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The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix 

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Updated March 5, 2020 13.5k votes 3.8k voters 138k views 35 items

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.

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 Lov... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
kieleamaya05 added Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

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

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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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

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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You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith

Released: 2017

Directed by: Brent Bonacorso

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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Sierra Burgess Is a Lose... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Shannon Purser, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ian Samuels

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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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew Daddario

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kristin Hanggi

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The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

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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Be Somebody is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Be Somebody Matthew Epinosa, Sarah Jeffery, Allison Paige

Released: 2016

Directed by: Joshua Caldwell

Be Somebody is a 2016 American teen drama film directed by Joshua Caldwell. To escape the stress of fame, a teen pop star (Matthew Epinosa) goes incognito in a small town where he forms a bond ...more
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Nelson

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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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Eden Sher, Victoria Justice, Ashley Rickards

Directed by: Peter Hutchings

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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Tall Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Luke Eisner

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nzingha Stewart

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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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler

Released: 2018

Directed by: Craig Johnson

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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The Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore

Released: 2019

Directed by: William Bindley

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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Dude is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Dude Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Olivia Milch

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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Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Edge of Seventeen Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Moreton

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) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Candy Jar Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Shelton

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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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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River's Edge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
River's Edge

River's Edge is a 2018 Japanese teen drama directed by Isao Yukisada. A group of high school students experience the brutal front of urban isolation after a corpse washes up from the river.

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To the Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
To the Bone Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston

Directed by: Marti Nixon

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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SPF-18 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Carson Meyer, Noah Centineo, Bianca A. Santos

Released: 2017

Directed by: Alex Israel

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) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie

Directed by: Dan Harris

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Then Came You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Hutchings

Then Came You is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hutchings. A terminally ill teenage girl (Maisie Williams) helps a hypochondriac (Asa Butterfield) overcome his fear ...more
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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Saving Zoë is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Saving Zoë Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Christopher Tavarez

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jeffery G Hunt

Saving Zoë is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Jeffery Hunt. Following her sister's murder, Echo (Laura Mareno) is still grieving as she begins high school and starts to cope by trying to figure out what really happened to her sister.

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Carrie Pilby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix
Carrie Pilby