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The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships  

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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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more
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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow
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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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
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
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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Little Darlings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon
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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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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Dick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds
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) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher
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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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis
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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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne
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) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter
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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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Stai... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham
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
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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Blake Lively, Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel
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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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow
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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House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone
House Bunny is a 2010 animation short film directed by Gina Kamentsky.
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Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Steve Carell, Summer Glau, Jane Lynch
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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The Clique is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Bridgit Mendler, Elizabeth Gillies, Vanessa Marano
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 High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
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) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor
The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film's plot centers on a group of ...more
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The Babysitters Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
The Babysitters Club Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook
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Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Dan Aykroyd
Crossroads is a 2002 American comedy-drama road film set in Georgia. Directed by Tamra Davis and written by Shonda Rhimes, the film stars Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, ...more