ONTD Original: Top 10(5) Teen Movies

1. Mean Girls


Honestly, there's not much to say. One of the most iconic teen movies of our day - way past being over-referenced - starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert and Lizzy Caplan, screenplay by Tina Fey. What made it so iconic when it got mediocre reviews when it premiered ? Good script, good casting, good timing ? No one really has a solid answer, but the movie's longevity is unarguable at this point. With quotes that are still (over)used, screen caps and gifs still being all over the place, it preserves its popularity even after a decade.

2. Clueless


Based on Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless is still deemed one of the most popular teen movies, rivalling Mean Girls. Whatever ! Perhaps it was because the movie focused on female friendship while breaking stereotypes. The movie received some criticism upon being labeled as a feminist movie with regards to Cher being into fashion and make up, but c'mon, it's a chick flick, and even so, portrays the characters in a very positive light in contrast to some others *cough* Mean Girls *cough*. All in all, the movie is still considered iconic in all its fashion loving, female empowering glory.

3. 10 Things I Hate About You

Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You made quite an impact. It features your classic troubled teen, who hasn't made anyone cry yet, but it's only 4:30. It stars Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon Lewitt and Julia Stiles, with a killer soundtrack. It also unexpectedly makes you emotional, who didn't tear up when Kat says "and mostly i hate the way i don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all". It's one of those films you can watch over and over and no matter what decade you're in, it'll still be relevant.

4. Not Another Teen Movie



Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You made quite an impact. It features your classic troubled teen, who hasn't made anyone cry yet, but it's only 4:30. It stars Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon Lewitt and Julia Stiles, with a killer soundtrack. It also unexpectedly makes you emotional, who didn't tear up when Kat says "and mostly i hate the way i don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all". It's one of those films you can watch over and over and no matter what decade you're in, it'll still be relevant.

5. Cruel Intentions


Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, Cruel Intentions is considered to be iconic due to SMG's flawless 90's fashion, that one kissing scene which precedented Not Another Teen Movie, the fact that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipphe were together girl and of course the soundtrack. Did you ever snort coke from your cross necklace ontd ? Didn't think so.

Honorary mentions to: Easy A, Legally Blonde, Breakfast Club, American Pie, Heathers.

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