These Are the Best Teen Movies from the 2000s

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“I don’t know, what do you want to watch?” is probably one of the most frustrating questions your BFFs can ask you when you’re trying to decide what movie to stream. There are just so many genres! From rom-com to horror to comedy, you can honestly spend more time deciding what to watch than actually watching a movie.

So, we’re here to help narrow down your options. The 2000s were an ah-ma-zing time for movies (just trust us, OK?) and we’ve compiled a list of the best teen movies from that era for your next big movie night.

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This classic cheerleading movie follows a squad competing in a national championship that must struggle to put together some fresh moves after learning their routines had been stolen.

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Final Destination (2000)

A group of high schoolers inadvertently cheat death when one of them has a premonition of their plane crashing. Soon after, the survivors of the freak accident realize the grim reaper is coming for them in this horror film.

The series has sparked four sequels, and a sixth one is currently in development.

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Love & Basketball (2000)

This rom-com follows Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) from grade school to high school, as they go from friends to something more, all while pursuing their shared dream of playing professional basketball.

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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Want to see a young, pre-Avengers Chris Evans? This is the movie for you.

This parody pokes fun at all the classic stereotypes and tropes you see in most teen movies, from “The Popular Jock” to “The Nasty Cheerleader.” It’s like Scary Movie, but with teen films instead of horror ones.

Watch now on Hulu


Wet Hot American Summer (2001)


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Two girls fight to follow their shared dream of becoming professional soccer players, despite their parents’ wishes for their futures.

The movie stars a pre-Pirates of the Caribbean Keira Knightley!

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This quintessential comedy shows the dark side of teenagers when a new girl at school infiltrates a popular clique.

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An underrated horror movie, Cry_Wolf stars Pretty Little Liars‘s Julian Morris as a bored teenager at boarding school whose friend group tricks their campus into believing a serial killer is among them. Though it started as a joke, things quickly turn deadly.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Based on the 2001 YA book of the same name, this movie follows four BFFs who buy a pair of pants that magically fits each of them perfectly, despite the fact they wear different sizes.

Spending their first summer apart, the girls each share the mysterious pants as a way to stay connected to one another.

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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Three girls who were all cheated on by the same guy devise a plan to get the new girl at school to date him and then break his heart.

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Loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, She’s the Man is about a girl whose soccer team gets cut from school, so she decides to masquerade as her twin brother at her rival school and compete against them in a big game on the boys’ team.

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When two teens from diverse backgrounds are paired up in an important dance showcase, they must set aside their differences and work together to give the best performance they can.

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This loose remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

After a teen is placed on house arrest all summer long, he quickly starts spying on his neighbors to pass the time. But when he thinks one of his neighbors is actually a serial killer, he struggles to do anything about it.

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Two BFFs want to party, drink, and lose their virginity before graduating high school. However, things quickly spiral out of control.

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A thirty-something man who hates what his life has become magically gets the chance to be a teen again. Now, he’s attending school with his two teenagers and soon learns he doesn’t know his kids as well as he thought he did.

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Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Megan Fox plays a girl who, after turning into a succubus — aka a female demon who tries to sexually lure men — attempts to murder her male classmates. It’s up to her BFF to stop her killing spree.

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American Horror Story star Gabourey Sidibe got an Oscar nomination for her role in this poignant drama.

Gabourey plays Precious, an overweight, illiterate, and sexually abused teen mom. When she ends up pregnant with her second child, she is invited to switch schools and attend an alternative one with the goal of changing her life for the better.

Watch now on Peacock

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Stacey Grant is a senior editor at Seventeen who runs the brand’s Snapchat Discover channel.

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These Are the Best Teen Movies from the 2000s

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