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Welcome to the teenage wasteland with a list of '60s teen movies. And guess what? They’re all wasted! Here you’ll find the best 1960s teen films, which include plenty of fun in the sun, teenage romance, and even a little bit of horror thrown in the mix.


Many of the films on this list of the top ‘60s teen movies fall under the genre of beach party movie, including
Beach Blanket Bingo, Pajama Party, and Bikini Beach. Straying away from the beach, you’ll find classic 1960s teen movies like Bye Bye Birdie. This tale of young love and teenage music starring Ann Margaret and Dick Clark will have you clapping and cheering along, especially since it boasts an appearance by real-life talk show host Ed Sullivan. It’s a really big show!

Other recognizable faces of the decade show up on this ‘60s teen movie list, including Sidney Poitier in To Sir, With Love, a film directed by notable novelist James Clavell. The 1961 sequel Gidget Goes Hawaiian features the great Carl Reiner stealing scenes. This '60s teen movies list also includes the original iteration of The Parent Trap, which was remade decades later with Lindsay Lohan starring.

What are your favorite ‘60s teen films? Vote up your favorites to help them make it to the top of the list and downvote the movies that haven't stood the test of time. Add any movies we may have missed and if you've seen them all, then rerank to create your own 1960s teen movies list.

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
The Parent Trap Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

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Beach Blanket Bingo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Beach Blanket Bingo Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello

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Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Beach Party Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh

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Pollyanna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Pollyanna Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Hayley Mills

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Where the Boys Are is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Where the Boys Are Connie Francis, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss

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To Sir, with Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
To Sir, with Love Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Patricia Routledge

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Pajama Party is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Pajama Party Teri Garr, Buster Keaton, Don Rickles

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Muscle Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Muscle Beach Party Don Rickles, Annette Funicello, Peter Lorre

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Gidget Goes Hawaiian Carl Reiner, James Darren, Michael Callan

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Gidget Goes to Rome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Gidget Goes to Rome James Darren, Cindy Carol

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Lord Love a Duck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Lord Love a Duck Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman, Roddy McDowall

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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buster Keaton

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The Horror of Party Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
The Horror of Party Beach Eulabelle Moore, Agustin Mayor

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Palm Springs Weekend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Palm Springs Weekend Stefanie Powers, Connie Stevens, Troy Donahue

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Cruel Story of Youth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Cruel Story of Youth Jun Hamamura, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

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Bikini Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Bikini Beach Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery, Don Rickles

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Sweet Deceptions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Sweet Deceptions Catherine Spaak, Marilù Tolo, Christian Marquand

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Mini Weekend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Mini Weekend Vicki Hodge, Anna Palk, Veronica Lang

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Because They're Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Because They're Young Tuesday Weld, Dick Clark, Doug McClure

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Ride the Wild Surf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Ride the Wild Surf Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter

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Too Soon to Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Too Soon to Love Jack Nicholson, Merle Oberon, Curd Jürgens

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Village of the Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
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Hot Summer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies

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Everything Goes Wrong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Everything Goes Wrong Tomoko Naraoka, Shinsuke Ashida

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I Saw What You Did is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
I Saw What You Did Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson

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Wild in the Streets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Wild in the Streets Richard Pryor, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Judy Geeson, Adrienne Posta, Angela Scoular

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Billie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Teen Movies
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