The Best Teen Movies on Netflix Right Now (March 2020) (2023)

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Fancy some coming-of-age drama, the hazy days of summer break, and maybe a few love triangles along the way? It's time to go back to high school and the joys of teen movies. Teen movies have a long and proud tradition, from the heyday of old Hollywood to musicals, comedy, drama, horror, and pretty much every other genre you can imagine. And why should that be surprising? Coming-of-age stories are full of emotion.

From old classics from the 80s and 90s to the latest romantic hits, here are the best teen movies on Netflix right now. We'll be constantly updating this list as new titles come and go from the streaming service, so stay tuned if you can't find your favorite on the list right now. But for now, check out our picks below, and be sure to mention your favorites in the comments.

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Editor's Note: This article was updated in October 2022 to include Do Revenge, Along for the Ride, He's All That, and The Half of It.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

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Director:Susana Johnson |Gender: romantic comedy |runtime: 1 standard 39 minutes

List:Lana CondorJanel ParrishAnna CathcartNoah Centineo

Based on the New York Times YA bestseller of the same nameTo all the boys I've loved beforeit was a huge sensation for Netflix, the launchNoé Centineoto the heights of internet dating and radical social media trends. And it's easy to see why. Director Susan Johnson tells the story of Lara Jean (woolly condor), a hard-working teenager whose life is thrown into chaos when her childhood love letters are leaked. Condor is charming as Lara Jean, a beautiful reimagining of the traditional rom-com protagonist, from her Korean heritage to her reserved confidence and detachment from high school politics. And she's in good company with the charming Centino, who plays heartthrob Peter Kavinsky, a childhood sweetheart who embarks on a false romance to protect his image. Of course, a true romance ensues. It's a delightful, light-hearted romance that will surprise you and take you back to the best (not the worst) teen romances. —Haleigh Foutch

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come on (2022)

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Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson |Gender: black humor |runtime: 1 standard 58 minutes

List: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke

take revengecame out recently, but it already looks to be a teen comedy classic along with the likes ofmistakenjmore girls. With electricity fromcamila mendesjMaya-Falken,take revengetells the story of two scorned high school students, one popular, the other an outcast, who team up and help each other exact revenge on those who wronged them. With impeccable direction and photography,take revengeis an immersive, hilarious and unpredictable journey. –taylor holders

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On the Journey (2022)

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Director: Sofia Alvarez |Gender: Romantic Drama |runtime: 1 standard 46 minutes

List: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney

Based on the novel by Sarah Dessen,to the rideis a sweet romance between two insomniacs, Auden (Emma Pasarow) and Eli (Belmont Kamel), who meet the summer before college. Summer is full of changes for Auden as he decides to spend it with his absent father and tries to experience the fun, carefree life he missed out on since childhood. Eli is instrumental in introducing him to these things, and the two begin a relationship on the the ridesure to please fans looking for something along the lines ofTo all the boys I've loved beforeÖI was beautiful in the summer. –taylor holders

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He's All That (2021)

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Director: Marcos Águas |Gender: romantic comedy |runtime: 1 standard 31 minutes

List: Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis

A genre-bending remake of the 1999 classicshe is all thathe is all thatmodernizes the classic fairy tale. protagonistAddison RaeAs an influencer pretending to be rich to gain and keep followers and customers, once she goes viral for the wrong reasons, the story begins when an outburst of her yelling at her cheating boyfriend goes viral. To improve her reputation, she accepts a bet to make Cameron's unpopular prom king and develops genuine feelings for him in the process. –taylor holders

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Half of it (2020)

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Director: Alice Wu |Gender: Comedy-Drama about coming of age |runtime: 1 standard 44 minutes

List: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire

A sensitive, subtle and intelligent coming-of-age film,half of itfocuses on Ellie Chu (Lea Lewis), a high school student who lives with her widowed father and earns money by doing homework for her classmates. When Paul asks (daniel diemer) to write something else: a love letter to your crush Aster (Alexis Lemire) – an unexpected friendship develops between the two. And when Ellie falls in love with Aster, things get even more complicated.Alice WuMasterful writing and directing combined with excellent performances make this a beautiful and enduring queer drama. –taylor holders

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Moxie (2021)

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Director:Amy Pohler |Gender: Dramatic Comedy |runtime: 1 standard 51 minutes

List:Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger

Moxiedeserves as much publicity assmart book, but through no fault of mine, the film fell through the cracks.Moxieis a life-affirming adaptation ofJennifer MathieuThe novel of the same name. teenage Vivian (Hadley Robinson) are open to rampant misogyny at their school when new girl Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Pena) begins to question the practices of the school. But what drives this mild-mannered teenager to act? Inspired by her mother's rebellious years as an activist and musician, Vivian creates a revolutionary magazine, and it isn't long before her anonymous efforts spark a movement among the girls at her school. This isn't an easy movie as the story deals with a lot of heavy issues, but there are plenty of heartwarming moments to tide you over. The diverse cast of characters, the realistic depiction of school dynamics, several large cases of needles, and the bonds of friendship that win every brand.MoxieRocha! –Monita Mohan

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Enola Holmes (2020)

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Director: Harry Bradbeer |Gender: secret |runtime: 2 Standard 3 minutes

List: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter

Have you ever heard of Sherlock Holmes?Henry Cavill), the most famous detective in the world. You may have even heard of Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin), his uptight older brother. But what about her free-spirited younger sister, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Braun)? Based on the YA novel by Nancy Springer, this fourth-wall-breaking adventure serves as Enola's origin story. Raised in relative isolation with his mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter), Enola's unusual upbringing helps her when Eudoria disappears. Abandoning her famous older brothers, she sets out to find her mother on her own before being ambushed by young Viscount Tewkesbury (Ludwig Partridge), which has a mystery to solve. Serving equally mystery, action and comedy,Enola Holmeswill delight viewers of all ages. —Mary Kate Carr

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Dumplings (2018)

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Director:Ana Fletcher |Gender: Comedy-Drama about coming of age |runtime: 1 standard 50 minutes

List:Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio

A body positive story about self-empowerment through pageantry and heavily inspired by the greatsgood part,dumplings'Learning to love people on their own terms is a joy.Patti Cake $to escapedaniel macdonaldShe plays the titular teen Willlowdean, aka Dumplin', a powerhouse with charisma who masks a serious crisis of confidence with her good humor. It doesn't help that the plus-size teen has a beauty queen for a mother (Jennifer Aniston), whose passion for Willowdean quiz culture has always found self-defeating. But through the power of shared grief and a good doll, the two find common ground as Willowdean learns to embrace her own beauty and accept that others (including a rather handsome heartthrob from a neighboring school, played by Luke Benward) see it. . Beauty Too is as beautiful and uplifting as it gets, with a scene-stealing cast of supporting actors and a message of self-love we'd all probably want to hear as teenagers. —Haleigh Foutch

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The Fool (2015)

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Director:Ari Sandel |Gender: Comedy |runtime: 1 standard 41 minutes

List:Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

oh boboit's silly, cliché, and incredibly embarrassing. And yet, the ridiculousness on display and the delicious chemistry between the leads will have you grinning from ear to ear.mae whitmanjRobbie Amell. Fair warning, this movie is very different from the book. So once you get over that hurdle, you can enjoy the movie for what it is: a teen rom-com. When Bianca Piper (Whitman) discovers that he is using a derogatory term for her, she decides to change her life. She turns to her old friend and hot neighbor Wesley Rush (Amell) and together they strike a deal. Wesley will help Bianca find her passion and she will help him with grades. As they continue to help each other, they form a bond along the way that neither wants to admit.oh boboIt's the kind of comfy TV you want to watch when you're feeling a little low. –Monita Mohan

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The Pack (2018)

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Director:Jake Szymanski |Gender: Comedy |runtime: 1 standard 34 minutes

List:Daniel Doheny, Geraldine Viswanathan, Sadie Calvano

The packageIt's a movie where the plot revolves entirely around a guy who accidentally shreds his own garbage in the woods, so you pretty much know if you're in it from the start or not. Made byBen Stillerjwork-a-holicThe creatorAdam Devine,Anders Holm, jBlake Anderson—This film follows five friends on a camping trip: clumsy Sean (Daniel Doheny), his clumsy best friend Donnie (Lucas Spencer Roberts), long-haired stoner Jeremy (Eduard Frank), her sister Becky (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Donnie's ex-girlfriend Sarah (Sadie Calvino). One unfortunate stabbing later and Jeremy's private parts fly into the surrounding vegetation and it's up to the teenage team to get the severed organ to safety. So yes, it's raunchy like raunchy festivals, but the young cast is genuinely charming, especially Viswanathan, who's even better at the safety pin.blocker— and among all the dick jokes, there are some surprisingly touching things about being awkwardly on the cusp of adulthood here. —Vinnie Mancuso

