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The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s  

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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 Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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) 3 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Harry Potter and the Ord... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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) 8 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow
This film 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 John Tucker ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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 incident. The film also features ...more

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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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 Gob... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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Harry Potter and the Hal... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added 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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Save the Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added 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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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The House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added 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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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added 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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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Juno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
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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