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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)

Themes:fashion
Mood:affection,  satire
Locations:school
Characters:daughter,  lawyer,  teacher,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:playing footsie,  makeover,  teenage daughter,  school teacher,  dumb blonde,  blonde stereotype,  gym teacher,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  reference to pippi longstocking,  older person playing teen,  reference to tony curtis,  reference to the rat pack,  reference to billie holiday,  reference to claude monet,  cartoon on television,  knee high socks,  social consciousness,  woman wearing a miniskirt,  girl wearing a miniskirt,  ends with wedding,  reference to jane austen,  love poem,  report card,  reference to barbra streisand,  coming of age film,  valley girl,  reference to mel gibson,  cellular phone,  driving test,  reference to oscar wilde,  popular girl,  nietzsche,  modern day adaptation,  new student,  shakespearean quotation,  rich girl,  comedy of manners,  braces,  beverly hills california,  wardrobe,  generation x,  matchmaker,  clique,  stepbrother stepsister relationship,  skateboarder,  narrative,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  opposites attract,  footsie,  friendship between girls,  mugging,  popularity,  teen comedy,  female friendship,  locker,  triple f rated,  bong,  happy ending,  teen romance,  shaved head,  teen movie,  skateboarding,  shopping mall,  camera shot of feet,  debate,  single father,  tennis,  high school,  jeep,  falling down stairs,  teen angst,  reference to william shakespeare,  gay teenager,  loss of mother,  schoolgirl,  mini skirt,  virgin,  drawing,  no opening credits,  dysfunctional family,  classroom,  los angeles california,  blonde,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  party,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  based on novel,  f rated

Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

Themes:fashion
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:teenage daughter,  school teacher,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  social consciousness,  opposites attract,  teen comedy,  locker,  teen romance,  teen movie,  single father,  high school,  teen angst,  dysfunctional family,  blonde,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age

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The Breakfast Club (1985)
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:high school,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  coming of age film,  popular girl,  opposites attract,  popularity,  teen comedy,  makeover,  locker,  teen movie,  teen angst,  virgin,  dysfunctional family,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  title spoken by character

Election (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:teenage daughter,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  braces,  teen comedy,  teen romance,  teen movie,  high school,  teen angst,  gay teenager,  blonde,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  based on novel,  f rated

Never Been Kissed (1999) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Chicago Sun Times copy editor Josie Gellar (25), who was desperate to graduate from perfectionist copy editor to reporter, gets her chance when the goody owner orders the editor to cover the high-school scene by undercover. Josie, who was a frustrated, ridiculed nerd, gets a popular make-over from her drop-out, naturally funny brother Rob Geller. Both siblings find love and joys of youth again. But in Josie's case, it's sensitive bachelor teacher Sam Coulson, who enjoys sophisticated conversation. As the publication deadline approaches, the price of blowing their cover seems ever more daunting, yet inevitable unless she sacrifices her career. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Period:1990s
Story:high school,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  popular girl,  braces,  clique,  popularity,  teen comedy,  teen romance,  teen movie,  teen angst,  classroom,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party

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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 Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:school teacher,  gym teacher,  popular girl,  friendship between girls,  popularity,  makeover,  locker,  teen romance,  teen movie,  camera shot of feet,  debate,  high school,  teen angst,  reference to william shakespeare,  classroom,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  based on novel

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)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  clique,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  older person playing teen,  popular girl,  teen comedy,  locker,  teen movie,  teen angst,  gay teenager,  schoolgirl,  mini skirt,  classroom,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  f rated

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Comedy

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:teacher student relationship,  popular girl,  popularity,  makeover,  teen movie,  single father,  high school,  teen angst,  schoolgirl,  classroom,  blonde,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
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)

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

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.

