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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark Waters

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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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Burr Steers

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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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam Shankman, based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks. Popular rebel Landon Carter (Shane West) is ...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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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) 10 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

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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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Abbie Thomas added Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2008

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tommy O'Haver

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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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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) 14 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
ahmed-maklad added Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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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Harry Potter and the Hal... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Yates

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) 18 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

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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Save the Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Thomas Carter

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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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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

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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Juno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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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Holes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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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The House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Teen Movies of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Anna Faris

Released: 2008

Directed by: Fred Wolf

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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