High School The Best PG-13 Teen Movies  

Reference
Originally by
91.4k votes 13k voters 999.1k views 215 items

List Rules Add your favorite movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

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?

list ordered by

1
5,382 1,097
Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

2
1,931 432
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Abdulaziz Aln added 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

3
3,589 1,058
Clueless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

4
1,394 458
The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more

5
2,621 980
17 Again is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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 incident. The film also features ...more

6
1,455 654
Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added 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

7
2,205 854
Easy A is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

8
1,303 615
Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added 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

9
1,916 763
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
muzziac added 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

10
1,125 522
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added 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

11
1,083 502
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
thewisesage27 added 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

12
1,358 400
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added 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

13
755 247
She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Jordan Harris added 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

14
1,203 368
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added 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

15
1,523 521
10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

16
1,324 584
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

17
794 233
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
eric-adams added Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an upcoming 2015 adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic parts ...more

18
1,287 476
Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

19
1,264 625
John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow This film 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 John Tucker ...more

20
700 307
Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
tula-borges added 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

21
1,143 516
Bring It On: All or Nothing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

22
960 447
Bring It On: In It to Win It is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

23
683 378
Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

24
662 272
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Apollo Lewis added 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

25
336 83
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Sarah Aeschliman added 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

26
829 491
Twilight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

27
927 488
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

28
1,164 463
Step Up is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

29
775 408
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

30
311 155
The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Abdulaziz Aln added Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin

31
729 397
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

32
640 339
She's All That is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

33
722 412
Bring It On Again is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

34
423 307
Confessions of a Teenage Drama... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

35
491 303
Beastly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

36
412 246
Bring It On: Fight to the Fini... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

37
500 332
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snog... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

38
351 257
It's a Boy Girl Thing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

39
325 240
Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

40
523 312
Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

41
491 313
Juno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

42
440 282
The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

43
91 8
Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

44
210 231
The Hot Chick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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. It was directed by Tom Brady and produced by John Schneider and Carr ...more

45
104 13
Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

46
85 8
Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more

47
380 264
Stick It is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

48
96 13
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

49
73 6
Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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

50
81 8
Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more