"I am a misunderstood undiscovered demigod/chosen-one who is being hemmed-in by authority figures who demand that I crush my uniqueness into their square-peg system, and BOY are they gonna be sorry when I find my true (rebel) friends and discover my hidden/latent talents!"
Does that about sum up the core message of just about every teen exploitation film? The irony is so rich that almost no one ever actually groks or discusses it. That preaching romantic versions of Suspicion of Authority does not make free thinkers. It does not make independent-minded citizens. It makes bitter, angry people who will march to whatever drummer feeds their resentment. And this trait encompasses both left AND right.
Is there anyone in mass media anymore suggesting lessons that preach: "Buck up! Stop whimpering. Change what's bad. And start by admitting some folks already did some of that before you. And there are things about the society you live in -- including some of your institutions and neighbors -- that might be smart enough to discuss solutions with you." Do YOU know anyone saying that?