20 Best Teen Movies on Disney+ to Stream Right Now
Disney+ has a rich library with plenty of content for just about every age group out there. From animated shows to sci-fi movies and rom-coms it’s difficult to leave without finding something that suits your tastes. In today’s post, we’re going to focus on teen-oriented content on Disney+. We’ve reviewed the recent additions to the library as well as some old evergreen hits and it resulted in this ultimate disney+ movie list for teens. Let’s check out the movies!
1. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Everyone can appreciate a good coming-of-age movie and The Fault in Our Stars is one of the prime examples of the genre. The movie follows two teens with deadly diseases Hazel Grace Lancaster that has thyroid cancer and Augustus “Gus” Waters that previously struggled with bone cancer and lost a leg due to it. If by any chance you haven’t seen the movie we won’t spoil it, but we guarantee a bittersweet but fulfilling ending!
2. Love, Simon (2018)
Simon is an ordinary teenager whose life gets complicated due to the fact that he hides his sexual orientation from his family as well as his friends. He connects anonymously with the only person that understands him, Blue. Simon is not aware of Blue’s real identity and when another student accidentally discovers that Simon is gay he will use it as a weapon against him. Now Simon is stuck between a hard choice of facing his fears or meeting the terms set by his blackmailer.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the first entry in a successful series of films based on the books written by Jeff Kinney. The movie follows Greg Heffley, a 12-year-old boy who is just about to start middle school. If the rest of the year is anything like his first day of school, it won’t be easy at all. Greg Heffley soon learns the ropes, he manages to understand all that is expected of him as well as the social conventions he needs to follow.
4. High School Musical (2006)
High School Musical is one more extremely popular series of movies. The plot of the movie revolves around a dreaded “natural” social order that every high school has. Troy Bolton is a popular basketball player and Gabriella Montez a transfer student and a member of the scholastic decathlon team are not the same as far as social standings go. Everything changes when both of them are cast in a high-school musical.
5. Maze Runner (2014)
In Maze Runner we follow the story of Thomas waking up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory of his past, in fact, he isn’t even sure what his name is. The only thing he knows is that he is surrounded by other boys and that his only way out of the Glade is “The Maze”. He learns about the formed primitive society and the so-called “Maze Runners” that are designated members of their small society that run through the mazes in order to find a way out.
6. Starship Troopers (1997)
Starship Troopers is one of the best teen sci-fi movies out there! The movie is set in a distant future, humans have managed to colonize space and that led them to a conflict with several alien species including Arachnids – essentially giant bugs. United Citizen Federation is a military organization in charge of the earth and they are always looking for volunteers.
Johnny Rico a teen at first joins because his girlfriend is part of the army as well, as soon as she dumps him however he makes a fatal mistake on one of his drills which results in him abandoning the army and going his own way. As luck would have it, it’s hard to leave the past behind, especially after a giant asteroid crawling with Arachnids crashes into Buenos Aires leaving an enormous death toll behind, including his parents.
7. 10 Things I Hate About You
Kat and Bianca are sisters growing up with an overprotective overbearing father who is worried about teen pregnancies and the social ramifications of young girls dating. Kat is an older sister but due to her socially withdrawn personality, she does not suffer from their father’s logic as much as the younger sister Bianca does.
Kat and Bianca’s father eventually agree that Bianca can date as soon as Kat finds a date, he knows the chances of that happening are slim as best. This propels Bianca and her crowd of suitors to get creative to secure dates for both Kat and Bianca since the two are apparently now a packaged deal.
8. The Princess Diaries (2001)
It’s hard being a teen, and even harder being a teen with social anxiety who is apparently an heir to the throne. Mia Thermopolis found out she is royalty this was an incredible shock to her as she spent basically her whole life as a social outcast. She eventually accepts to think about her new royal duties and has plenty of time to come to terms with her new status.
However, her life is further complicated when due to her new-found duties her friends start to treat her differently and the paparazzi start to follow her every step of the way.
9. Descendants (2015)
Descendants is the first entry in this incredibly popular series of adventure films. The movie is set in a fantasy kingdom inhabited by well-known and famous magical Disney princesses, princes, and villains. After Beast and Belle got married and established a new fairer kingdom, the United States of Auradon, one of the first things they did was to banish all the villains to live separately in the slums.
Now quite a few years after that first banishment Belle’s and Beast’s son Ben, a soon-to-be-king, wants to offer a chance for redemption to four selected children of the former villains.
10. Hocus Pocus (1993)
It might be late for Halloween-themed lists of movies, but, I’ve still decided to include Hocus Pocus on this list since it’s a classic! Max Dennison and his younger sister accidentally awaken a trio of ancient and powerful witches while trick-or-treating, this will lead them on an exciting albeit dangerous adventure of their lives!
