drama The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant  

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Prepare for hormonal angst (in a good way), because this is a list of the best teen drama movies on Netflix. The streaming service offers teen dramas based on bestselling young adult books, as well as many other high school dramas that are completely original. Either way, this list of Netflix teen drama movies contains films sure to move you and catch you up in adolescent emotion, even if your teenage years are long behind you.

High school can be rough, as almost any film on this list shows, but as Adventureland shows, the time after high school and college can be dramatic too. Hormonal overload and teenage drama are especially heightened if you live in a town where dancing is outlawed, unlike in Step Up. Other top teen dramas on Netflix include Heathers, Twilight, and Can't Buy Me Love.

Which teen drama movies on Netflix do you like the best? Vote up your favorites so that they'll climb to the top of this teen dramas list and add any we may have overlooked. If you want to make a case for your faves, join the discussion in the comments section.

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10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and ...more

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Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film ...more

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Step Up Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler Gage and the privileged modern dancer Nora ...more

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Teen Spirit Cassie Scerbo, Chris Zylka, Rhoda Griffis Teen Spirit is a 2011 drama film written by David Kendall, Kathryn McCullough and Bob Young and directed by Gil Junger.

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Keith Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney, Elisabeth Harnois Keith is a 2008 American, independent drama film directed by Todd Kessler. It was written by Todd Kessler and David Zabel based on the short story "Keith" by author Ron Carlson, from his book The Hotel Eden. The film stars the actor ...more

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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, it became the most successful film that Disney ...more

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High School Musical 2 Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale The kids from East Side High are back in High School Musical 2! Check out these exclusive podcasts for interviews with all your favorite stars and inside information on this summer's hottest movie.

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Lemonade Mouth Bridgit Mendler, Christopher McDonald, Tisha Campbell-Martin Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 musical drama film based on the book of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and written by April Blair, and stars Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Naomi Scott and ...more

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Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Let It Shine Indiana Evans, Tyler James Williams, Courtney B. Vance Let It Shine is a 2012 musical television film that premiered on Disney Channel. It features an ensemble cast of Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson and Brandon Mychal Smith. The film follows a shy, talented rapper and musician who ...more

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Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialAdventureland is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and co-starring Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, and Margarita Levieva. The film is set in the summer ...more

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Romeo and Juliet Hansika Motwani, Jayam Ravi, Vamsi Krishna Romeo Juliet is an upcoming Tamil romantic comedy written and directed by Lakshman. The film features Jayam Ravi and Hansika Motwani in the leading roles, while D. Imman composes the film's music. The film will be released in early 2015. ...more

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Drumline: A New Beat Nick Cannon, Mario Van Peebles, LeToya Luckett Drumline 2 is an upcoming sequel to the film Drumline, written by Chris Derrick and Chip Derrick.

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Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. The film ...more

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Forever Strong Sean Astin, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Dayton Badgley Forever Strong is a sports film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and released on September 26, 2008. The film stars Sean Faris, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Penn Badgley and Arielle Kebbel. The film is about a ...more

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The Sisterhood of Night Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Willa Cuthrell

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Storm Rider Storm Rider is a 2013 family drama film directed by Craig Clyde.

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