The Best Teen Movies To Watch Streaming On Netflix (2023)

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Okay, let’s be honest with ourselves – sometimes we like the cringe of teen movies.

Don’t get me wrong, some teen movies are classics and deserve the love they get, but others are just your typical teen movie – someone learning to grow up and accept themselves, or it’s them trying to find a relationship or even facing a bully in school.

Thankfully, these teen movies are some of the best that Netflix has to offer currently to their subscribers and trust me, there are plenty. From classics like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to more recent hits like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, these are some of the best teen movies on Netflix.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy

From 2018 through 2021, there was a trilogy which took over the internet – mainly, Noah Centineo did as the internet’s official boyfriend, and that was from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Lara Jean once wrote five letters to the five loves of her life, but stored them away, never mailing them. However, her life changes when he sister mails them out accidentally, and all of her former crushes are revealed.

As someone who adores romantic comedies, this is hands down one of my favorite teen movies that Netflix has to offer, especially since there are three of them. Not only was the story fun to watch, the chemistry that Lana Condor and Noah Centineo had in all three movies really made their relationship believable, and when you have that, any movie can soar. Trust me, by the end, you’ll want your own Peter Kavinsky or John Ambrose.

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Moxie (2021)

For one of the latest films, we take a look at Moxie. In this film, a teenage girl ends up starting a hardcore feminist movement at her high school when she stumbles upon riot grrrl memorabilia in her mother’s trunk.

Just from the premise, you can really tell this is a movie of the times, but it’s incredibly funny and tackles the politics of the film in a fun way. Moxie is actually directed by the legendary Amy Poehler (who also has a role in this film), so you just know that it’s going to be iconic in every way. Even so, the message behind this teen film really goes above and beyond and will make anyone watching want to stand up for what they believe in.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

I feel like when most people think of a teen film, this is one of the first ones which pops up. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, based on the graphic novel of the same name, follows the titular character, Scott Pilgrim, who is a musician and must win a competition in order to get a record deal and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend, Ramona Flowers.

This film has developed a strong cult following since its release, for many reasons. The comedy is top-notch, the story is a lot of fun, and the cast list is absolutely amazing, from actors like Michael Cera and Chris Evans to actresses like Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, they are everywhere in Scott Pilgrim. It’s a real underdog teen movie that knocks the socks off of any normal high school film. Definitely one of the best.

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The Prom (2020)

Musicals have sort of been my comfort genre for a long time, so when I heard that The Prom was going to become a new movie on Netflix, I was so excited. The Prom, adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, tells the story of the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community when a young girl just wants to take her girlfriend to prom, but the school board won’t allow it.

If you want to talk about musical numbers, The Prom has everything you could dream of, from amazing colors to awesome dance numbers to beautiful voices. Ryan Murphy, who knows his way around a musical, considering he created Glee, does everything he can to truly make this a musical to remember. The Prom cast is amazing as well, with big-time actors like Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and so many others signing on. If you love musicals, check this one out.

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All The Bright Places (2020)

Oof. That’s all I’ll say about this film at first. All The Bright Places, based on the book of the same name and starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, tells the story of two young teenagers who are both dealing with their own issues, one with survivors' guilt and the other being obsessed with death. They dream of leaving their dreary Indiana town behind and want to explore the world.

The reason I say ‘oof’ is not because the film is bad, by any means. If anything, this is one of the most emotional teen films you will watch. While most of these are great comedies, sometimes we all need a good cry, and that’s what All The Bright Places provides for us – a good cry so we can move on with our day. The acting is amazing from these two young actors, and the story itself will touch anyone’s heart.

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What A Girl Wants (2003)

Now, let us move back into something a bit older, and take a look at a movie that starred the one-time queen of teen comedies, Amanda Bynes. In What a Girl Wants, Bynes plays Daphne, whose mother once fell in love with an aristocratic Englishman in her youth, but couldn’t be with him due to family issues as well as social pressures, and because of this, it causes a whirlwind of lies and truths to be revealed.

Is the story life-changing? Of course not, as it's definitely something that you've seen before in so many other comedies. But, if you’re looking for that classic teen comedy that you remember from your childhood, there’s nowhere further to look than this. We have the 2000s-era outfits and plenty of teenage humor, along with a great cast. It’s certainly one of my nostalgic favorites.

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Let It Snow (2019)

Who says you can’t watch a Christmas movie right now? Let It Snow, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name, goes over three separate storylines that all take place around the holidays, creating hijinks, romance, friendships, and drama all along the way.

