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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  2. 2
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge

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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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    - 839


    Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever

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  6. 6
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    - 1,007


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

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

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  8. 8
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    often listed
    My So-Called Love, Romeo + Juliet

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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

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    Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210

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    Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash

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  12. 12
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    Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex

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

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  14. 14
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    Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains It All, Drive Me Crazy

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    Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ...

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    Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde

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    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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    Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted

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

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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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    Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque

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    added by wiabux
    Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor

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

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    Boyhood, Anastasia, Romeo Must Die

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    ranked low on reranks & added by malmrphy
    Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis

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

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    Extra, Pet Star, The X Factor

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  36. 36
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    - 700


    Tangled, A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries

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    - 659


    127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End

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  38. 38
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    Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, The Dish

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    Role Models, American Wedding, Dude

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    King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless

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    Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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    Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

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    Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company

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

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  45. 45
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    often listed & added by Logan2011
    Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

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  46. 46
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    Dead Poets Society, The Good Wife, Sports Night

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All My Children, EuroTrip

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

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

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    Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210

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