20 Teen Romance Movies like ‘The Kissing Booth’ to Stream Right Now
So you've watched all three movies in The Kissing Booth series (maybe more times than you’d like to admit). On the plus side, you finally have an answer to the mystery of who Ella chooses, but since the trilogy is officially over, you’re probably looking to fill that Kissing Booth-sized void.
Not to worry, friends, because we compiled a list of the best coming of age films that capture real teen experiences and relationships. Keep reading for 20 movies like The Kissing Booth that you can stream right now
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1. ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ (2019)
Who’s in it? Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton
What’s it about? Elle and Noah dealt with their fair share of challenges, but they pale in comparison to what Natasha (Shahidi) and Daniel (Melton) go through in this intimate film. It tells the tale of two teens falling in love, even though one of them is getting deported to another country.
2. ‘The DUFF’ (2015)
Who’s in it? Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Nick Eversman, Skyler Samuels, Bianca Santos
What’s it about? In an effort to ditch her nickname as the "DUFF" (aka the "Designated Ugly Fat Friend"), a teenager named Bianca works with her school’s star football player to reinvent her status. Spoiler alert: Things don’t exactly go as planned…
3. ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (
Who’s in it? Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
What’s it about? Based on Jenny Han's popular book series, the teen rom-com centers on a shy girl named Lara Jean (Condor), who’s forced to deal with the awkward aftermath of her love letters being sent out to all of her crushes.
4. ’Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ (2008)
Who’s in it? Georgia Groome, Alan Davies, Karen Taylor, Aaron Johnson
What’s it about? Meet Georgia (Groome), a 14-year-old who's determined to do two things: throw the biggest 15th birthday party ever and win the heart of her rival's boyfriend, Robbie (Johnson). This charming film will have you giggling from start to finish.
5. ‘Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List’ (2015)
Who’s in it? Victoria Justice, Pierson Fodé, Matthew Daddario
What’s it about? Naomi and her gay BFF are closer than ever, but when they meet and fall for the same guy, their friendship is put to the test. (You’ll definitely notice a few parallels between this pair and Elle and Lee.)
6. ‘A Millionaire's First Love’ (2006)
Who’s in it? Hyun Bin, Lee Yeon-hee, Yong-Joon Cho
What’s it about? Kang Jae-kyung (Bin) is a spoiled rich kid who learns that he must transfer to a new school and graduate in order to inherit his grandfather's fortune. Until then, he's stripped of all his privileges, which proves to be a challenge for him.
7. ‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ (2021)
Who’s in it? Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen
What’s it about? Think Groundhog Day, but with a modernized, YA twist. In the film, Mark (Allen) and Margaret (Newton) discover that they're stuck in the same time loop. As they try to escape this never-ending cycle, a sweet romance ensues.
8. ‘Love, Simon’ (2018)
Who’s in it? Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner
What’s it about? Robinson stars as a gay teen named Simon, who's got quite a lot on his plate. Aside from falling head over heels for an anonymous classmate online, he also has to deal with a fellow student who's threatening to out him to the entire school.
9. ‘Hot Young Bloods’ (2014)
Who’s in it? Park Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk, Lee Se-young, Kim Young-kwang
What’s it about? K-drama fans: Allow us to introduce a rom-com that tackles teen romances, rivalry, high school drama and everything in between. When a transfer student arrives at Hongseong High School, chaos ensues as a love triangle forms between her, a notorious playboy and a feared gang leader.
10. ‘The Half of It’ (2020)
Who’s in it? Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Enrique Murciano
What’s it about? Desperate to make some extra cash, a bookish high schooler agrees to help a jock write a love letter to his crush. Things get complicated when she falls for the same girl.
11. ‘The F**k-It List’ (2020)
Who’s in it? Eli Brown, Madison Iseman, Marcus Scribner, Karan Brar
What’s it about? When a huge prank goes south, Brett (Brown), a high school senior, compiles a list of everything he wishes he did differently—and maybe still can. It’s silly, it’s fun and it’ll make you wish you were a teen again.
12. ‘American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules’
Who’s in it? Madison Pettis, Lizze Broadway, Piper Curda
What’s it about? While Elle and Lee made a pact to get through their bucket list, the leading ladies in this American Pie spin-off made a pact to get all the things they want before they graduate, from losing their virginity to blackmailing the principal. The characters’ tight-knit bond will definitely have you thinking about Elle and her crew.
13. ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’ (2004)
Who’s in it? Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Alison Pill, Megan Fox
What’s it about? When Lola (Lohan), an aspiring actress, moves to a quiet suburb in New Jersey with her family, she sets her sights on one goal: to become the number-one star at her new school. But can she outshine Carla Santini (Fox), the most popular girl in school?
14. ‘Mean Girls’ (2004)
Who’s in it? Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey
What’s it about? Simply put, there would be no ‘OMG girls’ without the iconic Plastics from Mean Girls. With the help of her outsider friends, new girl Cady sets out to destroy the popular clique from the inside, but the results aren't quite what she expects.
15. ‘Easy A’ (2010)
Who’s in it? Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church
What’s it about? Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter gets a huge makeover in this film. Olive (Stone), an unpopular high school student, embraces her newfound popularity when false rumors begin to spread about her. Stone's wit and charm in this role is sure to win you over.
16. ‘Love, Rosie’ (2014)
Who's in it? Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Tamsin Egerton
What’s it about? BFFs Rosie (Collins) and Alex (Claflin) are practically joined at the hip, having navigated the highs and lows of life, school and romance. But on one fateful night, when Alex kisses Rosie on her 18th birthday, he realizes that there might be something more to their friendship. The only problem? He suspects that Rosie might not feel the same way.
17. ‘Tall Girl’ (2019)
Who’s in it? Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Paris Berelc
What’s it about? Jodi Kreyman (Michelle), a high school student who stands more than six feet tall, has always been insecure about her height. Her perspective changes when she meets and falls for a gorgeous exchange student. Their budding relationship will definitely remind you of Elle and Marco.
18. ‘Y tu mamá también’ (2001)
Who’s in it? Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
What’s it about? If you lived for the awkward love triangle between Elle, Noah and Marco, then you’ll love this steamy coming of age tale. The film follows two teen boys who fall for an older woman while embarking on a road trip in Mexico—even though they both already have girlfriends. (BTW, this movie was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards in 2002.)
19. ‘Paper Towns’ (2015)
Who’s in it? Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Justice Smith
What’s it about? Adapted from John Green's best-selling YA novel, this dramedy follows the misadventures of Quentin (Wolff) and Margo (Delevingne) as they embark on an all-night road trip. But when Margo vanishes the following day, Quentin sets out to find the spontaneous girl who won his heart.
20. ‘She’s the Man’ (2006)
Who’s in it? Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, David Cross
What’s it about? In this fun adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Bynes is Viola, a skilled soccer player who enrolls in her twin brother's boarding school and pretends to be a boy in order to join their soccer team. Yes, it's predictable and sometimes cheesy, but Bynes’s hysterical performance totally makes it worth the watch.
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