Top 10 Teen Romance Movies

Is it possible to outgrow romantic movies? It doesn't seem to be as these films for (or about) teens are enjoyed by a much wider age demographic than their intended audience. This list of Top Picks includes must-see romance films that teenagers, in particular teenage girls, should enjoy watching again and again.

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"10 Things I Hate About You"

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Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger star as two polar opposites who find they have a lot more in common than they want to admit. Based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," the smart acting and intelligent script combine to make "10 Things I Hate About You" one of the best films of the '90s.

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"Never Been Kissed"

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Drew Barrymore stars as a reporter who goes undercover to get the scoop on today's high schools. Known as "Josie Grossie" during her own high school years, she reluctantly agrees - re-living the humiliation, pain, and heartache she felt as a teenager. At the same time, she finds herself falling for a handsome teacher who has no idea she's undercover.

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"Sixteen Candles"

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"Sixteen Candles" is a classic tale of growing up. John Hughes' film about what it's like to go unnoticed isn't just for teenagers. It's for anyone who remembers high school and can relate to having a secret crush on someone who might have been out of your league.

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"Almost Famous"

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"Almost Famous" is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical tale of rock and roll, romance, and growing up. The "Almost Famous/Untitled - The Bootleg Cut" DVD hit stores in December 2002 and included five hours of additional programming.

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Alicia Silverstone is perfect as the fashion plate who develops a social conscience. Featuring an unforgettable performance by a young Brittany Murphy, "Clueless" is fun entertainment with a message.

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"William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes star in Baz Luhrmann's screen version of the classic tale of love and tragedy. 

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"Say Anything"

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The film's tagline is, "To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler." John Cusack stars as Lloyd, a lovable underachiever who falls for Diane (Ione Skye), his school's beautiful valedictorian.

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"Empire Records"

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Renee Zellweger sings? She does, and she wears sexy clothing and dances around like crazy. Of course, this all occurred before her starring role in "Jerry Maguire." "Empire Records" also stars Liv Tyler, Robin Tunney, and Ethan Embry as record store clerks out to save their little independent store from a take-over by a huge conglomerate.

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"Ever After"

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"Ever After" is a beautiful, romantic remake of the classic "Cinderella" story, starring Drew Barrymore as Danielle (aka Cinderella) and Dougray Scott as the handsome Prince who sweeps her off her feet.

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"Can't Hardly Wait"

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You wait through four years of high school until there's no more time - you have to make a move or never know what could have been. That's the premise behind this cute romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Peter Facinelli, and Seth Green.