Are you looking for some really good teen movies to make up your Saturday night entertainment? Then check out the list below and discover the top 10 teen movies that are worthy to be watched over and over again. And yes, be sure you keep those popcorns freshly served before you settle on a good seat!
10. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Julia Stiles and the erstwhile Oscar Best Actor Heath Ledger star in this American teen romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Gil Junger, this teen movie is a modern-day retelling of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. The film’s plot revolves around Stile’s bittersweet romance with Ledger.
9. Juno (2007)
Directed by Jason Reitman, Juno is Canadian-American comedy-drama film about an independent-minded teenager played by Ellen Page. Confronted by an unplanned pregnancy and the pressures of adulthood, Page was forced to make an unusual decision about her unborn child. This teen flick also features Jennifer Garner, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, J. K. Simmons, and Allison Janney.
8. American Pie(1999)
American Pie is one of the most successful teen movies of all time. This blue comedy film is the directional film debut of brothers Paul and Chris Weitz. This film that became an instant hit at the blockbuster became a series. Three direct sequels followed it, namely American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). The first film concentrated on five teenage boys who attend East Great Falls High.
7. Warm Bodies (2013)
This teen movie based on a novel by Isaac Marion is a highly unusual story about a zombie who saved a still-living girl from an impending attack. Eventually, the two formed a relationship that placed into motion a series of events that could change the fate of the entire lifeless world.
6. Mean Girls (2004)
This is one of the teen movies that feature Lindsay Lohan, child star turned teenage idol turned controversial starlet. Directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey, this film is based in part on the non-fiction book by Rosalind Wiseman entitled Queen Bees and Wannabes, this movie shows how social cliques affect female high school girls. Aside from Lohan, the film also features Lizzy Caplan, Tina Fey herself, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Rachel McAdams.
5. The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club is also one of the many American teen movies that tackle the high school clique. In this movie written and directed by John Hughes, five teenagers played by Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson spent Saturday in detention. Together, they came to realize that they were more than their respective stereotypes.
4. Back to the Future (1985)
If you are a fan of both the sci-fi films and teen movies, then this flick is recommended to you. Produced by master filmmaker Steven Spielberg, this not-so teen movie that stars Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, and Crispin Glover is all about the story of Marty McFly. McFly is a teenager who was accidentally sent back to 1955 through time travel. He then met his future parents while they were in high school but unfortunately, he accidentally attracted the romantic interest of his own mother.
3. Grease (1978)
Grease is one of the best classic teen movies ever released. It is a musical film from Paramount Pictures based on the Casey and Jacobs’ musical of the same title. The plot is about two lovers in a 1950s high school setting played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The film also stars Stockard Channing and Jeff Conaway. This American teen flick is not just successful in the box office, but also on the Billboard charts for its best-selling soundtrack.
2. The Hunger Games (2012)
The story of Katniss Everdeen made Jennifer Lawrence an instant celebrity in the American teen movies genre. The film’s story is about a brave teenager who took her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, which is a fight-until-you-die reality show. Two teenagers are picked from each of the twelve Districts of Panem to compete with each other. The saga of Katniss Everdeen began in the first installment of the film, which won the hearts not just of teens but adults as well. The Hunger Games comes as a trilogy and the rest is history.
1. Twilight (2008)
Like The Hunger Games, Twilight is also a trilogy about a teenage girl who chose to risk everything after she fell in love with a very different man. This is a vampire movie that also features the classic battle between their race and the werewolves. Isabella Swan was just a normal teenager until she met Edward Cullen, who unbeknownst to her, was a vampire. Cullen in turn, was attracted to Swan because of her human scent. The Swan and Cullen started a love story that caused chaos in the worlds of the human, the werewolves, and the vampires. The popularity of this film was also accredited to the love story of the real-life sweethearts who top billed the movie.