Teen movies are not just for teens to watch. These movies are perfect if you are looking for a light, funny movie that usually has a love interest in them. Over the last two decades, there have been some amazing teen movies that have come out, but not all of them are worth your time. We have gone through and come up with the top 5 iconic teen movies that you need to watch. So grab some popcorn and get ready for some amazing names with this list of best teen movies.
#5 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (TALBILB) is a new teen movie that was released by Netflix in 2018. This movie was adapted from the book, which has the same name, by author Jenny Han. TALBILB is an amazing feel-good movie about a girl, Lara Jean, and when she gets a crush on someone she writes down all of her feelings in a letter and puts it away in a safe space. Everything was perfect until her little sister sent all of the letters out to the people she liked before. TALBILB follows Lara Jean as she pretends to have a relationship with one of the most popular boys in school because she doesn’t want things to be awkward with her sister’s ex-boyfriend, who also received a letter.
#4 – Mean Girls
When you think teen movies, Mean Girls is one that will instantly come to mind. Mean Girls, which is an adaptation from the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman takes a hilarious look at high school and the cliques that are there. This movie follows Kady as she tries to break up the most popular group, The Plastics, in school. Kady soon finds herself become too much like the people she was trying to bring down and she needs to find out what is important to her in life.
#3 – New York Minute
New York Minute is the first film of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen to be debuted on the big screens after making a string of direct-to-video movies. In this movie Roxy was trying to skip school to go to a concert in NYC and Jane was in NYC to deliver a speech to qualify for a scholarship. In New York, these girls end up getting into a sticky situation where they are being tracked down not only by the principal trying to catch Roxy skipping school, but also by a gang because there is a chip that was mistakenly planted in her bag. See how the Olsen sisters try to get out of this mess in their movies New York Minute.
#2 – A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story stars 2000s teen icons Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. This movie is a loose retelling of Cinderella. In the movie, you meet Sam who is an anonymous electronic pen pal with the popular football player, Austin. This film follows Sam’s life with her mean step-mother and awful step-sisters as they try to ruin Sam’s chance of leaving them and going to college. While dealing with her family she is trying to figure out who her pen pal is and how to present herself to him.
#1 – 10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You has a star-studded cast in this loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. This movie follows high schooler, Kat, as she starts seeing a boy that she doesn’t know her sister is paying to have her taken out. As Kat starts to develop feelings for the guy she is seeing, she soon finds out that he was being paid to go out with her.