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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


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

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


    Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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

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    Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


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

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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    She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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


    A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Easy A Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


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

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    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


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

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


    Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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    What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    What a Girl Wants Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

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    17 Again is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

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    Divergent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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    High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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    Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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    If I Stay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Stacy Keach

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

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    Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

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    Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin

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    The First Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    The First Time Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

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


    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    LOL is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

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

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    Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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    Dear John is listed (or ranked) 39 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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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

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    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Sydney White Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    Keith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney, Elisabeth Harnois

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

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    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies


    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    The Mortal Instruments: City o... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies

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    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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