While this does take place during the holidays, I believe that this is a movie you can really watch at any point during the year. The stories themselves are cute and full of life, while the acting is actually surprisingly good for a teen movie, with big stars like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Kiernan Shipka and the famous Joan Cusack, along with so many others. Plus, one of the writers of the original book was John Green, who was known for amazing novels like The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska – you know it’s going to be a good story.

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The Last Summer (2019)

For anyone who just recently graduated high school, this is definitely for you. The Last Summer talks about a group of friends from high school, trying to navigate their personal and social lives with all their issues and drama while also trying to enjoy their last summer before they all head off to college.

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There’s just something about these movies that have multiple different storylines which always get me interested. I love that they somehow find a way to connect everything near the end, and it serves as a bittersweet moment when they all end up heading off to college, knowing that the world will forever be changed but they will always have their memories, even if they grow apart. Plus, the cast list is great, with Riverdale’s K.J. Apa taking the lead, Teen Beach Movie's Maia Mitchell, Detroit’s Jacob Latimore, and so many others.

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Work It (2020)

I can’t have a teen list and not put a dance movie on there. Work It, a Netflix original film, tells the story of Quinn Ackerman, who lies about being on a dance team to get into the college of her dreams when her accolades aren’t enough, and must win a competition with said dance team to somehow get into her school.

First off, let me just say that Sabrina Carpenter and Jordan Fisher are fantastic in Work It. Their chemistry is amazing and what makes it even better is that they are actually seriously talented, with some awesome dance moves and singing voices. Liza Koshy is even great, as well, in one of her first big film roles since becoming a big YouTube star. The story itself is about as generic as you can expect from a teen movie, but that makes it all that more fun. Plus, who doesn’t adore some good dance sequences? They take it to another level in Work It.

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Good Burger (1997)

“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?”

When I tell you this was the anthem of '90s kids everywhere, I mean it. I can’t even recall how many times my brother and I have said this to each other. Good Burger is an iconic teen movie, starring a young Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, who are employees at said Good Burger restaurant, trying to somehow keep it alive when other burger joints start to open up nearby.

If you want to talk about awesome chemistry, this is it. Kenan and Kel were known for a good reason, and that’s because their comedic timing is perfect, and can make this teen movie enjoyable for both older kids, younger kids, and their parents so they can watch it at the same time. If you’re not craving some type of burger by the end of watching this film, you’re doing it wrong.

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I think we can all collectively agree that teen movies, while sometimes cringy, can sometimes be awesome and ones that we all need to watch. I wonder if there will be any new teen films in the 2021 movies. And, if there are, let’s all hope they are as iconic as these.

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What should I watch on Netflix 13+? ›

  • The Umbrella Academy (2019 – ) Netflix. ...
  • Heartstopper (2022 – ) Netflix. ...
  • Never Have I Ever (2022 – ) Netflix. ...
  • Shadow and Bone (2021 – ) Netflix. ...
  • Stranger Things (2016 – ) Netflix. ...
  • Derry Girls (2018 – 2022) Jack Barnes/Netflix. ...
  • Young Royals (2021 – ) Netflix. ...
  • The Letter for the King (2020 – 2020) Netflix.
31 Oct 2022

What should I watch on Netflix 15 year old? ›

Click through to read about the best teen shows you can watch on the streaming platform right now.
  • 1 of 15. Duchess. 37.4K subscribers. ...
  • 2 of 15. Netflix. 24.8M subscribers. ...
  • 3 of 15. The Innocents (2018) ...
  • 4 of 15. Netflix. ...
  • 5 of 15. Trinkets (2019) ...
  • 6 of 15. The Society (2019) ...
  • 7 of 15. On My Block (2018) ...
  • 8 of 15. Everything Sucks! (

What is the best movie for 13+? ›

Best movies for teens to add to your watch list
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) ...
  2. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) ...
  3. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) ...
  4. Queen of Katwe (2016) ...
  5. The Goonies (1985) ...
  6. Adventures in Babysitting (1987) ...
  7. The Princess Diaries (2001) ...
  8. Freaky Friday (2003)
20 Jul 2022

What are the 10 most watched Netflix movies? ›

The Top 10 most popular Films (English), based on hours viewed in their first 28 days on Netflix.
Most Popular Films (English)
#Films (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Red Notice364,020,000
2Don't Look Up359,790,000
3Bird Box282,020,000
4The Gray Man253,870,000
6 more rows

What is Netflix's most watched? ›

Netflix's most watched TV series, ranked
  • Squid Game (season 1), a Korean survival thriller -- 1.65 billion hours.
  • Stranger Things (season 4), a retro sci-fi series -- 1.35 billion hours.
  • Dahmer, a true-crime serial killer series -- 856.2 million hours.
5 days ago

What's in the top 10 on Netflix? ›

  1. The Bad Guys (2022) Image via Dreamworks.
  2. Enola Holmes 2 (2022) Image via Netflix. ...
  3. The Good Nurse (2022) Image via Netflix. ...
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Image via Sony Pictures Animation. ...
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Image via Netflix. ...
  6. Oblivion (2013) ...
  7. The Takeover (2022) ...
  8. The School for Good and Evil (2022) ...
2 days ago

Is Netflix good for 12 year olds? ›

There are a lot of great Netflix series for your young teenager — probably a lot more than you'd expect. The streaming service offers a range of teen shows, spanning from TV series for 9- to 12-year-olds to good shows for 13-year-olds and up.

