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The Best Teen Movies Of 2021

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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  • Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman
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    4

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Licorice Pizza is a 2021 American comedy drama directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around, and going through the treacherous navigation of  ...more
  • Lili Taylor, Stefania Owen
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    23

    Directed byInon Shampanier

    A teen makes a series of tough choices as her mother's paranoid delusions threaten to destroy their loving relationship.  ...more
  • Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant
    10
    3

    Directed byJonathan Butterell

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a 2020 British-American Musical directed by Jonathan Butterell. Jamie New (Max Harwood) is a teenager from Sheffield, England who wants to be a drag queen.  ...more
  • Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard
    10
    3

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a 2021 American supernatural-fantasy comedy film directed by Jason Reitman, and the fourth film in the franchise. When a small Oklahoma town starts experiencing a series of  ...more
  • Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink
    13
    6

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    Fear Street: 1978 (aka Fear Street 2) is a 2021 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, and the second of three film adaptions based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1978, Camp  ...more
  • Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch
    21
    11

    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
  • Ben Platt, Amy Adams
    9
    4

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    Dear Evan Hansen is a 2021 American coming-of-age musical teen drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the 2015 stage musical. An anxious, isolated high-school student aches for  ...more
  • Noah Centineo, Lana Condor
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    67

    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
  • Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen
    73
    44

    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
  • Gingle Wang, Meng-Po Fu
    4
    1

    Directed byJohn Hsu

    Detention (aka Fanxiao) is a 2021 Taiwanese horror mystery film directed by John Hsu. Set in Taiwan during the 'White Terror' period of martial law, a high school girl who awakens in an empty school,  ...more
  • Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan
    4
    1

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    The Tender Bar is a 2021 American coming-of-age drama film directed by George Clooney, an adaptation of the 2005 memoir by J. R. Moehringer. A boy seeks a replacement for his father, who disappeared  ...more
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley
    4
    1

    Directed byMichael Dowse

    8-Bit Christmas is a 2021 American Christmas comedy film directed by Michael Dowse, based upon his novel of the same name. A ten-year-old boy, Jake Doyle, attempts to get the latest gaming system for  ...more
  • Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe
    4
    1

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Belfast is a 2021 British-Irish coming of age drama-comedy film directed by Kenneth Branagh. A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son's  ...more
  • Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai
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    63

    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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    Fear Street: 1994

    Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch
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    13

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that's plagued their notorious town for centuries.
  • Keith David, Asjha Cooper
    6
    3

    Directed byMaritte Lee Go

    Black as Night is a 2021 American horror movie directed by Maritte Lee Go. A teenaged girl with low self-esteem who finds confidence upon hunting the vampires who prey on victims in New Orleans, with  ...more
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    3

    Directed byBilly Dickson

    Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat is a 2021 American family comedy directed by Billy Dickson. Overcoming bullies and his own mentality, a 10-year-old must destroy Dr. Chuckle's  ...more
  • Serban Lazarovici, Bogdan Zamfir
    3
    1

    Directed byRadu Jude

    Uppercase Print is a 2021 Romanian drama film directed by Radu Jude. The story of Mugur Calinescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote graffiti messages of protest against the regime of dictator Nicolae  ...more
  • Mira Sorvino, Austyn Johnson
    13
    9

    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
  • Chase Offerle, Sam Kamerman
    10
    7

    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
  • Joey King, Molly Ringwald
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    27

    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
  • Kai Luke Brummer, Barbara-Marié Immelman
    6
    4

    Directed byOliver Hermanus

    Moffie is a 2019 South African-British romantic biographical war drama film co-written and directed by Oliver Hermanus. Two gay characters Nicholas van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) and Dylan Stassen  ...more
  • Jaclyn Corin, Samantha Fuentes
    6
    4

    Directed byKim A. Snyder

    Us Kids is a 2020 American political activism documentary film directed by Kim A. Snyder. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida speak out against the national gun-violence  ...more
  • Bill Nighy, Victoria Hill
    6
    4

    Directed byTim Brown

    Buckley's Chance is a 2021 Australian-Canadian family drama film directed by Tim Brown. Lost and alone in the harsh Australian Outback, 12-year-old Ridley finds an unlikely ally in a wild dog.  ...more
  • Daniel Dae Kim, Wilmer Valderrama
    6
    4

    Directed byEsteban Arango

    Blast Beat is an American coming of age drama film directed by Esteban Arango. When a family leaves their native Colombia for the United States in the summer of '99, a metalhead science prodigy and  ...more