Teen Movies The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies  

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Ah, teen agnst! From romance to friendship to academics, everything feels so much more dramatic when you're at that age. Ergo, guilty pleasure teen movies are ripe with entertainment value. These cheesy teen films are over-the-top enough to help you escape reality for a few hours. 

Why are corny teen films so fun? Their plot lines are often ridiculous, the actors are sometimes too old to play teenagers, and the dialogue can be abysmal. But hey - adult life is rough. These movies may be kind of dumb, but isn't it nice to remember a time when your biggest problems revolved around unrequited crushes and petty squabbles with your parents? These are easy films that don't demand a lot of attention from the viewer, making them great when you're in need of some escapism.

Vote up the best guilty pleasure teen movies below!

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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37 5
Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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30 9
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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30 11
10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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24 8
Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon
Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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25 9
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner
The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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26 11
13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo
13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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19 5
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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28 13
A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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21 9
Easy A is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more

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14 3
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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21 11
Step Up is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D
Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged ...more

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19 10
The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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20 11
American Pie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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16 8
17 Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry
17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance incident. The film also features ...more

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12 5
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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14 7
Juno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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15 8
I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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12 6
Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco
Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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15 9
She's All That is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim
She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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10 5
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more

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10 6
Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid
Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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9 5
The Craft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor
The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film's plot centers on a group of ...more

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13 10
What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more

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8 5
Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
HelenaRustadCarlsen added Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

A rebellious american teen is forced to go to a british boarding school by her father.

Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. Wild Child is Richardson's last on-screen ...more