films Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20  

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The films on this list of the best movies for teenagers have ranked by the community as the best teen movies in any genre. These are movies about teenagers or made for teenagers and most deal with issues and stories teens can directly relate to. What are the best movies for teenagers?
 
This list has the best movies for teenagers, many of which have been top box office hits and have received many awards! Teen movies often star teenaged characters and tell stories involving popular teen issues like peer pressure and finding one's own identity. Many of these movies are classic PG-13 comedy movies.
 
The best movies for teenagers on this list include classics like Clueless, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mean Girls, Heathers, The Breakfast Club, Bring it On, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Vote up the best teen movies below or add a film you think is great that isn't already on the list.
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Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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Easy A Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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

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Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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American Pie Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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Superbad Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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Cruel Intentions Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid

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The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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Not Another Teen Movie Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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The Duff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
The Duff Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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Boyz n the Hood Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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The Girl Next Door Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant

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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Election Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
Gossip Girl

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Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
One Tree Hill

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Jawbreaker Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

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The Spectacular Now Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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The Secret Life of An American... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
The Secret Life of An American Teenager

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CSI: Miami Matthew Morrison

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Some Kind of Wonderful Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson

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The Sure Thing John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan

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Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20
Top Gear