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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 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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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Rosman

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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The Fault in Our Stars ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Artie_Moon added Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

Released: 2014

Directed by: Josh Boone

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
feliciadize added Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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The First Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
milanserbia added Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Han Yan

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The Perks of Being a Wal... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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To All the Boys I've Lov... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Yana_Verhoeven added Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jason Moore

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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Burr Steers

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
peacebuckner added Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

Released: 2014

Directed by: Neil Burger

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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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