What Makes A Teen Movie Great? – Episode 060

February 3, 2016

Hollywood might be marketing to adolescents and teenagers more than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they are making more “teen movies.” Some movies targeted toward teenagers have been classics for decades (American Graffiti and The Breakfast Club) and some new ones are trying to capture what it’s like to be a modern teen. So what makes a good teen movie and what makes them terrible?

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Brent Hartinger
Erik Hanberg

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Media Consumed This Episode

Almost Famous (film, 2000)
American Beauty (film, 1999)
American Pie (film, 1999)
Porky’s (film, 1981)
Mean Girls (film, 2004)
Say Anything (film, 1989)
Pretty in Pink (film, 1986)
Sixteen Candles (film, 1984)
The Breakfast Club (film, 1985)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (film, 1986)
Easy A (film, 2010)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (film, 2015)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (film, 2012)
The Fault in Our Stars (film 2014)
Paper Towns (film, 2015)
The Kings of Summer (film, 2013)
The Way Way Back (film, 2013)
Twilight (film, 2008)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film, 2004)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (film, 2009)
Back to the Future (film, 1985)
Teen Wolf (film, 1985)
Dope (film, 2015)
Pariah (film, 2011)
Porky’s II (film, 1983)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (film, 1982)
Seinfeld (TV series)
Another Gay Movie (film, 2006)
Grease (film, 1978)
Breaking Away (film, 1979)


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