The genre of teenage movies can be called a rare one, especially teenage girls’ movies. There are not much movies released each year of the genre. Though, I believe that “teen” genre makes a great relation with its targeted audience as it is more focused on the characters similar to the viewers.
And yes, there are some really good teen movies especially for girls. Below is the list of 10 such best movies. The interesting thing about the list is that all the movies are released in 21st century.
10 Movies a Teenage Girl Must Watch
10.Bring It On
Director – Peyton Reed
Writer – Jessica Bendinger
Star Cast – Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford
Release Date – 25 August 2000
Rating – (3 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: The movie is focused on national cheerleading championship where The Toro cheerleading team has been the winner 5 times in a row. But the upcoming championship may not be the same as their well-designed routine gets stolen by their ex-captain.
As the movie is based on a Competition, it is happening most of the time and doesn’t get slow. There are a lot of characters in the movie that makes viewers engaged.
Director – Pascal Franchot
Writer – Barbara Marshall
Star Cast – Britt Robertson, Alexia Fast, Scout Taylor-Compton
Release Date – 21 September 2010
Rating – (3 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Triple Dog is a very especially entry in our list, yes it is a teen girl film but not a usual one with colors and joy; or those Barbie types. The movie is blend with thriller-horror along with the setting of teen genre where a group of teenage girls goes out for a night adventure. There a game of dares begins that turns into life threatening and a truth of a death gets revealed also.
8.It’s a Boy Girl Thing
Director – Nick Hurran
Writer – Geoff Deane
Star Cast – Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller
Release Date – 28 December 2006
Rating – (3.2 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: It’s a Boy Girl Thing is a teen-fantasy movie that is also loaded with hilarious scenes; credit goes to its funny concept.
Woody and Nell get their bodies exchanged because of a spell during a school trip at a museum. They are opposites of each other and don’t like the other much; Woody is a full time football guy whereas Nell loves reading and books. After the incident, they face daily life challenges and must find a cure soon.
7.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Director – Ken Kwapis
Writer – Ann Brashares
Star Cast – Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Release Date – 1 June 2005
Rating – (3.3 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: The movie displays a serious concept of true friendship among four girls that makes this movie cinematically strong. Moreover, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants also focuses on individual character’s life, especially of a Carmen.
Bridget, Lena, Carmen and Tibby are besties and have been together since years. But this summer is going to be spent separately. The girls decide to be in the bond of their friendship by sharing a pair of jeans. Additionally, the movie shows Carmen’s family life disturbances where her father gets married to a woman and she is no more a fit there.
6.The Girl Next Door
Director – Luke Greenfield
Writer – David Wagner
Star Cast – Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
Release Date – 9 April 2004
Rating – (3.4 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Matthew Kidman is a too simple boy who never has adventures in life. He falls for his new gorgeous neighbor Danielle. Soon they start spending time where Danielle makes Matthew to live a manly & bold lifestyle. However, Matthew discovers that his charm is a porn star.
The Girl Next Door can be a great one time watch movie for you and its idea feels interesting somewhere.
Director – Catherine Hardwicke
Writer – Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki Reed
Star Cast – Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed
Release Date – 19 September 2003
Rating – (3.4 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Thirteen is among the finest teen-drama that shows how a teenage girl destroys her life while trying to chase plastic lifestyle. The movie also casts light on the responsibilities of parents towards their teenage children.
Tracy Freeland, a bright student who lives a not so happening lifestyle feels that her life should be rocking; affected by her school’s diva Evie. Tracy changes her appearance to bold and become Evie’s friend. During the time they both spent together; Tracy goes through all immoral experiences such drugs, sex, theft. After tolerating for a while, her mother Melanie gets into the situation to save her daughter from being ruined totally.
4.The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Director – Marielle Heller
Writer – Phoebe Gloeckner
Star Cast – Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig
Release Date – 28 August 2015
Rating – (3.5 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: The Diary of a Teenage Girl is entirely focused on the sexual desires embark in the early teenage where a 15 year old girl decides to change what she feels and begins to be sexually active. She picks none other than her mother’s boyfriend to lose her virginity.
What impresses and makes this movie different is that it isn’t set in the current period; it is set in 1970s San Francisco. Hence, you can have a taste of film-making efforts as well.
Director – Drew Barrymore
Writer – Shauna Cross
Star Cast – Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig
Release Date – 2 October 2009
Rating – (3.5 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Whip It displays emotions and desires of a teenage girl who wants to overcome small towns’ disciplines and standards. This movie takes a position with respect in our list as it spreads motivation among youngsters.
Bliss Cavendar is a small town girl who doesn’t like the society’s and her mother’s set of rules for living. On a day she encounters with a roller-derby team called Hurl Scouts; thereafter gets inspired to be a part of the sport. Soon she gets trained hard and makes a place in Hurl Scouts. But, this all is still a secret to her parents.
Director – Mark Waters
Writer – Rosalind Wiseman
Star Cast – Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
Release Date – 30 April 2004
Rating – (3.5 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Mean Girls is among the most popular teen movies ever made; and it talks about the same as its name, some girls are too mean.
After being home schooled at her home in Africa, Cady Heron and her family move to Illinois. Its Cady’s debut in public schooling; she is going to experience a whole new life. In the school, she becomes a member of a girl group called The Plastics. Gradually the mean characteristics of each girl come to surface.
AT NO 1. Easy A
Director – Will Gluck
Writer – Bert V. Royal
Star Cast – Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Release Date – 17 September 2010
Rating – (3.6 / 5)
MOVIE OVERVIEW: Olive, a decent teenage girl pretends as she has lost her virginity to a boy in a party, encouraged by a friend. Thereafter, she becomes a part of school gossips and become famous for dirty things. Many boys also try on her after the incident.
I found Easy A a movie to celebrate; it can’t be called a total comedy but it has a hilarious setting where a girl pranks about her virginity.
Latest & Upcoming Teenage Movies a Girl Should Watch
I have gathered 5 movies that are releasing in 2018 and can be a perfect watch for teenage girls; let’s have a look.
Forever My Girl – The story displays the life of a music star Liam Page who leaves his love to have his ambitions. After 8 long years he realizes his mistake and tries to get back the girl. He also comes to know that he has a seven year old daughter.
The music in this movie makes it more romantic and touchy.
Please Stand By – Please Stand By feels a really strong movie with a decent script and the character that is uncommon.
Wendy is a creative and intelligent girl who has autism. On a day, she leaves home to deliver her script for a story writing competition. But her journey doesn’t turn out smooth as she is made out of her bus and later finds herself in a hospital.
Every Day – This is the most creative teenage girl movie that I have come across. The movie is about a character named A that adapts a new body, a whole new life every day and a girl named Rhiannon who falls in love with it. But how far a love story will go with such weird reality!
Midnight Sun – Much similar to Every Day in terms of theme, but Midnight Sun is more serious. A teenager Katie Price has hazardous sensitivity from sunlight; she has been home all her life. Katie has crush for Charlie and she looks him from her window. Her world changes on a night when Charlie approaches her for a relation.
Love Simon – Love Simon is focused on a very sensitive part of our society, gayism.
A 17 year old teenager Simon Spier has a usual lifestyle, except one secret that he is gay. He believes that being a gay shouldn’t affect his life; there should be a love story in his life as in any other person’s. He gets attracted towards a boy online, but doesn’t know his identity. The situation is that he never discloses that he is gay and wants a normal love life being that way.
Love Simon has been released this March and has gotten a great response; above expectations.