Teen Movies are a big part of our culture with trends, quotes, life lessons, and fashion statements that stay around for years and even make big combacks. Many 80's fashion trends became popular because of movies like "Pretty in Pink", "The Breakfast Club", and "Heathers". From the 80's to today there are teen movies that are a must see so you can follow along with the trends, quotes, and fashion. Here are 10 Best Teen Movies Ever You've Got to Watch, and who knows you might even find yourself in one of these teen characters...
The Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook; they were teens who would have never hung out before and might not hang out again, but for just one day they became "The Breakfast Club". Teens form different groups based on where they live, how much money their parents make, what sports and hobbies they like, and even how smart they are. The Jock might not ever understand the Brain but teen movies like "The Breakfast Club" help teens see that just because you think someone else is perfect on the outside, doesn't mean they aren't as messed up as you on in the inside.
What teen hasn't tried to stay home "sick" from school to enjoy a day off while their parents went to work! "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" might be a teen movie that shows your kids how to skip school, but it also shows them that it takes a lot of running around to actually pull it off! In the end, it's a fun movie that gives teens a break from all the stress and drama that surrounds their lives!
When you're a teenager you feel like no one listens to you or cares about you. So when Samantha's family forgets her birthday, especially her sweet sixteen, she feels like the world is ending and everything about this day and her life is going wrong. This is a classic teen movie of what teens struggle with in high school and in their every day lives of trying to be understood. Every teen girl deserves to be liked and wanted on her sixteenth birthday.
"The Goonies" is one of my favorite movies that I can watch over and over again and never get sick of it. It's a fun, adventure teen movie that kids, families, and adults will love as well. It's a movie you will watch when you're a teen and will watch again as a parent with your kids to pass down quotes like, "Hey You Guys!", "Booty Traps", and "Goonies Never Say Die".
As soon as I hear the music, see Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey dancing and swinging their hips, and hear "Nobody puts Baby in a corner", I am in love and glued to the screen. This is a chick flick teen movie that older teens and young adult women will remember forever. They will remember the first time they saw Johnny in his tight shirt, the end scene with Baby jumping into his arms as he lifts her into the air, and the song: "I've Had the Time of My Life" and feel the love and the passion that they can only hope to experience with the guy they crush on!
Most teens today don't know what it's like to be segregated because of the color of their skin or deal with being the first racially integrated school, team, or group. Sadly, there still are some hate issues teens go through today, but nothing like what went on in the 60s and 70s. When kids watch teen movies like "Remember the Titans" they will appreciate the lives they live and the time they live in. Hopefully they will also learn to stand up for someone who is different than they are.
"Save the Last Dance" is a teen movie filled with life lessons of learning to deal with devastation, grief, moving away from your hometown to a new city, and trying to fit in with a culture you really don't understand, all while getting to know your dad who you haven't seen in years. It's a heart warming story that feels real and isn't just another teen movie about the girl getting the guy, it's a teen movie about life and what teens really go through.
Teens in the 80s had "The Goonies" and "The Breakfast Club", while teens in the 90s had "American Pie" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer", and teens today have fantasy movies like "Harry Potter", "Twilight", and "The Hunger Games". The most popular** teen movies** of today are no longer about sex, fashion statements, or getting drunk, they explore other worlds of wizardry, vampires, mutants, and rebelling against the Capitol and fighting for survival.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball when you aren't looking and that's what happens to quirky teen Juno when she becomes pregnant after having a one time thing with her just as quirky best friend. Teens are always afraid of making mistakes and disappointing their parents so they keep secrets and hide things they shouldn't. "Juno" is a great teen movie that shows parents who are sweet and helpful when their daughter comes to them with her troubled news. Hopefully this will help teens make the right choices and have trust and faith in their parents instead of keeping things to themselves.
Some of you may have a love hate relationship with this fantasy **teen movie, **but I love the intense action, the dramatic love story, and the history between the vampires and werewolves. It's more than just a girl falling for a guy in high school and going to the prom together! All while dealing with the drama of being a teen and moving to a new town she learns that her crush is a vampire and eventually learns that her best friend is a werewolf!
Teens, young adults, and even older adults every where have been waiting in anticipation for "The Hunger Games" since this tear jerker sci-fi teen movie was announced last year after. Everyone has already been so involved with the story since the book came out in 2008 and are now in love with the characters all over again. Katniss is such a powerful character who fights for her family, her friends, and for the right to live and you can see why two guys are fighting over! I'd love to be friends with her!
Teen movies are filled with adventure, drama, excitement, and life lessons that everyone can enjoy and learn something from. Whether you are a parent who is struggling to connect with your teen, a young adult looking for answers, or just want a good movie to watch that you can relate to; just because it's a "teen movie" doesn't mean it doesn't have something for you. Teen movies also cover just about every genre from family and comedy to sci-fi and horror, so if you are looking for a good laugh watch "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" or if you are looking for a little fantasy, sci-fi watch "Harry Potter" or "The Hunger Games". Is your favorite teen movie on the list?
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