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The Greatest Teen Movies Of The 2000s

Updated October 8, 2020 24.5k votes 2.8k voters 77.5k views113 items

List RulesVote up your favorite teenage films that have been released between 2000 and 2009.

Looking to get a bit nostalgic with the best teen movies from the 2000s? Then you're in the right place for some great 2000s high school movies. Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, and The Princess Diaries were among some of the great teen films of the 2000s. There are also teen romance movies on this list that will never be forgotten, like A Walk to Remember, Step Up, and Save the Last Dance. But which one is the best?

With all of these amazing choices, it may be tough to narrow down the very best 2000s teen movies. That's where you come in, vote up your favorites to see which of these great teen films of the 2000s gets the top spot.

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  • Mean Girls1
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • The Princess Diaries2
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    #202 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#831 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • She's the Man3
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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    #28 of 116 The Funniest Movies About High School#38 of 60 The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick

  • Bring It On4
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    #150 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#12 of 63 The Best High School Sports Movies

  • Freaky Friday5
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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    #60 of 109 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies#52 of 95 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels

  • John Tucker Must Die6
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    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    #6 of 44 The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup#24 of 66 The Best Movies About Getting Dumped

  • Step Up7
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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    #97 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises#1 of 33 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

  • A Walk to Remember8
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    #18 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#61 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • 17 Again9
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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    #23 of 116 The Best Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test#31 of 324 The Best Teen Movies Of All Time

  • Save the Last Dance10
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    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles

    Released2001

    Directed byThomas Carter

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    #62 of 101 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked#109 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

  • Ella Enchanted11
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    Ella Enchanted

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

    Released2004

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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    #155 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#22 of 33 The Greatest Classic Films the Whole Family Will Love

  • Spider-Man12
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Twilight13
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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    #279 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time#5 of 15 Classic Teen Movies That Got Away With Not Explaining Major Things

  • 13 Going on 3014
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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    #5 of 36 The Best Period Movies Set in the '80s#21 of 47 The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked

  • Hairspray15
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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2007

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • The House Bunny16
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    The House Bunny

    Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

    Released2008

    Directed byFred Wolf

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    #33 of 141 The Best College Movies Ever#34 of 50 The Best and Worst of Adam Sandler

  • Superbad17
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    #25 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#182 of 450 The Best Movies For Guys

  • A Cinderella Story18
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    #62 of 77 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies#29 of 41 The Greatest Live Action Fairy Tale Movies

  • Scary Movie19
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    #62 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids#185 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Juno20
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    Juno

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page

    Released2007

    Directed byJason Reitman

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    #328 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#59 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Sky High21
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    Sky High

    Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Mitchell

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    #111 of 166 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#474 of 913 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Holes22
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    Holes

    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • Final Destination23
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    Final Destination

    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Wong

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    #46 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#15 of 35 Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again

  • Raise Your Voice24
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    Raise Your Voice

    Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings

    Released2004

    Directed bySean McNamara

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    #63 of 151 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time#57 of 74 The Best Movies About Not Giving Up

  • What a Girl Wants25
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    What a Girl Wants

    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston

    Released2003

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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    #123 of 133 The Best Movies Based on Plays#30 of 70 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies