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The Best Movies About Dating In High School 

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Updated February 12, 2020 301 votes 23 voters 33 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite movies where high school students start dating.

Which of these films are the best movie about dating in High school? That's what we are here to determine with the help of your votes. High school is a time of contradictions. It's both magical and excruciating, both exciting and exhausting, and nowhere is it more confusing than in the world of dating and relationships.

These dating in high school films range from relatively realistic films like The Fault In Our Stars, to musical romps, like Grease. They show all sides of dating in high school. The unspoken crushes, the tempestuous romances, the bullies, and the broken hearts.

Teenage romcoms like these are a relatively new genre. They got their start with the films of John Hughes in the 80s, films like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Since then, the genre has exploded, with the popular teen movies of the 90s like 10 Things I Hate About You, which helped launch the career of Heath Ledger. While the genre never really went away, it's recently experienced a resurgence, thanks to movies like Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

So whether you're in high school right now or you're looking to relive those times, take a look at this list of the best dating in high school movies. Vote for your favorites, and add anything we might have missed.

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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more
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High School Musical 3: S... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by ...more
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Nelson

The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy ...more
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Drive Me Crazy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Schultz

Drive Me Crazy is a 1999 teen romantic comedy based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. Originally entitled Next to You, the movie's title was changed to Drive Me ...more
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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more
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Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

Sydney White also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a 2007 teen comedy film starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, and Matt Long, and based on the story of Snow White and the Seven
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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In High School
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