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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 if you live in a town where dancing is outlawed, unlike in High School Musical. Other top teen dramas on Netflix include Heathers, Twilight, and Can't Buy Me Love. This list also includes teen comedies, like Mean Girls, Behaving Badly, and Vampire Academy.

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. If you want to make a case for your faves, join the discussion in the comments section.

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High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, ...more

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You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
You Get Me 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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Be Somebody is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Be Somebody Melvin Jackson Jr., Musa Lee

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High School Musical 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
High School Musical 2 Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school student Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) stresses over getting a job, with the price of college expenses looming on ...more

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Teen Spirit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Teen Spirit Cassie Scerbo, Chris Zylka, Rhoda Griffis Teen Spirit is a 2011 drama film written by David Kendall, Kathryn McCullough and Bob Young and directed by Gil Junger.

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Lemonade Mouth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Lemonade Mouth Bridgit Mendler, Christopher McDonald, Tisha Campbell-Martin Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 musical drama film based on the book of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and written by April Blair, and stars Bridgit ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Heathers 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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Let It Shine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Let It Shine Indiana Evans, Tyler James Williams, Courtney B. Vance Let It Shine is a 2012 musical television film that premiered on Disney Channel. It features an ensemble cast of Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson and Brandon Mychal Smith. The ...more

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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
The Outcasts 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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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to ...more

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Death Note 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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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie

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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Some Freaks 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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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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The Sisterhood of Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
The Sisterhood of Night Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Willa Cuthrell

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Super Dark Times is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Super Dark Times Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino Super Dark Times is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Kevin Phillips. After covering up a gruesome accident, best friends Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) struggle to ...more

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Loco Love Barbara Eden, Laura Harring, Gerardo

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Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is a 2017 American comedy drama crime film directed by Sydney Freeland. When their mother is taken to jail, sisters Deidra (Ashleigh Murray) and Laney (Rachel ...more

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The UnMiracle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
The UnMiracle Stephen Baldwin, Amy Lyndon, Kevin Sorbo

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Seoul Searching is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Seoul Searching Justin Chon, Jessika Van, In-Pyo Cha

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Horse for Summer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant

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The Transfiguration is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
The Transfiguration Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Jelly Bean The Transfiguration is a 2016 American horror drama film written and directed by Michael O'Shea. When troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin), who is fascinated with vampires, meets the equally ...more