Not every great teen movie is some household name. Movies like The Breakfast Club, Clueless, Bring It On, and Easy A instantly come up in our teen movie lexicon–and for good reason, because they’re great movies–but they’re all massive blockbusters that achieved massive mainstream success. But there are so many other teen narratives that barely got even an ounce of the same attention that a movie like 10 Things I Hate About You did, which is a shame because they deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.
Sure, there have been a few teen indie movies that were breakout hits, like Napoleon Dynamite and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And there are others that have become cult-classics with age, like Dazed and Confused. But if people are only thinking about that movie when it comes to indie teen coming-of-age stories…then that’s a problem. Expand your movie horizons a bit and check out these 11 teen indie movies you have to see already.
Which of these movies have you already seen? What other movies should be on this list? Tell us in the comments!