17 Things Teens Do In Coming-Of-Age Movies That Make Zero Sense To Everyone

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Not all teens wanna go to Harvard!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most unrealistic things teens do in coming-of-age movies. Here are the frustrating results.


Every teen girl automatically becomes the most beautiful person at school once she takes her glasses off and plucks her eyebrows.

Paramount Pictures


And every teen’s parent is either suuuuper clueless or ridiculously strict. There’s no in-between.

Universal Pictures / Disney


They always sneak out of the house in the middle of the night to do something rebellious.

Lions Gate Films


High school students only dream of going to Ivy League schools, like Harvard.

United Artists Releasing


Teens are always part of a super specific clique, and rarely befriend anyone outside of it.

Paramount Pictures


They skip classes, or entire school days, without any ounce of punishment.

Paramount Pictures


And they’re somehow always caught up in intensely romantic love triangles.



Teens in movies have allllll of this free time, and you never see them do homework or study.

Paramount Pictures


For some reason, every young girl is BFFs with her teacher.

United Artists Releasing


And every single teenager is ridiculously hot. Like, out-of-this-world hot.

Sony Pictures Releasing


Mainly because high schoolers in coming-of-age movies are played by grown-ass adults.

Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures


Students rock suuuuuper trendy and extravagant outfits to school on a daily basis.

Paramount Pictures


They have extremely fulfilling and active sex lives.

New Line Cinema


And pretty much every dude’s main priority is to get laid before going off to college.

Sony Pictures Releasing


Teens always host or go to these ridiculously fun and wild house parties.

New Line Cinema


And if it’s a pool party, they have this ~super deep~ moment while swimming underwater.

Embassy Pictures / A24


Finally, every teen’s horrible problem is miraculously resolved once they’re in a committed and loving relationship.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Note: some submissions have been edited for length/clarity.