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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 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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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Grease is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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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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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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The Fault in Our Stars ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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The Perks of Being a Wal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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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
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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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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
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Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Romance Movies
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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