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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, others that he lit a state trooper on fire, and even more claim that he had a brief porn career. Will Patrick win Kat's heart? Will Cameron win Bianca's? Or will everything hit the fan...? (Read More)

Themes:dating, poetry, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship
Locations:laboratory, school, bar
Characters:father, girlfriend, daughter, teacher, doctor, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, shakespeare's the taming of the shrew, shrew, boyfriend, protective father, teenage daughter, high school teacher, bad poetry, teen dating, single father, father daughter relationship, car driving, high school shakespeare adaptation, high school boy, high school principal, school life, high school girl, high school student, dancing on a table, reference to fabio

A Walk To Remember (2002)
Drama, Romance

A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:daughter, father, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage daughter, high school teacher, single father, father daughter relationship, high school boy, high school principal, high school girl, high school student, clique, opposites attract, chick flick, jock, tutor, bully comeuppance, cafeteria, teen romance, juvenile delinquent, teen movie, interracial friendship

Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Romance

Clueless (1995)

Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:daughter, teacher, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend, teenage daughter, single father, high school boy, high school girl, high school student, modern day adaptation, shakespearean quotation, clique, opposites attract, teen comedy, teen romance, teen movie, high school, teen angst, reference to william shakespeare, classroom, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl

Carrie (2013)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:poetry, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teacher, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prom, boyfriend, teenage daughter, high school teacher, high school principal, high school student, overprotective parent, clique, detention, bully comeuppance, cafeteria, juvenile delinquent, teen movie, high school, teen angst, single parent, library, montage, classroom

The Breakfast Club (1985) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, 'Brian Johnson (XIV)' (qv) and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that nine hours, they may come to a different opinion of themselves and the other four. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:detention, high school teacher, high school, library, high school boy, high school girl, high school student, opposites attract, jock, teen comedy, misfit, juvenile delinquent, geek, teen movie, teen angst, marijuana, black comedy, car, teenage boy, teenage girl

American Pie (1999)
Comedy

American Pie (1999)

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? This is why American Pie (1999) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:girlfriend, father, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prom, high school student, jock, teen comedy, misfit, teen movie, pool table, high school, teen angst, library, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Comedy

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:girlfriend, teenager
Story:high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school teacher, car driving, high school boy, high school principal, high school girl, high school student, marching band, teen comedy, teen movie, rebel, teen angst, classroom, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing

Mean Girls (2004)
Comedy

Mean Girls (2004)

Her parents being zoologists, homeschooled Cady Heron lived in Africa for 15 years. Attending a Chicago public high school for the first time, she starts out by befriending the "best people you will meet", Janis, a supposedly lesbian girl; and Damian, a boy "too gay to function". Cady is warned to avoid the "worst people you will ever meet", the Plastics--a clique comprised of three girls: Gretchen Wieners, a girl who's rich because her father invented toaster strudel; Karen Smith, the "dumbest girl you will ever meet"; and Regina George, the unofficial leader and the meanest one. She becomes a hit with the Plastics and eventually assimilates into the clique, only for Janis to ask her sabotage them. After conflicts involving Regina's ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels, Cady later becomes tied between being part of them or sabotaging them. Whilst eventually becoming one, she sabotages them. She tricks Regina into eating fattening candy bars that she claims will make her skinny, tries to break her and Samuel up, and tries to turn her fellow Plastics, Karen and Gretchen against her. Will she be caught? Will she become too Plastic and become the fourth Plastic? (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:school
Characters:father, teenager
Story:boyfriend, high school, clique, high school teacher, high school boy, high school girl, high school student, mean girl, dream girl, chick flick, teen comedy, bully comeuppance, attraction, teen movie, girl with glasses, woman with glasses, teen angst, classroom, love triangle, black comedy

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:bar
Characters:father, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, high school principal, high school student, jock, bully comeuppance, high school, teen angst, product placement, security guard, montage, mansion, classroom, vomiting, black comedy, car, teenage boy, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

Bad Teacher (2011)
Comedy

Bad Teacher (2011)

When her wealthy fiance breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? (Read More)

Themes:poetry, deception, drunkenness
Locations:school, bar
Characters:teacher, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, car driving, misanthrope, cafeteria, bribery, sexual humor, woman with glasses, high school, unrequited love, montage, guitar, classroom, marijuana, love triangle, motorcycle, black comedy, car, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl

She's The Man (2006)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

She's The Man (2006)

Here's the thing! Viola's soccer team at Cornwall gets cut. She wants to join the boys team, but they do not allow girls. So she thinks "If you can't join them, beat them". So she does! She disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian, and goes out for the rival school, Illyria, boys' soccer team and makes it. Unfortunately, she didn't plan falling in love with her roommate Duke. But Duke has his eyes on Olivia. What makes matters worse is that Olivia starts to fall for Sebastian because he/she has a sensitive side. If things couldn't get more problematic, the real Sebastian (who was in London working on his music) comes home early. He arrives on campus and has no clue that he was replaced by his twin sister. This is why She's The Man (2006) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:soccer, father daughter relationship, high school shakespeare adaptation, shakespeare adaptation, shakespeare in modern dress, modern day adaptation, teen comedy, teen romance, geek, teen movie, girl with glasses, high school, reference to william shakespeare, love triangle, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl, based on play

