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The Best PG-13 Teen Movies 

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While you often find the best humor, drama, or suspense in R-rated films, some of the best movies are those more geared toward teens, as anyone can enjoy them. Without a doubt, some of the best PG-13 flicks have stood the test of time and remain classics for fans of all ages.

This list takes the best PG-13 teen movies to watch and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 teen movie of all time is. The popular PG-13 teen movies list includes information like who directed the film, when it was released, and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top teen movie isn't as high as it should be, then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 teen films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. The list ranges from movies for teenage girls like Mean Girls and Twilight to teen comedies like Easy A and many more. Use this list if you're looking for some new teen movies. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services, there are thousands of good teen movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. Share this list via your social media so that your friends can get in on it too.

Did you know that Alfonso Cuarón and Rob Reiner have both directed Teen PG-13 movies?

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Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Burr Steers



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Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck



Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck. A clean-cut high school student (Emma Stone) relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

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muzziac added Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed



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Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nick Moore

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thewisesage27 added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

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eric-adams added Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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thewisesage27 added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

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Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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Jordan Harris added Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles, Francia Raisa

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steve Rash

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Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

Released: 2006

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson, Cassie Scerbo

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steve Rash

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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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thewisesage27 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Yates

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tula-borges added Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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thewisesage27 added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

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The Twilight Saga: Break... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bill Condon

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2008

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 2003

Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

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Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Directed by: Bill Condon

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Felicia Day, Kelly Stables, Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti

Released: 2004

Directed by: Damon Santostefano

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Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

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