Best Teenagers Movies You Can’t Grow Up Without Watching This Movies
Being a teenager is hard, which is why there are tons of amazing teen movies documenting the experience. These are the one you definitely can’t return without having watched!
1. THE KISSING BOOTH
This is the Netflix original movie will give you ALL the feel like. In it, high school student Elle finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush (and her best friend older bother when she signs up to run to take a kissing booth at the spring carnival. The movie goes through all of the twists and turns of an crush, like when you want them to bad but they can’t have them, and then you get them As well as and it feels literally adorable and unreal. What makes it all even cutter, though, is that the couple in the movie are actually dating in real life (and they fell for each other on set!). jacob elordi and joey king are total goals.
2. (MEAN GIRLS) (2004)
You GO Glen Coco “Stop trying to make *fetch* happen. It’s not going to happen!” “On Wednesdays we wear pink!” “You can’t sit with us you ranke up the teen movie by how many icon lines and dialogue will live on forever, Mean Girls would definitely lead the pack. So many classics!
3. “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” (1999)
This flick may be based on the Shakespeare that play The Taming of the Shrew, but you definitely won’t feel like the you’re sitting in English class while watching it. You have to watch this classic movie if only to see the late Heath Ledger singing “You’re Just to Good to Be True” accompanied by an entire marching band. Classic.
4. “EASY A” (2010)
If you’re looking for some way to make your required reading of The Scarlett Letter more bearable, watch this teen movie starring Emma Stone. You won’t regret it.
5. “SHE’S ALL THAT” (1999)
The thing about ’90s teen movies is that they pretty much all revolved around a popular guy making a stupid bet to woo an outcast girl and then regretting it when the tables turn and the girl ends up wooing them. She’s All That is no exception. One of the scenes, now known as the Laney Boggs makeover, went down in history and is parodied extensively since the nerdy character’s transformation from dork to most beautiful girl in school literally consisted of taking off her glasses and getting a trim.
6. “BRING IT ON” (2000)
While Bring It On looks like your typical cheerleading competition teen flick on its surface, it’s actually a spot-on commentary on the very real issue of cultural appropriation.
7. “A CINDERELLA STORY” (2004)
This present-day reimagining of Cinderella starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray is the gift that keeps on giving. The first movie was a classic (that final scene where Sam and Austin kiss on the bleachers in the rain is EVERYTHING), but it also spawned three sequels starring Lucy Hale, Selena Gomez, and Sofia Carson.
8. “A WALK TO REMEMBER” (2002)
A Walk to Remember is all about a high school student named Landon who finds himself falling in love with a school outcast named Jamie when he’s forced to do community service with her. But right when Landon accepts Jamie is his soul mate and drops his coolest-guy-at-school act, he gets the devastating news that Jamie has terminal cancer. It was basically 2002’s The Fault in Our Stars, only with musical breaks.
9. “THE PRINCESS DIARIES” (2001)
Everyone dreams of finding out they’re a princess. When an awkward high school sophomore named Mia Thermopolis finds out that she’s the Princess of the fictional country of Genovia, her life completely changes. But being a princess is not easy, as you’ll find out when you watch this Disney classic starring Anne Hathaway.
10. “NEVER BEEN KISSED” (1999)
You’re 16 and never been kissed? Well, you’re not alone. Never Been Kissed is all about a 25-year-old journalist who’s never been kissed. She goes undercover as a student at a high school for a story. While undercover, she begins to fall in love. Only problem is, it’s with her English teacher. Basically, this movie had the whole student/teacher forbidden romance thing going way before Aria met Ezra in Pretty Little Liars.
11. “13 GOING ON 30” (2004)
This classic follows Jenna Rink, a 13-year-old outcast who’s wish to grow up and escape the horrors of high school has come true. She wakes up in her 30-year-old body to find that she’s a super cool editor at a major magazine in New York City. Although she loves her new and improved life at first, she quickly finds out that being grown up isn’t that much easier than being 13. Just one warning: I’d like to tell you right nowthat no senior editor in existence is living in a swanky 5th avenue luxury apartment right by Union Square. Nope. Not a thing. This movie presents entirely unrealistic life expectations for 30-year-old journalists, but the rest of it is pretty awesome. Especially the “Thriller” dance break in the middle. Epic.
12. “17 AGAIN” (2009)
So, this movie is basically the opposite of 13 Going on 30. In it, a middle-aged man unsatisfied with how his life has turned out gets the chance to rewrite his life when he falls into a time vortex and finds himself back in his 17-year-old body. Obvs he thinks its awesome at first, until he realizes being seventeen is hard and he misses his family. Oh, did I mention Zac Efron is the star? Sold.
13. “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS” (2005)
Imagine you and your three besties found out that you had a pair of jeans that can magically fit all of you despite all your different sizes. That’s what Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget find in their possession in this flick. Instead of selling them for a million dollars on the black market (like I would have done), they decided to pass the jeans around to one another to stay connected as their lives go in different directions. So cool.
14. “AGENT CODY BANKS” (2003)
15-year-old Cody Banks is a super secret CIA agent specializing in covert operations that require young participants. He’s been trained to do anything from dropkick the bad guys to winning a high speed car chase. But when Cody’s gets assigned a mission to get close to his crush Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her scientist father, the mission proves difficult because the CIA forgot to train him in one super important skill: how to talk to girls. Woops.
15. “GREASE” (1978)
The summer of 1958, high schoolers Danny Zuko and Sandy meet and share a glorious summer together. But since Sandy has to go back to Australia at the end of her vacation, their love story is cut short. Only, shortly after Danny and Sandy part ways, Sandy’s parents decide to move to America and she enrolls at the same high school as Danny where she quickly learns that her summer love is actually a member of the T-Birds gang and way to preoccupied with his bad boy to date a good girl like her. Will their love survive senior year?