teens The Best '90s Teen Movies

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The 1990s saw many classic, cult film hits that have remained popular even with modern audiences. What is the best 1990s teen movie? Titles such as Clueless, Can’t Hardly Wait, Dazed and Confused, and Cruel Intentions all appear on this list of '90s teen movies, which has been voted on by men and women to rank the greatest 1990s movies about teenagers.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. Teen movies often resonate with us the most, as our teenage years are the most angst-ridden and formative times of our lives. Movies that tell the story of nerds and outcasts resonate with many people and it is with a peek into the lives of these individuals that we can either find solace, live vicariously, or connect with a story similar to our own. These movies vary in their genre but they are all equally fascinating.

These classic 90s films star the most iconic teen actors of the decade, like Alicia Silverstone, Melissa Joan Hart, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Katie Holmes. Many of these actors have found success in modern films as well, while others have fallen into obscurity.

Vote up the greatest '90s teen movies ever made below or add the classics you love that aren't already on the list.

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy Paul Rudd

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan Courteney Cox

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American Pie Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid Shannon Elizabeth

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10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union Heath Ledger

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The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney Christine Taylor

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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich Matthew McConaughey

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Cruel Intentions Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar Tara Reid

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Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku Gabrielle Union

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar Anne Heche

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Can't Hardly Wait Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart Jaime Pressly

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Varsity Blues Ali Larter, Paul Walker Amy Smart

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She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin Lil' Kim

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Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore James Franco

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Empire Records Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger Tobey Maguire

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank Donald Sutherland

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Mallrats Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty Claire Forlani

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Teen Movies
Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler Thora Birch

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Fear Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano Mark Wahlberg

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary Karen Allen

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Don Rickles

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Election Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick Chris Klein

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher Famke Janssen

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Hackers Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman Jonny Lee Miller

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Jawbreaker Rose McGowan, Julie Benz Pam Grier

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Half Baked Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart Willie Nelson

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Teen Movies
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder Vincent Price

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Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue Christopher Lloyd

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid Alicia Witt

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Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe Iggy Pop

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Dangerous Minds Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy Garcia Paula Garcés

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Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston Dougray Scott

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Encino Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose McGowan Brendan Fraser

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Drive Me Crazy Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart Adrian Grenier

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Idle Hands Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin Vivica A. Fox

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo Mira Sorvino

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst Kirstie Alley

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Michelle Williams

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Now and Then Demi Moore, Christina Ricci Rosie O'Donnell

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The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood David Morse

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Mermaids Cher, Christina Ricci Winona Ryder

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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny Harmony Korine

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The Virgin Suicides Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner Danny DeVito

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Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden Nick Stahl

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Angus Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek George C. Scott

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A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Chazz Palminteri

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D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky Joshua Jackson

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren Vivica A. Fox

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Go Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy Timothy Olyphant