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:girlfriend, teacher, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prom, boyfriend, bookstore, high school, montage, classroom, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:poetry, dating, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teacher, doctor, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school principal, high school student, football stadium, prom, tutor, cafeteria, goth, attraction, teen movie, reference to william shakespeare, six word title, library, unrequited love, classroom, marijuana, teenage boy, teenage girl, party

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:dating, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, high school girl, high school student, guidance counselor, clique, detention, chick flick, teen comedy, cafeteria, boyfriend, teen movie, bookstore, guitar, classroom, marijuana, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Drama, Romance

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

A man about forty years of age tells the story from when he was a teenager in upscale suburban Detroit of his and three of his friends' fascination with the mysterious and doomed Lisbon sisters. In 1974, the sisters were seventeen year old Therese, sixteen year old Mary, fifteen year old Bonnie, fourteen year old Lux, and thirteen year old Cecilia. Their fascination still remains as they try to piece together the entire story. The sisters were mysteries if only because of having a strict and overprotective upbringing by their father, who taught math at the girls' private co-ed school, and overly devout Catholic mother, who largely dictated the household rules. The story focuses primarily on two incidents and the resulting situations on the girls' lives. The first was an action by Cecilia to deal with her emotions over her life. And the second was the relationship between Lux - the sister who pushed the boundaries of the household rules most overtly in doing what most teenagers want to do - and Trip Fontaine, he who could have any girl he wanted but wanting solely Lux. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:school
Characters:father, teacher, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school teacher, father daughter relationship, overprotective parent, football stadium, prom, teen movie, high school, teen angst, unrequited love, classroom, marijuana, vomiting, sister sister relationship, black comedy, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

The Princess Diaries (2001)
Comedy, Family, Romance

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly's older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn't come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. She's being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia's Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne her father and grandmother want her to be. This is why The Princess Diaries (2001) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:father, teacher, teenager
Story:high school teacher, misfit, teen romance, geek, teen movie, girl with glasses, high school, teen angst, reference to william shakespeare, unrequited love, soccer, guitar, classroom, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:girlfriend, teenager
Story:high school girl, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boyfriend, woman punching a man, music store, dream girl, girl with glasses, subtitled scene, library, montage, guitar, teenage girl, party

Juno (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Juno (2007)

A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno's plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:father, girlfriend, teacher, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, high school student, prom, teen comedy, boyfriend, teen movie, high school, teen angst, montage, guitar, classroom, vomiting, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing, f rated

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:poetry, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen movie, high school, single parent, guitar, marijuana, vomiting, love triangle, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

21 Jump Street (2012)

In high school, Schmidt ('Jonah Hill' (qv)) was a dork and Jenko ('Channing Tatum' (qv)) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school
Story:high school, jock, high school teacher, high school principal, high school student, clique, prom, geek, montage, vomiting, digit in title, party, number in title

Rushmore (1998) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama

Rushmore (1998)

Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very little after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film. This is why Rushmore (1998) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:father, teacher
Story:school life, misfit, teen movie, high school, teen angst, library, unrequited love, love triangle, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:father, teacher, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, car driving, juvenile delinquent, attraction, teen movie, high school, teen angst, single parent, montage, black comedy, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

Role Models (2008)
Comedy

Role Models (2008)

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? (Read More)

Themes:poetry, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, geek, woman with glasses, high school, product placement, montage, soccer, guitar, marijuana, party, dancing, cigarette smoking

Hairspray (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance

Hairspray (2007)

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do! (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:father, teacher, teenager
Story:teenage daughter, father daughter relationship, overprotective parent, flasher, music store, detention, high school, classroom, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, cigarette smoking, f rated

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro, snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley.

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school life, jock, misfit, cafeteria, geek, teen movie, interracial friendship, high school, classroom, teenage boy, dancing

Warm Bodies (2013)
Comedy, Horror, Romance

Warm Bodies (2013)

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible. This is why Warm Bodies (2013) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:laboratory, bar
Characters:daughter, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, shakespeare adaptation, attraction, boyfriend, reference to william shakespeare, unrequited love, security guard, montage, mansion, guitar, black comedy, teenage girl, party

Valentine's Day (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Valentine's Day (2010)

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:girlfriend, teacher, doctor
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school student, chick flick, bloopers during credits, high school, product placement, soccer, classroom, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, dancing, f rated

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school student, woman punching a man, jock, bully comeuppance, pool table, high school, subtitled scene, montage, mansion, vomiting, motorcycle, black comedy, teenage girl

Freaky Friday (2003) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance

Freaky Friday (2003)

