Tween Movies: Top Picks for Pre-Teens and Young Teens

Tween movies are a genre of films that are specifically targeted toward preteens, typically those between the ages of 8 and 14.

These movies are often characterized by their relatable characters, coming-of-age themes, and lighthearted humor.

They are designed to appeal to the interests and experiences of tweens while also providing a sense of entertainment and escapism.

The 2000s Tween Favorites

This comedy movie follows the story of Cady Heron, a new student at North Shore High School who becomes friends with a group of popular girls called “The Plastics.” 

Mean Girls

This romantic fantasy movie series follows the story of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen.


Mia Thermopolis, a teenage girl who learns that she is the heir to the throne of Genovia, navigates her new role and learns important lessons about responsibility, friendship, and self-confidence.

The Princess Diaries

Influential Characters in Tween Movies

Kat Stratford, played by Julia Stiles, is a strong-willed and independent character who challenges gender stereotypes.

Kat Stratford From “10 Things I Hate About You”

In this film, Auggie Pullman, played by Jacob Tremblay, portrays a young boy with a facial deformity who struggles to fit in at middle school.

Auggie Pullman From “Wonder”

Tween Movies: Top Picks for Pre-Teens and Young Teens

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