The 22 Best Teen Movies That Ruled the 21st Century

The 22 Best Teen Movies That Ruled the 21st Century
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Teen movies are one of the hardest genres to get right. After all, teens' interests and inspirations change every few years, and given how trend-oriented young people tend to be, the movies aimed at older generations don't interest them at all.

Only a handful of teen movies have proven to be truly timeless, and even they are usually cherished as specimens of their time, delighting in their anachronisms and period details.

Here are 22 of the best teen movies of the 21st century that could become classics in the future:

We decided to select only the most influential teen films for this list, but we still failed to round the number of great films to an even number. After all, our young century has proven to be a true renaissance of teen-oriented productions, with dozens of such films being released each year.

Of course, the overall quality of teen movies is rather poor, but the aforementioned diamonds make up for it perfectly. After all, bad teen movies disappear from the public consciousness as soon as they leave the theaters, so what's the point of talking about them at all?

And it's not like there's a shortage of good teen movies either, as this list certainly proves. 2023 alone is blessed with two great movies, and we hope that 2024 will potentially double that number.