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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 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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Abdulaziz Aln added Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd  Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
17 Again Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance accident. The film also features ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Easy A Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
muzziac added Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Jordan Harris added She's the Man Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added The Maze Runner Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson The Maze Runner is a 2014 American science fiction dystopian action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name. The film is the first installment in ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is an upcoming 2014 science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Danny Strong. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on ...more

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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Wild Child Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. Wild Child is Richardson's last on-screen ...more

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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
John Tucker Must Die Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy romance film, directed by Betty Thomas. The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an upcoming 2015 war adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic ...more

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
tula-borges added Aquamarine Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. The film, which was made in both the United States and ...more

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Bring It On: All or Nothing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Bring It On: All or Nothing Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles, Francia Raisa Bring It On: All or Nothing is a 2006 cheerleading comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles. It is the third installment in the Bring it On series of ...more

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Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Sydney White Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider 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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Bring It On: In It to Win It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Bring It On: In It to Win It Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson, Cassie Scerbo Bring It On: In It to Win It is a 2007 teen film directed by Steve Rash and starring Ashley Benson, Michael Copon and Cassie Scerbo. It is the fourth film in the Bring It On franchise, which ...more

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Apollo Lewis added Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. ...more

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is the 2003 sequel to the 2001 film, Legally Blonde. It was produced by MGM, with Reese Witherspoon again starring as Elle Woods, Luke Wilson, Sally ...more

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Step Up is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Step Up Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged ...more

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Sarah Aeschliman added The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This currently optioned property is expected to start production ...more

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The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Abdulaziz Aln added The Longest Ride Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part ...more

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Bring It On Again is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Bring It On Again Felicia Day, Kelly Stables, Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti Bring It On Again is a 2004 direct-to-video cheerleading comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Anne Judson-Yager and Bree Turner. This film, which is a sequel to Bring It On, ...more

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Confessions of a Teenage Drama... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Sandler Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a 2004 American teen musical comedy film directed by Sara Sugarman and produced by Robert Shapiro and Matthew Hart for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars ...more

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Beastly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Beastly Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...more

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Bring It On: Fight to the Fini... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic, Holland Roden Bring It On: Fight to the Finish is a 2009 teen comedy film starring Christina Milian, Rachele Brooke Smith, Cody Longo, Vanessa Born, Gabrielle Dennis and Holland Roden. Directed by Bille ...more

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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snog... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kimberley Nixon, Gurinder Chadha Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a 2008 British coming-of-age film co-written and directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film's lead is played by Georgia Groome, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and ...more

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It's a Boy Girl Thing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
It's a Boy Girl Thing Sharon Osbourne, Kevin Zegers, Brooke D'Orsay It's a Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Nick Hurran and written by Geoff Deane, starring Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers and set in the United States but produced in ...more

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman 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

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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Blake Lively, Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast return to star in the movie, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Spider-Man: Homecoming Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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The Hot Chick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
The Hot Chick Rachel McAdams, Adam Sandler, Anna Faris The Hot Chick is a 2002 American comedy film about a teenage girl whose mind is magically swapped with that of a 30-year-old criminal. It was directed by Tom Brady and produced by John Schneider ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Avengers: Infinity War Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Stick It is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Stick It Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Kellan Lutz Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. It was written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring It On; the film marks ...more

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Ant-Man Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Picture This is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Picture This Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes, Robbie Amell Picture This is a 2008 romantic comedy film released on July 13, 2008 on television by ABC Family, branded as an ABC Family Original Movie, and on July 22, 2008 on DVD. The film is produced by ...more

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to ...more

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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Avengers Franchise Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics ...more