So since we are gearing up to talk movie news, including all things DUFF, EM, being our resident authority on all things Teen Movies, decided to come up with her Top Five Teen movies. Click below for more.
I am a child of the 80s/90s, which was the era of the Teen Movies/Tv Shows. With the success of Clueless, a new market was realized and soon flooded. So it’s no surprise that most of my list is from the late 90’s.
5) Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
A lot of the teen movies emphasized high school as being THE END. There was an overwelming feeling that everything was about to change, which was exactly what was happening in Can’t Hardly Wait. Everything boils down to one epic party. Is this movie ridiculous? Yes. But it is super fun with a great cast. Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewett, not to mention the cameo roles with Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Segel, Donald Fasion & Jerry O’Connell & Breckin Meyer
Tag Line: An event eighteen years in the making.
Classic Quote: “It means I gots a ninety-two percent chance of embarrassing myself. I roll up on that shorty be like, “What’s up yo?” she be like, “You don’t know 20 different ways to make me call you Big Poppa” cuz I don’t yo. ” – Kenny Fisher
4) 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Based off Shakespeare and starring baby Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon Levitt? Yes Please! This movie proves the fact that you can recycle a story idea, because there are maybe 10 original ideas out there, and still make something feel fresh.
Tag Line: How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
Classic Quote: “I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?” – Chastity
3) She’s All That (1999)
Oh, She’s All That, the quintessential “make over the non popular girl and she becomes popular” movie of the 90’s, although I feel like most Teen movies involve the “makeover”. By far the most awesome part of this movie, often gets over looked. It is the fact that Laney doesn’t need to be rescued. She doesn’t ask to be popular, in fact at first she tries everything to discourage Zach from being around her, we will over look the “no means no” factor that teen movies ALWAYS forget here, and even though she eventually does fall for Zach, she still does it on her terms.
Tag Line: A new comedy that proves there’s more to attraction than meets the eye.
Classic Quote: “Am I a bet? Am I a FUCKING BET?” -Laney Boggs
2) Bring It On (2000)
Bring it On was so popular it spun a multitude of sequels and spins offs, all of which are terrible but that’s besides the point. The point is the movie itself was full of awesome cheerleading actions, ridiculous “teen slang” and the all around bamf-ness that is Eliza Dushku, which as a Buffy fan made me giddy. Also-ly, I may or may not have found Jesse Bradford to be on the dreamy side.
Tag Line: May the best moves win.
Classic Quote: “THESE are Spirit Fingers”-Sparky
1) Clueless (1995)
In a time when the market was saturated with awesome, and awesomely bad, movies aimed at teens, few captivated as well as Amy Hackerling’s modern adaptation of Jane Austin’s Emma. Clueless was a voice of a generation. No joke, I could probably recite this movie word for word, who am I kidding, I TOTALLY can, and have. the movie is fun, has a kickass soundtrack, and is full of awesome up and comers, what’s not to love? Plus Paul Rudd, who, according to my Paul Rudd Theory, makes any movie better just by being in it.
Tag Line: Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever.
Classic Quote: “You’re a Virgin. Who can’t drive.” Tai
Do you agree? Disagree? Is your fave Teen Movie missing form the list? Hit up the comments and let us know your thoughts.