Teen movies are fun to watch for everyone... not just teenagers. A lot of young adults and older folks still enjoy watching movies focused on high school life! Newfound love, coming of age, experiencing new things, and finding true friendships are usually the premise for teen movies. Some teen movies focus on love more than others, with couples meeting for the first time and realizing what true love feels like. Other teen movies are focused more on the aspect of coming of age... getting older, finding oneself, and figuring how to navigate this through life.
Movies like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Kissing Booth, Bring it On, She’s All That, The Princess Diaries, 17 Again, and A Cinderella Story keep the storyline lighthearted! Movies like The Fault in Our Stars, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Juno, The Last Song, Paper Towns, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and The Spectacular Now get a little bit deeper and more emotional.
Some teens movies include a lot of great music like the Pitch Perfect and High School Musical franchises... both of those franchises are known for having catchy songs! Other teen movies focus on action sequences like the Twilight saga, for example! Rate these teen flicks so we can guess everyone's favorite!
She’s the Man?
This teen movie is all about pushing the boundaries. "Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus." (Google). Rate this one!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower?
This teen movie is all about friendship and growing up. "Socially awkward teen Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie's inner sadness threatens to take his newfound confidence." (Google). Rate this movie!
The Breakfast Club?
This teen flick is called The Breakfast Club. Anyone who has seen The Breakfast Club knows how great of a movie it is! It is definitely a classic. Molly Ringwald is one of the stars and she once said, "I never know when I read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success." (Brainy Quote). Rate this movie!
The Princess Diaries?
The Princess Diaries is a super cute teen movie to watch. Anne Hathaway is the star of the film and she once said, "I think fashion is a lot of fun. I love clothes. More than fashion or brand labels, I love the design. I love the thought that people put into clothes. I love when clothes make cultural statements and I think personal style is really cool. I also freely recognize that fashion should be a hobby." (Brainy Quote). Rate her movie!
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist?
This movie is all about young love and the music industry. "Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's bandmates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other." (Google). Rate this one!
High School Musical?
Vanessa Hudgens, one of the stars of High School Musical, described life before fame when she said, "My first real kiss came when I was 10, and it was in an acting class. I had to do a scene from a movie where someone gets kissed under a tree, and I did not want to do it! But my acting partner wanted me to feel comfortable, so he bought a picnic basket with all these snacks. He made such an effort." (Brainy Quote). Rate this movie!
This musical movie is the best! "Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals, and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top." (Google). Rate this one!
Easy A is an awesome movie starring Emma Stone. She once said, "When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called 'Project Hollywood 2004' and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004." (Brainy Quote). She knew she was going to be a famous actress at a very young age! She has truly succeeded and made quite the name for herself today.
A Cinderella Story?
A Cinderella Story is another very sweet teen movie to watch starring Hilary Duff. She once said, "I just think that there's so much judgment in the world, whether it's coming from women in general or from men onto women - it's a lot. And when it comes to being a mom, I wish everyone could band together and realize that everyone has different beliefs, different styles, and different things that work for them and their family." (Brainy Quote). We could never judge her!
This classic teen movie is amazing. "With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake, but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly reject the affections of nerdy Ted, the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her." (Google). Give Sixteen Candles an honest rating now!
According to Google, "High-school student Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul." This is the first movie of its franchise and it does a great job opening the story up for fans to watch and enjoy!
The Edge of Seventeen?
This teen movie is pretty emotional! According to Google, "Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so bad after all." Rate this movie now!
Zac Efron is the star of this movie and he once said, "I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course, I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we've been talking, I think that's really fun." (Brainy Quote). He is such a handsome actor and every movie he stars in ends up being super interesting to watch!
This movie is all about the magic of mermaids! "Two teenage girls, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque & Emma Roberts, discover that mermaids really do exist after a bad storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, played by Sara Paxton, is determined to prove to her dad that real love exists and enlists the girls' help in winning the heart of a handsome lifeguard, played by Jake McDorman." (Google). Give this teen mermaid movie an honest rating now!
This 2004 movie is now a classic. "Teenage Cady Heron was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed 'the Plastics', but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of friends earned this nickname." (Google). Rathe this movie!
According to Wikipedia, "Eighth Grade is a 2018 comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is his feature film directorial debut. The plot follows the life and struggles of an eighth-grader, played by Elsie Fisher, during her last week of classes before graduating to high school. She struggles with social anxiety but produces vlogs giving life advice. Burnham was inspired by his own struggles with anxiety when he began writing the screenplay in 2014." Rate this movie now!
To All The Boys I've Loved Before?
This movie is called To All The Boys I've Loved Before! "High school junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to boys she feels an intense passion for before locking the letters away in her closet. Her latest letter is to her childhood friend Josh, who is dating her older sister Margot. When Margot moves to college she breaks up with Josh. Lara has always had a crush on Josh and has to decide if it would be ok to date him." (Wiki). Rate this movie now!
