Best new Young Adult movies in 2018 & 2017 – Netflix & Cinema

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best young adult movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Francis Lawrence, Josh Boone & John Huddles our new young adult genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Adolescents have always been a specific target group for writers and film makers, but ‘Young Adult’ books and movies seem be to bigger than ever nowadays. Much isn’t really worth your time, but these movies are.

New young adult movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • The Darkest Minds

    DIRECTOR: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    CAST: Gwendoline Christie Mandy Moore & Amandla Stenberg

    Based on Alexandra Bracken's acclaimed novel, 'The Darkest Minds' takes place in the not-so-distant future. 98 % of America's youths are gone. The 2 % that is left, is being placed in camps. Here, they get trained. A girl who is fed up with the system decides to flee the camp and joins a gang revolutionary teenagers. Read more

    RATING: 76/100

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  • Every Day

    DIRECTOR: Michael Sucsy
    CAST: Debby Ryan, Maria Bello, Owen Teague

    Based on David Levithan's fantasy romance novel, 'Every Day' evolves around Rhiannon, an introvert high school student who falls in love with 'A'. But this 'A' is a mysterious spirit who transforms into a different person every day. A compelling and highly original love story. Read more

    RATING: 72/100

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Best young adult movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 young adult movies

  • Everything, Everything

    DIRECTOR: Stella Meghie
    CAST: Amandla Stenberg Nick Robinson Anika Noni Rose

    An adaptation of the bestselling novel about a teenage girl who's allergic to basically everything. In fact, she can't even leave her house. When a charming boy comes living next door to her, her life changes drastically.. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 19th, 2017

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  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    DIRECTOR: John Cameron Mitchell
    CAST: Elle Fanning Nicole Kidman Ruth Wilson

    Based on Neil Gaiman's beloved novel, 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' is a truly unique, musical sci-fi movie, unlike any other so-called 'young adult' film you've seen so far. Weird, whimsical and wonderful for sure! Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 16th, 2018

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Best young adult movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated young adult movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Fault in our Stars

    DIRECTOR: Josh Boone
    CAST: Shailene Woodley Ansel Elgort Nat Wolff

    A tale of joy and love amidst the world of suffering and pain; two young cancer patients are drawn towards each other, they have their own short adventures like visiting... Read more

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2014

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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I

    DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence
    CAST: Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth

    Katniss Everdeen, under the guidance of President Coin and with her friends' support and encouragement sets out to save Peeta and the entire nation that feels... Read more

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 21st, 2014

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  • The Giver

    DIRECTOR: Phillip Noyce
    CAST: Brenton Thwaites Jeff Bridges Meryl Streep

    From an alternate world that is completely devoid of suffering and sorrow, a young boy is chosen to learn the emotions of real world from an elderly and experienced man. Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 15th, 2014

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  • When Animals Dream

    DIRECTOR: Jonas Alexander Arnby
    CAST: Sonia Suhl Lars Mikkelsen Sonja Richter

    A family of a sick mother, a father and a daughter live on an island; all of a sudden mysterious deaths start occurring and the daughter's body begins to change in a... Read more

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 28th, 2015

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  • After The Dark

    DIRECTOR: John Huddles
    CAST: James D'Arcy Sophie Lowe Daryl Sabara

    An unusual challenge is presented before a group of twenty senior students by their Philosophy teacher as he asks them to choose ten deserving candidates out of them... Read more

    RATING: 56/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 10th, 2013

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