My top 20 teen films.

by lilant | created - 17 Dec 2010 | updated - 17 Dec 2010 | Public
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1. Porky's (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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40 Metascore

In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson

Votes: 33,242 | Gross: $111.29M

2. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend's house party, but even he can't predict what's in store for him.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 9,443 | Gross: $26.39M

3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 78,412 | Gross: $27.09M

4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 267,567 | Gross: $70.14M

5. Cooley High (1975)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis

Votes: 2,358

6. License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

6.3
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36 Metascore

A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Richard Masur

Votes: 15,184 | Gross: $22.43M

7. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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70 Metascore

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young

Votes: 7,376

8. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 288,279 | Gross: $45.88M

9. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 6,597 | Gross: $5.83M

10. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 273,941 | Gross: $86.06M

11. The Cheerleaders (1973)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

5.5
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A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.

Director: Paul Glickler | Stars: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Brandy Woods

Votes: 951

12. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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36 Metascore

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Votes: 26,678 | Gross: $31.62M

13. Hot Moves (1985)

R | 85 min | Comedy

5.1
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Four Venice Beach boys make a pact to lose their virginity before beginning their senior year of high school.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Michael Zorek, Adam Silbar, Jeff Fishman, Johnny Timko

Votes: 389 | Gross: $2.73M

14. Sex Drive (2008)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew, James Marsden

Votes: 76,410 | Gross: $8.40M

15. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 1,968 | Gross: $11.02M

16. EuroTrip (2004)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.6
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45 Metascore

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Votes: 172,916 | Gross: $17.72M

17. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 135,248 | Gross: $7.99M

18. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade

Votes: 36,192 | Gross: $10.30M

19. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,881 | Gross: $11.54M

20. ATL (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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63 Metascore

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: T.I., Lauren London, Evan Ross, Greg Andrews

Votes: 8,941 | Gross: $21.16M