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The Best Teen Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated September 22, 2020 36.7k votes 4.8k voters 228.6k views97 items

List RulesVote up the funniest movies starring teenage actors and characters.

This list has 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 comedies for teens revolve around hanging out with friends. Many of the best classic teen comedy movies were directed by John Hughes and you'll find them on this list.

 

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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    Superbad
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    Clueless
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    10 Things I Hate About You
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Breakfast Club
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Legally Blonde
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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  • 7
    She's the Man
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • 8
    Bring It On
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • 9
    Mean Girls
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    The Princess Diaries
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    Easy A
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • 12
    Grease
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    Grease

    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

    Released1978

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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    17 Again
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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  • 14
    School of Rock
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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Freaky Friday
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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    The DUFF
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    The DUFF

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

    Released2015

    Directed byAri Sandel

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    Sixteen Candles
    433
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Edge of Seventeen
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    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

    Directed byKelly Fremon Craig

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    13 Going on 30
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    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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    Dazed and Confused
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • 21
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

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    Pitch Perfect 2
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    Pitch Perfect 2

    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

    Released2015

    Directed byElizabeth Banks

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    178
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    She's All That
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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    John Tucker Must Die
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    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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