There’s nothing like watching one of the best teen romantic comedies to take you down memory lane. When you’re a teenage you experience a lot of firsts: first real boyfriend, first high school party, first time getting caught drinking underage, etc. Everyone’s high school years are different, but similarly filled with both awkward and amazing moments.
This may be embarrassing to admit but sometimes I miss being a teen in high school.
If I could relive a few of the best parts, I wouldn’t skip a beat going back. Time travel is unfortunately not an option… but I can pretend I’m back in the early 2000s by watching a movie about high schoolers in love (or at a party).
I may have seen all the Teen Romantic Comedies ever made.
I may have watched every great movie about high schoolers ever made – with the rom coms at the top of my favorites list. Some of them are painful, while others are so good I’ve seen them multiple times. Here are the best teen romantic comedies of all time in no particular order, some movies with a little summary in case you’ve never heard of it!
- Ten Things I Hate About You (1999) – The one adapted from Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” where the pretty, popular girl can’t date until her older ill-tempered sister dates.
- She’s All That (1999) – The one where the hottest guy in high school (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is challenged to turn the nerdiest girl in school into a prom queen.
- The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- To All the Boys, P.S. I Still Love You
- The Perfect Date (2010) – The one where the cute guy from the less wealthy side of town creates an app to offer his services as a fake date to make money for college.
- Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) – The one where the super smart nerd (Patrick Dempsey) pays the most popular girl in school to date him for a whole month so she can pay her Mom back for destroying a designer outfit.
- Sierra Burgess is a Loser
- The Kissing Booth
- Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) – The one about the party after graduation.
- Save the Last Dance (2001)
- Romeo + Juliet (1996) – Yes it’s the Shakespeare story but Leo and Claire have the best on-screen chemistry.
- Pretty in Pink (1986) – The one where the popular boy asks the outcast out.
- Say Anything (1989) – The one where the eternal optimist tries to woo the straight A unattainable beauty.
- Sixteen Candles (1984) – The one where the girl wants the popular boy but seems to only attracts the nerd.
- American Pie (1999) – The one about losing your virginity before college.
- Easy A (2010) – The one where the clean cut girl accidentally lies about losing her virginity and as a result, becomes the most popular girl overnight.
- A Cinderella Story (2004) – The one about a modern day Cinderella with Hilary Duff and dreamy Chad Michael Murray.