Top Ten Movies Teens Need To Watch

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Movies: everyone loves and watches them. As teens we love to go out or stay in for a great movie. Here is a list of the ten movies that aren’t movies about teens, but movies that I believe everyone should watch. All of these are great for a night in with yourself or with whole group of your friends.

1.   Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Walt Disney’s first-ever, full-length feature film was a hit when it first came out, and its still a hit. Snow White, who is being pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss. This movie has action, love and music, plus it’s a classic. You might want to turn the lights on when the wicked queen turns into the old lady, scary stuff!

2.   I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Oh 90’s horror movies, what is better. They are so cheesy that they’re great. Freddie Prince Jr, Ryan Philppe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Love Hewitt star in this classic scary movie. This is an adaptation of Lois Duncan’s thriller about four teenagers trying to cover up a hit-and-run. Hewitt plays Julie, a high school senior who goes on a trip with her friends and accidently hits a fisherman. They think he is dead and dump him into the waters. But later they get a strange letter that says, “I know what you did last summer.” This is a great pick for a Halloween/scary movie marathon, or random movie night.

3.   You’ve Got Mail (1998)

What do you get when you have Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in one movie together, romantic comedy gold, that’s what. Hanks is the owner of a bookstore chain; Ryan is the woman he falls for online. Both are unaware that she runs the little shop his company is trying to shut down. This has to be hands down my favorite movie ever. I have watched this movie about a thousand times, and still wonder what will happen in the end. This movie is great for a girl’s night or a night in with your love one.

4.   The Breakfast Club (1985)

This movie showcases every group in high school, the nerds, jock, popular, weirdoes, and the outcast. Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.  It’s such a wonderful, moving movie and the only real set piece is a school library yet it’s a masterpiece. It’s a movie that makes the viewer wonder about what will happen to the teens after the movie ends. Everyone needs to see this movie.

5.   Chasing a Dream (2009)

Andrew Lawrence, the youngest of the wonderful Lawrence brothers, stars in this coming of age made-for-TV movie. Now this movie is sad and very moving. Andy does a wonderful job playing Cam a football player who goes out for the track team to accomplish a dream for his best friend who died. This is a must see movie that teaches a wonderful message of going after any dream.

6.   Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale stars as the caped crusader in another batman movie. This movie was very different from the other Batman movies that were made. We see a lot more of Bruce Wayne and not that much of Batman. The viewer gets to see what caused Bruce Wayne the billionaire playboy to become The Dark Knight. It a must see just like it sequel The Dark Knight.

7.   Rocky (1976)

This movie is great for a boys night and a date movie. This movie is about small time boxer who gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. There is fighting for the boy and love for the girls. It is a great movie all around, and if you like this one, there are 3 or 4 more.

8.   BeetleJucie (1988)

Michael Keaton star in this funny fantasy movie about a couple who are deceased who contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Now this movie is funny and scary in parts it really a great family film and a great film to watch with friends

9.   Animal House (1978)

What can’t I say about Animal House? It’s funny and dirty and it has John Belushi in one of his most memorable films. This film is set in a 1962 College, where Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. This includes the famous “FOOD FIGHT” scene. Now this a rated R film, so parents beware.

10.  The Blue Brothers (1980)

Another wonderful John Belushi film, this is a movie about Jake Blues,  who is just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. This movie has one of the best soundtrack, and its star-studded movie. Again this movie is rated R more for the profanity than anything else.


That’s the list! You might have noticed that all but two of these movies aren’t from the 2000’s. There is a reason for that. I believe that the best movies happened when there wasn’t a blockbuster coming out every week, and a movie taught you something or was just entertaining without Justin Bieber or some other pop teen in them. These movies have actors that can act and that’s why you all should watch them.

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