These Are the 10 Best Teen Movies of 2018

...that adults will love, too.

These Are the 10 Best Teen Movies of 2018
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You don't have to be a teen to love a good teen movie. You've probably been loving them since before you were officially a teen and it's okay to admit that you're still loving them now that you're supposed to be adulting and all. Some flicks intended for high schoolers are ageless—The Breakfast ClubCluelessMean Girls, these never get old, no matter how old you are, right?

Did 2018 have its own epic entry to the teen movie pantheon? That remains to be seen, but there are definitely some contenders. Here are the 10 best teen movies of 2018. 

1. 'Every Day'

Release date: February 23, 2018

Starring: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, and Maria Bello

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Believes in soul mates in a really, really literal way.

2. 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Release date: March 9, 2018

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Is so happy that stories about strong girls are finally getting told on the big screen.

3. "Love, Simon'

Release Date: March 16, 2018

Starring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Struggled to be seen for who they really were in high school. Or, anyone who loves love.

4. 'Midnight Sun'

Release date: March 22, 2018

Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, and Quinn Shephard

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Needs a good cry and finds impossible obstacles romantic.

5. 'Blockers'

Release date: April 6, 2018

Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Wants to gauge how old they're getting by checking to see if they identify more with the teens or the parents.

6. 'The Kissing Booth'

Release date: May 11, 2018

Starring: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, and Molly Ringwald

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Needs a reminder that matters of the heart were even more complicated and dramatic in high school—and who doesn't mind a contrived plot.

7. 'Eighth Grade'

Release date: July 13, 2018

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, and Fred Hechinger

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Actually wants to remember what being a teenager was like (but like really).

8. 'The Darkest Minds'

Release date: August 3, 2018

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Still believes in magic, like, a little bit.

9. 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

Release date: August 17, 2018

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor, Trezzo Mahoro, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard, and John Corbett

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Is still a hopeless romantic, no matter how many times love can fully, completely suck. 

10. 'The Hate U Give'

Release date: October 5, 2018

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Common, and Anthony Mackie

Perfect for the teen-at-heart who: Cares about more than just romance and magic—and knows that teens today do, too.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.