15 best Netflix teen movies and shows for younger teens

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ENOLA HOLMES. (L to R) MILLIE BOBBY BROWN as ENOLA HOLMES, SUSAN WOKOMA as EDITH. LEGENDARY ©2020 /

Teen movies on Netflix: 11. Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes’ sixteenth birthday is also the day her beloved mother and mentor disappears leaving only birthday gifts behind. It’s a mystery that reunites Enola with her brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock, and gets her promptly dumped into the strict stewardship of Miss Harrison, who runs a local finishing school. Determined to find out what happened to her mother, Enola sets off to solve the case using her wits and the investigative skills instilled in her by her mother.

Enola Holmes is based on the young adult book series by Nancy Springer. We’re hoping more Enola Holmes movies are coming to Netflix in the next few years. Stay tuned!

Teen movies on Netflix: 12. The Half of It

Loosely based on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, The Half of It is a coming-of-age dramedy set in the small town of Squahamish. Ellie Chu is a loner who spends her time writing papers for her fellow students in exchange for cash. When football player Paul Munsky asks for her help writing a love letter to Aster Flores, the most popular girl in school, Ellie agrees because she needs the money.

But Paul isn’t the only one who likes Aster, Ellie does, too, and exchanging letters about literature and art has her falling deeper for her as time goes on. It also pushes Ellie closer to Paul as the two develop a friendship, a bond Ellie hasn’t had in a very long time.

Lies, however, no matter how well-intentioned, have a way of revealing themselves and Ellie could lose these new relationships she’s starting to hold dear if she doesn’t start being honest about how she feels.