10 Best Movies About Being a Teenager


"Risky Business"

Before he was jumping on Oprah's couch, Tom Cruise was sliding across his parents' living room in "Risky Business." But this flick is good for more than just the Tom-Cruise-as-a-teenager factor. It's about how the pressure of being a teen can be overwhelming sometimes and how a few bad decisions made as an adolescent can seemingly ruin the rest of your life.

We don't want to give away too much, but the plot involves parents away on vacation, a prostitute and some very, very risky business. If you haven't seen this one, seek it out. It'll remind you how Cruise came to be such a celebrated actor and why the teenage years can be so stressful.