Graffiti (1973)
It is a 1973 coming-of-age comedy movie directed by George Lucas, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and also starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack. The movie also stars Suzanne Somers, Kathleen Quinlan, Debralee Scott and Joe Spano. The movie is the very first movie created by Lucasmovie, George Lucas’ company.
Set in Modesto, California in 1962, the movie is an account of the society of those years and of the very first rock ‘n’ roll. Through a collection of situations, it tells the story of a group of young people and also their adventures during an evening. While Lucas was working on his first movie, THX 1138, Coppola asked him to write a coming-of-age movie. The genesis of American Graffiti occurred in Modesto in the very early 1960s, during Lucas’ adolescence. He failed to pitch the idea to the producers but found support at Universal Pictures after every other major movie studio turned him down. movieing was originally scheduled to take place in San Rafael, California, but the production team was refused permission to shoot beyond the second day. Therefore, production was moved to Petaluma.
The movie garnered critical praise and was also shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Created on a budget plan of $777,000, it turned into one of the most profitable movies ever. Since its preliminary launch, American Graffiti has actually earned an approximate profit of over $200 million in box office and home video sales.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
It’s a teen movie horror 1974 American written and directed by Tobe Hooper from a short story and screenplay by Hooper and Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen. The movie follows a group of friends who come across a family of cannibals on their way to an old farmhouse. The movie was marketed as based on real occasions to appeal to a wider audience and to function as a metaphor about the politics of the period. Leatherface’s character and story information was inspired by the crimes of assassin Ed Gein. It is the initial movie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Hooper made the movie for less than $140,000 and also used unknown actors from Texas where the movie was shot. The minimal budget plan forced Hooper to movie long hours 7 days a week, to ensure he could finish as quickly as possible and also to minimize equipment rental expenses. Due to the movie’s violent material, Hooper had difficulty finding a distributor.
The movie was banned in numerous countries and countless theaters stopped showing the movie due to its violence. Though it initially met with poor reviews from movie critics, it was hugely successful, earning over $30 million, comparable to approximately $150.8 million as of 2019, selling over 16.5 million tickets in 1974. It garnered consideration as one of the best horror movies. The result was a franchise that continued the story of Leatherface and his family with sequels, a remake, comic books and computer games.
Black Christmas (1974)
It is a 1974 Canadian slasher movie also written and directed by Bob Clark. In the cast Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Lynne Griffin and John Saxon. The story follows a group of brothers who receive a dangerous call and are tracked down and killed by a serial killer during the Christmas season. Inspired by a series of murders that took place in the Westmount area of Montreal, Quebec, Moore wrote the screenplay for the movie entitled Stop Me. The producers made various changes to the script, mostly switching it to a college facility with young characters . It was movieed in Toronto in 1974 on a budget of $686,000.
Upon its release, Black Christmas received mixed reviews, but received a major reappraisal, with cinema commentators noting it to be one of the first slasher movies. It is also cited for its impact on John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). In addition to becoming a cult hit, a novel composed by Lee Hays was released in 1976. It is the first movie in the Black Christmas series, followed by 2 remakes in 2006 and 2019. The movie gained retroactive recognition and was also considered one of the best horror movies ever made.
It is a 1976 American supernatural horror teen movie directed by Brian DePalma from a motion picture screenplay created by Lawrence D. Cohen, adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 epistolary story of the same name. The movie stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a shy 16-year-old who is continually bullied and harassed in college. The movie also stars Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P. J. Soles, Betty Buckley and John Travolta in supporting roles. De Palma was fascinated by the story and made a genre movie with many commercial elements that has the sophisticated language of art house cinema.
De Palma makes a movie of rare sensitivity, demonstrating once again that commercial appeal and sophisticated language can be combined. Wonderful slow motion and an ability to describe atmospheres and inner feelings with out of the ordinary images. One of the movies where the teenage genre meets the artwork. Released in theaters on November 3, 1976, Carrie earned over $33.8 million over its $1.8 million spending plan. She got 2 elections at the 49th Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Spacek) and Best Supporting Actress (for Laurie). movie critics and viewers mention it among the best movies based on King’s novels.
It is a 1978 American independent slasher horror teen movie directed by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, P. J. Soles and Nancy Loomis. The story tells of a murderous mental patient, Michael Myers, who was locked up in a sanatorium for killing his teenage sister on Halloween night when he was 6 years old. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he tracks down a girl and her friends while being sought by her psychoanalyst. movieing took place in Southern California in May 1978. The movie premiered in October, and grossed $70 million, making it one of the highest-grossing independent movies in the films history. Widely applauded for Carpenter’s direction and music, many critics cite the movie as the beginning of a long line of slasher movies inspired by Psycho (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock and Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974). It is considered among the best and most important horror movies ever made.
