61 Best Teen Movies on Netflix, From “The Kissing Booth” to “Tall Girl”
Netflix has upped its teen-movie game in recent years, and the results have been delightful, to say the least. If you’ve watched the After series at least a dozen times by now, know you’re not the only one. There’s no doubt that the streaming service is reawakening our love for teen movies, and thankfully, there are tons of unforgettable titles about high school, friendships, and first loves tucked away in its library. In fact, there are so many funny, heartbreaking, and downright classic movies about teens available to stream, you could spend the next few months channeling your 16-year-old self.
Whether you’re in the mood for a rom-com, you’re a drama-lover, or you need a nostalgic pick-me-up to relive your glory years, Netflix has something to satisfy every viewer. From new rom-com favorites like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” or “The Kissing Booth“ to 2000s classics like “A Cinderella Story” and “Mean Girls,” you’re bound to be entertained. Put on your old high school jersey, grab your favorite soda, and stream some of the best teen movies on Netflix now.
– With Haley Lyndes, Lauren Harano, Hannah Abrams, Corinne Sullivan, Alexis Stackhouse, Charlotte Kho, and Naomi Parris
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before"
Hopeless romantic Lara Jean writes love letters to her crushes that are never meant to be seen. When the letters get leaked, she ends up teaming up with Peter Kavinsky, their high school’s lacrosse golden boy, in a fake relationship scheme that ends up a lot more real than either of them bargained for.
Watch “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” on Netflix now.
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You"
“Mean Girls” has to be one of the most iconic teen movies of all time. Complete with a stacked cast and an infinite number of quotable lines, this is one to watch over and over – and fortunately, a “Mean Girls” movie musical is on the way, meaning there’s much more to come.
Watch “Mean Girls” on Netflix now.
Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes star as two high school students determined to get revenge on those who wronged them in this movie. “Do Revenge” also incorporates references to famous teen movies like “Heathers” and “Mean Girls,” making it an extra fun watch for those who love some high school drama.
Watch “Do Revenge” on Netflix now.
Who says only guys get stoner movies? “Dude” lets its four female leads get into just as much trouble as the boys in this coming-of-age tale starring Lucy Hale and Awkwafina. Set against the backdrop of the final two weeks of high school, four friends contemplate (and try to avoid contemplating) what comes next.
Watch “Dude” on Netflix now.
Alex is planning on losing his virginity to his high school girlfriend when a chance encounter with a boy from another school leads him to explore his sexuality in this sweet coming-out story.
Watch “Alex Strangelove” on Netflix now.
While definitely created by adults who have never once used social media themselves, this millennial flick revolves around a nerdy high school girl named Dani who catches the eye of the hottest guy in school – as well as in competition with the school’s Instagram-obsessed mean girl. While totally predictable, Nesta Cooper (who plays Dani) is too charming not to love, and Kate Walsh is fabulous as Dani’s hopelessly romantic boss.
Watch “#RealityHigh” on Netflix now.
This Netflix original is as sweet as its title suggests. Debate team nemeses Lona and Bennett are the ultimate rivals until their love-hate relationship gives way to some serious chemistry.
Watch “Candy Jar” on Netflix now.
"After We Collided"
In this steamy sequel to “After,” Tessa and Hardin struggle as a couple and Tessa must decide if it’s time to move on or if Hardin deserves a second chance.
Watch “After We Collided” on Netflix now.
"The Kissing Booth"
Elle and Lee have been friends for so long that they’ve put together a list of unbreakable rules designed to preserve their BFF status forever. One of the main rules is no dating relatives, but that doesn’t stop Elle from falling for Lee’s older brother, Noah. If you guessed this leads to things getting complicated for the trio, then you would be right.
Watch “The Kissing Booth” on Netflix now.
"The Kissing Booth 2"
In the sequel to “The Kissing Booth,” Elle starts her senior year of high school as Noah begins his first year at Harvard. When she’s introduced to a cute new classmate, her feelings start to change as her relationship with Noah is on the rocks. From choosing between colleges, boys, and best friends, Elle tries to navigate it all while keeping her heart from getting broken.
Watch “The Kissing Booth 2” on Netflix now.
"All the Bright Places"
The teen drama is based on a popular YA novel, which follows two teens struggling with mental illness who fall into each other’s orbits and make a pact to see as many beautiful things as they can. It’s emotionally intense and a definite tearjerker.
Watch “All the Bright Places” on Netflix now.
"The Half of It"
Smart and shy Ellie agrees to write love letters to a popular jock’s love interest for money. She soon finds herself falling for his crush and must figure out who means more to her.
Watch “The Half of It” on Netflix now.
"Deidra and Laney Rob a Train"
Not all teen movies are about romance and cliques. “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train” focuses on teen sisters who hatch a scheme to rob a train in order to support themselves and help their mom after her arrest.
Watch “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train” on Netflix now.
Jamilah is the head of her sorority, an excellent student, and the leader of a step dance crew. The last thing she needs to worry about is a group of white girls who can’t dance. Unfortunately, she’s handed the unenviable task of teaching them how to find their rhythm by the head of the college.
Watch “Step Sisters” on Netflix now.
