10 Best Teen Movie Monologues

These 10 best teen movie monologues come from a variety of popular teen movies. These monologues vary from male to female to gender-neutral parts. They also vary widely in length and emotional depth.

  1. "The Breakfast Club" Andrew (Emilio Estevez) explains that he is in detention because he attacked another student. The boy attacked was perceived as being "weak" and that made Andy think of his father's view on weakness. He begins to cry and express not only remorse, but a desire to break away from his father.
  2. "Can't Hardly Wait" Denise (Lauren Ambrose) spends this teen movie monologue telling her former best friend exactly how she feels about his facade of a personality. Denise recalls their childhood together, then expresses her disgust at the fact that when they began junior high, her former friend decided he was too cool for her.
  3. "Clueless" Ditzy Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is the speaker in this teen movie monologue. She is thinking to herself about her love life and seems to be disturbed by the fact that her friend is interested in her former step-brother. When she finally stops being shallow long enough, she realizes that she is in love with Josh and begins to fret about what she should do about it.
  4. "Dirty Dancing" In this classic teen movie monologue, Baby (Jennifer Grey) is speaking to her beloved father. She is admitting her guilt and wrongdoing, while also calling him out. Baby is confronting the fact that her father is not the perfect individual that she had idolized, which is something every teen needs to learn before they can grow up.
  5. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" This is another classic teen movie monologue. Mike Damone (Robert Romanus) is filling his protege with advice about women. Some of this "advice" includes never letting a girl know how much you like her, ordering for her at a restaurant and so on. And let's not forget "When it comes to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV." We couldn't have said it better, Mike.
  6. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Teen movie monologues would not be complete without the opening monologue from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." In this monologue, Ferris (Matthew Broderick) is letting movie watchers in on his secret of how to fool parents into letting you stay home sick from school. The secret is the clammy hands. He then segues into his view on "isms" and ends the monologue with a Beatles reference.
  7. "Mean Girls" This teen movie monologue features Cady (Lindsay Lohan) giving her Spring Fling Queen acceptance speech. Cady expresses her concern that she believes people voted for her because they believe she pushed someone in front of a bus. She then denounces the cliques at their schoo, and proceeds to break her crown into pieces to distributue among her peers.
  8. "SLC Punk" "SLC Punk" is a cult classic teen movie and features a monologue by Steveo (Matthew Lillard) going on a tangent about punk music and the punk lifestyle. He makes it a point to clarify his status as a true punk and explains the difference between punks and posers. He goes from that explanation to a short debate with himself about the origins of punk music. Steveo then decides he doesn't care.
  9. "Stand By Me" In this teen movie monologue, the narrator (Richard Dreyfuss) is reminicsing about what happened to his old friends. After their discovery of the body of Ray Brower, the group of boys begin a new school year and begin heading their seperate ways. The narrator thinks about where his friends are now: married, in jail and dead. The narrator then comes to the conclusion that one can never have friends like they did when they were twelve.
  10. "White Oleander" The opening monologue in "White Oleander" is spoken by Astrid (Alison Lohman). Astrid is remembering her life before her mother was convicted of murder. She mentions how the wind was blowing hot that year and maybe that's why her mother did what she did. She has to start at the end and work her way to the beginning, and maybe then she will be able to put the pieces together.
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