10 Best Teen Couple Movies

Sunday, February 27 by Clara Havens

Wondering what are the 10 best teen couple movies? Here is a list of teen couple movies that are must-see flicks. These movies span several decades and range from the ridiculous to the sublime. Some are quite campy and others are cinematic genius, but all capture that teen couple movie magic.

  1. "Romeo and Juliet" Try the 1996 version of this often-filmed Shakespeare tragedy. This version stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star-crossed teen lovers.
  2. "Splendor in the Grass" Frustrated love turns to madness in this 1961 movie. Based on the play by William Inge, this story takes place in Depression-era Kansas. Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty play the young couple whose love is thwarted by circumstances.
  3. "West Side Story" A 1961 musical with a score by Leonard Bernstein. The updated version of the Romeo and Juliet story, this one takes place on New York's Lower East Side with lots of gang warfare. Stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as the teen couple.
  4. "Shakespeare in Love" This 1998 film provides a fictionalized account of a young William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and his young beloved (Gwyneth Paltrow). Her love and beauty inspire him to write one of his greatest plays.
  5. "Gidget" A teen love story made in 1959. Sandra Dee's character is crazy-in-love with Moondoggie (James Darren). The Kahuna, an aging beach bum (Cliff Robertson), gets involved.
  6. "Beach Blanket Bingo" Watch Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon as a teen couple in this 1965 fluff picture. Forget the plot, which involves kidnapping and sky-diving!
  7. "Twilight" Teen love, vampire style. This 2008 movie features Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as teen lovers.
  8. "Rebel Without a Cause" James Dean and Natalie Wood sizzle as a young teen couple. Troubled teen (Dean) moves to town because he has had to leave his former town. Knife fights and "chicken" car races are featured.
  9. "Grease" A 1978 musical. This teen couple movie stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Sandy, the nice girl, falls for Danny the Greaser at Rydell High.
  10. "High School Musical" Disney produced this 2006 made-for-TV teen love story. Troy and Gabriela meet at a karaoke contest at a party. The rest is history.