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The Best PG-13 Teen Movies

Updated January 25, 2021 72.9k votes 14.3k voters 1.1m views112 items

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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.

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  • Clueless1
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • Avengers: Infinity War3
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed


    
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  • Wild Child5
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    Wild Child

    Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer

    Released2008

    Directed byNick Moore

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  • 17 Again6
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers


    
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  • She's the Man7
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • Easy A8
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck


    
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  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire9
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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2013

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire10
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix11
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • Bring It On: All or Nothing12
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    Bring It On: All or Nothing

    Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles

    Released2006

    Directed bySteve Rash

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 214
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    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I15
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    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • Bring It On: In It to Win It16
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    Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Rash

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  • John Tucker Must Die17
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    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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  • Step Up18
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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  • Spider-Man19
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • She's All That20
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 121
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2011

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde22
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    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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  • Mean Girls23
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

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  • Twilight25
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    Twilight

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2008

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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