Sometimes all you need is a hot chocolate and a cosy blanket to binge watch rom-com movies. Trust me, it’s a therapy. It’s always fun to watch a flick that you can relate to, and forget everything that has been pestering you. And, if you’re perplexed to choose from an array of rom-coms, but still can’t pick according to your mood? Waste no time, because we at Madam360 are here with a list of the most iconic and all-time favourite teen movies.
So put on your favourite sweatpants, grab some popcorn and enjoy the teenage drama with the characters that you can totally relate to.
Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies You Can’t Grow Up Without Watching
Banana Split (2020)
Dylan Sprouse is here with his big movie comeback and Banana Slipt has totally made the waiting worth. After being together for the last two years of high school, Nick (Dylan) and April (Hannah Marks) go through a rough patch, they split. However, while dealing with her heartbreak, April decides to become friends with Nick’s new girlfriend, Clara ( Liana Liberato), and what happens next is hilarious.
Can you possibly do everything a night before graduation? Practically not, but Amy and Molly will totally prove you wrong. Catch up Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever on a fun ride as they go fearless to experiment with everything that they missed out in high school. A quirky and fully loaded comedy journey that the two are set on to bring the characters to life. Unapologetic nerds to sassy chicks in no time. It is one of the best teen movies of all time.
High School Musical (2006)
An ultimate Disney Franchise that made us fall in love with Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Effron. A musical experience celebrating love, friendship and downfalls. Basketball star Troy Bolton is found in a fix while being in a tiff of being himself and being what others want him to be. Will he be able to manage to maintain being a singer and a basketball player at the same time?
Mean Girls (2004)
Cady Heron is hit with the Plastics, A- class chics at her high school, however, falling for Aaron Samuels may not be the right move for Cady as he happens to be Ragina George’s ex-boyfriend. A teenage flick about the cliche high school drama but yet can’t refrain from watching this absolute gem. Ragina George an evil popular bitch knows everything about others and possibly the reason that her hair is so long, as it’s full of secrets. Will Ragina let Cady and Aaron be on prom together?
Shazam! starring Andi Mack’s Asher Angel who plays a foster kid named Billy Batson who inherits superpowers from a Wizard named Shazam. On saying Shazam’s name, the 15-year-old is transformed into a superhero pertaining superpowers like strength, speed and flight. Yes, the movie has a villain who attempts to take away the powers, Billy with all the powers he holds defeated the villian. However, the ending does drops hints about a sequel, so let’s catch up on this till part two is released.
Easy A (2010)
This movie will make reading The Scarlett Letter more bearable, trust us on this. Easy A starring Emma Stone is all about pretending to have sex and making it a business until she meets someone and possibly can’t pretend. Watch this, you won’t regret it.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
The Cinderella Story is a rehashed version of Cinderella re-imagined in the early ’20s. The movie stars Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray and is totally a delight to watch the high school romance; especially the final scene where Sam and Austin kiss on the bleachers in the rain. The movie also spawned three sequels starring Lucy Hale, Selena Gomez and Sofia Carson. But this time, Cinderella doesn’t leave her shoe. So how will the prince charming find his Cinderella?
Your Name. (2017)
This animated film chronicles the lives of two teenagers who find themselves in one other’s shoes when their bodies are swapped. In no time they fall for each other even in the state of being unaware of one another’s name and appearance. Sounds like a fairytale love story, isn’t it?
Love, Simon (2018)
Simon ( Nick Robinson) plays an amazing role as a teenager, as he is strangled and perplexed to come out to his family and friends. However, Simon finds love out of blue ( pun intended). Well, is it just me or everyone that thinks Simon looks like Shawn Mendes? Let us know in the comment section below.
The Perfect Date (2019)
How about we tell you that you will be paid for going on a date? Interesting, right? The movie starring, Noah Centineo, Laura Marano and Camila Mendes, is based on a novel by Steve Bloom called The Stand-In.
Brooks (Noah Centineo) figures out a clever way to get money for college. Brooks creates an app and offers fake dating service to many women, catering them with their preferred choices. However, he’s thrown in a perile as he develops real feelings for a girl. The movie has it all- teenage drama, romance, Noah Centineo and a girl who helps him jolt back to reality. Isn’t it grounds for a movie night? It is surely one of the best teen movies you can’t possibly miss to watch.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Make sure you have some tissues handy and a shoulder to lean on as you watch this movie. A movie about two teens who are drawn apart due to cystic fibrosis. Dying to be together but really can’t. In order to avoid cross-infection, both are expected to stay physically apart. Stella and Will, stay physically five feet apart from each other, but as they start to develop intense feelings for one another and it becomes difficult to keep the distance. A beautiful love story that will leave you in tears.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
Are you looking for an excuse to watch Noah Centineo again? This movie is totally a catch. The movie is about a Sierra who doesn’t meet the stereotypical beauty standards is often prone to bullying from the popular mean girl, Veronica. However, bullying can sometimes get you an attractive masterpiece.
