When it comes to a movie night, nothing does it quite like a teen romance movie. Although, often teen romance movies are expected to have predictable plot lines, cheesy kiss scenes, and less than subpar acting.
We say no to all of those things! Well, we can keep the cheesy kiss scenes. Below are 15 of the best teen romance movies that are actually good. With stolen touches, heated glances, unforgettable tragedies, and that epic first kiss.
It really does make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
Released in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About you is officially an oldie but a goodie. Starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, this is the perfect enemies to lovers trope.
When a sophomore, Cameron enters his new school for the first time he is instantly in love with a popular girl, Bianca. However, no one dates Bianca unless someone is dating her older sister, Kat. And that is no easy task.
Cameron enlists the help of the infamous bad boy, Patrick to date Kat in order to allow Cameron to spend some time with Bianca. Patrick does everything in his power to make Kat at least tolerate his presence.
Soon he begins to see a side to Kat that no one has ever seen before. Gentle, vulnerable, and utterly beautiful.
2. Five Feet Apart
Get the tissues ready!
Due to their illnesses, two cancer patients must keep themselves apart from one another, but as they become closer and fall in love, they learn how difficult it is to maintain their separation.
Five Feet Apart is a real heartbreaker. Starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, the audience is transported to a tale of love, devotion, and true heartbreak.
As the two characters and the comedic relief side character fight to have a relationship, all the while remaining five feet apart.
This movie is powerful, dramatic, and Earth-shattering. Trust us, you are going to need all of the tissues.
3. Easy A
Since its release in 2010, Easy A has become a cult favorite in the teen romance genre. Starring Emma Stone and Stanley Tucci, you just know it is going to be great.
Olive’s social life radically changes after lying about losing her virginity and transitions into working with boys to make them imagine they also lost theirs. She then has to adjust to everyone’s new perception of her.
Easy A will have you doubled over laughing while butterflies continue to grow and flutter around in your stomach. Heartwarming and enjoyable, this movie is an easy watch and definitely deserves an easy A.
4. The Last Song
Want to know where the love story of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth began? Then you have to watch The Last Song. Just prepare your heart first.
After the split of her parents, Veronica struggles with authority and spends her summer at her dad’s beach house.
There she meets the drool-worthy, Will. Together they protect a nest of sea turtles, face the troubles of status, and quickly fall in love.
The Last Song is a wonderful story of how a summer of abandonment and desperation can quickly turn for the better. As Ronnie sees the world through a different light, she begins to brighten the world around her.
No teen romance list is complete without a mention of Clueless. Released in 1995, it has been a classic ever since.
When a new man enters her school, Cher is determined to make him hers. And she does so, almost. Until her annoying step-brother, Josh comes back from college and decides to make her life a living hell.
Iconic outfits, meme-worthy one-liners, and heart-stopping Paul Rudd, what more could you want from a teen romance movie?
Get the popcorn ready and relax as Clueless shows you that people are much much more than what is on the surface.
6. The Princess Diaries
Always feel like the ugly duckling? Then you may want to watch The Princess Diaries.
Mia Themoloplis was the typical girl next door, or so she thought. When her grandmother invites her to tea, Mia is let in on a secret. Her late father was a prince, and she is now the Princess of Genovia.
Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews are graceful, elegant, and absolutely hilarious in this coming-of-age story.
Join Mia as she stumbles to figure out life and slowly realizes that everything she needs may just be hiding right under her nose. And her hair.
7. Endless Love
We all remember Alex Pettyfer right? The guy next to Channing Tatum in Magic Mike. Well. we can see him in his full glory in this delicious modern-day telling of Romeo and Juliet.
As the 17-year-olds, Jade and David graduate from high school, David is sure he has missed his chance. But when Jade needs some help hosting a graduation party, David comes to her rescue.
Spending the summer together, they fall in love, much against her father’s wishes. All under the pretense that Jade will be leaving for an internship at the end of the summer.
If Taylor Swift was a screenplay writer, this is the movie she would create. Whimsical and beautiful is all you need to know before hitting play.
8. Love, Rosie
Set in England, Alex and Rosie have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Set to go off to college together, the two go wild at their high school prom. Neither of them knows what awaits.
As Alex goes off to college, Rosie has a beautiful baby girl. Watch Love, and Rosie, and join the two as they both figure out life separately and slowly realize, maybe it was meant to be explored together.
This nostalgic teen romance movie gives you a sense of completion. Especially if you feel that your life is spiraling.
Everything is going to be okay, even if it takes a while to figure out.
9. If I Stay
If you have read the book then you will know what emotions to expect from this movie, if you haven’t..good luck.
When young Mia Hall is in a car accident and remains in a coma, she must wander the halls of the hospital and decide to wake up and live a life she never knew.
If I Stay is emotional and intensely romantic. After all, he plays the guitar. Chloe Grace Moretz is wonderful in this teen romance movie.
You may want to have some tissues close by.
10. The Spectacular Now
Want to see Miles Teller before Top Gun? Or Shailene Woodley before the action-packed Divergent? The Spectacular Now is sure to have you shouting at the TV in frustration, sobbing, and laughing all at once.
Two teens are dealt some of the worst hands in life and while Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter is all about the present moment.
And yet, they are drawn together. As they navigate their emotions and the troubles of life, can they make it to the end?
Their journey is passionate, tragic, and absolutely spectacular. This is a must-watch for any romance movie night.
11. Palo Alto
We believe the reason that teen romance movies are so good is that there are certain parts that we can all relate to. And everyone can relate to Palo Alto.
Released in 2013, this romance movie has been severely underrated and we are here to make sure you know about it.
Emma Roberts is the self-destructive April and while she is stuck in a world of boredom, she finds new ways to ruin her potential future. And it just so happens that the best way is with her soccer coach, Mr.B.
James Franco and Emma Roberts are excellent in this weird yet addictive romance movie!
12. Lady Bird
This one is for everyone.
Arguments with your parents, feeling rebellious, getting into college, having sex, going to school, and many more situations are all relatable in this movie.
You may watch the trailer and not think it’s your vibe but trust us, you will love every second of it.
Watching Saoirse Ronan as she tries to find her way through life while finding herself just makes you feel some type of way.
Everyone is sure to find a piece of themselves in this movie as you realize, everyone is on the same journey.
And it is a bumpy one.
13. Angus, Thongs, And Perfect Snogging
If you were a teen or even a pre-teen in 2009 then you are sure to have watched Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. It is where the incredibly handsome, Aaron-Taylor Johnson got his big break.
Georgia and her loyal girl posse, the Ace Gang, are determined to make it happen. They are going to get boyfriends. And when two new boys stroll into school, Georgia instantly knows who she wants.
Join Georgia as she gets into some of the most cringe-worthy situations, sing the absolute bop ‘Ultraviolet’, and smile as she finally gets the guy of her dreams.
This is sure to become a comfort movie within seconds.
14. After We Collided
This is the sequel to the cult favorite, After. Although, in our opinion, this is so much better.
Tessa is done with Hardin, and she is ready to make a career for herself in publishing. However, Hardin seems to be in everything that she does.
Filled with heartbreak, romance, friendship, and a few steamy make-out scenes or two, After We Collided is the perfect teen romance. Can Hardin pull himself together? Can Tessa ever forgive him?
You need to watch to find out!
15. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Logan Lerman is adorable and slightly odd in this coming-of-age movie.
Charlie is socially awkward and determined to get through college without anyone knowing his name but when 2 boisterous seniors take him under their wings, he is introduced to a whole new world.
This trio will have you laughing and crying with their carefree spirit and unbreakable bond. Isn’t what high school is all about?
However, will they still love Charlie when they find out about his dark secret?
The Perks of Being A Wallflower is funny, dramatic, an absolute must watch!
When looking for a teen romance movie, you are in no shortage. There are millions of excellent teen romance movies to keep you entertained and feeling at peace. Unfortunately, we can’t fit them all on a list or we would be here for hours.
So, we have done the hard work for you and selected 15 of the best teen romance movies!
From bad boys to quiet ones, we have something for everyone. And while all of them have different stories to enjoy, they all have one thing in common. A heart-shattering kiss scene!
Check them out and fall in love over and over again.
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