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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

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391 182
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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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236 141
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Mallrats Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

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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

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

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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

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113 174
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Election Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

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200 146
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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

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81 176
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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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59 146
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Rushmore Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox

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