List of teen films

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Teen film is a film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers, such as coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst, and alienation. Some of these films are targeted at adults as well as teenagers. Teen films have been a trope of the cinema industry for decades since the 1950s.[1][2] At this time, the film industry saw a market for teens with a more disposable income and therefore more money to spend on leisure activities; largely going to films. Because of the boom in teen viewers, drive-in movie theatres were also very popular.[2]

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  1. ^ Gerhard Falk, Ursula A. Falk (2005). Youth culture and the generation gap. Algora Publishing. ISBN 087586368X. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Dirks, Tim. "The History of Film: The 1950's". Filmsite.org. AMC. p. 1. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Shary 2006, p. 7
  4. ^ "The History of Film: The 1930's Part 3". filmsite.org. AMC. p. 3. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Henry Herx (1999). Our Sunday Visitor's Family Guide to Movies and Videos. Our Sunday Visitor. ISBN 0879733691. 
  6. ^ a b Lev, Peter (2000). American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-74716-6. 
  7. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 52
  8. ^ a b c d e Arnett 2006, p. 546
  9. ^ a b c Doherty 2002, p. 79
  10. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 64
  11. ^ a b Doherty 2002, p. 157
  12. ^ a b c d Dirks, Tim. "The History of Film: The 1970's". Filmsite.org. AMC. p. 1. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "The History of Film: The 1960's Part 4". filmsite.org. AMC. p. 4. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b 2005, p. 75
  15. ^ Caine, Andrew (2005). Interpreting Rock Movies: The Pop Film and Its Critics in Britain. Inside Popular Film. Manchester University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7190-6538-5. 
  16. ^ a b Arnett 2006, p. 12
  17. ^ "History of Sex in Cinema: The Greatest and Most Influential Sexual Films and Scenes 1958-1959". filmsite.org. AMC. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b Grossberg, Bruce; Radway, Janice, eds. (1990). Cultural Studies: Volume 4, Issue 3. Cultural Studies Journal. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-415-05277-1. 
  19. ^ a b Doherty 2002, p. 158
  20. ^ a b c d e f Tropiano 2005, p. 84
  21. ^ a b Driscoll, Catherine (2002). Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory. Columbia University Press. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-231-11913-9. 
  22. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 81
  23. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 82
  24. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 83
  25. ^ a b c d e f Shary 2006, p. 41
  26. ^ a b c d e f Tropiano 2005, p. 119
  27. ^ Shary 2006, p. 48
  28. ^ Dirks, Tim. "The History of Film: The 1970's Part 2". Filmsite.org. AMC. p. 1. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  29. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 126
  30. ^ Kubernik, Harvey (2006). Hollywood Shack Job: Rock Music in Film and on Your Screen. Counterculture. University of New Mexico Press. p. 312. ISBN 978-0-8263-3542-5. 
  31. ^ a b c Feuer 1993, p. 138
  32. ^ Hagener, Malte (2009). Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses. Routledge. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-415-80100-3. 
  33. ^ Carpenter, Laura M. (2005). Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences. NYU Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-8147-1653-3. 
  34. ^ a b c Tropiano 2005, p. 172
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h Tropiano 2005, p. 179
  36. ^ a b Tropiano 2005, p. 167
  37. ^ a b c d e Tropiano 2005, p. 166
  38. ^ a b c d "Teen Movie". Allrovi. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  39. ^ Shary 2006, p. 56
  40. ^ a b c d e f g h i DeWitt, John (2002). Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Kulture. University Press of Mississippi. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-57806-403-8. 
  41. ^ a b Feuer 1993, p. 125
  42. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 193
  43. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 174
  44. ^ Tucker, Ernest (March 6, 1987). "Young actors wonder about teen movies". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Agger, Michael (December 14, 2003). "FILM; A Beloved Teen Movie Is Back: This Time, in Black". The New York Times. 
  46. ^ Dirks, Tim. "The History of Film: The 1980's". Filmsite.org. AMC. p. 3. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  47. ^ a b Dirks, Tim. "The History of Film: The 1980's". Filmsite.org. AMC. p. 2. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  48. ^ Doherty 2002, p. 201
  49. ^ Carr, Jay (March 23, 1990). "'House Party':The best teen movie in ages". Boston Globe. 
