Pretend to be ’17 Again’: Watch these movies made for teenagers
Oh, to be 17 Again would be great, but for those who are seventeen-years-old, online streaming platforms like Netflix & Amazon Prime Video have the best cringe-worthy movies for your popcorn viewing pleasure. In fact, if it’s not cringe-worthy is it classified as a teenage film? Let’s see what our options are!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The story of Lara-Jean (Lana Condor) and her incredible love of romance is explored in not one, but three movies! For a girl who loved chilling in her room to find romance like no other, will she be able to escape her ghosts of the past? In the first film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, we journey with Lara-Jean as she chooses between an old flame and a potentially new hunk.
This franchise isn’t just about love triangles, in fact, it also relates to all fresh romances. In fact, The latest of the trilogy which was released this Valentine’s Day – To All the Boys: Always and Forever – explores a bubbly high school romance, but could it last long distance when our favorite couple Lara-Jean & Peter (Noah Centineo) leave for college? Only one way to find out! The collection is available on Netflix.
For all the study nerds out there, you’re not alone! The film Booksmart explores two best friends in their final year of high school who just want to discover what it’s like to have fun and not study. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but as long as Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) & Molly (Beanie Feldstein) stick together, what could go wrong? This comedy debuted in 2021 and is available to stream on Netflix & Amazon Prime.
The Kissing Booth
Despite Joey King & Jacob Elordi’s real breakup, their characters Elle Evans (King) & Noah Flynn (Elordi) discover a new kind of romance when they accidentally give each other the kiss of a lifetime. However, it’s not that easy, as Noah is actually Elle’s best friend (Lee’s) older brother. Talk about awkward. . .
And if you liked the first film, there’s also the sequel The Kissing Booth 2, where Elle struggles to adjust to Noah’s new life as a college student, and Lee’s (Joel Courtney) new girlfriend. Don’t worry Elle keeps herself busy one dance step at a time. And who could forget the next film which will be released later this year: The Kissing Booth 3! Looks like it’s time for another Netflix binge.
F the Prom
With so many Proms not happening this year, don’t we all need the perfect prom movie? Well F the Prom stars Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch & Joel Courtney. The movie starts with Maddy & Cole who immediately lose their spark during high school.
Unfortunately, these teenagers are looking for revenge after Maddy can’t find a partner for prom night and believes it deserves to be destroyed. Did anyone else want Maddy & Cole to just go together? Well, at least they did something memorable at prom – like crash it! But you can enjoy these besties tackling the idea of prom on Netflix.
Remember YouTuber, Liza Koshy? Well in Work It, she stars as a teenage dancer called Jasmine who’s ready to help her friend Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) to become the best dancer she can be, oh and recruit a whole bunch of misfits. Yikes.
But don’t worry, Jake Taylor (Jordan Fisher) is ready to step up to the challenge and train them into the best dancers they can be. You can check out this fun movie on Netflix.
The film Spontaneous might be for those dark-humored teenagers, it’s about high school students who literally blow up from an unknown source. Luckily, stars like Katherine Langford (Mara Carlyle) & Hayley Law (Tess McNulty) keep us entertained with their jokes and awesome friendship.
Let’s not forget to talk about the brewing romance in the middle of an unprecedented time for these teenagers. The romance between Dylan (Charlie Plummer) and Mara has also just gotten started and it may have some serious potential in a time when you could die at any second. This dark dramatic comedy can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play.
Have you watched some of these teenage movies? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below.