Go Back to High School With These Romantic Teen Movies on Netflix
Teen romance movies are a major film staple, and there are plenty of them in existence. I mean, who doesn't feel a little sappy watching young, hopeful characters struggling to figure out love for the first time? The good news is, Netflix is home to a plethora of teenage romance movies that are packed with lots of humor, good-looking casts, and swoon-worthy plots; and though their library of originals definitely has some instant modern classics, there's more to watch than just the newest Netflix titles. Plus, the streamer is home to quite a few film-length adaptations of our favorite romance novels.
From buzzy new movies to old-school classics, ensemble comedies to LGBTQ+ flicks, heartwarming franchises, and more, there's something for everyone on the streamer. Whether you're hosting a movie night for you and your roommates, guilting your partner into indulging in one of your favorite teen rom-coms, or simply looking for a good movie to snuggle up with alone, these selections of theatrical young love are just the thing you need to add to your queue.
Ahead, check out the best romance movies for teens you can stream on Netflix right now.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Alexis Stackhouse, Naomi Parris, and Njera Perkins
"Along For the Ride"
Based on Sarah Dessen's New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, Netflix's adaptation of "Along For the Ride" follows the story of Auden (Emma Pasarow) and the mysterious Eli (Belmont Cameli) — who introduces the studious teen to the carefree life she's been missing out on during the summer before college.
Watch "Along For the Ride" on Netflix now.
"Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between"
Netflix's "Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between" falls into the teen-romance movie category, but with a twist. Claire (Talia Ryder) and Aidan (Jordan Fisher) make a pact to break up before college with no regrets, no tears, and no broken hearts. However, when they retrace the steps of their romance during an epic goodbye date, the two consider giving their love one last chance.
Watch "Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between" on Netflix now.
Jodi has always been the tallest girl in school, leading to some major insecurities and a frustrating love life. When she falls for a handsome exchange student, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an unexpected love triangle, forcing her to realize some things about herself that she'd never thought about before.
Watched "Tall Girl" on Netflix now.
"Tall Girl 2"
The sequel to the 2019 Netflix original finds Jodi as the lead of her school's musical, a dream come true for her. But with the pressures of her newfound popularity and relationship coming down on her, she's forced to "stand tall" and face the reality of other normal teenage problems.
Watch "Tall Girl 2" on Netflix now.
"He's All That"
A remake of the 1999 classic "She's All That", "He's All That" follows an influencer specializing in makeovers who bets that she can transform an unpopular classmate into prom king.
Watch "He's All That" on Netflix now.
"The Kissing Booth"
A shy girl gets to kiss the guy of her dreams when she runs the kissing booth at the school fair. The only problem? He's her best friend's brother and strictly off limits, meaning they have to keep their burgeoning romance a total secret.
Watch "The Kissing Booth" on Netflix now.
"The Kissing Booth 2"
In the sequel to "The Kissing Booth", Elle starts her senior year of high school as Noah begins his first year at Harvard. When she's introduced to a cute new classmate, her feelings start to change as her relationship with Noah is on the rocks. From choosing between colleges, boys, and best friends, Elle tries to navigate it all while keeping her heart from getting broken.
Watch "The Kissing Booth 2" on Netflix now.
"The Kissing Booth 3"
Rounding out its teen romance movie franchise, the final "Kissing Booth" installment finds Elle planning out an epic summer bucket list with Lee to make the most of their last summer together before college starts — but the time off doesn't turn out exactly how she planned.
Watch "The Kissing Booth 3" on Netflix now.
It's a staple of teenage romance comedies everywhere: a high school senior makes plans to lose his virginity to his girlfriend. His whole perspective on love, sex, and his own identity flips, however, when he meets a handsome, charming stranger and begins developing feelings for him.
Watch "Alex Strangelove" on Netflix now.
"Let It Snow"
Based on a young adult book, this ensemble teen rom-com is like a low-stakes "Love Actually" for teens. When a group of teens get stranded in an unfamiliar town during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, several different love stories blossom and intersect across that single day.
Watch "Let It Snow" on Netflix now.
Two teenagers — one working-class girl, one wealthy and privileged boy — find themselves caught up with each other in a debate-team rivalry. As they both fight to get into the colleges of their dreams, they start to realize that they might have more in common than they first thought.
Watch "Candy Jar" on Netflix now.
"The Perfect Date"
Desperate for money to pay for college, a high school senior comes up with a business plan: offering himself as a "perfect date" to different functions. Things go sideways, though, when he meets a girl he thinks he might want to date for real, even if it's far from perfect.
Watch "The Perfect Date" on Netflix now.
"Sierra Burgess Is a Loser"
This teen rom-com is one of several twists on the "Cyrano de Bergerac" story that's been around for ages. An unpopular band geek agrees to help out a popular girl by texting the guy she likes for her. Unfortunately, Sierra has a crush on him too, and things get messy when he seems to reciprocate "her" feelings, not knowing the truth about her identity.
Watch "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" on Netflix now.
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before"
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" quickly became one of the most iconic modern-day teen romance movies today. When Lara Jean's secret love letters get out, she's terrified of the fallout. Enter Peter Kavinsky, one of the accidental recipients, who proposes a deal: a fake relationship to make his ex jealous and hide the truth about her letters. Of course, real feelings soon emerge, making everything much more complicated than either of them planned.
Watch "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" on Netflix now.
