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The Best Movies About Teenage Girl Friendships

Updated May 11, 2020 2.4k votes 359 voters 21.5k 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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    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Released2001

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

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    Directed byGil Junger

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    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

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    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

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    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

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    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1980

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Steve Carell, Summer Glau

    Released2004

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    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

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