“Alright, Alright, Alright”: Top 20 Greatest Teen Movies of All Time.

Kendall Rivers
3 min readJun 4, 2024
Image Sources: Universal Studios & Refugee Films. New Line Cinema. Detour Filmproduction & Alphaville Films.

We were all teenagers once. We all went to high school, or at least most of us who did. Whether your experience was good or bad it sure was a memorable time and Hollywood loved to give us that nostalgic trip down memory lane. From John Hughes and the Hudlin brothers to Richard Linklater and Amy Heckerling & Cameron Crowe, many filmmakers have gifted us with a time capsule of teen life in the 80s, 90s etc. These are twenty of what I and many other people feel are the greatest movies centered on the ups and downs of coming of age as well as just a slice of teen life. “Alright, alright, alright.”

20. The Secret of My Success. 1987.

19. American Pie. 1999.

18. Napoleon Dynamite. 2004.

17. Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. 1991.

16. Say Anything. 1987.

15. Bring It On. 2000.

14. The Craft. 1996.

13. Adventures in Babysitting. 1987.

12. Pretty In Pink. 1986.

11. Grease. 1978.

10. Cooley High. 1975.

9. The Karate Kid. 1984.

8. Sixteen Candles. 1984.



Kendall Rivers

Kendall is a screenwriter who’s a huge fan of classic tv and movies. He enjoys creating good stories and characters. https://www.facebook.com/kendall.rivers.3