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The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked 

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Updated May 11, 2020 28.4k votes 4.3k voters 202.9k views 97 items

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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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. After finding out his crush ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck

Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck. A clean-cut high school student (Emma Stone) relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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) 8 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

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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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Burr Steers

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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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) 13 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Released: 1978

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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 Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vince Marcello

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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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark Waters

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Hughes

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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Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
zainab.imran added Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins, Ester Dean

Released: 2015

Directed by: Elizabeth Banks

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 2016

Directed by: Kelly Fremon Craig

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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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Esther Kariuki added Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

Released: 2006

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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