20 Shows and Movies That Will Have You in Your Feelings Like Netflix's Grand Army
If you've just finished Netflix's latest teen drama offering Grand Army, you're probably a well of emotions right now. And the only thing to do after a season finale like that is to indulge in more of the same! Thankfully, there's never a lack of shows covering the wide spectrum of drama that occurs during our adolescence. While a lot definitely don't carry the same gravitas as Grand Army strives for, they still manage to grab our attention and remind us of how chaotic growing up can be. Scroll through for our recommendations ahead!
Degrassi: Next Class
The modern-day version of Degrassi, Degrassi: Next class is about the daily struggles of high school life and all the drama that comes with it.
Based on Anna Todd's bestselling novel of the same name, After is basically Fifty Shades of Grey set at a college, telling the story of bad boy Hardin Scott, who pursues — and eventually falls in love with — innocent college student Tessa Young.
Watch After on Netflix now.
Deidra and Laney Rob a Train
Not all teen movies are about romance and cliques. Deidra and Laney Rob a Train focuses on teen sisters who hatch a scheme to rob a train in order to support themselves and help their mom after her arrest.
Watch Deidra and Laney Rob a Train on Netflix now.
All the Bright Places
The teen drama is based on a popular YA novel, which follows two teens struggling with mental illness who fall into each other's orbits and make a pact to see as many beautiful things as they can. It's emotionally intense and a definite tearjerker.
Watch All the Bright Places on Netflix now.
On My Block
Spend some time with best friends Monse, Jasmine, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar as they confront the challenges of puberty and growing up in their predominantly Hispanic and Black neighborhood in South Central LA.
Teen football player Spencer James from LA is recruited to the Beverly Hills football team, an opportunity his family agrees he cannot miss. Spencer packs his bags, but once he arrives at his new school, it's clear he's not welcome by anyone, especially the quarterback.
A group of wealthy teenagers find themselves in a version of their town where all the adults have vanished, and they start forging their own rules.
This Netflix original is as sweet as its title suggests. Debate team nemeses Lona and Bennett are the ultimate rivals until their love-hate relationship gives way to some serious chemistry.
Watch Candy Jar on Netflix now.
Based on the true story of Roxanne Shanté, Roxanne Roxanne is a remarkable drama about a fierce young girl who is the ultimate rap battle emcee in Queens.
Watch Roxanne Roxanne on Netflix now.
See You Yesterday
In this incredibly cool sci-fi drama, two science geek best friends, C.J. and Sebastian, work together to create a time machine that will allow them to save C.J.'s brother, who was wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Watch See You Yesterday on Netflix now.
While definitely created by adults who have never once used social media themselves, this millennial flick revolves around a nerdy high school girl named Dani who catches the eye of the hottest guy in school and is in competition with the school's Instagram-obsessed mean girl. While totally predictable, Nesta Cooper (who plays Dani) is too charming not to love, and Kate Walsh is fabulous as Dani's hopelessly romantic boss.
Watch #RealityHigh on Netflix now.
Adventures in Public School
After being homeschooled for years, Liam decides he wants to go to a public school. His mother struggles to let go, he falls in love, and all the trials and tribulations of high school commence.
Watch Adventures in Public School on Netflix now.
One of the most relatable shows about love and friendship in high school, Sex Education accurately portrays life as a sexually confused teenager. The show is about shy, awkward Otis, who starts secretly acting as a sex therapist to his peers, despite being a virgin himself. Sex Education shows what sex and friendship in high school actually look like, as Otis's friendships change and his love life develops.
The Half of It
Smart and shy Ellie agrees to write love letters to a popular jock's love interest for money. She soon finds herself falling for his crush and must figure out who means more to her.
Watch The Half of It on Netflix now.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A socially awkward teen named Charlie has always watched life happen from the sidelines until two energetic students decide to become his mentors and help him along the way.
Watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower on Netflix now.
Starring Madelyn Cline (whom you might recognize from Boy Erased and Vice Principals) and several other up-and-coming young actors, this YA drama is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, following a close-knit group of teens as they attempt to find the father of their ringleader — who went missing while trying to salvage a sunken ship — and instead find a mysterious treasure map.
Don't judge Skins by the MTV reboot! Watch the original series for yourself. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Kaya Scodelario, and so much teen mischief.
Alex is planning on losing his virginity to his high school girlfriend when a chance encounter with a boy from another school leads him to explore his sexuality in this sweet coming-out story.
Watch Alex Strangelove on Netflix now.
This Spanish import focuses on a trio of working-class teens who are admitted to an elite private school for only the wealthiest of families. Naturally, class conflicts and major drama (and even murder) ensue.
Before I Fall
In this 2017 teen drama (based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Lauren Oliver), Samantha Kingston wakes up on Feb. 12 thinking it's just another ordinary day. But when she wakes up in the morning after having a dream about getting hit by a car, she assumes it was nothing more than a nightmare. She soon finds out that her life is on a loop and she must solve the mystery surrounding her death.
Watch Before I Fall on Netflix now.