Most Popular Teenage Protagonist Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year













































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 428,205 | Gross: $334.20M

2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

Votes: 50,248

3. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 302,759 | Gross: $137.69M

4. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 100,116 | Gross: $40.49M

5. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 55,083 | Gross: $35.99M

6. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 640,190 | Gross: $403.71M

7. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 938,311 | Gross: $210.61M

8. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 795,737 | Gross: $408.01M

9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 489,887 | Gross: $290.01M

10. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 526,155 | Gross: $262.03M

11. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 134,825 | Gross: $5.02M

12. Descendants (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The teenage son of the king and queen of Auradon offers the trouble-making children of villains a chance to attend prep school in the kingdom.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson

Votes: 12,104

13. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 36,028

14. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 58,311 | Gross: $58.85M

15. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 22,257 | Gross: $11.00M

16. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
46 Metascore

Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 72,645 | Gross: $23.83M

17. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 13,371 | Gross: $0.02M

18. H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three girls become mermaids after a mysterious island transforms them and gives them special powers.

Stars: Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 10,954

19. Hot Summer Nights (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
44 Metascore

In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

Director: Elijah Bynum | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen

Votes: 7,795

20. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

Votes: 57,772 | Gross: $38.04M

21. Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
65 Metascore

A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps

Votes: 179,272 | Gross: $40.26M

22. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on-stage.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 33,777

23. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
68 Metascore

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director: Marc Meyers | Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Zachary Davis Brown

Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $1.36M

24. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 211,859 | Gross: $61.74M

25. Skam (2015–2017)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person's point of view.

Stars: Josefine Frida Pettersen, Lisa Teige, Iman Meskini, Ulrikke Falch

Votes: 23,451

26. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 69,036 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 40,539 | Gross: $3.64M

28. Nerve (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
58 Metascore

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer

Votes: 102,954 | Gross: $38.56M

29. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 41,745 | Gross: $33.09M

30. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 26,900 | Gross: $34.00M

31. Ask Me Anything (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A confused teenager writes a blog revealing her daily activities and secrets, advised to do so by her high school guidance counselor in lieu of moving onto her first year in college.

Director: Allison Burnett | Stars: Britt Robertson, Molly Hagan, Andy Buckley, Robert Patrick

Votes: 10,705

32. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 53,569 | Gross: $24.92M

33. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
61 Metascore

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

Votes: 73,287 | Gross: $1.29M

34. Veronica (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Horror

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer, Iván Chavero

Votes: 28,894

35. The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
24 Metascore

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter | Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 32,001 | Gross: $28.97M

36. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 176,845 | Gross: $187.17M

37. Wildling (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
58 Metascore

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm | Stars: Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Bel Powley, James Le Gros

Votes: 9,056

38. A Goofy Movie (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

Votes: 40,994 | Gross: $35.35M

39. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 43,249

40. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
44 Metascore

Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia.

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Simon Bird

Votes: 73,288 | Gross: $0.04M

41. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,771

42. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 15,008 | Gross: $14.30M

43. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
56 Metascore

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 9,100 | Gross: $6.33M

44. Bizaardvark (2016–2019)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Centers on best friends Paige and Frankie who express their offbeat individuality through funny music videos on their vlog channel Bizaardvark.

Stars: Olivia Rodrigo, Madison Hu, DeVore Ledridge, Ethan Wacker

Votes: 1,466

45. Agent Cody Banks (2003)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
41 Metascore

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis, Angie Harmon

Votes: 30,820 | Gross: $47.81M

46. How I Live Now (2013)

R | 101 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
57 Metascore

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Harley Bird

Votes: 26,180 | Gross: $0.06M

47. That's So Raven (2002–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 16,008

48. My Best Friend (2018)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus | Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 1,197

49. Blue My Mind (2017)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
63 Metascore

A seemingly normal teenage girl faces overwhelming body transformations that put her existence into question.

Director: Lisa Brühlmann | Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg

Votes: 1,314

50. Rumble Fish (1983)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
63 Metascore

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 29,009 | Gross: $2.49M



Recently Viewed