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List of All Teen Movies

Updated August 28, 2020 1.4m views1.2k items

List RulesRanked loosely by popularity, since there are over 1K films. Use the Filter function to search.

This list of all the best teen movies ever made is the perfect place to discover new movies for teenagers. Teen movies rose to popularity in the 1980s with films like Can't Buy Me Love and Stand By Me. Since then, the genre has taken on a life of its own, with many teen movies hitting the big screen and teen movies have become one of the most popular films today. Many classic comedy movies are also teen movies. The same goes for horror. While the tone of the films on this teenage movie list can vary, they all center around relatable teen characters.

Many of the films on this teenage movies list are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This teen movie list can also be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of teen films also contains teen movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This teen films list can also be copied to start your own. Also check out Ranker's guide to the best teen and high school movies ever.

Be sure to check out The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime and The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix for movies you can stream. 

For related movie lists, check out Ranker's lists of the best teen and high school movies, romantic comedy films, and family films.


  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High1

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off2

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Donnie Darko3

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale


    Directed byRichard Kelly

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  • American Pie4

    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid


    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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

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  • The Lost Boys5

    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Superbad6


    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen


    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Breakfast Club7

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street8

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund


    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Dazed and Confused9

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich


    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Goonies10

    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin


    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Twilight11


    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene


    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • Clueless12


    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • Dirty Dancing13

    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey


    Directed byEmile Ardolino

    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Grease14


    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John


    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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  • The Karate Kid15

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio


    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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  • Juno16


    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page


    Directed byJason Reitman

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  • Halloween17


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards


    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Dead Poets Society18

    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke


    Directed byPeter Weir

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Say Anything...19

    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven


    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Napoleon Dynamite20

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder


    Directed byJared Hess

    Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Stand by Me21

    Stand by Me

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman


    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Edward Scissorhands22

    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder


    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Outsiders23

    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Mean Girls24

    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams


    Directed byMark Waters

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  • Hoosiers25


    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper


    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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