To put it mildly, 2020 has been an odd year for the movies, especially since going to the cinema is not the most right move. But films of all genres have continued to come out, especially on streaming services. This includes many teen movies released in 2020, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to horror comedies about murderous satanic babysitters. Whether you’re a teen yourself or want to escape the world of high school crush and college questioning, here are 13 teen movies to watch.
The Kissing Booth 2
Would a high school also allow a kissing booth? Probably not. But it’s back in The Kissing Booth 2, and it’s about. In this sequel, Elle (Joey King) and Noah (Jacob Elordi) date long distances, and their relationship is complicated by jealousy, college decisions, and a new student at Elle’s school, Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez).
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
One of the most awaited teen movies of the year 2020 was the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. In P.S., I still love you, fans reunited with Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), and her Internet boyfriend, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), and met John Ambrose McClaren (Jordan Fisher).
Half of It
Netflix’s popular series, The Half of It is all about a high school student, Ellie (Leah Lewis), who spare time helping a boy named Paul (Daniel Diemer) write love letters to his crush, Aster (Alexxis Lemire). But soon, Ellie realizes she is also in love with Aster.
Words on Bathroom Walls
In Words on Bathroom Walls, a high school student and aspiring chef, Adam (Charlie Plummer), is diagnosed with schizophrenia. After being transferred to the school after an incident, he befriends and develops an intimate feeling for a girl named Maya (Taylor Russell), but their challenging relationship and Adam’s experience at school are put to the test by his mental condition.
All the Bright Places
All the Bright Places is another book-based teenage Netflix romance, but it’s much darker than To All the Boys. This is about high schoolers Violet (Elle Fanning), who is mourning her sister, and Finch (Justice Smith), suffering from depression. The two fall in love while working on a school project, but their relationship leads to trauma and tragedy that tested their passion.
Do you like dance movies? Did you have an unhealthy obsession with the Step Up franchise when you were in grade school? Discover Work It, with Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy. This is a high school student who creates her dance team to make her university applications more impressive. Unfortunately, she has no dance experience.
The New Mutants
The X-Men movie The New Mutants focuses on teenage mutants held in an institution against their will as they learn to control their powers. Guess what? Time to escape.
How about a premise? High school students spontaneously ignite – as if their bodies were exploding in class – and no one knows why. Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer take on two college students’ roles trying to figure out what’s going on while falling in love and hoping they don’t explode.
Clouds, from Disney +, tells the true story of musician Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus). After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Zach and his friend Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter) begin recording and posting music together on YouTube. Zach finally gets a hit with his song “Clouds.”
Stargirl is a jukebox musical love story for teenagers about two teens, Leo (Graham Verchere), who has always tried to blend in with a crowd, and Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal), who stands out wherever she goes.
All Together Now
Auli’i Cravalho stars in All Together Now as Amber, an aspiring actor who has no home and resides with her mother (Justina Machado) on the school bus she drives. Amber is invited to audition to study acting at Carnegie Mellon, but a series of setbacks makes her dream more challenging than ever.
Millie Bobby Brown, star of Stranger Things, is the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) in Enola Holmes. In the film, Enola becomes a full-fledged detective and tries to solve the mystery of her mother (Helena Bonham Carter).
Finally, there is The Prom, which will be released on Netflix on December 11th. While not specifically a teen movie, it is based on a prom. The film adaptation of this musical is about four stars of the theater (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, James Corden), who seek to rekindle their popularity. Then they take it upon themselves to fight for a teenage girl (Jo Ellen Pellman) who is not allowed to participate in her ball with her friend (Ariana DeBose).