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List Rules Vote up your favorite teenage films that were released in the 2000s

What’s up, millennials? Welcome to our list of ‘00s teen movies, ranked from best to worst by nostalgic movie lovers like you. This 2000s teen movies list is chock full of modern classics and films that have left massive imprints on popular culture.


These films deal with teenage themes such as romance, drugs and alcohol, social status, self discovery, and, of course, partying. No discussion of the best 2000s teen movies would be complete without mentioning
Super Bad, which includes all of the above. Another '00s teen movie that covers a lot of ground is Juno, which also throws teen pregnancy into the mix. Ellen Page, who stars as the title character in Juno, is also on this top '00s teen films list thanks to Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It.

Several book adaptations can be found here as well. Louis Sachar’s popular young adult novel Holes, for example, was turned into a 2002 film starring a young Shia Leboeuf. Some teen horror popped up in the '00s too. Final Destination and Disturbia will you leave you fearfully peeking out your bedroom window all night long.

Just which coming of age film will be voted the greatest teen movie of the 2000s? That's your call, so vote up your favorite '00s films for and about teenagers. Vote down the ones that haven't aged well, and be sure to add any movies we may have missed.

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
1523057205202 added The Kissing Booth Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added She's the Man Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
1477319388719 added The DUFF Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
17 Again Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry 17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance accident. The film also features ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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 ...more

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added 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. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
John Tucker Must Die Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy romance film, directed by Betty Thomas. The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star ...more

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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added Spider-Man Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This currently optioned property is expected to start production ...more

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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Sky High Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter Sky High is a 2005 American superhero family comedy film about an airborne school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, and ...more

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Save the Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Save the Last Dance Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson Save the Last Dance is a 2001 American film produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter and released by Paramount Pictures on January 12, 2001. The film stars Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick ...more

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.

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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added Eclipse Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight ...more

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added Spider-Man 2 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Superbad Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Scary Movie Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more

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Not Another Teen Movie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Not Another Teen Movie Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released on December 14, 2001 by Columbia Pictures. It is a parody of teen movies which had accumulated in ...more

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American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
American Pie 2 Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed by James ...more

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with ...more

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title by Louis Sachar, with Shia LaBeouf as the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV and also starring Khleo ...more

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The House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added The House Bunny Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Anna Faris The House Bunny is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Fred Wolf, written by Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah Lutz, and starring Anna Faris as a former Playboy bunny who signs up to be the ...more

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Stick It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Stick It Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Kellan Lutz Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. It was written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring It On; the film marks ...more

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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published, fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The ...more

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Raise Your Voice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Raise Your Voice Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Rebecca De Mornay Raise Your Voice is a 2004 American teen musical drama film directed by Sean McNamara. Canadian rock band Three Days Grace appeared in this movie as special guests, performing the songs ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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The Hot Chick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
The Hot Chick Rachel McAdams, Adam Sandler, Anna Faris The Hot Chick is a 2002 American comedy film about a teenage girl whose mind is magically swapped with that of a 30-year-old criminal. It was directed by Tom Brady and produced by John Schneider ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added Spider-Man 3 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter Thirteen is a 2003 semi-autobiographical American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed based on events in Reed's life at age twelve and thirteen. ...more

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It is a sequel to 2007's Transformers and ...more

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added The Lovely Bones Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film ...more

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Disturbia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss Disturbia is a 2007 drama and thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso.

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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
The Girl Next Door Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American teen film about a high school senior who falls in love for the first time with the girl next door, but finds the situation becoming complicated after he ...more

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Magic Mike XXL is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added Magic Mike XXL Channing Tatum, Michael Strahan, Andie MacDowell Magic Mike 2 is an upcoming comedy film.

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is ...more

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Freedom Writers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Freedom Writers Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Imelda Staunton Freedom Writers is a 2007 drama film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote ...more