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The Best Teen Romance Movies

List Criteria: Vote up all the best movies that you related to as a young, impressionable teenager.

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.
 

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.

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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