After the PTA bans high school student Emma Nolan’s girlfriend from going to prom, a group of Broadway stars come to town and shake things up.
Watch “The Prom” on Netflix now.
"He's All That"
Based on the 1999 classic “She’s All That,” this fun remake follows a teen influencer who makes a bet that she can turn a loner into a prom king.
Watch “He’s All That” on Netflix now.
Based on the true story of Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne Roxanne” is a remarkable drama about a fierce young girl who is the ultimate rap battle emcee in Queens.
Watch “Roxanne Roxanne” on Netflix now.
Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher star in this feel-good comedy about a high school senior who dreams of getting into the college her late father attended. The only problem: her admission depends on her winning a dance competition . . . and she can’t dance.
Watch “Work It” on Netflix now.
"The Last Summer"
The summer before everyone goes off to college is a big one, and this Netflix Original portrays all of the feels and more in this movie. It follows a group of friends as they fall in and out of love, decide their career paths, and take advantage of their last time all together.
Watch “The Last Summer” on Netflix now.
Everyone’s heard of Sherlock Holmes, but what about his little sister, Enola? The story follows Sherlock’s younger, and arguably smarter, sister as she pieces together clues to find their missing mother. “Stranger Things”‘s Millie Bobby Brown stars as Enola in this fun, lighthearted mystery.
Watch “Enola Holmes” on Netflix now.
"An Easy Girl"
In this dramedy from France, 16-year-old Naïma spends her Summer with her free-spirited older cousin Sofia in Cannes, where Sofia teaches Naïma how to break the rules, and where Naïma learns more about herself than she ever expected.
Watch “An Easy Girl” on Netflix now.
After a damaging video goes viral of teenage model Cora (played by Debby Ryan), she decides to pack up and spend time in Australia with her Aunt Margot (played by Genevieve Hegney). Their time together teaches them life lessons they didn’t even know they needed.
Watch “Rip Tide” on Netflix now.
"All Together Now"
Based on the YA novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star” by Matthew Quick, this drama stars revolves around Amber, an ambitious high schooler with a big secret: she and her mom have been living on a bus ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out of the house.
Watch “All Together Now” on Netflix now.
"A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish"
Laura Marano, from “The Perfect Date” takes on the role of Kat Decker, an aspiring singer who’s stuck in the shadow of her overbearing stepmother and stepsisters. Fortunately, her seasonal job working as a singing elf at a Christmas fair brings her in contact with the handsome Nick (Gregg Sulkin from “Runaways”), who plays a Santa on the tree lot. The two hit it off, and soon Kat finds herself invited to a prestigious gala that draws the jealousy of her stepsisters. Will she be able to attend and fall for Nick? We’ll just have to wait and see!
Watch “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish” on Netflix now.
"The Perfect Date"
Camila Mendes (“Riverdale“) appears in this rom-com about a beautiful private school student who – bored with her usual selection of eligible bachelors – resorts to using an app that allows you to rent out a stand-in boyfriend. Luck would have it that she comes across a sweet guy just trying to save money for college by renting himself out (and who also happens to be Netflix heartthrob Noah Centineo).
Watch “The Perfect Date” on Netflix now.
"American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules"
It’s their senior year, and Annie, Kayla, Michelle, and Stephanie are determined to make it one to remember.
Watch “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules” on Netflix now.
After their high school is threatened to be shut down, a group of students hatch a wild plan to raise the money needed to keep their school afloat.
Watch “Coin Heist” on Netflix now.
"To the Bone"
“To the Bone” is a controversial Netflix original film that takes a deep dive into one woman’s battle with anorexia. Lily Collins gives a stunning performance as Ellen, a 20-year-old college dropout who returns home after a rehabilitation program.
Watch “To the Bone” on Netflix now.
"Feel the Beat"
“Descendants” actress Sofia Carson stars in this dance comedy as April, an aspiring performer who – after she fails to land a role on Broadway – returns home to Wisconsin, where she’s tasked with training a group of young outcasts for a major dance competition. Though she’s reluctant to do so, that changes when she learns that the competition gives her an opportunity to perform in front of Broadway producer Welly Wong, who could potentially save her dance career.
Watch “Feel the Beat” on Netflix now.
"Sierra Burgess Is a Loser"
In a high school revamping of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” an unpopular girl starts a texting romance with a cute jock. The problem is, he thinks he’s talking to a popular cheerleader.
Watch “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” on Netflix now.
"All the Freckles in the World"
Set in Mexico City in the 1980s, this sweet comedy revolves around a 13-year-old romantic who hopes to capture the eye of the prettiest girl in school.
Watch “All the Freckles in the World” on Netflix now.
This comedy tells the story of a spring break camping trip gone wrong. When a teen faces an unfortunate accident, his friends do everything they can to save him.
Watch “The Package” on Netflix now.
This Brazilian rom-com follows a teen who doesn’t believe in love after her parents’ divorce until a pop star shows her what love really is.
Watch “DJ Cinderella” on Netflix now.
Produced by the Duplass brothers, “6 Years” stars Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield as a long-term couple whose relationship suddenly turns violent when faced with new challenges and obstacles. It’s a heartbreaking look at the highs and lows of first love, and how it becomes all too easy to lose ourselves in our most meaningful relationships.
