Teens The Best Teen Romance Movies  

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A list of the best teen romance movies, ranked by love-obsessed fans of all ages. Throughout film history, one of the most beloved, popular, and relatable movie genres has been the teen romance. Moviegoers of all ages, from heartbroken teenagers to nostalgic seniors, have enjoyed sitting in a dark theater to watch the newest film depicting two young lovers. These movies don’t just cover teenagers dealing with their first loves. There are also themes of coming of age, angst, parental issues, and feelings of alienation, which is why so many people can relate to these good teenage romance movies. The teen love movies on this list range from 1960s classics to current takes on the tropes. These great romance movies feature tons of teen drama for your viewing pleasure. 

The teen romance movies on this list sometimes also fit into other genres. Musicals like Grease and West Side Story have become among the most popular movies of all time not just because of the fantastic music, but also because of the reoccurring themes, like first loves, that pop up. Many teen romances are often based on classic stories. For instance, Clueless is based on Jane Austen’s Emma, and Easy A is based on The Scarlett Letter. Who doesn't love a good high school romance movie?

What are the best high school romance movies of all time? This list covers the top teen romance movies from classics like Dirty Dancing to newer depictions like the zombie romance, Warm Bodies. Whether you love sweeping dramas or teenage romantic comedies, there's a movie for everyone to fall in love with here. At the end of the day, if you love good love movies, you'll enjoy most of these top romantic movies for teens.

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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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7,847 4,180
Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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10,484 3,882
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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8,915 3,191
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
lydiagfields99 added Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

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9,738 3,716
Clueless is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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10,454 2,750
A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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10,939 2,532
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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10,222 3,139
Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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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6,570 2,626
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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10,268 2,206
She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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5,801 2,241
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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6,291 1,362
The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Artie_Moon added Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more

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6,773 2,157
The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more

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7,529 2,169
Easy A is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more

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5,144 1,772
She's All That is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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6,988 2,175
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
peacebuckner added Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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7,475 1,456
The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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8,355 2,388
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Yana_Verhoeven added Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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4,472 1,609
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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5,202 1,624
High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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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3,692 1,701
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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5,994 1,654
17 Again is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry 17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance accident. The film also features ...more

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4,045 1,505
13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
no name added Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo 13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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3,973 1,421
What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
feliciadize added Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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4,050 1,727
Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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4,305 1,604
Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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6,994 1,608
If I Stay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
kellybells23 added Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Stacy Keach If I Stay is an American romantic drama film directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, ...more

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5,037 1,339
Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
JenAnistonFriends added Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. Wild Child is Richardson's last on-screen ...more

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5,638 1,044
Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Mariam Avqofashvili added Lily Collins, Sam Claflin Love, Rosie is a 2014 British-German romantic comedy-drama film directed by Christian Ditter, based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. Best friends since they were kids, Alex ...more

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3,567 1,201
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
ewill0413 added Miley cyrus, Liam hemsworth The Last Song is a 2010 American coming of age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature ...more

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
no name added 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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1,397 1,280
Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe in his directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest ...more

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2,705 1,611
Juno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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2,904 1,347
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell Footloose is a 2011 American dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. The ...more

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4,296 943
Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 teen romantic comedy musical dance film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. The film was released directly to ...more

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2,388 492
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Georgia Rose added Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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High School Musical 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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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2,582 1,111
The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more

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2,187 1,183
Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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1,139 22
To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart 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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1,816 937
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Artie_Moon added Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished ...more

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3,119 1,089
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song is a 2011 teen romantic comedy musical film, directed by Damon Santostefano who directed the previous film Another Cinderella Story and starring Lucy Hale, ...more

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
feliciadize added Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
courtneythevamps added Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The ...more

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LOL is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
riyarocks5 added Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene LOL is a 2011 American coming of age comedy-drama-romance film directed by Lisa Azuelos, written by Azuelos and Kamir Aïnouz. The film is a remake of the 2008 French film LOL. It stars ...more

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Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider Sydney White also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a 2007 teen comedy film starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, and Matt Long, and based on the story of Snow White and the Seven

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
BobbyCody added 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