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Prepare for hormonal angst (in a good way), because this is a list of the best teen drama movies on Netflix. The streaming service offers teen dramas based on bestselling young adult books, as well as many other high school dramas that are completely original. Either way, this list of Netflix teen drama movies contains films sure to move you and catch you up in adolescent emotion, even if your teenage years are long behind you.

High school can be rough, as almost any film on this list shows, the time after high school and college can be dramatic too. Hormonal overload and teenage drama are especially heightened in the films below. Some of the top teen dramas on Netflix right now include The Kissing Booth, Heathers, and Let It Shine, among plenty of other great teen films.

Which teen drama movies on Netflix do you like the best? Vote up your favorites so that they'll climb to the top of this teen dramas list and add any we may have overlooked.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
kieleamaya05 added Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more

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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
harleyquinnfoothills added 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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You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith You Get Me is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Brent Bonacorso. After breaking up with his perfect girlfriend (Halston Sage), Tyler (Taylor John Smith) meets sexy out-of-towner Holly ...more

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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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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew Daddario

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Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more

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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Shannon Purser, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is a 2018 American teen comedy film directed by Ian Samuels, and a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected ...more

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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Eden Sher, Victoria Justice, Ashley Rickards The Outcasts is a 2017 American teen comedy film directed by Peter Hutchings. The film follows a group of misfit teenagers who band together to overthrow the popular clique at their high school.

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The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by ...more

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Dude is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp Dude is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Olivia Milch. A group of teenage girlfriends deal with life after high school.

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Candy Jar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba Candy Jar is a 2018 comedy film directed by Ben Shelton. An introverted high school girl from a working-class background (Sami Gayle) and her wealthy, debate-team nemesis (Jacob Latimore) can't ...more

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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie

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Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych Edge of Seventeen is a 1998 coming of age romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Moreton, written by Moreton and Todd Stephens, starring Chris Stafford, and co-starring Tina Holmes and ...more

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Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song is a 2011 teen romantic comedy musical film, directed by Damon Santostefano who directed the previous film Another Cinderella Story and starring Lucy Hale, ...more

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name. Light Turner (Nat Wolff) stumbles across a mystical notebook ...more

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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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Laggies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell Laggies is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Lynn Shelton and written by Andrea Seigel. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Kaitlyn Dever, Jeff ...more

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SPF-18 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
SPF-18 Carson Meyer, Noah Centineo, Bianca A. Santos SPF-18 is a 2017 American coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Alex Israel. Penny Cooper (Carson Meyer) spent years pining for the school heartthrob, Johnny Sanders Jr. (Noah ...more

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Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo According to Greta is a 2009 American independent drama film directed by Nancy Bardawil.

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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Coin Heist Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall Coin Heist is a Netflix original crime drama film, written and directed by Emily Hagins, and based on a young-adult novel written by Elisa Ludwig. In the film, a group of students tries to raise ...more

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An Education is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike An Education is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, ...more

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Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they ...more

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Seoul Searching is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Seoul Searching Justin Chon, Jessika Van, In-Pyo Cha