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The Best Teen Movies of 2018 

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Updated May 12, 2020 2.8k votes 710 voters 17.7k views 18 items

Looking for new movies about growing up? Here are the best teen movies of 2018. Featuring high school romcoms and teen dramas, this list of new teen films also includes the latest Netflix original movies. What are the top 2018 teen movies?

Some good 2018 teen movies include To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Eighth Grade, The Kissing Booth, and Love, Simon.

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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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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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Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 2018
Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2018

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.

The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where ...more
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Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 2018
Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle

Released: 2018

Directed by: Scott Speer

Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer, based on the 2006 Japanese film. Sheltered since early childhood due to a rare disease, Katie Price (Bella Thorne) ...more

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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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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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Status Update is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 2018
Status Update Ross Lynch, Olivia Holt, Courtney Eaton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Scott Speer

Status Update is a 2018 American teen comedy romance film directed by Scott Speer. A not-so-popular high schooler named Kyle (Ross Lynch) discovers a new app that brings all of his wildest ...more
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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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Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.

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Daniel Doheny, Eduardo Franco, Geraldine Viswanathan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jake Szymanski

The Package is a 2018 black comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski. When a group of teenage friends goes on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to ...more
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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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The Miseducation of Came... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Movies of 2018
Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher

Released: 2018

Directed by: Desiree Akhavan

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a 2018 American-British drama film directed by Desiree Akhavan, based on the 2012 novel by Emily M. Danforth. In 1993, a teenage girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is ...more
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Elvire Emmanuel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Olivia Newman

First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire Emmanuel) signs up for an all-boys wrestling team at her high school, causing more trouble than she ...more
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Amateur Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles, Brian White

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Koo

Amateur is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Ryan Koo. A rising star basketball player (Michael Rainey Jr.) struggles to fit in with his new basketball team.
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Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker

Released: 2017

Directed by: Max Winkler

Flower is a 2017 American drama film directed by Max Winkler. A sexually curious teen (Zoey Deutch) forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother (Joey Morgan).
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Assassination Nation Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sam Levinson

Assassination Nation is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Sam Levinson. When the people of Salem are targeted in a malicious data hack where all privacy is destroyed and lives are ...more

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Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Kyle Mooney

Released: 2018

Directed by: Augustine Frizzell

Never Goin' Back is a 2018 American drama film directed by Augustine Frizzell. High school dropouts Angela (Maia Mitchell) and Jessie (Camila Morrone) dream of escaping their waitressing jobs at ...more