Movies Every Teen Should Watch [Teen Article]

Aimee is from West Chester, PA, and she is 14 years old. She has a passion for figure skating, ballet and playing the piano. She loves challenges and aspires to be a lawyer when she is older.


Along with many other teens I love to watch movies. I have seen my fair share of films, so I thought that I would use my experiences to compose a list of teen must watch movies. The movies on the list are great fun to watch, but they also contain characters and situations that teens can relate to.
Twilight is a phenomenon that has been taking the teen world by storm. The movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke was inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel. Actress Kristen Stewart plays the role of Bella Swan, a teen who moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to the constantly overcast town of Forks, Washington. While Bella tries to fit into a niche at her new school, she becomes acquainted with Edward Cullen and his family. Edward, portrayed by Robert Pattenson, has a dark secret that Bella soon discovers.

JunoThe movie Juno is all about a teen dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. Once Juno (portrayed by Ellen Page) finds out that she is expecting, she enlists the help of her best friend to find a suitable home for the baby. During the search, Juno realizes how much she has to learn about being a responsible adult. With the help of her supportive parents and her best friend, Juno finds a home for her baby and learns that one bad choice can have a whole myriad of consequences.

Mean Girls is a definite must see for teen girls. The movie is all about the cliquishness of the high school world. When 15-year-old Cady Heron’s parents move from Africa to Midwestern America, Cady has to give up her homeschooling, and enter public high school for the first time. While Cady tries to find her place among the many cliques, she comes across “The Plastics” and the queen plastic Regina George played by actress Rachel McAadams. When Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend it causes a stir up that sends the whole school into frenzy.

In the movie 17 Again a former high school basketball star gets a second chance at his golden years when he is transported back into his teen body. Mike O’Donnell, played by Matthew Perry, has marriage problems, issues at work, and his teenage kids can’t bear to be around him. Mike starts staying at his old high school friend’s house when he is inexplicably turned into his 17-year-old self ,played by Zac Effron. In his teen body Mike O’Donnell experiences what it’s like to be a teenager in the year 2009.

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One Response to “Movies Every Teen Should Watch [Teen Article]”

  1. Dennis Yu
    September 2, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Vanessa,

    Good post. These are movies that adults really enjoy, too!

    Dennis

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