Watch “6 Years” on Netflix now.
"Vampires vs. the Bronx"
Starring Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV, among others, this comedy-horror follows three teens from the Bronx who attempt to protect their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from a band of vampires.
Watch “Vampires vs. the Bronx” on Netflix now.
Beautiful dancer Ava Michelle stars as Jodi in this rom-com as the tallest girl in her high school who, due to her height, can’t manage to find a boyfriend – that is, until she meets the new Swedish exchange student, played by Luke Eisner.
Watch “Tall Girl” on Netflix now.
"Tall Girl 2"
In this sequel to “Tall Girl,” Jodi’s closest relationships are put to the test as she grapples with her newfound popularity while also starring in the school musical.
Watch “Tall Girl 2” on Netflix now.
"The Girl Allergic to WiFi"
A teen comes down with a rare illness that forces her to move to a remote town where she is forced to spend less time online and more time in the present.
Watch “The Girl Allergic to WiFi” on Netflix now.
"The Babysitter: Killer Queen"
Two years ago, a boy defeated a demonic cult led by his babysitter, but to this day, no one believes him, even though the babysitter and her friends have all vanished. When he accepts an invitation from his crush to a Halloween lake party, he discovers that old evil isn’t quite so dead after all.
Watch “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” on Netflix now.
Adapted from the bestselling book by Romanian comedian Andrei Ciobanu, this raunchy Romanian coming-of-age flick follows the story of a shy 16-year-old named Andrei who’s hopelessly in love with his beautiful (and devastatingly aloof) classmate, Ramona – that is, until he meets hotel clerk Anemona.
Watch “Oh, Ramona!” on Netflix now.
"Let It Snow"
“Let It Snow” is adapted from a New York Times bestselling YA book and follows a group of high school friends whose Midwestern town is hit by a massive snowstorm on Christmas Eve, resulting in their friendships and love lives colliding.
Watch “Let It Snow” on Netflix now.
"See You Yesterday"
In this incredibly cool sci-fi drama, two science geek best friends, C.J. and Sebastian, work together to create a time machine that will allow them to save C.J.’s brother, who was wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Watch “See You Yesterday” on Netflix now.
"Rim of the World"
This adventure flick revolves around a summer camp in Southern California, where an extraterrestrial attack forces the camp to evacuate everyone – except for four misfits, who find themselves entrusted with a key that holds the secret to stopping the invasion. Expect to get major “Stranger Things” vibes from this one.
Watch “Rim of the World” on Netflix now.
"You Get Me"
For a rom-com that transforms into a psychological thriller, look no further than “You Get Me”, starring Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, and Taylor John Smith. After Holly (Thorne) meets Tyler (Smith) at an end-of-Summer party, the obsession begins.
Watch “You Get Me” on Netflix now.
A girl who has it all faces a life-changing dilemma after her father loses his riches and goes bankrupt. After trying to keep her image perfect on the outside, she meets a street dancer who teaches her what’s really important in life.
Watch “Battle” on Netflix now.
The main character in “Amateur” is a gifted basketball player instead of a football player, but the sport aside, the Netflix original movie has a similar premise to “All American”. Terron Forte is all confidence on the court, but when he’s recruited to an elite prep school, the 14-year-old struggles to fit in.
Watch “Amateur” on Netflix now.
"Rock My Heart"
In this German drama, a 17-year-old with a congenital heart defect defies her limits by becoming a thrill seeker, leading her to form a bond with a rowdy black stallion whom she hopes to race despite her parents’ discouragement.
Watch “Rock My Heart” on Netflix now.
"Love Like the Falling Rain"
In this Indonesian romance, a young man is forced to watch his best friend (and secret crush) fall for another guy, but things look up when a fateful incident gives him a second chance to confess his feelings.
Watch “Love Like the Falling Rain” on Netflix now.
In this uplifting drama, a school counselor working in one of the poorest areas of Paris devotes herself to improving the lives of her disadvantaged students, all while dealing with some personal challenges of her own.
Watch “School Life” on Netflix now.
"Confessions of an Invisible Girl"
When socially awkward Tete must move in with her grandparents and attend a new school, she sees it as a chance to change her life. She’s determined to make friends, flirt with boys, and not get bullied in this relatable coming-of-age story.
Watch “Confessions of an Invisible Girl” on Netflix now.
"Fear Street Trilogy"
This trilogy of teen slasher films set in 1994, 1978, and 1966 tells the story of an ancient curse on a town called Shadyside. After a group of friends awaken the curse in 1994, they must unfurl what horrific events led to the curse to bring it to an end.
Watch the “Fear Street Trilogy” on Netflix now.
After a bad cheerleading stunt lands cheerleader Stephanie in a coma before her prom, she awakens 20 years later and decides to go back to school to reclaim her status and earn her diploma.
Watch “Senior Year” on Netflix now.
"Along For the Ride"
During the summer before college, insomniac Auden meets another mysterious teen, Eli, who helps her experience the carefree teen life she never had on their nightly quests.
Watch “Along For the Ride” on Netflix now.