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You"
In the swoon-worthy sequel, Lara Jean has finally entered a real relationship, but that doesn't mean her romantic troubles are over. When John Ambrose McClaren, the last remaining recipient of her letters, shows up at the same volunteer opportunity she's working at, she has to decide if the spark between them is enough to upend her relationship for.
Watch "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" on Netflix now.
"To All the Boys: Always and Forever"
The franchise's third and final installment follows Lara Jean during her senior year of high school after retuning from a family trip to Korea. As she navigates her college plan, she must also consider how (and if) her relationship fits in the picture.
Watch "To All the Boys: Always and Forever" on Netflix now.
"The Half of It"
Ellie has a lucrative side hustle writing papers for her classmates, but when a popular jock approaches her for help, he has a different assignment: writing love notes to win over the prettiest girl in school. As Ellie slowly develops a friendship with him, she also realizes that she has feelings for the same girl he does. It's one part rom-com, one part coming-of-age tale.
Watch "The Half of It" on Netflix now.
While definitely created by adults who have never once used social media themselves, this high school romance movie revolves around a nerdy girl named Dani who catches the eye of the hottest guy in school — as well as in competition with the school's Instagram-obsessed mean girl. While totally predictable, Nesta Cooper (who plays Dani) is too charming not to love, and Kate Walsh is fabulous as Dani's hopelessly romantic boss.
Watch "#RealityHigh" on Netflix now.
"Love Like the Falling Rain"
In this Indonesian romance, a young man is forced to watch his best friend (and secret crush) fall for another guy, but things look up when a fateful incident gives him a second chance to confess his feelings.
Watch "Love Like the Falling Rain" on Netflix now.
Falling in love while dancing is a time-honored trope teenage romance movies because it's just so much fun! In this modern dance comedy starring Jordan Fisher and Sabrina Carpenter, an overachieving high school senior starts a dance troupe to pad out her résumé for college. Along the way, she discovers a real talent and love for dance, plus a sparking connection with a young choreographer.
Watch "Work It" on Netflix now.
Adapted from the bestselling book by Romanian comedian Andrei Ciobanu, this raunchy Romanian coming-of-age flick follows the story of a shy 16-year-old named Andrei who's hopelessly in love with his beautiful (and devastatingly aloof) classmate, Ramona — that is, until he meets hotel clerk Anemona.
Watch "Oh, Ramona!" on Netflix now.
This Brazilian rom-com follows a teen who doesn't believe in love after her parent's divorce until a pop star shows her what love really is.
Watch "DJ Cinderella" on Netflix now.
After a damaging video goes viral of teenage model Cora (played by Debby Ryan), she decides to pack up and spend time in Australia with her Aunt Margot (played by Genevieve Hegney). Their time together teaches them life lessons they didn't even know they needed.
Watch "Rip Tide" on Netflix now.
"Feel the Beat"
"Descendants" actress Sofia Carson stars in this dance comedy as April, an aspiring performer who — after she fails to land a role on Broadway — returns home to Wisconsin, where she's tasked with training a group of young outcasts for a major dance competition. Though she's reluctant to do so, that changes when she learns that the competition gives her an opportunity to perform in front of Broadway producer Welly Wong, who could potentially save her dance career.
Watch "Feel the Beat" on Netflix now.
"A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish"
"The Perfect Date's" Laura Marano takes on the role of Katherine "Kat" Decker, an aspiring singer who's stuck in the shadow of her overbearing stepmother and stepsisters. Fortunately, her seasonal job working as a singing elf at a Christmas fair brings her in contact with the handsome Nick ("Runaways' " Gregg Sulkin), who plays a Santa on the tree lot. The two hit it off, and soon Kat finds herself invited to a prestigious gala that draws the jealousy of her stepsisters. Will she be able to attend and fall for Nick? We'll just have to wait and see!
Watch "A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish" on Netflix now.
"All the Bright Places"
The teen drama is based on a popular YA novel, which follows two teens struggling with mental illness who fall into each other's orbits and make a pact to see as many beautiful things as they can. It's emotionally intense and a definite tearjerker.
Watch "All the Bright Places" on Netflix now.
After the PTA bans high-school student Emma Nolan's girlfriend from going to prom, a group of Broadway stars come to town and shake things up.
Watch "The Prom" on Netflix now.
"The Last Summer"
A group of newly high school graduates wrestle with love and friendship while celebrating their last summer together before college.
Watch "The Last Summer" on Netflix now.
"Through My Window"
Raquel who has a longtime crush on her neighbor Ares, secretly watches him and endeavors to make him fall in love with her.
Watch "Through My Window" on Netflix now.
In this short film, a teenage couple's love is threatened when one of their dangerous pasts returns.
Watch "Heart Shot" on Netflix now.
"Easy A" is a classic for a reason. In this beloved romantic comedy, Emma Stone plays Olive, a teenaged girl who gets an (incorrect) reputation for having lots of sex. She decides to own it, but the consequences of her actions spiral out of her control quickly. Stone's charisma makes it easy to understand how Taylor Swift ended up writing a song about her.
Watch "Easy A" on Netflix now.
"Love & Gelato"
"Love & Gelato" adapts Jenna Evans Welch's 2016 young adult about a new high school grduate who spends a summer in Rome before starting college. There, she falls for two boys and tries to find her Italian father, who she's never met.
Watch "Love & Gelato" on Netflix now.