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The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix  

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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
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
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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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew Daddario
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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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 Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Candy Jar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Dude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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The Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore
The Last Summer is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by William Bindley. A group of young people in Chicago comes together during the summer before they head off to college.
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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush
Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes
The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy ...more
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SPF-18 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie
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To the Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston
To the Bone is a 2017 American drama film, written and directed by Marti Noxon. The film follows a girl named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she battles anorexia.
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Tall Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Tall Girl Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Luke Eisner
Tall Girl is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nzingha Stewart. That tallest girl in school, Jodi (Ava Michelle) decides to embrace her height.
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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The New Romantic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
The New Romantic
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Laggies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Keira Knightley, Chloƫ 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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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
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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Emo (the Musical) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Emo (the Musical) Kristen Cunningham, Gary Samolin, Stephen Wainrib
Emo (the Musical) is a 2013 short film written and directed by Neil Triffett.