Is Stranger things okay for 13 year olds? ›

The Common Sense experts say the show is fine for kids 13+, while both parents and kids agree the show is appropriate for ages 12+.

What a 14 year old should watch? ›

Here are some fave shows to watch with your teens and pre-teens.
  • New Girl.
  • The Office.
  • Schitt's Creek.
  • Never Have I Ever.
  • Ted Lasso.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Stranger Things.
  • Cobra Kai.
14 Nov 2020

What movies are rated 16+? ›

PH-R-16 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Smile (V) (2022) R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller. ...
  • Don't Worry Darling (I) (2022) R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller. ...
  • Midsommar (2019) ...
  • The Shining (1980) ...
  • Scream (I) (2022) ...
  • Halloween (I) (2018) ...
  • Attack on Titan (2013–2023) ...
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022– )

What movie should a 14 year old watch on Netflix? ›

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  • The Half Of It.
  • Amateur.
  • Moxie.
  • Captain Nova.
  • Alex Strangelove.
  • School Life.
  • Into the Beat.
  • Dude.

Is movie ok for 14 year olds? ›

Great film, but not for kids under 13

I recommend this film to everyone who loves slightly disturbing films and TV shows like me but for anyone under the age of 13 you really should not watch it. It's very gory and contains adult language.

What has been #1 on Netflix the longest? ›

TOP 10 on Netflix in the World with the longest streak
1.Squid Game53 days
2.The Queen's Gambit46 days
3.Stranger Things44 days
4.Bridgerton39 days
5.Money Heist37 days
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What is the number 1 in Netflix? ›

The Lincoln Lawyer

What is the most viewed movie on Netflix 2022? ›

Most viewed English-language Netflix films 2022

Action comedy film "Red Notice" was the most popular English-language Netflix movie of all time as of October 2022, based on the number of hours viewed in its first 28 days on Netflix. The film counted around 364 million hours viewed.

What are 5 most watched Netflix? ›

Watched for 47.13 million hours this week. Watched for 38.8 million hours this week.
Most Popular TV (English)
#TV (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Stranger Things 41,352,090,000
2DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story856,220,000
3Bridgerton: Season 2656,260,000
4Bridgerton: Season 1625,490,000
6 more rows

Is there anything on Netflix worth watching? ›

The most popular shows ranking on our guide to the best-reviewed on Netflix include Stranger Things (which aired its fourth season in 2022), phenom Squid Game (which will air its second season in 2023 or 2024), video game curse-breaking adaptations (Arcane: League of Legends, The Witcher, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners), crime ...

What is the most popular movie on Netflix today? ›

The 10 most popular movies on Netflix right now
  • The Stranger (2022) Trailer. ...
  • Luckiest Girl Alive (2022) Trailer. ...
  • The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022) Trailer. ...
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013) Trailer. ...
  • Sing 2 (2021) Trailer. ...
  • The Chalk Line (2022) Trailer. ...
  • Blade of the 47 Ronin (2022) Trailer. ...
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Trailer.
1 Nov 2022

What's a good movie on Netflix tonight? ›

The 20 best Netflix movies to stream right now
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) 147m. ...
  • Don't Look Up (2021) new. ...
  • Mank (2020) ...
  • Extraction (2020) ...
  • The Mitchells vs. ...
  • The Hateful Eight (2015) ...
  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) ...
  • Marriage Story (2019)

Is Squidgame ok for a 12 year old? ›

On Netflix, the show has a rating of TV-MA, meaning it may not be suitable for teenagers under 17.

What age is adult Netflix for? ›

Adults. Restricted. May be inappropriate for ages 17 and under. For Mature Audiences.

How old is a tween? ›

The "tween years" can be challenging for both children and their parents. Young adolescents are continuing to explore their community and world and beginning to develop unique identities separate from their parents.

Why is Squid Game rated 18+? ›

Parents need to know that the level of violence is very intense in Squid Game. Characters are systematically tortured and killed for the sadistic pleasure of a game master. Adults have sex, and there are threats of sexual violence: Women are grabbed by the hair and beaten.