11. Prom (2011)
High school prom night is one of the most important nights when you’re a teenager. It can be a stressful situation as-is, it’s even more stressful when you’re on the planning committee. Nova Prescott is a senior class president whose life gets a lot more complicated when prom decorations are burned in a seemingly careless act of vandalism. The only person that unwillingly helps her out is a local outcast Jesse Richter.
12. Tomorrowland (2015)
Casey Newton is a troubled teen that gets in serious trouble due to repeated efforts to sabotage a NASA launch site in Florida. She soon faces punishment but in the critical moment, she touches a mysterious pin that teleports her to Tomorrowland.
She will soon join efforts with Frank a former boy genius and grown-up recluse and cynic. The two will learn all about hope, consequences, and how actions of the past affect the events of tomorrow.
13. Godmothered (2020)
Eleanor Fay Bloomingbottom is a professional fairy, or at least she aspires to be one. The whole purpose of fairies is to help out people and make their wishes come true. There’s a thing about Eleanor though, as she sucks at being a fairy. She decides to undertake some drastic moves in order to prove her worth.
One day while checking current assignments she discovers what seems to be a long-forgotten letter from a girl Mackenzie. Eleanor makes her way to the real world and is shocked to find out that Mackenize is actually a 40-year-old woman, struggling in every sense. Her task gets significantly more difficult with this revelation and Eleanor has limited time to find Mackenzie’s true love or else she will face harsh punishment.
14. Stargirl (2020)
Leo Borlock is a withdrawn young man, he is interested in music and plays the trumpet in the marching band. One day while helping out his friend host an interview he meets Stargirl Caraway. Stargirl is a performer just like Leo is, but with a huge difference, Stargirl is charismatic she is popular and she has an infectious personality that no one can ignore for long. Stargirl tries to get Leo to come out of his shell and the two bond over mutual interests.
15. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Lola is a 15-year girl used to being the center of attention. Her life changes when she moves to a completely new place and transfers to a completely new school. She will soon realize that on the new turf, she needs to play by the new rules and fight for every scrap of attention.
Her chances at popularity are seemingly ruined when she makes friends with an unpopular girl and makes an enemy out of the most popular girl in the school. The road to success and popularity will be difficult, but what is Lola willing to sacrifice to get there?
16. The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Cody Griffin is a natural talent when it comes to swimming, but besides that, he is a regular kid, well, a regular kid about to fail biology. His normalcy is uprooted on his thirteenth birthday when his body starts undergoing certain changes. Unlike most of his peers, Cody will find out he has started growing scales, is able to zap people with electricity and that his mother is a mermaid!
Even though his adoptive parents advise him to stay away from water at all costs, Cody finds it hard to ignore the call of the sea. Every time he sets out in the water his body changes even more dramatically. Cody’s new powers and changes will eventually endanger him, his social life, and his family.
17. The Hate U Give (2018)
This stunning drama deals heavily with themes of civil rights. The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter, who lives in a black neighborhood but goes to an almost all-white school. One night while returning from a party with her friend Khalil they are stopped by a police officer for a seemingly small and inconsequential mistake.
The officer is rude and aggressive toward them and a simple innocent action made by Khalil results in him being shot and killed on the spot. The resulting scandal sees Starr as a central character that needs to make her voice heard, even as her life and the lives of those dear to her heart are in danger.
18. Frenemies (2012)
Frenemies is a teen comedy-drama that follows three different friendships. The friendships are all seemingly strong until the first obstacle appears that threatens to destroy them. Three friendships are not connected instead they follow a teenage boy and a dog, two teenage girls, and Savannah O’Neal and Emma Reynolds-teenage alter egos.
19. Chronicle (2012)
This found-footage superhero thriller follows three teenagers, Andrew, Matt, and Steve. All three of them face certain troubles but are unwilling to talk about them openly. Their lives further change when they randomly discover a glowing crystalline object while exploring a random hole underground that has opened nearby. The trio is shocked when they find out a week later that they have developed superpowers.
At first, they use their superpowers for pranks and messing around with other people, but when the prank goes wrong and almost results in a fatality, the trio changes their attitude and approach to their newfound powers.
20. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Last but not least, The Amazing Spider-Man! Starring Andrew Garfield in the role of Peter Parker. The Amazing Spider-Man deals with our hero’s origin story, the changes he is undergoing, his search for identity, his first serious crush Gwen Stacy, and many other issues normal and not quite normal for his age. The matters are further complicated when he realizes the responsibility to take down The Lizard rests solely on him.