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Power Rankings: Best Teen Movies

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.


Title: Superbad

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.


Title: Clueless

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.

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