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The Best Teen Romance Movies

Updated October 20, 2020 514.6k votes 74.4k voters 4.2m views200 items

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 the tribulations of young love. These movies don’t just cover teenagers dealing with their first loves. There are also themes of coming of age, angst, parental issues, heartbreaking sadness, 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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  • 1
    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    3,730

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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    A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    The Duff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Duff

    Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne

    Released2015

    Directed byAri Sandel

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Bef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

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  • 8
    She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • 9
    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • 10
    The First Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    2,178

    The First Time

    Victoria Justice, Molly Quinn

    Released2012

    Directed byJon Kasdan

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  • 11
    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Me Before You is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Me Before You

    Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

    Directed byThea Sharrock

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Prince and Me

    Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson

    Released2004

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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  • 15
    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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  • 16
    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    4,385

    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • 17
    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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  • 18
    The Perks of Being a Wallflowe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

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  • 19
    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • 20
    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 21
    Dear John is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Dear John

    Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum

    Released2010

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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    The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney

    Released2018

    Directed byVince Marcello

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  • 23
    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    Warm Bodies

    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews

    Released2004

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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