Nothing will bring you back to those teenage years faster.
What is it about the teenage years that make us want to revisit them over and over in movies? Teen movies are their own kind of nostalgia. Maybe it’s because emotions during that age are so raw and powerful, they leave an impression, even years later. Maybe it’s because the first blush of love is always the strongest. Or maybe it’s because teenagers have absolutely no filter so the filthiest jokes come out of their mouths.
Whatever it is, you don’t have to be a teenager to enjoy a good teen movie. Whether you want a heart-tugging romantic movie, an awkward cringe comedy, an all-encompassing melodrama, or a movie that uses high school as a metaphor for society at large, Netflix has a teen movie that’ll fit the bill. (Especially for those romantic comedy fans: With movies like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Dude, Candy Jar and The Kissing Booth, Netflix has swept all corners of the rom-com.) Hey, you can even find a teen sci-fi movie with elements of time-travel in there. Just remember, as you think back to your days of acne and locker combinations, what it took to make it through to the other side and into your adulthood.