There's something special about those coming of age stories. Perhaps it's because we can all relate to those awkward adolescent years. And that, in turn, is why there are so may films on the subject. Reflect on the popular girl, the jock, the nerd, and the social outcast in your life as you take a look at this list of the Best Teen Movies. Not that we're peer pressuring you or anything...
Honorable Mention: Not Another Teen Movie
Title: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Release Date: August 13, 1982
Plot: A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Release Date: October 12, 2012
Plot: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Title: Dazed and Confused
Release Date: February 10, 1994
Plot: The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.
Release Date: August 17, 2007
Plot: Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
Title: Sixteen Candles
Release Date: May 4, 1984
Plot: A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Release Date: July 19, 1995
Plot: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
Title: 10 Things I Hate About You
Release Date: March 31, 1999
Plot: A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Title: Mean Girls
Release Date: April 30, 2004
Plot: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Title: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Release Date: June 11, 1986
Plot: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Title: The Breakfast Club
Release Date: February 15, 1985
Plot: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.