Inside: Monologues for teens from movies that will make you feel something.
When I was a teen, acting was my dream. Nowadays, I find myself more drawn to the writing side of Hollywood, but back then, there was nothing I loved more than playing characters.
There truly is such a challenge and beauty in being able to convey someone’s story by embodying it. It takes tons of practice; no one starts out winning Oscars. But having the right content to practice with is the key to honing your skill; that is what I found, at least.
I used to read whatever monologues I could find online, but it wasn’t until I started practicing with some heavy-hitting and well-known monologues that my acting truly started to accell. That Is why I have gathered some of my all-time favorite monologues for teens from movies.
Another great way to better your talents is to study, so after you read the monologues, kick back and watch some of these movies to watch with teens. Take a look below if you want to reach your potential!
Monologues for Teens from Movies
Okay, so I wanted to start off this list with some fun monologues for teens from movies. Getting too serious too quickly can tend to have the opposite effect that you want. Start out mastering this list, and then move on to the next one. Put your heart and soul into every one. You have totally got this!
1. A Cinderella Story
No, you listen. You turned out to be exactly who I thought you were. I never pretended to be somebody else. It’s been me all along. And it was me who was hurt in front of everybody. Look, I didn’t come here to yell at you, okay? I know what it feels like to be afraid to show who you are. I was. But not anymore. And the thing is, I don’t care what people think about me… because I believe in myself. And I know that things are gonna be okay. But even though I have no family, and no job, and no money for college… it’s you that I feel sorry for. (pause) I know that guy that sent those emails is somewhere inside of you, but I can’t wait for him… because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.
2. Princess Mia from The Princess Diaries
Hi, um… hello. I’m Mia. Um, it’s stopped raining! I’m really no good at speech-making. Normally I get so nervous that I faint or run away, or sometimes I even get sick. But you really didn’t need to know that… But I’m not so afraid anymore. See, my father helped me. Earlier this evening had every intention of giving up my claim to the throne. And my mother helped me by telling me it was ok and by supporting me like she has for my entire life. But then I wondered how I’d feel after abdicating my role as Princess of Genovia. Would I feel relieved, or would I feel sad? And then I realized how many stupid times a day I use the word ‘I.’ And probably all I ever do is think about myself. And how lame is that when there’s like seven billion other people out there on the planet, and… sorry, I’m going too fast. But then I thought, if I cared about the other seven billion out there, instead of just me, that’s probably a much better use of my time.
See, if I were Princess of Genovia, then my thoughts and the thoughts of people smarter than me would be much better heard, and just maybe those thoughts could be turned into actions. So this morning when I woke up, I was Mia Thermopolis. But now I choose to be forevermore, Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia.
3. Monologues for Teens from Movies – American Beauty
4. The Goonies
5. Monologues for Teens from Movies – Little Women
I’m not a poet, I’m just a woman. And as a woman I have no way to make money, not enough to earn a living and support my family. Even if I had my own money, which I don’t, it would belong to my husband the minute we were married. If we had children they would belong to him, not me.
MUST READ Monologues for Teens from Movies
Now I am getting into the big guns. The monologues in the list below are truly some of the best to practice with. I especially love The Little Prince, because if you know his story, you know his curiosity is as apparent as his inner wisdom, and THAT is fun to bring forward when acting.
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6. Little Women- Jo
Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for.
7. The Little Prince
The Little Prince went to look at the roses again.
“You’re not at all like my rose. You’re nothing at all yet,” he told them. “No one has tamed you and you haven’t tamed anyone. You’re the way my fox was. He was just a fox like a hundred thousand others. But I’ve made him my friend, and now he’s the only fox in all the world.”
And the roses were humbled.
“You’re lovely, but you’re empty,” he went on. “One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass. Since she’s the one I sheltered behind a screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (exept two or three for butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s myrose.”
8. The Fault In Our Stars
Mr. Van Houten. I’m a good person, but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person, but a good writer. I think we’d make a good team. I don’t wanna ask you for any favors, but if you have the time – and from what I saw you had plenty – please fix this for me: It’s a eulogy for Hazel. She asked me to write one, and I’m trying, but I just… I could use a little flair. See, the thing is… we all wanna be remembered. But Hazel’s different. Hazel knows the truth. She didn’t want a million admirers, she just wanted one. And she got it. Maybe she wasn’t loved widely, but she was loved deeply. And isn’t that more than most of us get? When Hazel was sick, I knew I was dying, but I didn’t wanna say so. She was in the ICU when I snuck in for ten minutes and I just sat with her before I got caught. Her eyes were closed, her skin pale, but her hands were still her hands, still warm, and her nails were painted this dark blue black color, and… I just held them. And I willed myself to imagine a world without us and what a worthless world that would be. She’s so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she’s smarter than you, ’cause you know she is. She’s funny without ever being mean. I love her. God, I love her, I’m so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you. And I like my choices. I hope she likes hers. Okay, Hazel Grace?
9. TFIOS – Augustus Waters
I am in love with you. And I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed. And that one day all our labor will be returned to dust. And I know that the sun will swallow the only earth we will ever have. And I am in love with you.
10. TFIOS – Hazel Grace
I am mad! I’m mad because I think you’re special. And isn’t that enough? You think that the only way to lead a meaningful life, is for everyone to remember you. For everyone to love you! Guess what, Gus – this is your life! This is all you get! You get me, and you get your family and you get this world, and that’s it! And if that’s not enough for you, then I’m sorry, but its not nothing. Because I love you. And I’m going to remember you.
The last 3 make me cry every time. I’m not sure there is a teen movie that is more full of heartbreaking monologues than The Fault In Our Stars. That was the book that made me fall in love with reading, and it took my acting to the next level.
I hope you have loved my list of the best Monologues for teens from movies. I like to add a good mix of drama, comedy, and childlike wonder…how do you think I did?
Acting is just one hobby of many that I had as a teen. If you are looking for some fun ways to pass the time, you should check out this list of the best hobbies for teenage girls!