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10 Must-Watch Teen Movies To Watch On Netflix

With the arrival of adolescence, a new opening towards experimentation with film genres appears, after childhood is usually starred by animated films. In this way, films directed for adolescents have been garnering high praise for decades and even entertaining a more adult target. With a clear boom in the 90s, Netflix has recovered the best spirit of teen movies through its original and alien offering.

Super nerds
The film by actress and director Olivia Wilde reached the top of the ranking of the best films of 2019 prepared by the CINEMAN√ćA team. It is not for less. The film starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein , with memorable appearances by Lisa Kudrow ( Friends ) and Jason Sudeikis ( Ted Lasso ) , brought back the best of teen movies through the fast-paced vision of two brilliant students who feel they have wasted his school stage. Therefore, both decide to make up for lost time on a crazy night, showing us an emotional rapprochement between the two.

Someone like You
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh headlined this 1999 title by Robert Iscove , much remembered by fans of the teen genre. A rom-com in which the most popular boy in high school wants to prevent his ex-girlfriend from being chosen queen at all costs. This will lead to you placing a bet for an anonymous girl to get crowned. A competition that will eventually turn against you.

Clueless
“It’s not that easy, try rigging.” The cool Cher and Dionne fought for their legacy as popular girls in a Beverly Hills high school, more concerned with their outfits than their grades. The arrival of Tai turned everything upside down, becoming the new project for Cher. Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd thus starred in Amy Heckerling’s film . The teen movie classic turned 25 in 2020.

The street of terror
Hilarious, haunting, and packed with effective scares, this interrelated film trilogy is one of the most celebrated film and TV adaptations of the work by RL Stine , creator of the Nightmares saga . Under the Netflix label, director Leigh Janiak ( Honeymoon ) sets this story through three different eras (1994, 1978 and 1666), where the town of Shadyside has to face its worst psychopaths over time. Actresses Kiana Madeira ( Kleptomania ) and Olivia Scott ( Panic ) Welch thus lead the cast, while fighting for love between them.

My first kiss
Based on the homonymous novel by Beth Reekles , Netflix has managed to launch a true franchise with up to three films already released. A story that captures teenagers through the first kiss of Elle ( Joey King ), who manages to date the most handsome boy in high school Noah ( Jacob Elordi ). Something that is behind you may lose your best friend of all life.

Moxie
The irreverent Amy Poehler , co-creator of Russian Doll or The Mighty B! She was in charge of bringing Jennifer Mathieu’s novel of the same name to the screen. A denunciation of the objectification of women through the story of a shy adolescent, who publishes an anonymous fanzine to denounce sexism in her institute. Hadley Robinson ( Little Women , I’m Thinking of Quitting ) thus interpreted the combative main role of this film, which has inspired many young women

Twilight
Consistency, good work and the right choices have made Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart two of the actors most praised by critics and audiences today. Its popularity was born in the teenage franchise Twilight , the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s work available on Netflix, which brought a new revision of vampires and werewolves to the cinema. A saga that divided the public, but that became a true milestone in the adolescent genre.

Divergent
And speaking of sagas, the franchise based on Veronica Roth’s literary work highlighted viewers’ taste for science fiction. With a more youthful tone than other similar productions such as The Hunger Games , Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ashley Judd arrived in this dystopian universe in which society is divided by categories. Although, Beatrice’s secret could change everything.

A modern Cinderella
After sneaking into children’s homes in the 2000s through the Lizzie McGuire series , actress and singer Hilary Duff joined another teen series regular Chad Michael Murray ( One Tree Hill ) in reviewing the popularized character. by Disney. An adaptation for which Duff was nominated for the 2004 Razzie Awards, but which nevertheless continues to occupy a relevant place in the hearts of many. A teenager in trouble and an Internet prince charming would be the keys to the title.

On the edge of seventeen
Hailee Steinfeld , who will soon appear on the Marvel series Hawkeye, landed a 2016 Golden Globe nomination for best actress for her role as Nadine. A tragicomedy in which the relationship between two friends falters when one of them starts dating the other’s older brother. Kelly Fremon debuted like this in directing, after taking charge of the script for Newly graduated (2009).

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