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The Best Teen Romance Movies

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A list of the best teen romance movies, ranked by love-obsessed fans of all ages. Throughout film history, one of the most beloved, popular, and relatable movie genres has been the teen romance. Moviegoers of all ages, from heartbroken teenagers to nostalgic seniors have enjoyed sitting in a dark theater to watch the newest film depicting two young lovers. These movies don’t just cover teenagers dealing with their first loves. There are also themes of coming of age, angst, parental issues, and feelings of alienation, which is why so many people can relate to these good teenage romance movies. The films on this list range from 1960s classics to current takes on the tropes.
 

The teen romance movies on this list sometimes also fit into other genres. Musicals like Grease and West Side Story have become among the most popular movies of all time not just because of the fantastic music, but also because of the reoccurring themes that pop up. Many teen romances are often based on classic stories. For instance, Clueless is based on Jane Austen’s Emma, and Easy A is based on The Scarlett Letter. Who doesn't love a good high school romance movie?
 

What are the best high school romance movies of all time? This list covers the top teen romance movies from classics like Dirty Dancing to newer depictions like the zombie romance, Warm Bodies. Whether you love sweeping dramas or teenage romantic comedies, there's a movie for everyone to fall in love with here. At the end of the day, if you love good love movies, you'll enjoy most of these choices.

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    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    Divergent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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    What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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    If I Stay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Stacy Keach

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    High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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    17 Again is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

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    Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin

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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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    Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

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    Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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    Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

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    Dear John is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins

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    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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    The First Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen

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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

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    Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    High School Musical 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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    Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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    LOL is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

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    The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Juno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    High School Musical 3: Senior ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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