I love watching movies, especially feel good films so I made a list of my favourite teen flicks. Enjoy these with a hot cup of tea on a rainy Friday night to reminisce being 15.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest of all teen films, Clueless has been one of my favourite films every since I watched it. Not only is the plot a sweet joyride, but the characters are interesting and super quote-able! Cher Horowitz is a young girl trying to figure out life alongside her best-friend Dionne, amidst a social life, school and boys. Her attempt to use her popularity for good one day, shows her that life is not all about looking great, but being good too. A good flick if you’re surfing the crimson wave.
~ I told you I love Clueless: my friend and I dressed up as Cher and Dionne for our last day of school.
- Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
For anyone who didn’t read the books, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was the ultimate teen guide on how to snog and how to get boys to like you (though of course that never works!) The story follows the life of Georgia Nicholson on her adventure to be a great kisser and start dating the ‘sex-god’ she’s crazy about, Robbie. She discusses her adventures with her three friends at school, troubles with her crazy family, her cat Angus, and dealings with ‘Wet Lindsay’. These books and this movie were there for me though thick and thin and always made me laugh. This movie might even help you become boylingual!
- Lol – the French version
A story of a young girl named Lola, or Lol for short, shows her struggling with the life of a teenager who only has certain freedoms. After the breakup with her boyfriend, her relationship with his best friend leads to intimacy after a school trip to England. This version is so much lovelier and authentic than the US version and has a lot of French aesthetics that I loved. You don’t have to be young to love his movie, the story line of her parents is equally as entertaining and comedic. J’aime ça.
- Mean Girls
An American classic, mean girls is one of the most quotable, funniest and crazy teen movies out there. Not only does the harshness of Regina George (the bully) stun you, but this is one of the best movies to watch, alone, with friends or even your S.O. (they’ll love it soon enough). But, Mean Girls is an absolute classic and thank the stars that you’re not plastic!
- 10 Things I Hate About You
A great sleepover movie, 10 Things I Hate About You is the ultimate feel good, crazy love story and Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt make great eye candy too! If you haven’t seen this movie, and even if you have, this is a MUST watch. Grab the ice cream and a blanket and lets go!
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Not only are the shots of this movie amazing (Cameron’s house – wow) but the playlist is excellent, does anybody not love rocking out to The Beatles? Nostalgic memories of listening to The Beatles for a lot of my childhood are brought back while watching this movie. Plus, the story of Ferris skipping another day at school and the crazy adventure is too great not to watch.
- The Princess Diaries
For those who haven’t read the books, Mia is a bookish, quiet girl who lives with her mum in San Francisco, prior to finding out she’s a princess. Basically, this movie/book series has the best drama and just the sweetest characters. From Lily, Mia’s eccentric friend to Joe, the Queen’s driver and Fat Louie, Mia’s cat. The second movie in the series is also great as Mia comes to terms with being a princess, growing up and fending off paparazzi (my favourite bit is the sleepover mattress slide).
- The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
One for the girls – The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants always made me want to share something with my friends that we passed around. Though the likelihood of finding jeans that fit four people is minimal, maybe a top would be cool! Find out which character you’re most like with a Buzzfeed quiz https://www.buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/which-sisterhood-of-the-traveling-pants-character-are-you?utm_term=.ccLdRaGym#.smvwvOeMJ!
p.s. I’m Lena!
- Easy A
Easy A appealed to me because I found Olive’s wit and blasé attitude towards social ostracism interesting and refreshing. The story of Easy A is actually very little about the Scarlet Letter but instead of a girl’s coming of age in a cruel world of teenagers belittling her over a lie. A great movie, plus, Emma Stone is amazing. (Can’t decide between watching Mean Girls and Easy A? Take the quiz https://www.buzzfeed.com/reedgaudens/are-you-more-mean-girls-or-easy-a-1lbf1?utm_term=.omRBR0yXE#.trpRwndQl).
- Bring it on
Such a great movie, the cheerleading isn’t even the best part; obviously the end is amazing though. Also Solange is in it so could it really get better? (Yes Riri is in it at the end). I really love this movie despite the very strange image of American Schools that it portrays.~ You can find most of these movies on Netflix, so enjoy!