From modern retellings of famed William Shakespeare plays to dreamy adaptations of best-selling novels, the best teen romance movies capture what it’s like to be young and in love—the awkward interactions, the longing glances, and (hopefully) a passionate makeout session. They also can be enjoyed across generations. Depending on your age, you might watch and feel incredibly seen. Or you may be feeling nostalgic for your own real-life high school crushes. You never forget what it feels like to fall in love for the first time.
Whatever the case, we rounded up some of the best teen romance movies now streaming, from a tear-jerking John Green novel adaptation to the movies on Netflix that revived romantic comedies. This list is not a totally inclusive one—sorry, but Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Kissing Booth didn’t make the cut. Still, there’s something to watch for every type of romantic. Want a sappy love story? You got it. In the mood for a downright sad romantic movie? Hey, we all need a good cry sometimes. What about teen movies from the early aughts starring Julia Stiles? Oh yeah, we have multiple.
So, grab a bowl of popcorn and cuddle up to one of these teen romance movies.