Big Wednesday (1978)
It is a 1978 American coming-of-age movie directed by John Milius. Written by Milius and Dennis Aaberg, it is loosely based on their personal experiences in Malibu, California. The movie stars Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey as California boys who encounter life and the Vietnam War growing up. Growing up in Southern California, Milius made the movie as a tribute to the time he lived in Malibu during his youthful years. Spielberg said the movie would most likely be a hit, and that it resembled “American Graffiti meets Jaws,” two of the most-watched movies of those years.
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
It is a 1978 American teen movie directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. In the cast John Belushi, Peter Riegert, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst and Donald Sutherland. The movie deals with a group of teenagers who stir up trouble and test the authority of the principal of the fictional Faber College. The movie was influenced by short stories written by Miller, based on Ramis’ experiences at Washington University in St. Louis, Miller’s experiences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and movie producer Reitman at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Of the lead actors, only 28-year-old Belushi was a well-established celebrity, but even he hadn’t featured in a movie yet, having actually gained popularity as the first actor participating in Saturday Night Live. Many of the stars who were cast as college students, including Hulce, Karen Allen and Kevin Bacon, were starting their movie careers. Matheson, also cast as a pupil, was a professional actor, having appeared in movie and television by the age of 13.
The Warriors (1979)
It is a 1979 American action thriller movie directed by Walter Hill. Based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 book of the same name, it was released in the United States in February 1979. The movie follows a New York City street gang who must make a 30-mile (48-kilometer) journey from the north end of the Bronx to their territory in Coney Island in South Brooklyn after being charged with the murder of a ringleader.
After the crimes and violence, Paramount halted its marketing campaign and discouraged movie theater owners from showing the movie. Despite its early negative effect, the movie became a cult movie and was re-evaluated by movie critics. The movie has inspired computer games and a collection of comics.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
It is a 1982 American slasher teen movie directed by Amy Holden Jones and written by Rita Mae Brown. It is the initial part in the trilogy of Slumber Party Massacre, with the actors Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille and Michael Villella. The movie follows a secondary school boy who gathers his friends for a sleepover, unaware that a serial killer with a power drill is prowling the area. The movie was originally written by Brown as an apology for the slasher category, but was promoted rather as a straight-up scary movie.
The movie earned $3.6 million at the box office on a $220,000 budget and received mixed ratings from critics. After the launch it became a famous cult movie. Two consecutive series followed, Slumber Party Massacre II and Slumber Party Massacre III, in 1987 and 1990, with a fourth movie to follow in 2021.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
It’s a teen romantic movie from 1983 directed byEric Rohmer. The movie stars Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory and Féodor Atkine. When it was first released, the movie opened to good reviews. The movie is funny and bubbly and won new admirers of Rohmer’s cinema, an audience of arthouse movie more sophisticated. The movie integrates images, language, action, levity and narrative fluidity to produce a kind of cinema that no one else has ever seen before.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
It is a 1985 American comedy and teen movie written, produced and directed by John Hughes. In the cast Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The movie tells the story of 5 teenagers from various high school classes thwarted by their tyrannical vice principal. Well-acted movie but with a rather predictable story, it concerns the world of young people and their way of communicating. Hughes has an extraordinary penchant for connecting the sensations of youth with his phenomenal actors, who spend much of their time talking rather than dancing or acting, with a sincerity that is unexpected in a sea of too-often commonplace teen-themed movies.
It’s a teen movie and sci-fi thriller American 1983 directed by John Badham. The movie, starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood and Ally Sheedy, follows David Lightman (Broderick), a young cyberpunk who unknowingly logs into a United States Army supercomputer set to replicate, predict and implement a nuclear war against the Soviet Union. WarGames was a commercial success, earning $125 million globally against a $12 million budget plan. The movie was chosen for 3 Academy Awards. It is an entertaining thriller with a surprising ending.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
It’s a funny movie 1984 Coming-of-Teenager starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. Created and directed by John Hughes in his directorial pitch, it was the first in a series of movies Hughes would direct about teenage life. The movie was a box office success, earning $23.6 million against a budget plan of $6.5 million, as well as gaining popularity for Ringwald. The center of the movie focuses on car crashes and destruction revealing all those facets of middle-class American teenagers that some might not want to remember.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
It is a 1984 teen fantasy movie co-written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and based on the 1979 novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. It stars Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley, Gerald McRaney and Moses Gunn, with Alan Oppenheimer voicing Falkor and Gmork. It tells of a child who finds a fascinating book about a young warrior who is offered the task of defeating the Nothing, a dark entity, who wants to engulf the heavenly world of Fantasia. At the time of its release, it was one of the most expensive movies produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. It was the initial movie in the Neverending Story movie series.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
It is a 1984 American slasher teen movie written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Robert Shaye. It is the initial movie in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise business, with actors Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his cinematic launch. Craven made A Nightmare on Elm Street on a budget of $1.1 million. The movie was released on November 9, 1984 and grossed $57 million worldwide. A Nightmare on Elm Street was met with positive reviews and is regarded as one of the best horror movies ever made, spawning a franchise business that includes 6 sequels, a television series, several other merchandise, and a remake of the exact same name.
