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The best teen dramas available on Netflix | Digital Trends Spanish


Netflix’s offer of youth dramas is not small, in addition to having themes as complex as they are diverse. Whether in series or film format, we present this selection to you, so that you have more than one story that hooks you.

This list, which goes from Monster until Cheerleaders in action for the moment, it will be constantly updated with the best content of the kind.

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Based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers and directed by Anthony Mandler (best known for his work as a music video director), the film follows Steve Harmon, an African-American teenager who studies film, but is one day wrongly accused of being an accessory to a robbery that ended in murder. The talented young man must prove his innocence, in a judicial system that already considers him guilty.

The relationship between two good friends becomes strained, after the arrival of a new coach who intends to make the cheer squad stand out. Things get even more complicated when a shocking crime shakes up his surroundings. The 10-part series is based on the novel by Megan Abbott.

Raquel has just arrived as a substitute teacher, but she soon finds a note among the students’ exams that says: “How long will it take you to die?” His expectations soon fall, especially when he begins to discover all the secrets of the previous owner. The mess you leave is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Carlos Montero and stars Inma Cuesta and Bárbara Lennie. It consists of eight episodes with a duration of less than 60 minutes each.

Joe is a handsome and charming bookseller who can woo practically any girl he passes word with, but what if all the “chance encounters” were already premeditated by him? Yes, behind Joe’s harmless appearance hides a calculating young serial killer, who unleashes his madness when he thinks he has fallen in love. For the moment, You It consists of two seasons, but a third is already confirmed.

This two-season series focuses on the chaotic world of Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James (Alex Lawther), who find themselves between their teens and their youth. She “hates everyone”, while he defines himself as a psychopath, ideas that will be faced later. They undertake an adventure in which there are violent events, in which it seems that nothing goes well, however, they realize that they complement each other in their own way. This duo wins the viewer’s empathy every minute.

It is common to find this Italian series as one of the most controversial, in addition to basing its story on a real event and starring Benedetta Porcaroli and Alice Pagani. The production follows two teenagers who become friends and who, by mistake, fall into the world of prostitution. In an attempt to rebel against the system, things get complicated for Chiara and Ludovica. The premiere of the third and final season happened in September 2020.

High school is rarely a time to remember, but 13 Reasons Why take things to the extreme. Through a series of recordings, Hannah (Katherine Langford) details the 13 reasons why she decided to end her life. This implies that there were colleagues of his who influenced his decision, which will make the whole school experience an unusual tension. The fourth and final installment of this series – produced by Selena Gomez – premiered in June 2020.

Frame from the Unorthodox series

The international impact of this miniseries was relevant. Unorthodox is based on the autobiographical book Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Rootsby Deborah Feldman, and tells the story of Etsy, a young woman raised in Hasidism who decides to flee from New York to Berlin, where a group of musicians make her feel welcome until her past catches up with her. It is a story starring Shira Haas that does not leave you indifferent.

Such is the success of this Spanish series that Netflix is ​​already producing its fourth season. After three young people receive a scholarship to study at Las Encinas, one of the most prestigious schools in Spain, the wealthy students will make sure that the newcomers do not have a pleasant stay; and to make things more complicated, the murder of one of the most diligent inscribed occurs. What is clear is that appearances are often deceptive. Among the cast, the participation of María Pedraza (The Money Heist), Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Herrán, Álvaro Rico, Ester Expósito and the Mexican Danna Paola.

How much can you discover on a trip between three friends? According to the story of this Mexican Netflix series, quite a bit. In reality, it seemed like a simple drive to Oaxaca, in southwestern Mexico, however, things get complicated when Marcela (Coty Camacho) “joins”. In the development of this youth drama, more is known about the characters and complex issues are dealt with. The rest of the cast of Unbridled It is made up of Tessa Ía, Bárbara López and Lucía Uribe.

It’s about the adaptation of the novel All the Bright Placesby Jennifer Niven. In this Netflix movie, Violet and Finch must face their own internal battle, especially her, who is grieving the death of her sister in a car accident. Little by little, both characters, played by Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, become closer to support each other, not at the same time, but when each needs it. The story goes beyond what Netflix usually classifies as a romantic comedy.

It is a dramatization of the life of Roxanne Shante, who began rapping when she was just nine years old and had the merit of shaking up a male-dominated industry. The film is written and directed by Michael Larnell, and stars Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali (Green book), Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, and Shenell Edmonds. Adams’s performance really stands out, as she achieves the necessary energy to have a good “portrait” of the hip hop artist.

This comedy-drama is directed by Olivia Milch, who was in charge of the script for Ocean’s 8, and stars Lucy Hale (Pretty little liars), Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp, Awkwafina, Austin Butler, and Michaela Watkins. Before starting their university life, four friends have to make decisions and face new painful experiences. Could it be that the friendship will last despite so many changes?

This series created by Laurie Nunn falls more within the category of dramatic comedy, however, it cannot stop being on this list for touching the subject of youthful sexuality openly. It stars Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, and Kedar Williams-Stirling. With a confirmed third season, the story also makes it clear that it’s never too late to start, even from scratch.

The six-episode docuseries delves into the world of cheerleaders and cheerleaders, and shows it in a non-superficial way. For this, the cameras are installed at Navarro College, where the cheerleaders they are respected and are preparing for their next commitment: a national competition in Daytona. As if it were a representation of the American people, the obsession with success is reflected in the series.

This film delves deep into the life of a young woman with anorexia, masterfully played by Lily Collins, who decides to join a program to treat her disorder. In the place she discovers more people like her, but each one with their peculiarities. The moment you feel like you can’t, no matter how complicated it may seem, you will find a kind of clarity thanks to the intervention of others. The rest of the cast is made up of Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Agudo, Liana Liberato, Brooke Smith, and Ciara Bravo.

With a more humorous tone, but without losing the deep side, this series explores the love relationships of thirty-somethings, who face love failures, over and over again, by repeating mistakes that they believed they had overcome. Created by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks), Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust, the series stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Rust and Claudia O’Doherty. In March 2018, its third and final season was released.

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