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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies

Updated April 24, 2020 1.9k votes 187 voters 4.4k views34 items

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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
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

    Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the... more

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written... more

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    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and... more
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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

    Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck. A clean-cut high school... more
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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more

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    Step Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing... more

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    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and... more
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    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

    She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and... more

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    American Pie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

    American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and... more

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

    A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff,... more
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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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    I Know What You Did Last Summe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1997

    Directed byJim Gillespie

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    Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    17 Again is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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    What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Teen Movies
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    What a Girl Wants

    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston

    Released2003

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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