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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 films on this list range from 1960s classics to current takes on the tropes.

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 choices.

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10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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7,666 2,574
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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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5,686 2,603
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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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7,069 2,680
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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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7,412 1,884
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shygirl added A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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6,161 1,939
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
lydiagfields99 added Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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7,505 2,100
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Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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8,185 1,770
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A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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7,677 1,606
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She's the Man Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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4,892 1,832
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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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4,069 1,594
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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3,725 1,153
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She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

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5,632 1,482
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Easy A Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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6,476 1,639
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Yana_Verhoeven added Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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5,393 1,022
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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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5,262 1,536
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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3,295 1,087
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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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3,954 819
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Artie_Moon added The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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5,103 1,498
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peacebuckner added Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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3,317 1,022
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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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2,641 1,136
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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4,498 1,186
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17 Again Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

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2,816 992
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no name added 13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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2,970 983
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What a Girl Wants Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

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2,939 1,148
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Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

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5,406 1,152
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kellybells23 added If I Stay Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Stacy Keach

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3,751 925
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JenAnistonFriends added Wild Child Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

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3,329 1,122
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Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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3,397 551
The Duff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
feliciadize added The Duff Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

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Mariam Avqofashvili added Love, Rosie Lily Collins, Sam Claflin

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Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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2,060 1,121
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Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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2,206 641
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no name added Dear John Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins

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2,647 479
The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
The Last Song Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston

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2,181 944
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Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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1,047 902
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Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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1,767 569
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shygirl added Footloose Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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2,932 601
Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
shygirl added Another Cinderella Story Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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1,720 869
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Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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1,821 574
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High School Musical 2 Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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1,891 803
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

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2,238 708
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shygirl added A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

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1,326 562
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feliciadize added Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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1,988 883
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courtneythevamps added The Spectacular Now Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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1,308 280
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Georgia Rose added The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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1,589 489
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shygirl added Sydney White Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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3,056 956
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riyarocks5 added LOL Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

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1,238 525
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Artie_Moon added Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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4,292 974
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milanserbia added The First Time Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen

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1,747 580
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron