Teens are the golden years. They are characterized by freshness, intensity, learning, adventure, fun, and growing. These are the same characteristics that make teen movies on Netflix such great films. Thankfully, Netflix has a wide selection of teen movies to be streamed.
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In fact, there are so many that you may have a hard time finding the best teen movies on Netflix. This is why we have done the hard work for you and put them together in a list. Need a fun movie to watch tonight? Take a look at these! You can sign up for the service at the link below:
The best teen movies on Netflix:
Editor’s note: This list of the best teen movies on Netflix will be updated regularly.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy
Netflix has recently hit it big with original teen comedy movies, which have turned its actors into major social media hits. Perhaps the best movie in this category is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, it was released on Netflix in 2018.
This teen movie on Netflix tells the story of a teenage girl and her letters to all of her past secret crushes, but she’s only written these notes for herself. However, these letters get out into the wild, and she has to deal with the fallout. The movie may have a cute premise, but it’s made more relatable thanks to the performances of Lana Condor, who plays the letter-writing girl Lara Jean, along with breakout teenage male heartthrob star Noah Centineo, who plays one of her crushes.
The sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, was released in 2020. Lara Jean thinks she has found the right boy for her. However, another boy has received one of her letters and has now returned to her life.
The final movie of this trilogy, Watch To All The Boys: Always and Forever, was released in 2021. Now that Lara Jean has found her person, and is close to completing high school, she has some major decisions coming up that will affect her life forever.
The Kissing Booth 2 and The Kissing Booth
The Kissing Booth 2 brings back the Kissing Booth and it’s open for business. Now a senior at high school, Elle Evans (Joey King) has to keep up a long-distance relationship with her dreamy boyfriend, college applications with her best friend, and a new friendship with a certain handsome classmate…
It’s the follow-up to The Kissing Booth that was released in 2018, so it’s continuing the story of Elle, Lee, and Noah. Plus, real-life exes (Joey King and Jacob Elordi) have to play a couple together! It’s totally watchable even if critics are again panning it. Also, it’s been confirmed that there will be a The Kissing Booth 3. Netflix wouldn’t make a bad trilogy, would it?
The original Kissing Booth focused on Elle Evans as a typical shy, innocent girl, who decided to run a kissing booth and ended up kissing her secret crush, Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). The big problem? Noah is Elle’s best friend’s brother, and that makes Noah off-limits to Elle.
What’s fun is that the original Kissing Booth was also a book, and the movie from Netflix was deemed to be pretty bad by critics. But it’s been widely consumed among audiences, and the actors hooked up in real life before things didn’t work out in the end. So, if you haven’t seen it, you feel you’re missing out, and there’s plenty of gossip and drama both in and out of the flick. Lots to unpack here.
See You Yesterday
C.J. and Sebastian (Eden Duncan-Smith and Dante Crichlow) are high school geniuses who devote all their free time to inventing time-traveling backpacks. Right off the bat you know this will be quite the adventure, especially when they are forced to put their invention to use after a police shooting with C.J.’s older brother. It’s more eye-candy than food-for-thought, but it is definitely one of the funnest teen movies on Netflix.
A group of teenagers goes on a wild camping trip to the forest. Needless to say, there is plenty of fun being had, as well as drinking and other wild events. It’s all fun and games until someone loses a body part! But at least this group of friends will do everything possible to save…the package.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Based on the Scott Pilgrim comic book series, this 2010 movie adaptation from Hot Fuzz writer-director Edgar Wright was a major box office bomb when it was released in theaters. Since then, the movie has garnered a cult following that gets its mix of teen romance and video game action.
Michael Cera plays the title role of Scott Pilgrim, a bassist who falls for the pink-haired Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. One problem for Pilgrim: in order to keep dating Flowers, he must battle and defeat all seven of her ex-boyfriends. All of these confrontations are inspired by retro video games, and Wright’s use of gaming graphics and icons in Pilgrim’s fights makes for one of the best teen movies on Netflix.
Amy Poehler directed, and has a supporting role, in this recent teenage comedy. Poehler plays the mother of a 16-year old named Vivian. At first, she likes the fact that she’s mostly invisible to her classmates in high school. However, she later gets tired of all the sexist and otherwise brutal ranking talk among many of her fellow students. Her mother, when she was in high school, was a bit of a rebel, so now her daughter decides to rebel on her own. She writes a fanzine under the name “Moxie” that attacks the school’s status quo. Soon, things get a bit out of control.
The Babysitter is actually quite ridiculous, but it is so silly that it’s hilarious, and this makes it one of the funniest teen movies on Netflix. Cole (Judah Lewis) has a crush on his babysitter. This girl is good-looking, fun, and adventurous. She is also a cold-blooded cult killer, though. He must survive the night before she and her teen friends try to turn him into a human sacrifice. You can check out the recently released sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, on Netflix as well.
Being a daughter of an ex-beauty queen can’t be easy for a heavier teenager, but Willowdean Dickson proves she can succeed in this cutthroat industry and fights against all social standards. Danielle Macdonald shins as Willowdean, and Jennifer Aniston also gives a great performance as Willowdean pageant obsessed mother.
Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) finds himself confused about his sexuality after meeting gay teenager Elliot (Antonio Marziale). Now he isn’t so sure about his girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein), whom he wanted to lose his virginity to. Things get confusing and intense in this coming-of-age drama, which is definitely one of the best teen movies on Netflix.
Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) is the tallest girl in her high school, measuring a whopping six feet and one inch in height. Her stature causes plenty of bullying and insecurities. In her search for acceptance and a tall boy, she meets Stig (Luke Eisner), who sees more than just a tall girl in her. Watch how this story unfolds and Jodi finds her confidence.
The best teen movies on Netflix: Honorary mentions
Not satisfied with the list above? Here are some other great teen movies on Netflix to add to your watching list.
- The Fundamentals of Caring — A disabled teenager has an obsession for weird USA landmarks, so he and his caregiver embark on a crazy adventure to go visit them. The road is full of craziness, as well as friendship and love.
- Sierra Burgess Is a Loser — This movie tells the story of a huge case of texting the wrong number. A jock believes he is texting a popular cheerleader. Instead, he starts a romance with a shy, smart girl.
- Before I Fall — A teenage girl keeps repeating the day she dies in a car accident over and over again, and she tries to figure out why, and how to get out of this time loop.
- After — A female college freshman gets involved with a mysterious boy with an equally mysterious past.
- A Week Away — A teenage boy is sent to a church-based summer camp after getting into trouble in this faith-based musical.