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The Best Teen Movies Of 2021

Updated September 15, 2021 799 votes 198 voters 13.8k views55 items

The best 2021 teen movies tell coming of age stories that are both comedic and dramatic. Those teen years can be an awkward time and these films capture the most relatable moments. While some of these new teen movies take place in high school, there are films that show the obligations and relationships teens have outside the classroom. One of the latest teen movies this year is To All the Boys: Always and Forever. It is the third and final installment in the popular Netflix film series To All the Boy's I've Loved Before. But which one of these teen films is the best? You get to help decide with your votes.

Vote up your favorite teen movies and help them get to the top of the list. You can also vote down any teen films you never want to see again. But be sure to check back for more teen movies as they are added to the list once they're released in 2021.

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    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen

    Directed byIan Samuels

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a 2021 American sci-fi romantic dramedy film directed by Ian Samuels, based on a short story by Lev Grossman. Two teens who live the same day repeatedly, enabling...  more
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    Moxie

    Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai

    Directed byAmy Poehler

    Moxie is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Amy Poehler, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu. A teenager who lives in Texas organizes a feminist revolution at her high school....  more
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    To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    Noah Centineo, Lana Condor

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

    To All the Boys: Always and Forever is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Michael Fimognari. The romantic life of a teenage girl continues, facing her good and hard times with her...  more
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    Paper Spiders

    Peyton List, Stefania LaVie Owen

    Directed byInon Shampanier

    Paper Spiders is a 2021 American drama film directed by Inon Shampanier. A teen makes a series of tough choices as her mother's paranoid delusions threaten to destroy their loving relationship....  more
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    Don't Tell a Soul

    Rainn Wilson, Fionn Whitehead

    Directed byAlex McAulay

    Don't Tell a Soul is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Alex McAulay. Two thieving teenage brothers, stealing money to help their sick mom, match wits with a troubled security guard stuck at...  more
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    Plan B

    Edi Patterson, Jacob Vargas

    Directed byNatalie Morales

    Plan B is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Natalie Morales. A straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America's heartland...  more
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    Finding 'Ohana

    Kelly Hu, Ke Huy Quan

    Directed byJude Weng

    Finding 'Ohana is a 2021 American family film directed by Jude Weng. Two Brooklyn siblings whose summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on...  more
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    Fear Street: 1994

    Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    Fear Street: 1994 (aka Fear Street) is a 2020 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1994, a group of teenagers find out that the terrifying...  more
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    Shoplifters of the World

    Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane

    Directed byStephen Kijak

    Shoplifters of the World is a 2021 American comedy film directed by Stephen Kijak. A crazy night in the life of four friends reeling from the sudden demise of iconic British band The Smiths, while...  more
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    Fear Street: 1666

    Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    Fear Street: 1666 (aka Fear Street 3) is a 2021 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, and the third of three film adaptions based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1666, a...  more
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    Concrete Cowboy

    Idris Elba, Method Man

    Directed byRicky Staub

    Concrete Cowboy is a 2021 American Western drama film directed by Ricky Staub. A 15-year-old boy from Detroit is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local...  more
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    The Kissing Booth 3

    Joey King, Molly Ringwald

    Directed byVince Marcello

    The Kissing Booth 3 is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello, it is the third installment in the teen film franchise based on the books by Beth Reekles....  more
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    Boogie

    Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige

    Directed byEddie Huang

    Boogie is an 2021 American sports drama film directed by Eddie Huang. An Asian-American basketball phenom from Queens, New York dreams of one day playing in the NBA, while his parents' pressure him...  more
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    The Girl Who Believes in Miracles

    Mira Sorvino, Austyn Johnson

    Directed byRichard Correll

    The Girl Who Believes in Miracles is a 2021 American Christian drama film directed by Richard Correll. A young girl heals a bird, seemingly simply through prayer, and becomes a national celebrity...  more
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    Skater Girl

    Amy Maghera, Waheeda Rehman​

    Directed byManjari Makijany

    Skater Girl is a 2021 Indian-American coming-of-age sports drama film directed by Manjari Makijany. When a teen in rural India discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding, she faces a rough...  more
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    He's All That

    Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan

    Directed byMark Waters

    He's All That is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Mark Waters, and a gender-swapped remake of She's All That (1999). Padgett Sawyer (Addison Rae) accepts a challenge to turn the...  more
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    The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

    Madeline Brewer, Oliver Cooper

    Directed byBennett Lasseter

    The Ultimate Playlist of Noise is a 2021 American music drama directed by Bennett Lasseter. After learning he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf, an audio-obsessed high school...  more
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    Here Are the Young Men

    Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole

    Directed byEoin Macken

    Here Are the Young Men is a 2020 Irish drama film directed by Eoin Macken, based on the novel of the same name by Rob Doyle. Dublin teenagers Matthew, nihilistic Rez, and the deranged Kearney, leave...  more
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    Sophie Jones

    Chase Offerle, Sam Kamerman

    Directed byJessie Barr

    Sophie Jones is a 2021 American drama film directed by Jessie Barr. After her mother's death, a sixteen-year-old girl tries everything she can to feel something again and make it through high school....  more
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    Come True

    Skylar Radzion, Landon Liboiron

    Directed byAnthony Scott Burns

    Come True is a 2021 American science fiction horror film directed by Anthony Scott Burns. A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind...  more
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    The Water Man

    Rosario Dawson, Maria Bello

    Directed byDavid Oyelowo

    The Water Man is a 2020 American drama film directed by David Oyelowo. A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers....  more
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    Double Dad

    Maisa Silva, Eduardo Moscovis

    Directed byCris D'Amato

    Double Dad (aka Pai em Dobro) is a 2021 Brazilian family comedy film directed by Cris D'Amato. While her mom is away, a teen sneaks out of the hippie commune where she lives and embarks on a...  more
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    John and the Hole

    Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall

    Directed byPascual Sisto

    John and the Hole is a 2021 American drama film directed by Pascual Sisto. A coming of age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid (Charlie Shotwell) who holds his...  more
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    Let Us In

    Tobin Bell, Lauren Stamile

    Directed byCraig Moss

    Let Us In is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Craig Moss. A 12-year-old girl is ostracized in her small town for something she never did. When there’s a rash of missing...  more
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    Slalom

    Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier

    Directed byCharlène Favier

    Slalom is a 2020 French sports drama film directed by Charlène Favier. Under the guidance of a strict ex champion, a promising 15 year old girl trains as a professional skiing star enduring physical...  more