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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
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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2,034 461
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
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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
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1,482 489
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
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1,534 693
Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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2,672 1,024
17 Again is listed (or ranked) 6 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
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2,256 885
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
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1,376 645
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
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1,192 555
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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1,150 536
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, 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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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808 266
She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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1,421 424
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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1,260 392
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
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1,580 541
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
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1,368 606
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
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843 258
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
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1,321 498
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
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710 291
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Teen Movies
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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1,293 643
John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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737 329
Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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1,175 536
Bring It On: All or Nothing is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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395 100
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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988 466
Bring It On: In It to Win It is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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706 398
Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 25 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