The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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List Criteria: TV and film actors who were teenage stars in productions that aired in the 90s

The greatest teen stars of the '90s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere – they ruled the box office, they kept butts on couches on the small screen, and took over the radio. The stars that appeared on your locker room, your lunchbox, and even as dolls are recognized for the lasting impact they left on America.

Who are the best teen stars from the 1990s? Whether you had a crush on these teenage actors from the 1990s or wanted to be them, the greatest teen actors of the 90s entertained us and taught us a lot of life lessons.
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Titanic, Growing Pains

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge

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  3. 3
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    Clueless, Batman & Robin

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    Party of Five, Can't Hardly Wait, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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  5. 5
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    - 893


    Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

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  6. 6
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    - 1,092


    7th Heaven, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Rules of Attraction

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  7. 7
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    Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex

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  8. 8
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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

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  9. 9
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    Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210

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  10. 10
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    Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

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    Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash

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    ranked low on reranks
    Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

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    Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All, Drive Me Crazy

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    Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Beverly Hills 90210, The Fifth Elements, Jeremiah

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  17. 17
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    Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

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  18. 18
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    - 758


    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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    Party of Five, Scream, Wild Things

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    How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie

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    Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

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    The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who ...

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    Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

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    Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go

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    Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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    added by wiabux
    Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor

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    Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

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    The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men

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    Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You

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    Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

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    added by malmrphy
    Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis

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    Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

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    ranked low on reranks & added by First L
    King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

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    added by malmrphy
    V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional

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  35. 35
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    Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers

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  37. 37
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    - 750


    Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries

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  38. 38
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    - 704


    127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End

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  39. 39
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    - 680


    Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, The Dish

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  40. 40
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    - 735


    Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

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    - 1,200

    added by mal1
    Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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  42. 42
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    - 611

    added by MChi
    The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

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  43. 43
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

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  44. 44
    + 933
    - 712


    Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

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  45. 45
    + 823
    - 297

    ranked low on reranks
    The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy

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    - 617

    added by Logan2011
    Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

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    - 352

    ranked low on reranks & added by malmrphy
    Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

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    - 826


    Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210

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    - 619


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

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    - 671


    Dead Poets Society, The Good Wife, Sports Night

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