Inspired by watching River's Edge (forgot I started this list, oops).
When it comes to teen films, it's easy to think of a glossy new wave soundtrack and dance montages. While some of these films (like 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' or 'The Breakfast Club') may contain some gritty emotional moments, all-in-all the genre contains a lot of films with upbeat and optimistic final messages, when teen-dom is not an upbeat and optimistic time for everyone.
Teen film = the protagonist is a teenager.
Suggestions very welcome, although I'll say in advance I'm looking more for films like 'River's Edge' than 'The Virgin Suicides'. I want films with a raw edge.