Teen Years

12 classic films to watch with your teenager on movie night

We all love getting cosy and enjoying a movie with our teenagers but there’s only so many recently-released films you can watch over and over again to keep them happy. 

If you want to feel nostalgic, we’ve thought of 12 great movies that you definitely used to love watching in your younger years and that your teen probably hasn’t seen before. 

From classic comedies to wonderful romance films, you’ll love watching these movies with your teen and introducing them to what you used to love looking at before there was Netflix and Disney+.

The Breakfast Club 

A coming-of-age movie based on five very different teenagers who find themselves in detention. The more time they spend together, the more they get along and realise they have plenty in common with each other.


16-year-old Juno finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and makes a huge decision for her unborn child.

Napoleon Dynamite

A socially awkward teenager with a difficult home life befriends a new student and helps him run for class president.

Mean Girls

A teen who was homeschooled her whole life moves to America and joins a public school. When warned to avoid the ‘Plastics’ clique by her new pals, Cady joins the group and falls for the leader’s ex-boyfriend. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A high school student pretends to be sick so he can stay home from school to hang out with his friends and girlfriend. 

The Fault in Our Stars

A romance movie based on two teenagers diagnosed with cancer who fall for each other after meeting at a support group. The pair head on a journey to Amsterdam to meet the author of Hazel’s favourite book.

13 Going on 30

On her 13th birthday, Jenna wishes she was 30 years old after being humiliated by a group of popular children in school. To her surprise, her wish comes true and she wakes up as a 30-year-old woman.

The Princess Diaries

An American teenager discovers she's heir to the throne in the European kingdom of Genovia and must become the perfect princess for when she may rule the kingdom one day.

Dirty Dancing

While on holiday with her family, Frances falls for the resort’s dance instructor but her dad doesn’t approve of him, creating distance between ‘Baby’ and her father.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A nervous 15-year-old enters high-school and is worried about this new chapter in his life. As he befriends seniors, he learns to cope with his friend’s suicide.

Bring It On

A cheerleading team discovers their former captain stole all their best routines from a rival squad, leaving them to struggle as they have little time to prepare for the annual championships.


A rich high-school student helps a new girl at school become as popular as her. Cher is also coaxing two teachers to date each other as she sees herself as a great matchmaker.

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