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The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships

Updated May 11, 2020 2.4k votes 334 voters 19.9k 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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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

    Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the... more on Wikipedia

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written... more on Wikipedia

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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
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

    Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more on Wikipedia
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    Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghost World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Released2001

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

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

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    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia
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    Little Darlings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Little Darlings

    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1980

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring... more on Wikipedia

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    Dick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Dick

    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell

    Released1999

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The... more on Wikipedia
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    Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira... more on Wikipedia
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    Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Sleepover

    Steve Carell, Summer Glau

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Nussbaum

    Sleepover is a 2004 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega, Mika... more on Wikipedia

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    Banana Split is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Banana Split

    Tasha Babers, Tyler Barnes

    Released2020

    Directed byBenjamin Kasulke

    Banana Split is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Benjamin Kasulke. Two teenage girls... more on Wikipedia

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    Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Thirteen

    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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    The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    The DUFF

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

    Released2015

    Directed byAri Sandel

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

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    House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    House Bunny

    Anna Faris, Colin Hanks

    Released2010

    Directed byGina Kamentsky

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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Released2008

    Directed bySanaa Hamri

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    John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    The Babysitters Club is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    The Babysitters Club

    Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair
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    The Clique is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    The Clique

    Bridgit Mendler, Elizabeth Gillies

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    The Clique is a 2008 direct-to-DVD film directed by Michael Lembeck, based on the popular teen... more on Wikipedia
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    The Craft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

    Released1996

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Crossroads

    Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana

    Released2002

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Crossroads is a 2002 American comedy-drama road film set in Georgia. Directed by Tamra Davis... more on Wikipedia
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    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Stai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships
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    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

    Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee

    Released2019

    Directed byKatt Shea

    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is a 2019 American mystery drama film directed by Katt... more on Wikipedia
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