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The Best Teen Romance Movies  

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List Rules Vote up all the best movies that you related to as a young, impressionable teenager.

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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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner
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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
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Grease is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
peacebuckner added Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd
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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas
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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
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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
13
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Yana_Verhoeven added Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow
14
The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow
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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
feliciadize added Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell
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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
no name added Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo
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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim
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High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron
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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
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Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy