The Definitive Ranking Of Teen Romance Movies

    There's no love like the first.

    Disclaimer: For a movie to be considered for this list, both characters in the relationship needed to be of high school age or younger. (Sorry, The Notebook lovers.) And the rankings are based on the romance within the story, not the film itself.

    49. Ronnie and Will, The Last Song (2010)

    48. Gabriella and Troy, High School Musical (2006)

    47. Alvin and Paris, Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003)

    46. Austin and Sam, A Cinderella Story (2004)

    45. Kathy and Tommy, Never Let Me Go (2010)

    44. Carlos and Nicole, Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

    43. Cliff and Torrance, Bring It On (2000)

    42. Keith and Watts, Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

    41. Maria and Tony, West Side Story (1961)

    40. Laney and Zack, She’s All That (1999)

    39. Halley and Macon, How to Deal (2003)

    38. Sam and Suzy, Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    37. Graham and Megan, But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

    36. Donna and Victor, Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

    35. Charlie and Sam, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    34. Hugo and Kim, Bye, Bye Birdie (1963)

    33. Mary and Patrick, Saved! (2004)

    32. Jules and Mox, Varsity Blues (1999)

    31. Juno and Paulie, Juno (2007)

    30. Bender and Claire, The Breakfast Club (1985)

    29. Kate and Scott, John Tucker Must Die (2006)

    28. Danielle and Matthew, The Girl Next Door (2004)

    27. Casey and Matt, Mad Love (1995)

    26. Dani and Foster, Man in the Moon (1991)

    25. Link and Tracy, Hairspray (1988)

    24. Kostos and Lena, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

    23. Olive and Todd, Easy A (2010)

    22. Mia and Michael, The Princess Diaries (2001)

    21. Danny and Sandy, Grease (1978)

    20. Edward and Kim, Edward Scissorhands (1990)

    19. Gus and Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

    18. Chase and Nicole, Drive Me Crazy (1999)

    17. A.J. and Corey, Empire Records (1995)

    16. David and Margaret, Pleasantville (1998)

    15. Andie and Blane, Pretty in Pink (1986)

    14. Derek and Sara, Save the Last Dance (2001)

    13. Dionne and Murray, Clueless (1995)

    12. Jim and Judy, Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

    11. Juliet and Romeo, Romeo + Juliet (1996)

    10. Monica and Quincy, Love & Basketball (2000)

    9. Aimee and Sutter, The Spectacular Now (2013)

    8. Amanda and Preston, Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

    7. Jamie and Landon, A Walk to Remember (2002)

    6. Nick and Norah, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

    5. Nora and Tyler, Step Up (2006)

    4. Jake and Sam, Sixteen Candles (1984)

    3. Kat and Patrick, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

    2. Diane and Lloyd, Say Anything (1989)

    1. Annette and Sebastian, Cruel Intentions (1999)

    What it's about: It's the tale as old as time: Playboy meets virgin girl in hopes of making her his ultimate conquest. But in the process, boy falls in love with girl. When Annette (Reese Witherspoon) writes an article about saving yourself for marriage, Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) becomes determined to ruin her vow. He makes a bet with his twisted stepsister Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) that if he can seduce Annette, he will get to sleep with Kathryn (they have a weird sibling relationship, to say the least). But if he can't, Kathryn will get the keys to his 1976 Roadster.

    Moment that made you melt: The escalator scene! After Sebastian humiliates Annette, he races to beat her train into Penn Station. As she's riding up the escalator, Counting Crows' "Colorblind" begins to play. Annette looks at Sebastian and says, "I'm impressed." He replies, "Well, I'm in love." And no moment, on screen or in real life, will ever be more romantic than that. —E.O.

    Blue shirt. Escalator. "Colorblind." This moment is indelible to my understanding of romance forevermore. —A.H.P.