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Alex Strange Love (2018)

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Director:Craig Johnson |Gender: romantic comedy |runtime: 1 standard 39 minutes

List:Daniel Doheny, Madeline Weinstein, Antonio Marziale, Daniel Zolghadri

There is something really adorable about it.Alex Strange Loveis an R-rated movie that definitely didn't need to be R-rated. This John Hughes tale says "fuck" many times and is incredibly weird about sex, as you'd expect from any guy crazy about virginity. children in their last days of school. And that's pretty much the story of this movie, but with a charming twist: Class President Alex Truelove (affableDaniel Doheny,that is somehow unrelatedjay baruchel) with his girlfriend Claire (Madeleine Weinstein, which adds wonderful, almost tragic layers to a thin roll). But things go awry when Alex meets a proud gay high school senior named Elliot and later can't stop thinking about him. Things come together too perfectly at the climax, but in these times, a movie that is so dedicated to embracing the things you do differently deserves nothing less than a happy ending. –Vinnie Mancuso

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The Kissing Booth (2018)

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Director:Vincent Marcello |Gender: romantic comedy |runtime: 1 standard 45 minutes

List:Joey KingJacob ElordiJoel CourtneyMolly Ringwald

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pure indulgent fantasy,The Kissing HutThat's what would happen if a novel and fanfic had a baby and turned into a horny teenager.The actScene stealer and always coolJoey Reyplays Elle, a teenager on the verge of adulthood who discovers her nagging attraction to her best friend's brother (Jakob Elordi) is not a one-sided crush with the help of a kissing booth.The Kissing HutIt's an absolute clash of hormones, sun and melodrama, like the busiest teenage summer, all rolled into one silly, light-hearted romp. —Haleigh Foutch

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The Perfect Date (2019)

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Director:Chris Nelson |Gender: Romantic Comedy |runtime: 1 pattern 29 minutes

List:Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Odysseus Georgiadis, Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh

Noé Centineobecame an overnight sensationTo all the boys I've loved before,So it's no surprise that Netflix has stayed in the market with the instant heartthrob.Sierra Burgess is a loserfollowed soon after, and 2019 bringsthe perfect date. Centineo plays a senior ready to leave his humble roots behind and take off for the Ivy League, who decides to fund some cash by creating an app that lets women set him up on their dream date (no sex, Crackhead). . Whilethe perfect datedoes not reach the heightsfor all the boys, is quite charming in itself, and the script forsteve florjrandall verdeadds some meat to the material with some (admittedly rather shallow and not super intersectional) themes such as class angst and a sometimes venomous need to prove oneself. If you're looking for something that's easy on the eyes or offers another burst of Centineo charm,the perfect datewill get the job done and it goes well with the Disney Channel superstarLaura Marano, who has a great combination of vulnerability and wild personality to match internet treasure. —Haleigh Foutch

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let it snow (2019)

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Director:by Lucas Snell |Gender: Christmas Romantic Comedy |runtime: 1 pattern 33 minutes

List:Isabella Merced, Shameik Moore, Liv Hewson, Odeya Rush

If you're in the mood for seasonal teen romance, Netflix has delivered some of actuallyfor the youth group withlet it Snow, a hilarious Christmas romantic comedy that finds a series of love stories intersecting on one fateful snowy Christmas Day. It's a thoroughly sweet film invested in the dramas of teenage friendships and domestic struggles, as well as burgeoning romances, and it's filled with charming performances from a cast of young hopefuls. Many Netflix holiday romances are in the vein of the Hallmark Channel, and absolutely no judgment on whether you prefer that, but for those who want an old-fashioned holiday romance,let it Snowit's just the ticket. —Haleigh Foutch

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Freund (2018)

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Director:Olivia Leite |Gender: Comedy-Drama about coming of age |runtime: 1 pattern 37 minutes

List:Lucy Hale, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp

It follows the lives of a group of friends as seniors in high school after a tragedy at their senior prom.To alteris a heartfelt, if not always successful, coming-of-age drama that mixes salacious content in for good measure.awkwafinait's excellent, of course, but there's a lot to enjoy in the chaotic romances and friendships that happen between pothead shenanigans and moments of mourning. If that sounds like a tonal disaster, in some ways it is, but there are a few laughs and heartwarming moments along the way to make the journey worth some of the weirder leaps. —Haleigh Foutch

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