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The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships 

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Updated May 11, 2020 1.9k votes 323 voters 18.6k views 26 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.

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jason Moore

Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. After finding out his crush ...more

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Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more

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Ghost World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Teri Garr

Released: 2001

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes, with a screenplay cowritten by Daniel Clowes and Terry ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Little Darlings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon

Released: 1980

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring Armand Assante and Matt Dillon. It was directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. The screenplay was written by ...more

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The Sisterhood of the Tr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more

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Dick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with Sheryl Longin. It is a parody retelling the events of the Watergate scandal which ended the presidency ...more

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Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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Banana Split is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Banana Split Tasha Babers, Tyler Barnes, Jacob Batalon

Released: 2020

Directed by: Benjamin Kasulke

Banana Split is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Benjamin Kasulke. Two teenage girls develop a great friendship over the course of a summer despite one of them dating the other's

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

Released: 2003

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Thirteen is a 2003 semi-autobiographical American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed based on events in Reed's life at age twelve and thirteen. ...more

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The Sisterhood of the Tr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Blake Lively, Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sanaa Hamri

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast return to star in the movie, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. ...more

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Never Rarely Sometimes A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin, Talia Ryder

Released: 2020

Directed by: Eliza Hittman

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American and British drama film directed by Eliza Hittman. Two teenage cousins from Pennsylvania (Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder) embark on a journey to ...more
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Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Steve Carell, Summer Glau, Jane Lynch

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

Sleepover is a 2004 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington, Sara Paxton, Brie Larson, Steve Carell and Jeff Garlin.

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House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gina Kamentsky

House Bunny is a 2010 animation short film directed by Gina Kamentsky.
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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

Released: 2006

Directed by: Betty Thomas

This film is a 2006 American high school comedy romance film, directed by Betty Thomas. The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker ...more

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The Clique is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Bridgit Mendler, Elizabeth Gillies, Vanessa Marano

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

The Clique is a 2008 direct-to-DVD film directed by Michael Lembeck, based on the popular teen novel series by author Lisi Harrison. The film was produced through Alloy Entertainment and ...more
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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more

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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

Released: 1996

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming. A group of four teenage girls (Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True) pursue witchcraft and ...more

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The Babysitters Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
The Babysitters Club Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook
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Nancy Drew and the Hidde... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham

Released: 2019

Directed by: Katt Shea

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is a 2019 American mystery drama film directed by Katt Shea, loosely based on the book by Carolyn Keene AKA Mildred Wirt Benson. A bit of an outsider ...more