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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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Cyberbully is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. ...more

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High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 4 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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High School Musical 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
High School Musical 2 Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale The kids from East Side High are back in High School Musical 2! Check out these exclusive podcasts for interviews with all your favorite stars and inside information on this summer's hottest

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Teen Spirit is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Keith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Keith Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney, Elisabeth Harnois Keith is a 2008 American, independent drama film directed by Todd Kessler. It was written by Todd Kessler and David Zabel based on the short story "Keith" by author Ron Carlson, from ...more

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Vampire Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant

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Lemonade Mouth is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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) 11 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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Be Somebody is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Be Somebody Melvin Jackson Jr., Musa Lee

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maritaisabell_ added Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Denise Richards, Indiana Evans, Christopher Atkins Blue Lagoon: The Awakening is an American television film that premiered on Lifetime on June 16, 2012. Indiana Evans and Brenton Thwaites star in this film, which is a remake of the 1980 film ...more

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It's a Boy Girl Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
It's a Boy Girl Thing Sharon Osbourne, Kevin Zegers, Brooke D'Orsay It's a Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Nick Hurran and written by Geoff Deane, starring Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers and set in the United States but produced in ...more

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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 15 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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maritaisabell_ added Dear John Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins Dear John is a 2010 American romantic drama-war film starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. It was made by Screen Gems, a Sony company. It was released theatrically in North America on ...more

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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film's plot centers on a group of ...more

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Behaving Badly Selena Gomez, Heather Graham, Elisabeth Shue Behaving Badly is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Tim Garrick, which is the film adaptation of the 2000 Ric Browde autobiographical novel While I'm Dead Feed the Dog. It ...more

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 20 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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White Bird in a Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
White Bird in a Blizzard Eva Green, Shailene Woodley, Angela Bassett White Bird in a Blizzard is a 2014 American drama thriller film co-produced, written, and directed by Gregg Araki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Laura Kasischke and stars ...more

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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Romeo and Juliet Paul Giamatti, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis Romeo and Juliet is a 2013 drama romance film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei.

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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

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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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License to Drive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
License to Drive Heather Graham, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim License to Drive is a 1988 teen adventure film starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Heather Graham, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Michael Manasseri, and Nina Siemaszko. The film was written by Neil ...more

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Forever Strong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Forever Strong Sean Astin, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Dayton Badgley Forever Strong is a sports film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and released on September 26, 2008. The film stars Sean Faris, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Penn ...more

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The Sisterhood of Night is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Storm Rider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant
Storm Rider Storm Rider is a 2013 family drama film directed by Craig Clyde.

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Horse for Summer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Drama Movies on Netflix Instant