The Best Teen Romance Movies

A list of the best teen romance movies, ranked by love-obsessed fans of all ages. Throughout film history, one of the most beloved, popular, and relatable movie genres has been the teen romance. Moviegoers of all ages, from heartbroken teenagers to nostalgic seniors have enjoyed sitting in a dark theater to watch the newest film depicting two young lovers. These movies don’t just cover teenagers dealing with their first loves. There are also themes of coming of age, angst, parental issues, and feelings of alienation, which is why so many people can relate to these good teenage romance movies. The films on this list range from 1960s classics to current takes on the tropes.

Release Date
1999-03-30
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Mad Chance, Jaret Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures,
  • Director : Gil Junger, K.C. Colwell, Nancy Karlin,
  • Stars : Heath Ledger,Julia Stiles,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
  • Bianca, a tenth grader has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, are eager, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick, a new kid in town just bitter enough for Kat.
Release Date
2004-07-10
  • Rate : 6.10
  • Production Companies : Gaylord Films, Warner Bros., Dylan Sellers Productions,
  • Director : Mark Rosman, Robin Anderson,
  • Stars : Hilary Duff,Jennifer Coolidge,Chad Michael Murray,
  • Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor. The only problem is, she must get back to the diner, ran by her wicked Stepmom Fiona by 12 sharp because she is not supposed to be there. Before Nomad can found out who she is, she must leave with her best friend, Carter driving her back to the diner. After that night, everything in Sam's life goes wacko!
Release Date
2004-04-30
  • Rate : 7
  • Production Companies : Broadway Video, M.G. Films, Paramount Pictures,
  • Director : Mark Waters, Joanne T. Harwood,
  • Stars : Lindsay Lohan,Rachel McAdams,Lacey Chabert,
  • 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.
Release Date
2006-03-17
  • Rate : 6.5
  • Production Companies : DreamWorks SKG, Lakeshore Entertainment,
  • Director : Andy Fickman,
  • Stars : Amanda Bynes,Channing Tatum,Laura Ramsey,
  • Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.
Release Date
2012-09-28
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : Brownstone Productions,
  • Director : Jason Moore, Wilma Garscadden-Gahret,
  • Stars : Anna Kendrick,Skylar Astin,Ben Platt,
  • College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
Release Date
2014-05-16
  • Rate : 7.60
  • Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, TSG Entertainment,
  • Director : Josh Boone, Luca Kouimelis,
  • Stars : Shailene Woodley,Ansel Elgort,Nat Wolff,
  • Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Release Date
2009-03-11
  • Rate : 6.10
  • Production Companies : New Line Cinema, Offspring Entertainment,
  • Director : Burr Steers, Steve Gehrke,
  • Stars : Zac Efron,Leslie Mann,Matthew Perry,
  • On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has the chance to reverse some decisions he wishes he'd never made. But maybe they weren't so bad after all.
Release Date
2006-01-20
  • Rate : 6.30
  • Production Companies : Disney Channel,
  • Director : Kenny Ortega,
  • Stars : Zac Efron,Vanessa Hudgens,Ashley Tisdale,
  • Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself. And it's all set to fun tunes and very cool dance moves!
Release Date
2014-08-21
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : R.J. Cutler, Jessica Clothier,
  • Stars : Chloë Grace Moretz,Mireille Enos,Jamie Blackley,
  • Based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name. "If I Stay" is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.
Release Date
1996-11-01
  • Rate : 6.70
  • Production Companies : Bazmark Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio,Claire Danes,John Leguizamo,
  • In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.
Release Date
2013-01-31
  • Rate : 6.40
  • Production Companies : Summit Entertainment,
  • Director : Lorette Leblanc,
  • Stars : Nicholas Hoult,Teresa Palmer,Analeigh Tipton,
  • After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Release Date
1999-04-09
  • Rate : 5.90
  • Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures, Flower Films (II), Bushwood Pictures,
  • Director : Raja Gosnell,
  • Stars : Drew Barrymore,David Arquette,Michael Vartan,
  • Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation -- not to mention her own failed love life -- when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.
Release Date
2007-12-05
  • Rate : 7
  • Production Companies : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mandate Pictures,
  • Director : Jason Reitman, Stephanie Rossel, Jason Blumenfeld,
  • Stars : Ellen Page,Michael Cera,Jennifer Garner,
  • A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own. She soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Release Date
2004-04-09
  • Rate : 6
  • Production Companies : World 2000 Entertainment, Enchanted Productions, Miramax Films,
  • Director : Tommy O'Haver, David Daniels, Karen Richards,
  • Stars : Anne Hathaway,Hugh Dancy,Cary Elwes,
  • Ella of Frell is given the "gift of obedience" by a fairy, only to realize that it's more of a curse because it could separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont. Will Ella manage to conjure a "cure" that enables her to live happily ever after?
Release Date
2006-03-03
  • Rate : 5.80
  • Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Storefront Pictures,
  • Director : Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, Jennifer L'Huillier,
  • Stars : Emma Roberts,Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque,Sara Paxton,
  • Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning the heart of a handsome lifeguard.
Release Date
2010-08-06
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Reiner / Greisman Productions, Castle Rock Entertainment,
  • Director : Frank Capra III, Brian Relyea, Kerry Lyn McKissick,
  • Stars : Inga R. Wilson,Shane Harper,Stefanie Scott,
  • Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic.
Release Date
1999-07-09
  • Rate : 6.40
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Newmarket Capital Group,
  • Director : Paul Weitz, J.B. Rogers, Annie Welles,
  • Stars : Jason Biggs,Chris Klein,Thomas Ian Nicholas,
  • At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to try to be the first to "score." And of course, the senior prom is their last best chance. As the fateful date draws near, the boys wonder who among them will get lucky.
Release Date
2015-06-18
  • Rate : 6.10
  • Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures,
  • Director : Jake Schreier,
  • Stars : Nat Wolff,Cara Delevingne,Halston Sage,
  • Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Release Date
2015-04-09
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment,
  • Director : George Tillman, Jr., Jennifer Opresnick,
  • Stars : Scott Eastwood,Britt Robertson,Lolita Davidovich,
  • The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Release Date
2006-05-12
  • Rate : 5.90
  • Production Companies : Cheyenne Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, 20th Century Fox,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Lindsay Lohan,Samaire Armstrong,Chris Pine,
  • Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.