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The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest movies starring teenage actors and characters.

This list contains information on the best teen comedy movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best teen comedy films come in many forms. Some good teen comedies follow high school students as they look for love while other good teen comedy movies revolve around hanging out with friends. Many of the best classic teen comedy movies were directed by John Hughes.

 

What films will you find on this top teen comedy movies list? American Pie has to be near the top. This film finds four male friends vowing to lose their virginity before graduating high school. Eugene Levy adds to the hilarity as a father who always seems to walk in at the wrong time. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is another hilarious teen comedy.

With a script written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Superbad has more laughs per minute than most films in any genre. Other great teen comedy movies include Clueless, Dazed and Confused, and Napoleon Dynamite. A few of these films can even be considered teen parody movies.

 

Which film do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving the best teen comedies a vote up. If you are looking for more lists to vote on, check out this list of the best coming of age comedies and the top movies about teenagers

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Esther Kariuki added Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. Sorority girl Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) decides to enroll in Harvard Law School ...more

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Grease is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne
The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon
Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more

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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Esther Kariuki added Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo
13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi
The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alex McConnell added 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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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Esther Kariuki added Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove
School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more

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