I am such a movie lover. Now with Netflix, I live for TV! For escapism and just plain entertainment, I have gathered some old-school and easily forgotten () teen films we used to quote and fall in love with!
Sorority Boys (2002)
Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and forced to dress up in drag to live in the “dog house,” where the girls are deemed unattractive.
Director: Wallace Wolodarsky
Stars: Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum
Sugar & Spice (2001)
A popular high school cheerleader becomes pregnant with the star quarterback’s child, only to find herself turning to crime to support the lifestyle she wants to live.
Director: Francine McDougall
Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George
At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from an affluent neighbourhood.
Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison
My Boss’s Daughter (2003)
When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it’ll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on-his boss’s daughter.
Director: David Zucker
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter
Just Married (2003)
A young newlywed couple honeymoons in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.
Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
A girl group finds itself in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.
Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.
Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo
‘Little Nicky’ (2000)
After two of the devil’s three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it’s too late.
Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel
The Hot Chick (2002)
An attractive and popular teenager who is mean-spirited toward others finds herself in the body of an older man and must find a way to get back to her original body.
Director: Tom Brady
Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.
Director: Danny Leiner
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.
Director: Danny Leiner
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents’ traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Director: Jared Hess
Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Griesynamite
Van Wilder Party Liaison (2002)
The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he’s afraid to graduate.
Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Whatever It Takes (2000)
A modern-day remake of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale.
Director: David Rayner
Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brotherdecision: Sebastian won’t be able to bed Annette (a virgin who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar. If he wins, he gets Kathryn.
Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon
Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.
Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana
Idle Hands (1999)
Lazy Anton’s right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.
Director: Rodman Flender
Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson
Bring It On (2000)
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year’s championships.
Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.
Director: Gil Junger
Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
American Pie (1999)
Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Never Been Kissed (1999)
A journalist enrolls in her old high school as part of her research for a story.
Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan
A Walk to Remember (2002)
The story of twoNorth Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.
Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote
When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
Director: Brian Dannelly
Stars: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin
View from the Top (2003)
A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.
Director: Bruno Barreto
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston
Win a date with Tad Hamilton (2004)
A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl’s best friend.
Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace
A high school slacker who’s been rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively,
How to deal (2003)
A teenager (Moore), disillusioned by too many examples of love gone wrong, refuses to believe that true love exists. Then this new guy (Ford) comes along…
Director: Clare Kilner
Stars: Mandy Moore, Trent Ford, Dylan Baker
Head Over Heels (2003;
A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she’s seen him kill someone.
Director: Mark Waters
Starring: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow
Agent Cody Banks, (2003)
A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.
Director: Harald Zwart
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis
Freaky Friday (2003)
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other’s life for one freaky Friday.
Director: Mark Waters
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon
What a Girl Wants (2003)
An American teenager learns that her father is awealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.
Director: Dennie Gordon
Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston
‘Uptown Girls’ (2003)
A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny for an 8-year-old girl who actually acts like an adult. But in the end, everything finds its right place.
Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear
Save the Last Dance (2001)
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington
Road Trip (2000)
Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girlfriend.
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart
Euro Trip (2004)
Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school graduate decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.
Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg.
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get heartbroken.
Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.
Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans.
“Legally Blonde” (2001)
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back, and, once there, she learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
She’s the Man (2006)
When her brother decides to ditch her for a couple of weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she’s not the only one having romantic troubles, as she, like he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones
A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Zak Orth
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