People say that teenage is the best time of your life and it’s the worst at the same time. Study stress and hormonal changes are at the peak. Besides, it’s the phase where you really don’t like to listen what people say. Overall, it’s one of the most adventurous period of life. A person who is willing to re-experience that inexpressible phase again must go through some of the best teen movies made in past few years.
There are some great movies based on teens that are worth watching at least once. I am not a fan of cliché movies with some kind of inspirational messages at the end. But, I do like movies that represent the actual state of mind at this age. Here is a list of the best teen movies that you are never old to watch:
American Pie (1999)
In a list of the best teen movies, American Pie deserves to be at the top. When I started watching this movie, I had no idea I will enjoy it so much. The franchise has four parts and the first part is still considered as the finest one. American Pie is the story of four friends from high school who make a pact to lose their virginity before the high school session ends. Besides four leads, the character of Steven Stifler played by Seann William Scott is something that will stay in your mind. Apart from this, the pie humping scene from the movie is insanely infamous even today.
American Pie 2 (2001)
When I watched the first part of the movie, I made a pact to watch all other parts in a row as soon as possible. I must say I have never enjoyed an entire series of movies before because this one is the best. American Pie 2 is the sequel of the first part and everyone is in college now. In summer break, they all decide to live together in a lake house and enjoy some party time. This part includes some interesting twists and turns as the guys get to come across the reality of growing up.
17 Again (2009)
17 again is still considered as one of the best teen movies that are made so far. It is the story of Mike O’Donnell who is seemingly frustrated with his everyday routine. He recalls his high school memories that how he gave his dream for responsibilities. He wanted to become a basket champion but couldn’t pursue his dreams because his girlfriend was pregnant. One morning, Mike wakes up to see that he has turned into 17-year-old self. That’s when amazing incidents start taking place in his life.
Mean Girls (2004)
It would be completely unfair if we don’t include Mean Girls in this list of the best teen movies. This movies shows that high school is a whole new world. It is the place where you get to learn crucial life lessons including the basic human nature. Mean Girls is the story of Cady who joins a public school and make new friends. Things get complicated when she falls in love with the ex-boyfriend of one of her friends.
She’s The Man (2006)
If you are a sports lover, then you are going to love this movie for sure. Voila is the lead protagonist of the movie who is a proficient soccer player. Her team is cancelled and she is not allowed to play in boys’ team either. So, she decided to disguise as his twin brother and becomes successful in joining the team. The story doesn’t go as smooth as it looks because a beautiful classmate falls in love with Voila assuming that she is a guy. Meanwhile, voila starts to have feelings for a good looking fellow soccer player.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
This is the story of Mia, a shy and clumsy teen girl who finds out that she is the heiress of a small European state. She’s been living a pathetic life but this revelation completely changes her life. All the people who are mean to her suddenly start to treat her like a princess. She finds all these changes overwhelming but she is confused at the same time. She doesn’t see herself as a deserving person for all these fortunes. Her grandmother helps her groom as a princess and meanwhile Mia gets to identify her true friends.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Never Been Kissed is the story of Josie Geller, a simple 25-year-old copy editor. She is recruited in a newspaper and is asked to join a high school as an undercover. Her bad memories from high school start haunting her since her first day after rejoining. In order to survive there, she takes help from his cool and stylish brother. She starts gaining a new confidence and meanwhile reveals to her companions that she has never been kissed. The story ends at a nice end as she is kissed by her now crush who is a real nice guy.
These are some of the best teen movies that I actually enjoyed while watching. Even though, the American Pie franchise is the best among all above mentioned movies. The other two parts are also great but those parts are the leaped versions of the series. That’s why I didn’t mention them here. If there is an upcoming weekend and you have no special plans, then you can go for these amazing movies to make your weekend worth.