13 Going on 30?
According to Google, "A girl who's sick of the social strictures of junior high is transformed into a grownup overnight. In this feel-good fairy tale, teenager Jenna wants a boyfriend, and when she's unable to find one, she fantasizes about being a well-adjusted adult. Suddenly, her secret desire becomes a reality, and she is transformed into a 30-year-old. But adulthood, with its own set of male-female challenges, isn't as easy as it looks." Rate this teen movie for this round!
Bring it On?
According to Google, "The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got the spirit, spunk, sass and a great routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a bad turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain." Rate Bring It On!
Sierra Burgess is a Loser?
This movie is called Sierra Burgess is a Loser. "Sierra is a smart but unpopular girl who aspires to get into Stanford University. She does not fit the traditional standard of physical beauty, but she has a personality full of wit and charm. Popular mean girl Veronica frequently attempts to make Sierra's life miserable, showering her with mean taunts and comments, especially regarding her appearance, which she often effortlessly and wittily sidesteps." (Wiki). Give this cute teen flick a rating!
This movie is so romantic! "Quentin is in for the night of his life when Margo, the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few friends and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive." (Google). Rate this one!
Heathers is an excellent teen movie from back in the day. Winona Ryder is one of the leading actresses and she once said, "My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends." (Brainy Quote). Rate this one!
She’s All That?
This movie is all about levels of popularity, love, and friendship. "Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly impossible challenge. He has six weeks to gain the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs -- and help her to become the school's next prom queen." (Google). Rate She's All That for this round.
What a Girl Wants?
According to Google, "Teenager Daphne boards a plane to England to find the dad she never met. Upon arriving there, though, she makes a startling discovery: The man she's looking for is Lord Henry Dashwood, a member of the upper class, who is running for office. Lord Henry didn't know Daphne existed, but he welcomes her into his life. However, she isn't so sure -- and his family and his current betrothed look on her disapprovingly." Give this movie a rating!
High School Musical 2?
This cute teen flick is all about the music! It is called High School Musical 2. Vanessa Hudgens is one of the stars in this movie and she reflected on life outside of Hollywood when she said, "It's just about keeping people who are close to me, near. It's important to have people around who love themselves, are true to themselves, who have their own hobbies and their world doesn't revolve around Hollywood." (Brainy Quote). Rate this movie of hers!
Twilight: New Moon?
According to Google, "Bella Swan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday and blissfully happy with her vampire beau Edward Cullen. While celebrating her birthday with Edward's family of `vegetarian' vampires, a spooky incident convinces Edward that he's simply too dangerous to be around his sweetheart. He decides to leave the town of Forks in order to ensure her safety - leaving her behind, angry and depressed." This movie is the second one in its saga and it is amazing!
Ever watched Clueless? "Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him." (Google). Give Clueless a rating!
The Girl Next Door?
This teen movie is really interesting. "Ambitious high school senior Matthew Kidman has been accepted to Georgetown University, but cannot afford the tuition. He has raised $25,000 in order to bring a brilliant Cambodian student, Samnang, to study in the United States, but finds little else truly memorable about his high school experience. His life suddenly changes when Danielle moves in next door." (Wiki). This awesome movie is intended for older audiences, not necessarily teens, even though it is about teens.
Pitch Perfect 2?
According to Wikipedia, "Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 musical comedy film directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect and the second movie in the Pitch Perfect film series. The film centers on the fictional Barden University Bellas, an all-female a cappella singing group, who try to beat out the German national team in a world singing championship. The film features an ensemble cast." Rate Pitch Perfect 2!
The Kissing Booth?
This movie is super cute and fun! "Born on the same day and time in the same hospital in Los Angeles, California, Elle Evans and Lee Flynn have been best friends all their lives. To keep their special friendship, the pair created a set of friendship rules they promise to follow, including rule #9: relatives totally off limits, especially Lee's older brother Noah. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Elle is forced to go to school wearing a skirt that is too small." (Wiki). Rate this one!
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?
Blake Lively is one of the stars of this movie and according to Brainy Quote, she once said, "When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they're going to the store and they've got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I'm offended that I can't go to the store like that." It is cool to hear about her interests and her fashionista style. Rate her movie now for this round!
The Last Song?
The Last Song is a love story teen movie starring Miley Cyrus. According to Brainy Quote, Miley said, "I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!" Her dad definitely approves of her husband, Liam!
This teen movie is about one wild night! "In the summer before starting high school, Julie and her best friends, Hannah, Yancy, and Farrah, have a slumber party. They decide they're going to use the night to shed their nerdy reputations, and they end up in a scavenger hunt against a group of 'popular' girls. To win, Julie and her friends have to steal a car and a boy's underpants and sneak into a nightclub, all without Julie's mom finding out." (Google). Rate Sleepover!
Love, Simon is an amazing teen flick starring Nick Robinson in the leading role. According to Brainy Quote, Nick talked about acting in the industry when he said, "I'd like to start trying different fields of work. I don't want to be stuck in just comedy, and I'd be interested to try to break into the movie business because it's so much different than television." He did a great job in the leading role of Love, Simon. He is a great actor!
