15 good romantic teen movies and shows on Netflix

TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Ross Butler as Trevor, Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, in TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Katie Yu / Netflix © 2020
TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Ross Butler as Trevor, Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, in TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Katie Yu / Netflix © 2020 /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
7 of 15
Next
Netflix movies - Netflix romance movies - Teen movies on Netflix
The Half Of It – Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire – Photo Credit: Netflix / KC Bailey /

Teen movies on Netflix: The Half of It

Rating PG-13

Like Gameboys Level Up Edition, the inclusion of The Half of It is a bit of a cheat, but the film is a coming-of-age comedy-drama with a romance at its center so we’re counting it.

The Half of It follows Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), a young girl whose side-hustle consists of writing papers for her classmates. It’s her way of contributing to her household along with helping her father Edwin Chu (Collin Chou) with his duties as station master and signalman.

When Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer), a football player who’s bad at articulating his words, asks Ellie to help him write love letters to popular girl Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), Ellie initially turns him down. She likes Aster, too, (though Paul doesn’t know it), and she’d rather not be writing heartfelt letters to a girl who doesn’t even see her. But the financial circumstances at her house force Ellie’s hand and much to her chagrin she finds herself playing the Cyrano to Paul’s Christian.

However, the more Ellie writes to Aster, the deeper her feelings grow as the girls connect over art and literature. This complicates the situation even more for Ellie who has found a friend in Paul. What do you do when you’re lying to the girl you like and to the boy who’s unexpectedly become someone you’re close to?

The Half of It deals with issues of hidden identity, homophobia, parental death, and grief.