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The greatest ‘70s teen movies are a blend of romance, comedy, and sometimes serious drama. Many of the coming-of-age tales featured on this list went on to garner critical acclaim and large cult followings.

 On this list, you will find Meatballs, the Ivan Reitman-directed comedy featuring Bill Murray in his first starring role. Other teen comedies of the 1970s include Animal House, as well as the musical comedy Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as ‘50s high school-ers.

Several teenage horror flicks made their way onto this list as well.
Carrie, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, portrays a troubled high school student who exacts her revenge on the classmates that shunned her. 

Vote up the best teen movies from the 1970s below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Over the Edge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Over the Edge Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, Harry Northup

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Meatballs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Meatballs Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell, Matt Craven

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The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Warriors Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend, James Remar

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Quadrophenia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Quadrophenia Sting, Ray Winstone, Timothy Spall

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The Lords of Flatbush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Lords of Flatbush Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Susan Blakely

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Love Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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Corvette Summer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Corvette Summer Ian McKellen, Mark Hamill, Danny Bonaduce

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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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Malibu Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Malibu Beach Bruce Kimball, James Daughton, Kim Lankford

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Skatetown, U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Skatetown, U.S.A. Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick, Scott Baio

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Cooley High is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Cooley High Garrett Morris, Glynn Turman, Steven Williams

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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Ru... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway William Schallert, Georg Stanford Brown, Eve Plumb

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The Strongest Man in the World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Strongest Man in the World Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Dick Van Patten

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Van Nuys Blvd. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Van Nuys Blvd. Cynthia Wood, Bella Bruck, Melissa Prophet

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Roller Boogie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Roller Boogie Linda Blair, Dick Van Patten, Beverly Garland

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The Wanderers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Wanderers Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis, Ken Wahl - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Big Wednesday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Big Wednesday Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Hale

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Hometown U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Hometown U.S.A. Gary Springer, Maida Belove

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Jeremy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Jeremy Robby Benson, Leonardo Cimino, Glynnis O'Connor

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Picnic at Hanging Rock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Picnic at Hanging Rock Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts, Tony Llewellyn-Jones

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A Swedish Love Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
A Swedish Love Story Margreth Weivers, Björn Andrésen, Bertil Norström

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Nancy Allen, Dick Miller, Wendie Jo Sperber

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Almost Summer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Almost Summer Lee Purcell, Bruno Kirby

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Massacre at Central High is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Massacre at Central High Robert Carradine, Andrew Stevens, Kimberly Beck

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The Pom Pom Girls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
The Pom Pom Girls Robert Carradine

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More American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
More American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Mackenzie Phillips

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Buster and Billie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Buster and Billie Robert Englund, Jan-Michael Vincent, Pamela Sue Martin

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Leave Us Alone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Leave Us Alone Lasse Nielsen, Ernst Johansen

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Lemon Popsicle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Lemon Popsicle Jonathan Sagall, Zachi Noy, Anat Atzmon

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On the Air Live with Captain M... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
On the Air Live with Captain Midnight John Ireland, Barry Greenberg, Tracy Sebastian

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Summer City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Summer City Mel Gibson, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Teens in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '70s Teen Movies
Teens in the Universe Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Natalya Fateeva, Igor Ledogorov