Sierra ends up catfishing as she talks with the most attractive football player, while Veronica helps in keeping her identity a secret. The movie has a super cute ending and a little bit of romance, that will make you watch yet another movie of Noah.
The Kissing Booth (2018)
The Netflix originals will literally feel like a dream. When running a kissing booth at a spring carnival, benefits high school student Elle in getting her long time crush. Imagine when you want your crush so bad but can’t have them and then you actually get them and it seems dreamy and unreal.
But trust me, it’s real here. However, Elle gotta keep this secret from his childhood best friend as she has broken rule no. 9 and 10 of not dating each other’s siblings. Will this be a secret? Well, let’s find out. What makes the movie even cuter is the fact that the couple is dating in real life. Fell for each other while shooting ‘The kissing Booth’ , Jacob Elordi and Joey King are legit goals. It is one of the best teenage movies ever made.
The movie will take you back to the lanes of Eighth grade and make you nostalgic about the good, bad and ugly moments you had at that age. Elsie Fisher stars as Kayla, a coy girl who prefers the social media connection over human connection. . It’s Kayla’s final week in the eighth grade and she vows to make it as great as possible before she moves on to high school. Chronicling Kayla’s life from a reserved coy state to an exploration state, this movie will entertain you, make you laugh but will also make you cry at the same time. The film seems so real, it literally feels like someone followed you around in Eighth grade and made a movie on it.
She’s All That (1999)
Here’s a thing about 90’s teen movies, the plot revolves around a popular guy falling for an outcast girl. After being ditched by his girlfriend and in order to maintain his reputation makes a stupid bet to woo an outcast girl. However, the tables turn when dork ends up wooing them. The Laney Boggs makeover from a dork to the most beautiful girl in school literally consisted of taking off her glasses and getting a trim. Will the popular guy, fall for her?
Bring It On (2000)
Bring it on might just look like a typical cheerleader competition teen flick, but they’re more on its surface. There’s rivalry, love, jealousy and much more. However, the movie will surely leave you in splits.
Stuck in Love (2012)
Stuck in love is all about what the Borgens family dealing with their ever-changing love life as they set off on their different paths in their careers.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
A Walk To Remember will make you cry and emotional, so make sure you have tissues handy. An adaptation from the famous best selling book’ A Walk To Remember’, the movie is all about a high school student named Landon who falls for an unpopular girl Jamie while working for community service together. But right after accepting Jamie as his soul mate and dropping his ‘coolest-guy-at-school’ drama, the devastating news of Jamie having terminal cancer hits him like a truck.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Everyone dreams of being a Princess and waking up as a Princess. But you know, it’s a dream and dreams do come true at least in this case. When an awkward high school sophomore named Mia Thermopolis finds out she’s the princess of the fictional country of Genovia, her life completely changes. From being an awkward sophomore to a Princess is not at all easy. You will know once you watch the Disney classic starring Anne Hathaway.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Never been kissed is about a 25-year-old journalist who’s never been kissed. She’s assigned the duty to collect the bits for a story which requires her to undercover at a high school and hide her real identity and age. However, finds herself in tangles to live a life like a teenager. While undercover, she falls for someone. No, it’s not any teenager, we have a bigger problem than that when she falls for her English teacher. Will she be able to fit in?
13 Going on 30 (2004)
This classic is about Jenna Rink, a 13-year-old who wishes to grow up and escape from the horrors of high school until that wish actually comes true. She wakes up in her 30-year-old body and finds out that she is a super cool editor at a famous magazine in New York City. However, it’s all fancy in the start and she loves to live her life in her 30’s until she realizes that being a grown-up isn’t easier a s being 13 and carefree. Still a teenage at heart. However, this movie presents entirely unrealistic life expectations for 30-year-old journalists, however, it’s pretty awesome.
17 Again (2009)
This movie is literally an opposite of 13 being 30. Here, in this movie, a middle-aged man unsatisfied with his life gets a chance to rewrite and relive his life when he falls into a time vortex and finds himself in his 17-year-old body. Reliving your youth can be fun until you realise it’s difficult to be 17 now. Wait, did I forget to mention Zac Effron is the star? Well, it’s a win-win situation.
These are the top 22 best teen movies every teenager must watch before turning 20. This list was last updated on December 5, 2020. We will update it on a weekly basis.