  50. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Shary 2006, pp. 101–105
  51. ^ a b c d e Duralde, Alfonso (February 22, 2008). "'Charlie Bartlett' brings little to the teen table". MSNBC. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  52. ^ Grant, Barry Keith. Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology. Short Cuts. Wallflower Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-904764-79-3. 
  53. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 261
  54. ^ Burr, Ty (December 29, 1995). "The Year That Was 1995". Entertainment Weekly. "Jane Austen was retooled, minus the sting, into the pastel teen comedy Clueless." 
  55. ^ Kenny, Glenn (December 8, 1995). "High School Confident: Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1995". Entertainment Weekly. 
  56. ^ a b c d Gateward, Frances; Pomerance, Murray, eds. (2002). Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Contemporary Film and Television Series. Wayne State University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8143-2918-4. 
  57. ^ Vincent, Mal (August 24, 1997). "Troubled teen movie is full of mindless fodder". The Virginian-Pilot. 
  58. ^ "The Flys On Their Reciprocal Film Deal". MTV.com. September 1, 1998. "It took the teen thriller film "Disturbing Behavior" to give the Los Angeles-based the Flys their first hit[...]" 
  59. ^ Tropiano 2005, p. 256
  60. ^ a b Tropiano 2005, p. 142
  61. ^ N.A., N.A. "Detroit Rock City". N.A. N.A. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  62. ^ a b c d Farber, Stephen (January 28, 2008). "'Assassination' treads familiar teen-movie territory". Reuters. 
  63. ^ Best, Amy L. (2000). Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture. Routledge. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-415-92428-3. 
  64. ^ Ditzian, Eric (November 3, 2009). "Anya Marina's 'New Moon' Video Premieres". MTV.com. "Years ago she appeared in the Katherine Heigl-starring teen comedy, "100 Girls."" 
  65. ^ "Jaime Pressly Milestones". Yahoo!. Retrieved May 23, 2011. "Acted in the teen comedy "100 Girls"" 
  66. ^ Kirschling, Gregory (July 31, 2008). "Head of the Class: The 50 Best High School Movies, Nos. 50-26". Entertainment Weekly. 
  67. ^ Bethell, John T (2004). Harvard A to Z. Harvard University Press. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-674-01288-2. 
  68. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186589/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt
  69. ^ Ulmer, John (July 23, 2004). "A teen comedy for adults". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on May 4, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. ""The Girl Next Door" is better than that -- an honest and touching teen comedy that cares for its characters and studies them carefully." 
  70. ^ Russon, Scott (2004). "Empire's The Girl Next Door Movie Review". Empire. Retrieved May 23, 2011. "It has managed, admirably, to strike a balance between the wholesome "school nerd blossoms" fairy tale and the gross-out comedy that is now a teen movie standard." 
  71. ^ Gray, Brandon (May 3, 2004). "'Mean Girls' Surprisingly Nice $24.4M Weekend". Box Office Mojo. "Paramount's $17 million teen comedy ended the weekend with $24.4 million playing on 3,159 screens at 2,839 theaters." 
  72. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (2004). "Empire's Mean Girls Movie Review". Empire. "This teen comedy proves there's still mileage to be had out of a familiar formula - thanks to a sharp script and winning performances." 
  73. ^ Vanneman, Alan (August 2004). "Welcome to the Chest Club". Bright Lights Film Journal (45). "Mean Girls is as tame, predictable, and unadventurous a teen comedy as you'd want to see." 
  74. ^ Benedikt, Allison (March 31, 2006). "'ATL' covers all the teen-movie basics". Los Angeles Times. 
  75. ^ Ebert, Roger (July 28, 2006). "John Tucker Must Die". Chicago Sun-Times. "The breaking story: a teen comedy called "John Tucker Must Die."" 
  76. ^ Vice, Jeff (July 28, 2006). "John Tucker Must Die". Deseret News. "his idiotic teen comedy settles for being silly and cutesy when just a little bit of snarkiness (a la "Mean Girls") could have saved it." 
