10 Movies Parents Should Watch If They Want To Know What Being A Teen Is Really Like

10 Movies Parents Should Watch If They Want To Know What Being A Teen Is Really Like

Written by Craig Rogers, Posted on , in Section Editors Picks

Although there aren't any of the great John Hughes classics on here we have a more modern list of movies that at times can depict life as a teenager


1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how could that be."


2. Bully

Bully Movie

"Pretty much a good day for me would be people leaving their hands off of me."

3. Juno

Juno Movie

"Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?"

4. Napolean Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

"I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."

5. Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

"It took me a long time to realize that, uh, there ain't much difference between winnin' and losin', except for how the outside world treats you. But inside you, it's about all the same. It really is. Fact of the matter is, I believe that, uh, our only curses are the ones that are self-imposed. You know what I'm sayin'? We, all of us, dig our own holes."

6. Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance

"I'm not you, Derek. I can't do nothin' but what I'm doin'. I can't go to Georgetown with a 10.0 GPA, operatin' on people, doin' brain surgery or whatever the Hell you're goin' to be doin'."

7. Mean Girls

Mean Girls Movie

"Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining Regina George's life definitely didn't make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you."

8. Cyberbully


"I'm the real Taylor Hillridge. And I don't know why everybody HATES me so much, or maybe I do. Because now I hate me too. I really don't see the reason of trying, or for talking, or for breathing. I'm just done. So that's it I guess. Bye."

9. Forever Strong

Forever Strong

"We're about winning, gentlemen, and not just in rugby. For that reason, you will obtain a laserlike focus on and off the field. That means discipline over every part of your life. So, if you want "easy," play lacrosse or football or... join the Marines. Welcome, gentlemen, to Highland Rugby."

10. A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

"You know what? I actually thought I wanted to be your friend. And now I have no idea why. No idea."