Can a 13 year old watch Squid Game? ›

“It's people who are desperate competing to the death for the amusement of the ultra rich.” It's rated not appropriate for kids under 16. Common Sense Media notes that Squid Game has strong acting and sleek production values but is extremely violent and very weak on positive messages or positive role models.

What is Squid Game rated? ›

What age is 'Squid Game' appropriate for? The age rating for "Squid Game" on Netflix is TV-MA, which means for mature audiences only. According to TV Guidelines, TV-MA indicates "this program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

Is Cobra Kai ok for a 12 year old? ›

Officially, it is set as a TV-14, according to the Parents Guide on IMDb. That means it's suitable for children age 14 and older.

Is 14 a tween? ›

The definition of 'tween' varies, with some using it describe children aged 10-14 years, some 8-12 years and others who use it only to describe girls… but I think the most accurate definition of a tween or 'tweenager' is any child, boy or girl, aged 9-13 years.

Is Outer Banks for 13 year olds? ›

Is Outer Banks for kids? Outer Banks is rated TV-MA, which means it's not really for kids. While there isn't much sexuality in the series (aside from some kissing and non-graphic sexual exploration), the series earned its TV-MA rating for strong language and intense violence.

Can you watch 13 Netflix? ›

Watch all you want. This coming-of-age musical based on the Broadway show stars Eli Golden, Debra Messing, Josh Peck and Rhea Perlman.

What movie should a 12 year old watch on Netflix? ›

Feel-good Movies
  • Barbie Dolphin Magic.
  • Pinkfong & Baby Shark's Space Adventure.
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
  • The Spy Next Door.
  • A Cinderella Story.
  • Super Monsters Save Halloween.
  • Vivo.
  • Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas.

Is 13 the movie on Netflix? ›

"13: The Musical" is currently streaming on Netflix. About the writer: Caroline Siede is a film and TV critic in Chicago, where the cold never bothers her anyway.

Is TV-14 appropriate for a 12 year old? ›

TV-PG - parental guidance is recommended; these programs may be unsuitable for younger children. TV-14 - these shows may be unsuitable for children under 14. TV-MA - these programs are intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17.

Is PG 13 okay for 14 year olds? ›

According to the Motion Picture Association, the PG-13 label means the movie is fine for kids over the age of thirteen. It may not, however, be appropriate for children under thirteen because of language, violence, nudity, and other mature content.

Is movie ok for 13 year olds? ›

Great film, but not for kids under 13

I recommend this film to everyone who loves slightly disturbing films and TV shows like me but for anyone under the age of 13 you really should not watch it. It's very gory and contains adult language.

Is there a secret Netflix menu? ›

At the top of the Netflix home screen, you should see a new option -- Browse All -- next to My List. Click that to search manually or scroll through the subgenres available. Use the code 5475 and you'll unlock a trove of romantic comedies on Netflix. Another way is through the Netflix codes website.

What age watches Netflix? ›

According to the findings of a recent survey, around 75 percent of respondents aged 18 to 34 subscribed to Netflix as of mid-2021, compared to just 44 percent of those aged 65 or above.

Is there a secret mode on Netflix? ›

On the Activity page, click the hide icon next to the episode or title you want to hide. If you hide an episode, you'll see the option to hide the entire series. To hide all of your viewing history, select the Hide all option at the bottom of the page and confirm.

Is Mean Girls appropriate for 11 year old? ›

MEAN GIRLS is recommend for ages 10+. Includes some mature content.

Is Big appropriate for 12 year olds? ›

Overall, Big is a great movie and you will love it, but there are a lot of questionable parts to keep in mind depending on your kid's age. Commonsense Media says 13+, Parents are saying 11+ and so are the kids. Finally, they agree!

Can my 12 year old watch hes all that? ›

What is He's All That Rated? The movie is rated TV-14 which means that it contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. For example, it's usually suggestive dialogue, coarse language, intense violence, and/or intense sexual situations that determine a TV-14 rating.

Is 13 Hours rated R? ›

13 Hours - The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is rated R by the MPAA for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language.

Is 13 Hours a good movie? ›

13 Hours is an incredibly intense war movie that's thrilling, tense and emotional whilst easily being one of Michael Bay's best films.

Is 13 Hours a horror movie? ›

13Hrs, also known by the name Night Wolf, is a 2010 British horror film directed by Jonathan Glendening. The film stars Isabella Calthorpe as the main female lead, and also features Gemma Atkinson, John Lynch, Joshua Bowman, Antony De Liseo and Tom Felton.


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