The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna is more than evident. They simply cannot understand each other's preferences. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant. Both receive a fortune cookie each from the restaurant owner's mother which causes them to switch bodies next day. As they adjust with their new personalities, they begin to understand each other more and eventually it's the mutual self-respect that sorts the things out. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, friendship
Characters:daughter, teenager
Story:teenage daughter, high school student, serenade, shakespearean quotation, detention, teen movie, high school, teen angst, subtitled scene, guitar, motorcycle, female protagonist, teenage girl, dancing, f rated

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter, teenager
Story:mansion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, bully comeuppance, misfit, goth, woman with glasses, unrequited love, montage, black comedy, teenage boy, teenage girl, cigarette smoking

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. This is why Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:father, teenager
Story:high school, father daughter relationship, high school student, balisong, teen comedy, cafeteria, montage, black comedy, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, cigarette smoking

Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Music, Romance

Dirty Dancing (1987)

In 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny - ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness - and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. (Read More)

Characters:father, daughter, doctor, teenager
Story:teenage daughter, father daughter relationship, protective male, opposites attract, chick flick, teen romance, teen movie, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage girl, dancing

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself. (Read More)

Themes:dating
Locations:school
Characters:father, daughter, teacher
Story:father daughter relationship, protective male, high school, subtitled scene, classroom, dancing, f rated

Dazed And Confused (1993)
Comedy

Dazed And Confused (1993)

It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.

Themes:friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, clique, jock, teen movie, interracial friendship, teen angst, guitar, classroom, marijuana, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, cigarette smoking

Superbad (2007)
Comedy

Superbad (2007)

Seth and Evan are best friends, inseparable, navigating the last weeks of high school. Usually shunned by the popular kids, Seth and Evan luck into an invitation to a party, and spend a long day, with the help of their nerdy friend Fogell, trying to score enough alcohol to lubricate the party and inebriate two girls, Jules and Becca, so they can kick-start their sex lives and go off to college with a summer full of experience and new skills. Their quest is complicated by Fogell's falling in with two inept cops who both slow and assist the plan. If they do get the liquor to the party, what then? Is sex the only rite of passage at hand? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:girlfriend, teenager
Story:high school, high school boy, high school girl, party, teen comedy, teen movie, teen angst, product placement, classroom, marijuana, black comedy, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing, cigarette smoking

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship
Locations:laboratory, bar
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, englishman abroad, pool table, interracial friendship, woman with glasses, subtitled scene, product placement, security guard, montage, mansion, black comedy, car, dancing, cigarette smoking

17 Again (2009) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

17 Again (2009)

At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost. (Read More)

Themes:dating
Locations:school
Characters:girlfriend, daughter, teenager
Story:high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, high school student, cafeteria, geek, teen movie, teen angst, digit in title, teenage boy, party, number in title

Never Let Me Go (2010)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Never Let Me Go (2010)

As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teacher, doctor
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, soccer, classroom, love triangle, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, f rated

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, jock, teen movie, high school, product placement, library, security guard, montage, black comedy, digit in title, party, dancing, number in title

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:laboratory, bar
Story:interracial friendship, woman with glasses, feminism, product placement, library, security guard, montage, mansion, vomiting, motorcycle, female protagonist, dancing, f rated

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Period:1990s
Story:high school principal, high school student, bully comeuppance, bloopers during credits, interracial friendship, high school, product placement, security guard, montage, motorcycle, black comedy

Back To The Future (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory, school
Characters:father, teenager
Story:high school student, car, teen comedy, bully comeuppance, cafeteria, geek, teen movie, high school, teen angst, product placement, guitar, teenage boy, teenage girl

13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

13 Going On 30 (2004)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunately, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, friendship
Locations:school
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boyfriend, father daughter relationship, chick flick, teen movie, high school, teen angst, library, unrequited love, party, female protagonist, digit in title, teenage boy, teenage girl, number in title

American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Characters:daughter, father, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, father daughter relationship, high school student, teen romance, teen angst, model, marijuana, black comedy, car, teenage boy, teenage girl, cigarette smoking, f rated

No Strings Attached (2011) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Romance

No Strings Attached (2011)

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster? (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness
Locations:school
Characters:girlfriend, father, doctor, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chick flick, security guard, guitar, marijuana, love triangle, sister sister relationship, teenage boy, teenage girl, party, f rated

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:laboratory
Characters:teacher, doctor, teenager
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, high school student, high school, subtitled scene, montage, marijuana, black comedy, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing

An Education (2009)
Drama

An Education (2009)

In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money. Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher eduction at Oxford. (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:father, teacher, teenager
Story:father daughter relationship, englishman abroad, woman with glasses, reference to william shakespeare, montage, classroom, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancing, cigarette smoking, f rated

Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:school
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:father daughter relationship, high school, product placement, montage, classroom, motorcycle, teenage boy, teenage girl, party

Good Bye Lenin! (2003) is one of the best movies like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot. (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:girlfriend, teacher, doctor
Period:1990s
Story:father daughter relationship, bribery, library, montage, soccer, marijuana, vomiting, motorcycle, teenage boy, party, dancing

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, balisong, pool table, interracial friendship, product placement, security guard, montage, guitar, teenage girl, party, cigarette smoking

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