  77. ^ Burke, Liam (April 30, 2008). "From Superbad To Superheroes". Empire. "Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote last summer's top teen comedy Superbad" 
  78. ^ Gray, Brandon (August 20, 2007). "'Superbad' Scores". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 23, 2011. "Sony's $20 million teen comedy was promoted as being from the makers of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin" 
  79. ^ Pandya, Gitesh (August 19, 2007). "Box Office Guru Wrapup: Superbad Opens Big at #1". Rotten Tomatoes. "The studio pushed the teen comedy for months with a well-executed marketing campaign which included a popular uncensored trailer and touring the main actors around the country for promotional events." 
  80. ^ a b c d e f g Barber, Lynn (November 4, 2009). "The young and the desperate". The Australian. 
  81. ^ "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist". Buffalo News. October 3, 2008. 
  82. ^ Chang, Justin (April 9, 2009). "17 Again". Variety. 
  83. ^ White, Michael; Jeffrey, Don (April 20, 2009). "Time Warner’s ‘17 Again’ Is Top Film With $24 Million (Update1)". Bloomberg. "The teen comedy "17 Again" opened as the weekend's top film, taking in $23.7 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros." 
  84. ^ Richards, Olly (November 13, 2007). "Reitman Producing Jennifer's Body". Empire. "Jennifer's Body is something of a leap from Juno, being, as it is, a comedy-horror that mixes teen movie with demonic possession cannibalism." 
  85. ^ Duralde, Alonso (September 17, 2009). "'Jennifer's Body' fails at horror and comedy". MSNBC.com. "Her sophomore effort shows no real feel for teen comedy or teen horror; somebody undid her doodle." 
  86. ^ Honeycut, Kirk (March 12, 2009). "Film Review: Miss March". The Hollywood Reporter. "The teen comedy, which most teens can't see anyway unless accompanied by an immature adult, is built around the opposite reactions of two pubescent boys to a Playboy centerfold." 
  87. ^ Moody, Annemarie (March 16, 2009). "Audiences Race to Witch Mountain". Animation World Network. "Teen comedy MISS MARCH (Fox Searchlight) opened in tenth place with $2.4M" 
  88. ^ Agrell, Siri (July 26, 2007). "A new generation of girls that are keeping their virginity". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 
  89. ^ "Wild Cherry Summary". StarPulse.com. Retrieved May 24, 2011. "[...]she enlists her friends to plan the ultimate revenge in this teen comedy[...]" 
  90. ^ Bierly, Mandi (May 14, 2010). "'Easy A' trailer: The reasons women like teen comedies". Entertainment Weekly. "After the jump, you'll find the trailer for Easy A, the teen comedy[...]" 
  91. ^ Heritage, Stuart (October 16, 2010). "Easy A is, like, so intellectual". The Guardian (London). 
  92. ^ Persall, Steve (September 17, 2010). "It's easy to like teen flick 'Easy A'". St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay). "Yet Easy A isn't merely another teen movie, just as Stone isn't merely another teen twink." 
  93. ^ Rose, Steve (August 7, 2010). "This week's new film events". The Guardian (London). 
  94. ^ Debruge, Peter (July 23, 2010). "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". Variety. 
  95. ^ Schwarzbaum, Lisa (February 22, 2011). "I Am Number Four (2011) Movie Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  96. ^ Glasner, Eli (April 29, 2011). "Film Review: Prom". CBC.ca. 

References[edit]

  • Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen (2006). Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Sage Publications. p. 546. ISBN 978-1-4129-0530-5. 
  • Doherty, Thomas Patrick (2002). Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s. Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-56639-946-3. 
  • Feuer, Jane (1993). The Hollywood Musical, Second Edition. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-20768-5. 
  • Shary, Timothy (2006). Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen. Short Cuts. Wallflower Press. ISBN 978-1-904764-49-6. 
  • Tropiano, Stephen (2005). Rebels and Chicks: A History of the Hollywood Teen Movie. Back Stage Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-9701-2.