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The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships

Updated May 11, 2020 2.5k votes 374 voters 22.4k views26 items

They have plenty of boyfriend drama and high school politics, but deep bonds of friendship are at the heart of these outstanding movies about teen girls. The best teen girl movies feature talented young actresses dealing with a variety of heartaches and hilarious challenges as they come of age. This is a list of the best teen friendship movies including everything from Clueless to Pitch Perfect to Ghost World.

What films will you pick to top this list of the top teen friendship movies? High school cliques are often formed by friends who are also rivals – a phenomenon that Tina Fey perfectly captured with her witty and winning screenplay for Mean Girls. Heathers is another darkly entertaining teen girl friendship movie that illustrates the dangerous of being in with the in-crowd. The friendship between Linda and Stacy is one of the cornerstones of the 1982 classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Other good movies featured here include Bend It Like Beckham, Thirteen, and Now and Then.

Do you have a favorite teenage girl friendship movie? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list, and add any great films that are missing.

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    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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    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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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union
    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and...  more

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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks
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    Bring It On

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

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    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell
    Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with...  more

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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci
    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and...  more

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    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi
    Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic...  more

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty
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    Little Darlings

    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The...  more

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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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    The DUFF

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell
    The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by...  more

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    House Bunny

    Anna Faris, Colin Hanks
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    Banana Split

    Tasha Babers, Tyler Barnes
    Banana Split is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Benjamin Kasulke. Two teenage girls...  more


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    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood
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    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney
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    The Clique

    Bridgit Mendler, Elizabeth Gillies
    The Clique is a 2008 direct-to-DVD film directed by Michael Lembeck, based on the popular teen...  more
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn
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    Steve Carell, Summer Glau
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    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush
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    The Babysitters Club

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    Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee
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    Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin
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