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The 1990s saw many classic, cult film hits that have remained popular even with modern audiences. What is the best 1990s teen movie? Titles such as Clueless, Can’t Hardly Wait, Dazed and Confused, and Cruel Intentions all appear on this list of '90s teen movies, which has been voted on by men and women to rank the greatest 1990s movies about teenagers.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. Teen movies often resonate with us the most, as our teenage years are the most angst-ridden and formative times of our lives. Movies that tell the story of nerds and outcasts resonate with many people and it is with a peek into the lives of these individuals that we can either find solace, live vicariously, or connect with a story similar to our own. These movies vary in their genre but they are all equally fascinating.

These classic 90s films star the most iconic teen actors of the decade, like Alicia Silverstone, Melissa Joan Hart, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Katie Holmes. Many of these actors have found success in modern films as well, while others have fallen into obscurity.

Vote up the greatest '90s teen movies ever made below or add the classics you love that aren't already on the list.
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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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American Pie Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

391 182
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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

532 143
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10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

385 144
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Cruel Intentions Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid

362 148
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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

363 140
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The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

355 185
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Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

279 174
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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

287 156
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Can't Hardly Wait Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaime Pressly

244 152
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Varsity Blues Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart

325 143
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She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

266 156
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Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

234 148
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Empire Records Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire

215 57
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darthbare added The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

236 141
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Mallrats Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

222 68
Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Teen Movies
darthbare added Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

152 89
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KassahWutke added Fear Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

146 44
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Teen Movies
Connor Reis added Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

113 174
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Election Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

200 146
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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

133 102
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KassahWutke added Jawbreaker Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

176 143
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Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

126 165
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Hackers Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller

129 108
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Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

162 144
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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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Half Baked Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson

85 92
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darthbare added Dangerous Minds Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy Garcia, Paula Garcés

84 71
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swirlyt added Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Mira Sorvino

102 74
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darthbare added Encino Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose McGowan, Brendan Fraser

80 67
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Connor Reis added Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

146 152
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Drive Me Crazy Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

121 152
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Idle Hands Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox

85 59
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swirlyt added Now and Then Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

72 92
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darthbare added Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

103 152
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Drop Dead Gorgeous Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

81 176
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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

76 148
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darthbare added Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

62 91
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darthbare added The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

80 49
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Connor Reis added Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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1477319388719 added Mermaids Cher, Christina Ricci, Winona Ryder

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swirlyt added The Virgin Suicides Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

70 47
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Connor Reis added D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

82 159
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Vivica A. Fox

46 92
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darthbare added A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

59 146
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Rushmore Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox

31 76
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Kelly Kling added Go Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy, Timothy Olyphant