Back to the Future (1985)
It’s a teen movie from science fiction American 1985 directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. In the cast Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Set in 1985, the tale focuses on Marty McFly (Fox), a teenager inadvertently returned to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean car invented by his eccentric scientist friend Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd). In the past, Marty unintentionally prevents his future parents from falling in love, endangering his existence, and is forced to undo his damages and make them meet and return to the future.
Wind and Zemeckis developed the idea for Back to the Future in 1980. They were hopeless after several commercial failures, and the work was rejected more than 40 times by numerous studios and production companies. A deal came from Universal Pictures and Fox was frontrunner to represent Marty, but he was inaccessible; Eric Stoltz was chosen in his place. Soon after movieing began on the set in November 1984, Zemeckis realized Stoltz was wrong for the role and made the necessary adjustments to work with Fox, spending an extra $4 million.
Back to the Future was a huge commercial success, earning $381.1 million to become the top-grossing movie of 1985 worldwide. Critics applauded the story, funny scenes and also the actors, especially Fox, Lloyd, Thompson and Glover. The movie garnered numerous awards and also won an Academy Award, 3 Saturn Awards and a Hugo Award. His original song, “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News was also a hit.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
It is a 1986 American comedy movie written, co-produced and directed by John Hughes. The movie stars Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck with supporting roles from Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Cindy Pickett, Edie McClurg and Lyman Ward. It tells the story of a high school boy who avoids college with his friend and also his partner for a day in Chicago and describe his methods and inner ideas. Hughes wrote the movie’s script in less than a week. The movie was Hughes’ love letter to Chicago: “I really wanted to movie as much of Chicago as possible. Not just in design and also in landscape, but in spirit.”
The movie became the 10th highest-grossing movie of 1986 in the United States, earning $70 million on a $5 million budget plan. The movie garnered accolades from target markets and movie critics who praised Broderick’s performance.
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (1987)
It is a 1987 French teen comedy-drama movie written and directed by Eric Rohmer. The movie stars Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, François-Éric Gendron and Éric Viellard. The title suggests my (female) friend’s (man) friend, or perhaps my partner’s lover: mirrors the popular saying “My friend’s friend is my friend.” The movie garnered favorable reviews. The movie is full of unexpected emotions and Rohmer knows exactly what he is doing here: he wants to observe the daily actions of a new kind of French individual, the young professionals. It is a light, superficial movie, and for this reason also absolutely enchanting.
Totally Fucked ed Up (1993)
It’s a teen movie drama from 1993 written and directed by Gregg Araki. It is the first part of Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse trilogy, an influential movie series in the New Queer Cinema category. The movie chronicles the futile lives of 6 gay teenagers who have become like family and struggle to be okay with each other and with life when faced with significant obstacles. Araki categorized it as “a messy tale of the queer, lesbian teen underground, sort of a cross between an experimental cinema and a queer John Hughes movie.” It premiered at the 1993 Sundance movie Festival.
The Doom Generation (1995)
It’s a teen movie thriller with characteristic elements of black comedy of 1995 written and directed by Gregg Araki. The movie follows 2 troubled teenage lovers, Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) and Jordan White (James Duval), who meet a good-looking young drifter called Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). After Xavier mistakenly kills a store clerk, the triad embark on a journey filled with sex, violence, and individuals from Amy’s past. Billed as “A heterosexual movie by Gregg Araki”, The Doom Generation is the second movie in the director’s trilogy called Teenage Apocalypse, the first being Totally Fucked Up (1993) and the latest Nowhere (1997). The characters of Amy Blue and Jordan White are based on the cartoon by Mark Beyer “Amy and also Jordan”.
The Doom Generation was Araki’s directorial launch. It was movieed overnight throughout January 1994 in Los Angeles on a budget of $800,000. The budget plan allowed Araki to work with specialized personnel, making it the first of his movies not shot alone. The movie premiered at the Sundance movie Festival on January 26, 1995. It garnered mixed reviews from movie critics. At the San Francisco International movie Festival, the movie got a lot of acclaim for being a groundbreaking movie. The movie was a financial failure. McGowan was chosen for Best Debut Performance at the 11th Independent Spirit Awards.
A Summer’s Tale (1996)
It is a 1996 French teen comedy-drama movie also written and directed by Eric Rohmer. It is the third movie in his Contes des quatre saisons series. The actors of are Amanda Langlet, Melvil Poupaud, Aurélia Nolin and Gwenaëlle Simon. The story is loosely based on Rohmer’s experiences as a movie student when he was young and his various relationships. The movie was shown in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes movie Festival.
It is a 1997 American drama teen movie also written and directed by Gregg Araki. The movie follows a day in the life of a group of college students in Los Angeles and the unusual lives they lead. It stars a cast led by James Duval and Rachel True.
The movie is the sixth total and also Araki’s third in his Teenage Apocalypse movie trilogy, preceded by Totally Fucked Up (1993) and The Doom Generation (1995). Like the various other movies in the trilogy, it has scenes of physical violence and sex. The movie stars a number of actors who would later rise to fame, including Ryan Phillippe, Mena Suvari, Kathleen Robertson and Denise Richards. Underappreciated upon release, the movie has, in subsequent years, enjoyed a cult status, and its reputation among critics has actually improved.
Donnie Darko (2001)
It is a 2001 American science fiction movie written and directed by Richard Kelly and produced by Flower movies. In the cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Stu Stone, Daveigh Chase, James Duval and Seth Rogen. Set in October 1988, the movie follows Donnie Darko, a psychologically struggling young man who accidentally gets over a freak accident due to sleepwalking. He has visions of Frank, a being in a rabbit suit who informs him that the world will end in just over 28 days.
When Kelly finished movie school and also started writing screenplays, development began in late 1997. He took an idea about a jet engine that had fallen on a house and built the story around it. Kelly applied to direct the movie himself and struggled to make the project happen until 2000, when Barrymore’s Flower movies agreed to produce it on a $4.5 million budget. movieing lasted 28 days in the summer of 2000, mostly in California. The soundtrack includes a cover of “Mad World” by Tears for Fears by American artists Gary Jules and Michael Andrews.
It is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton. The cast features the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, with Sigourney Weaver and Fred Willard. WALL-E tells of a strange robot on a future, unlivable, deserted Earth in 2805, tasked with sorting out the trash. He is reached by a probe sent from the Axiom spaceship, a robot called EVE, with whom he falls in love.
After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton truly felt that Pixar had developed believable simulations of underwater physics and had agreed to plot a movie set much earlier. WALL-E has very little dialogue in his first few scenes; most of the characters have no voice, however they interact with the body movement and also with the sound effects of the robot developed by Burtt. The movie integrates numerous topics; consumerism, memories, waste management, human ecological influence and related fears, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. It is also Pixar’s first computer-animated movie to feature scenes that include live-action characters.
It’s a teen movie and horror comedy 2012 American 3D computer-animated science fiction movie directed by Tim Burton, and starring Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, plus Winona Ryder. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it is a feature-length remake of Burton’s 1984 short of the same name, and is also an apology and tribute to the 1931 movie Frankenstein.
In the movie, a little boy named Victor Frankenstein uses the power to revive his dead Bull Terrier, Sparky, but his peers find out what he has done and revive their deceased pets and dogs causing trouble. The movie includes many references and quotes to Frankenstein and earlier movie versions of the novel, various literary genres, numerous horror and science fiction movies, and other movies that Burton has made.
The Blob (1958)
It is a 1958 American science fiction horror movie directed by Irvin Yeaworth and written by Kay Linaker and Theodore Simonson. It stars Steve McQueen, in his first lead role in a feature movie, and Aneta Corsaut and also co-stars Earl Rowe and Olin Howland. The movie concerns a carnivorous amoeboid alien who plummets to Earth from deep space inside a meteorite, landing near the small towns of Phoenixville and Downingtown, Pennsylvania. It envelops living beings, enlarging, ending up being bigger than a building.
It is the initial movie in The Blob movie collection. When The Blob premiered as B movie in a double feature with I Married a Monster from Outer Space, it quickly became a highlight. The target markets liked it, but the movie critics weren’t so kind. The special effects look pretty fake and the acting is pretty terrible.