Best Prom Movies for Teens

Few rites of teenage passage are as memorable -- both in real life and in the movies -- as prom. The dates, the dresses, the drama, the decorations: As long as real-life teens' dance doesn't go the way of Carrie's, they'll end up OK. From laugh-out-loud comedies to coming-of-age classics, our list of movies with great prom scenes is almost as much fun as the event itself (and, let's be honest, maybe more). For more great tales of teen life, try our Best High School Movies and Teen Romance Novels lists.

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A Cinderella Story

age 7+

Funny and sweet update of the Cinderella tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Radio Rebel

age 7+

Sweet story celebrates self-expression and conquering fears.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year

age 8+

Predictable but enjoyable musical is fine for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Napoleon Dynamite

age 11+

One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Footloose (1984)

age 13+

A dated rebellion tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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Never Been Kissed

age 13+

Sweet, romantic story for teens has some edgy scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Peggy Sue Got Married

age 13+

'80s time-warp tale is meaty teen-parent viewing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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Pretty in Pink

age 13+

Dated high school tale is still fun for teens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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The Prom

age 13+

Star-studded, slightly edgy musical is all about acceptance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Teen Wolf (1985)

age 13+

Cheesy '80s comedy still works thanks to Fox-y star.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

age 13+

Sunny sequel to fan-fave follows ups & downs of first love.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Twilight

age 13+

Teen fans will love faithful -- if uneven -- adaptation.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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10 Things I Hate About You

age 14+

Engaging but edgy update of Taming of the Shrew.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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The Kissing Booth

age 14+

Quirky romcom has strong language, teen drinking, sex.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Mean Girls

age 14+

Mature but often hilarious teen comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Saved!

age 14+

Dark comedy about religion has cursing, sex, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Teen Spirit

age 14+

Teen comedy's stereotypes help illustrate pro-social themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Carrie

age 15+

Stephen King's disturbing prom horror classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1976)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

age 15+

Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Prom Night in Mississippi

age 15+

Inspiring docu tackles a tough topic: racism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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