These 25 Teen Movies on Amazon Prime Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic AF
Whether you were the nerd, the jock, the outcast, the popular kid, or the burnout in high school, there's no denying that movies about teenagers are totally entertaining. In those formative years between the ages of 13 and 19, a person experiences many changing friendships, family dramas, and first times. Many talented filmmakers have turned those experiences into incredible teen movies. There are classics from past decades, like "Heathers," "A Walk to Remember," and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." There are new movies that are bound to become classics, like the moody "Selah and the Spades" and the bubbly rom-com "Anything's Possible." Some movies put their own twist on historical teens, like "Romeo & Juliet" and "Catherine, Called Birdy." Plus, there are tons of films that deal with the glorious highs and lows of high school, like "Extracurricular Activities," "Chemical Hearts," "The Outcasts," and "Cyber Bully."
Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Freevee have tons of iconic teen movies available to stream, and we've rounded up the best films filled with hormones, heartbreak, and all the drama of teen relationships, from the super sweet to the kind of dark. Ahead, these are the teen movies you can stream right now on Amazon.
"Words on Bathroom Walls"
Thanks to a low-key 2020 release, "Words on Bathroom Walls" is sadly underrated. Charlie Plummer and Taylor Russell star as teens who are drawn to each other despite, or perhaps because of, the mental illness that affects one of them.
"The Map of Tiny Perfect Things"
Like "Palm Springs," but with teens! Mark (Kyle Allen) and Margaret (Kathryn Newton) find themselves living the same day over and over. Will they escape . . . before they fall in love?
Joey King stars in this dramedy as 16-year-old Jamie, whose life changes after her grandmother leaves her with a surprising final message on her death bed. What follows is a summer of debauchery, during which Jamie decides that it's time to let loose and explore her sexuality.
"A Girl Like Her"
In this faux documentary, a bullied teen named Jessica recruits her best friend, Brian, to help her prove that their high school's most popular student (and Jessica's former friend) has been tormenting her for the past year. To help her, Brian creates a hidden camera for Jessica to wear, and the footage ends up becoming essential after tragedy strikes.
"All Summers End"
In this drama, the relationship between three longtime friends changes after one of them gets a girlfriend. To prove to his two buddies that they mean more to him than a girl, Conrad decides to pull a seemingly-innocent prank on his girlfriend's family — though unfortunately, the prank takes an unexpectedly tragic turn, and Conrad must decide whether to tell Grace the truth.
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this '80s rom-com as Janey, an army brat with a strict father who befriends a free-spirited teen at her latest school. At her new friend's urging, Janey works up the courage to enter a TV dance competition, even though her dad forbid her from doing so.
"Selah and the Spades"
Set at a prestigious East Coast boarding school, "Selah and the Spades" follows the story of the titular Selah, a senior who runs a powerful faction of students — known as the Spades — who sell drugs at their high school. Because Selah has no one to replace her after she graduates, she takes a particular interest in new girl Paloma, whom she begins grooming as her replacement.
"Death of a Cheerleader"
Based on the real-life murder of Kirsten Costas, who was killed by her classmate in 1984, this '90s drama tells the story of Angela, a teen from the wrong side of the tracks who becomes wildly envious of her rich, pretty classmate. When Angela's attempts to befriend her classmate fail, her envy eventually drives her to murder.
"Wish Upon a Star"
Katherine Heigl stars in this comedy as 18-year-old Alexia, a popular high school senior with a cute boyfriend and a dorky 15-year-old sister, Hayley. Though Hayley envies her sister's life and wishes she could be her, she never imagines that the wish she makes on a shooting star will actually come true.
"Anything's Possible" is a super-sweet teen rom-com starring Eva Reign as Kelsa, a confident trans girl just trying to make it through high school. Unexpectedly, she falls for her classmate Khal (Abubakr Ali), which complicates both their lives. The movie is directed by actor Billy Porter.
"Everybody’s Talking About Jamie"
Based on a true story, "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" stars Max Harwood as Jamie New, a 16-year-old English school boy who dreams of being a drag queen. His mom, Margaret (Sarah Lancashire), is supportive, but he's estranged from his dad, Wayne (Ralph Ineson), who's homophobic. The movie is a sweet musical about teens who are learning to figure things out and become the people they're meant to be.
"Catherine Called Birdy"
In "Catherine Called Birdy," directed by Lena Dunham, "The Last of Us" star Bella Ramsey plays the titular Catherine, a typical medieval teenager. She has lots of friends and a complicated relationship with her parents, and she really, really, really doesn't want to get married. But her family's wealth is gone, so her dad ("Fleabag"'s Andrew Scott) thinks marrying her off is the solution to her problems. The movie's cast also includes Joe Alwyn. It's a teen movie unlike any other.
"My Best Friend's Exorcism"
"My Best Friend's Exorcism" stars Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller as Abby and Gretchen, BFFs in the 1980s. When a demon accidentally possesses Gretchen, Abby will do anything to save her. Their friendship is the center of this funny, coming-of-age horror tale.
"Romeo & Juliet"
Set in 15th-century Verona, Italy, this movie retells William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld starring as the titular Romeo and Juliet. Despite the centuries-long rivalry between their families, the two teens fall in love, and — as you probably already know — things don't end so well for them.
Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Brent Hartinger, "Geography Club" revolves around a group of high schoolers struggling with or hiding their sexual identities who decide to form a club, which will give them a discreet way to explore their feelings. They think no one will pay attention to something as innocuous as a geography club — but they soon realize that isn't the case.
In this dark comedy, model high school student Reagan takes on an atypical after-school activity: killing the overbearing parents of classmates who recruit his services. Of course, when police begin to investigate the string of murders in his town, he finds it trickier to keep his business going.
Based on Krystal Sutherland's novel "Our Chemical Hearts," this drama tells the story of a driven high school newspaper editor (played by Austin Abrams) who finds himself falling in love for the very first time with the new girl in school (played by Lili Reinhart), who joins him on the newspaper staff.
Written and directed by Gia Coppola and based on James Franco's 2010 short story collection of the same name, "Palo Alto" tells the story of several teens from an affluent California town as they experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex. With a cast that includes James Franco, Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff, Keegan Allen, Margaret Qualley, and Chris Messina, among others, you could say this one is pretty stacked.
Set in 1980s Manhattan, "Tart" revolves around prep school student, Cat, who befriends the popular crowd after her best friend is expelled from school. As it turns out, getting into the in-crowd is easy — but staying in requires far more effort.
The premise of this comedy is simple: eight teens compete to see who can keep their hands on a car for three days, with the winner getting the new wheels. What makes things more complicated: they all hate one another.
This dark comedy from the '80s stars Winona Ryder as Veronica, a high schooler who hangs out with the most popular girls in school, the Heathers, but finds herself growing tired of their company. That all changes when she meets new student J.D., who's rebellious, mysterious, and — as it turns out — a murderer.
Victoria Justice and "The Middle"'s Eden Sher star in this comedy as Jodi and Mindy, two nerds hoping to spend senior year under the radar after years of bullying. Unfortunately, staying invisible is impossible after Jodi and Mindy become the target of a cruel prank, and the besties decide to unite with their fellow outsiders to get revenge.
"Hannah Montana"'s Emily Osment stars in this soapy drama as Taylor, a well-liked high schooler who's thrilled when she's given her own laptop for her 17th birthday. However, her new freedom becomes dangerous after she accidentally offends a fellow student, who then launches a cyberbullying campaign against Taylor.
"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" has romance, friendship, and one magical pair of pants. Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel star as a group of four friends who spend their first summer apart, bonded together not just by denim but by their lifelong friendship.