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The Best Teen Parody Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the movies that do the best job of spoofing the genre.

This is a list of the best teen parody movies.  Teen films on their own can run the gamut of being overly dramatic, overly stupid, and sometimes both; thus, teen spoof movies are born. Teen movie spoofs can take seminal moments, tropes, or dialogue from teen movies and turn them into its own comedic currency. The top teen parody films usually assume that its audience is familiar with teen films from the past, which keeps the filmmakers from having to dumb down the jokes. Movies like The Breakfast Club and Risky Business have such memorable scenes, that even if you haven’t seen the films you’ll recognize the references in these satirical teen films.

Teen satirical movies are kind of lucky in a sense that teen films can be broken down into multiple subgenres; there’s teen dramas, teen comedies, teen horror, etc. So, they literally have all genres to fall back on, not just John Hughes movies.

So, if your parents are out of town, invite all your friends over to your house to check out the most epic list of the top teen parody films. If you and/or your friends don’t like the rankings, rank the films yourselves and you'll be in with the popular kids before you know it. Don't see your favorite teen spoof movie? Add it to the list and check back to see how other users rank your selections.

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more
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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Parody 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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth
Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Parody 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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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more
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Not Another Teen Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart
Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released on December 14, 2001 by Columbia Pictures. It is a parody of teen movies which had accumulated in ...more
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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.
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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan
Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more
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Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier
Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, and Judy Greer as girls in an exclusive clique in ...more
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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers
This film is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer after his ...more
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One Crazy Summer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Demi Moore, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven
One Crazy Summer is a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland, and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. The ...more
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Wet Hot American Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler
Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, ...more
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But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader ...more
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High School High is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Tia Carrere, Jon Lovitz, Louise Fletcher
High School High is a 1996 comedy film about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Louise Fletcher, Malinda Williams, and ...more
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Election is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more
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Saved! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker
Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more
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Cry-Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Parody Movies
Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop
Cry-Baby is a 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker, and also features a ...more