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List of All Teen Movies

Updated March 9, 2021 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.


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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by...  more

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  • 2

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John...  more

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  • 3

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale
    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly...  more

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  • 4

    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid
    American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and...  more

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  • 5

    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman
    The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer...  more

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  • 6


    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen
    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill...  more

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  • 7

    The Breakfast Club

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

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  • 8

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and...  more

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  • 9

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich
    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard...  more

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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin
    The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The...  more

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  • 11


    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene
    Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of...  more

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  • 12


    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy
    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It...  more

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  • 13

    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and...  more

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  • 14


    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
    Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and...  more

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  • 15

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio
    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G....  more

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  • 16


    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page
    Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by...  more

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards
    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John...  more

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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke
    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter...  more

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    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven
    Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron...  more

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  • 20

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder
    Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and...  more

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  • 21

    Stand by Me

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman
    Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob...  more

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  • 22

    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An...  more

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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  • 24

    Mean Girls

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

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper
    Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene...  more

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