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The Best Teen Movies Rated R

Updated May 11, 2020 7.0k votes 590 voters 81.5k views210 items

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List of R-Rated teen movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. Find these and more great movies for teens that are streaming on the Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant, The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime, The Best horror Movies on Netflix Instant, The Best horror Movies on Amazon Prime, and best dramas that are on both Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This list takes the best R-Rated teen movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Teen movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated teen movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated 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 R-Rated Teen films on this list.

 If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Teen film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.Movies on this list include The Lost Boys and Halloween. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated teen movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated teen movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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  • The Breakfast Club1
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Lost Boys2
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    25

    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1987

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High3
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Stand by Me4
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    Stand by Me

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1986

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Halloween5
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Friday the 13th6
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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

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  • Cruel Intentions7
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    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Varsity Blues8
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    Varsity Blues

    Ali Larter, Paul Walker

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Risky Business9
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    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally

    Released1983

    Directed byPaul Brickman

    Risky Business is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written by Paul Brickman in his... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Craft10
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    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

    Released1996

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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  • Heathers11
    76
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Porky's12
    46
    10

    Porky's

    Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras

    Released1982

    Directed byBob Clark

    Porky's is a 1981 Canadian-American comedy film about the escapades of teenagers at the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge13
    61
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    Released1985

    Directed byJack Sholder

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Blue Lagoon14
    51
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    The Blue Lagoon

    Brooke Shields, William Daniels

    Released1980

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Boyz n the Hood15
    57
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later16
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Friday the 13th Part 217
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    Friday the 13th Part 2

    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor

    Released1981

    Directed bySteve Miner

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors18
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1987

    Directed byChuck Russell

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  • Scary Movie19
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

    Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Scream 320
    51
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    Scream 3

    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy

    Released2000

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jeepers Creepers21
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    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan

    Released2001

    Directed byVictor Salva

    Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Brick22
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    Brick

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good

    Released2006

    Directed byRian Johnson

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  • Thirteen23
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    Thirteen

    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • I Know What You Did Last Summer24
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    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1997

    Directed byJim Gillespie

    I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Freddy vs. Jason25
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    Freddy vs. Jason

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland

    Released2003

    Directed byRonny Yu

    Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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