Teen love movies have remained a bigger part of the romantic film genre. It was in the late ’70s and early’ 80s that teen romance films began to appear on the big screen and grabbed the attention of viewers. And over the past three decades, many films have been made about blossoming love and broken relationships among teens.
While the concept isn’t new now, the filmmakers continue to come up with fancy scripts and fancy narratives built around teen romance. In this article, we have noted and analyzed the films that blew audiences away.
Here are the ten popular young love movies that must be on your must-watch list:
1. Our Stars’ Fault (2014)
Josh Boone’s remarkable project “The Fault in Our Stars” proved to be a defining film for Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Based on the book of the same name by John Green, the film explores the lives of teenage boys Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort) as the two battle cancer and find love one. in the other.
The film received generally favorable reviews and because of its script it is considered one of the most heartbreaking teen love movies of all time. Shailene Woodley’s performance, in particular, has been called powerful and genuine. She went on to win a Hollywood Film Award in the Hollywood Breakout Performance – Actress category.
2. Musical High School (2006)
Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) were the only teenage couple we loved growing up. Thanks to “High School Musical,” the romantic high school drama that enjoyed immediate success, has become the go-to movie for every teenager. The film sparked a revolution of its kind and inspired many filmmakers to experiment with the theme of dance and love.
Not only Hollywood, “High School Musical” has also remained a popular choice for filmmakers in the East. The film also happens to be the first installment in the “High School Musical” trilogy. Following the success of the film, Disney also released a novel “High School Musical: The Junior Novel” which instantly became a New York Times bestseller.
3. Bal (2011)
Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Disney’s “Prom” remains one of the highly recommended teen romance films ever made. The film takes a new appeal to its otherwise usual script, and much credit has been given to the fine performances of Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell.
The film perfectly shows the Disney version of what a ball could be. The ball as portrayed in the movie ultimately brings the enemies together in a fashionable way, just the way the teens wanted it to be. Primarily aimed at the student community, ‘Prom’ has managed to garner a lot of box office attention from student groups.
4.10 things I hate about you (1999)
Starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik, “10 Things I Hate About You” is a great teen romantic comedy to stumble upon, especially for two important reasons. First because of Heath Ledger and the cast, and second because it’s a modernized version of the Shakespearean comedy “The Tame Shrew”.
The plot of the film can be called old (the boy asks the girl for a prom by bribing someone, only to find out that the girl is already in love with him), he still delivered something out of the picture. box. The film is charming and also involves a breakup, it promises to woo audiences for a while.
5. The notebook (2004)
Nicholas Sparks’ novel has turned into a film adaptation for all generations of lovers. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling play two young lovebirds who are meant to be together forever in the film. Fictitiously, nothing could separate them, neither war nor Alzheimer’s disease, and as they get older, Noah reads a page from Allie’s diary daily, just to remind her of their love story.
‘The Notebook’ brings tears to your eyes and nostalgia, leaves a lasting impact, unlike other romantic films. The film became a hit and gained immense popularity over the years. “The Notebook” is the 15th highest-grossing romantic drama of all time.
6. An Unforgettable Walk (2002)
Starring Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote and Daryl Hannah, “A Walk To Remember” is a perfect romantic teen flick that is often recommended by moviegoers. Much like ‘The Notebook’, this film also happens to be an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel.
The film received a mixed response from critics and although it was a sweet love story, it won a few years after its initial release. The film paints the bright side of a love story and gives enough reasons to fall in love with its characters.
7. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, “The Edge of Seventeen” is a critically acclaimed teen romantic comedy. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Haley Lu Richardson, the film revolves around the lives of four teenage boys who struggle with love.
Unlike every other regular high school melodrama, this one offers a refreshing storyline. The film is a gem of the genre and even received multiple Critics Choice Award nominations in 2016. In particular, Hailee Steinfeld’s outstanding performance is worth watching.
8. Sing the Street (2016)
John Carney’s romantic drama is an almost perfect script. The film itself is a masterpiece and instantly connects with audiences. ‘Sing Street’ is a film about identity, dreams and love. The music from the film creates nostalgia and makes the songs hum for days. As much as the film offers a personal story, its approach is universal.
The exceptional performances of Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor and Kelly Thornton make this film an unforgettable experience. The film went on to be nominated for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The film is an epic romantic saga and perfectly tells the budding love story between two teenage boys.
9. Love Simon (2018)
Based on Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon Against the Homo Sapiens Agenda”, “Love, Simon” is a must-see romantic comedy-drama. Starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner, the film’s story centers on the life of Simon Spier (a gay), who ultimately falls in love with his anonymous classmate.
“Love, Simon” happened to be the 15th highest grossing teen love movie since 1980. The movie proved to be a big crowd pleaser and grabbed the attention of celebrities due to being a movie. mission oriented.
10. Twilight (2008)
‘Twilight’, remains one of the most watched teenage romance films of all time and happens to be the first installment in the five-part film series ‘The Twilight Saga’. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, the film revolves around the lives of two teenage boys Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) and deals with the intricacies of their human-vampire relationship.
Not only could you see the madness for each other in Stewart and Pattinson’s performances, the two also continued dating for years later, having finished with the rest of the films. The film pours romance, passion, and aptly captures the angle of teenage love with attention to detail.