The Diary of a Teenage Girl?
According to Wikipedia, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a 2015 comedy-drama film written and directed by Marielle Heller, based on the hybrid novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner. It stars Bel Powley as a 15-year-old girl who starts a relationship with her mother's boyfriend. It also stars Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Quinn Nagle, and Austin Lyon. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited release." Rate this movie!
A Walk to Remember?
This movie is called A Walk to Remember and it stars Mandy Moore. According to Brainy Quotes she once said, "When girls feel bad about their looks, 60 percent avoid normal daily activities like raising their hand in class or even going to the doctor. That means that girls do not show up for life when they don't feel good enough or pretty enough. A role model can help girls see beauty as a source of confidence, not anxiety." She is very intelligent.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
According to Google, "Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, 'borrows' a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney, played by Jeffrey Jones, determined to catch him in the act." This movie is another teenage classic like The Breakfast Club, Heathers, and Sixteen Candles.
Alex Pettyfer is one of the leading actors in this loving teen movie. According to Brainy Quote, he once said, "My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world but try to make it a better environment." It is nice to hear about his views and his hero!
The Fault in Our Stars?
This movie is pretty emotional and can be very sad. "Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, 'An Imperial Affliction' by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives." (Google). Rate this movie!
The Lizzie McGuire Movie?
The Lizzie McGuire Movie is one of the best teen movies from Disney channel! Hilary Duff plays the leading role and she once said, "I just think that there's so much judgment in the world, whether it's coming from women in general or from men onto women - it's a lot. And when it comes to being a mom, I wish everyone could band together and realize that everyone has different beliefs, different styles, and different things that work for them and their family." (Brainy Quote). Rate this one!
This movie is all about making mistakes, living, and learning. It has a very meaningful message to it "When precocious teen Juno MacGuff, played by Ellen Page, becomes pregnant, she chooses a fallen rock star and his wife, played by Jennifer Garner, to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective dad, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy." (Google). Rate Juno now!
Robert Pattinson is one of the main actors from this movie and according to Brainy Quote, he said, "I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France. I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whiskey glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what's happened to me with 'Twilight' isn't really what I'd planned." This is another great teen movie.
The Spectacular Now?
According to Wikipedia, "Sutter Keely is a charming and popular 18-year-old who is partying and drinking his way through senior year in high school. When his girlfriend Cassidy Roy decides he's a lost cause and breaks up with him, she starts seeing Marcus, the School Leader, and an athletic star. Sutter goes home and writes a college application supplement, in which he says that his biggest hardship in life has been getting dumped by his girlfriend the day before." Rate this movie now!
Freaky Friday is an awesome teen movie to watch about family. Lindsay Lohan stars in this film and she once said, "This is what I asked for, and in this day and age that's what actually goes on. But what hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don't get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created." (Brainy Quote). We still love her!
Pitch Perfect 3?
According to Google, "After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with the mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time." This is the third movie from this franchise but it is not the last. A fourth will be released soon!
Superbad is a movie about teens that was intended for a more mature audience because of its subject matter. Jonah Hill stars in it and he said, "I always wanted to be a film-maker when I was younger, not an actor. I was an eight-year-old who dreamed of being a writer on 'The Simpsons,' which was a weird dream to have. But I started taking acting classes as a way to learn how to direct actors and I sort of fell in love with it." (Brainy Quote). Rate Superbad!
High School Musical 3: Senior Year?
This teen movie is called High School Musical 3: Senior Year and it is another movie filled with incredible music. Ashley Tisdale is one of the stars of this movie and she talked about dating while filming when she said, "I'm always surrounded by good-looking guys, like Zac Efron, so I have to be with someone who's not going to get jealous about any of that, or when I'm kissing somebody in a scene." (Brainy Quote). Rate this movie now!
Wild Child is the movie up for judgment on this round! Emma Roberts is the star and she once said, "Sometimes when I'm going to sleep, I think, 'Oh God, my future husband is out there somewhere and I might know him, or I might not, and I wonder what he's doing and I wonder if he knows me.' I just always think that's so fascinating, that even when we were two years old, our future husband was out there somewhere." (Brainy Quote). Rate her movie!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2?
According to Wikipedia, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 comedy-drama film and a sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel, return to star in the film. It was directed by Sanaa Hamri and screenplay by Elizabeth Chandler, who wrote the previous film. The film is based upon the fourth novel in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series: Forever in Blue." Rate this flick now!
Stuck in Love?
This movie is all about being stuck in love. "Novelist and part-time teacher Bill Borgens has been floundering since his wife Erica left him for a younger man two years ago. Instead of working on a new book, he spies on Erica and her new husband Martin while pretending to be jogging. Bill's son Rusty is a high school student in love with a classmate named Kate but lacks the courage to talk to her. Bill's daughter Sam is a cynical college student." (Wiki). Rate Stuck In Love!