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:high school,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  clique,  friendship between girls,  popularity,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  gay teenager,  mini skirt,  virgin,  classroom,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party

Crossroads (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crossroads (2002)

Three best friends get together and bury a box, making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the small town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a pregnant outcast. On the night of their graduation, they open the box and they strike up a conversation. Suddenly, one brings up the topic of her going to Los Angeles for a record contract audition. They all decide to go together and they leave. With a little money, they set out on the road with a guy named Ben. When one of them tells the other a rumor that he might be a homicidal maniac, they are all scared of him. When they reach Los Angeles, Lucy (Britney Spears) falls in love with Ben and against her father's wishes, she stays and she goes to the audition. This is why Crossroads (2002) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:friendship between girls,  female friendship,  teen movie,  single father,  high school,  falling down stairs,  virgin,  los angeles california,  blonde,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  teenage girl,  party,  one word title,  f rated

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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)

Mood:affection
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  high school boy,  high school girl,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  popularity,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  teen angst,  classroom,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age

A Walk To Remember (2002) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
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)

Locations:school
Characters:daughter,  teenager
Story:teenage daughter,  high school boy,  high school girl,  high school student,  ends with wedding,  clique,  opposites attract,  teen romance,  teen movie,  single father,  high school,  teen angst,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  based on novel

World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Comedy, Drama

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Lance Clayton is a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. Lance is dating Claire, the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:high school boy,  high school student,  popularity,  single father,  high school,  teen angst,  teenage boy

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Freaky Friday (2003)
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)

Mood:affection
Characters:daughter,  teenager
Story:teenage daughter,  high school student,  shakespearean quotation,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  makeover,  happy ending,  teen movie,  camera shot of feet,  high school,  teen angst,  dysfunctional family,  los angeles california,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  based on novel,  f rated

What A Girl Wants (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman. This is why What A Girl Wants (2003) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Themes:fashion
Mood:affection
Characters:daughter,  teenager
Story:comedy of manners,  teen romance,  teen movie,  teen angst,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  f rated

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Drama

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:high school,  teacher student relationship,  generation x,  bong,  teen movie,  shopping mall,  teen angst,  virgin,  los angeles california,  title directed by female,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  f rated

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Dans La Maison (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dans La Maison (2012)

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:school teacher,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  narrative,  high school,  teen angst,  classroom,  teenage boy,  title spoken by character

Teeth (2007)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Teeth (2007)

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:high school,  high school boy,  high school girl,  high school student,  stepbrother stepsister relationship,  bong,  jeep,  virgin,  drawing,  dysfunctional family,  classroom,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  title spoken by character

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? (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:high school student,  coming of age film,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  high school,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  virgin,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  title spoken by character

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Sixteen Candles (1984) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Romance

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. This is why Sixteen Candles (1984) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school student,  teen comedy,  teen romance,  teen movie,  high school,  teen angst,  dysfunctional family,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party

She's All That (1999)
Comedy, Romance

She's All That (1999)

She's All That is your typical high school prom king and queen story and the run in defending the star status in the upcoming election. High school hottie, Zack Siler is dumped by his prom-queen girlfriend, the equally attractive and extremely popular, Taylor Vaughan who fell for a second-hand world reject TV soap star who she met over the spring break. Having been publicly dumped, Zack defends his discomposure by stating that Taylor is all make-up and wonder-bra and he can make any ordinary girl a prom queen with a similar package. His high-school buddy, Dean Sampson, engages him in a bet following this statement and picks the geeky looking Laney Boggs out of the crowd as the girl Zack must transform into the new prom queen. Zack agrees since he has no option, but as time passes and Laney begins to transform, Zack begins to find her attractive. While all that falls beautifully in place, it's not your typical fairy-tale. Throw in Dean Sampson to complicate the situation, as when he first made the bet he never thought that Zack could rise to the challenge but looking at how Laney has transformed, it looks like Zack could be on a winning streak. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  opposites attract,  popularity,  teen comedy,  makeover,  teen romance,  teen movie,  jeep,  teen angst,  loss of mother,  los angeles california,  party,  title spoken by character

Romy And Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Comedy

Romy And Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michele have been through it all, including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they receive word of a 10 year reunion, they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with business outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story. (Read More)

Themes:fashion
Locations:school
Period:1990s
Story:high school,  dumb blonde,  blonde stereotype,  braces,  beverly hills california,  clique,  female friendship,  los angeles california,  blonde,  female protagonist,  cell phone

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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:teacher
Story:school teacher,  blonde stereotype,  high school student,  beverly hills california,  high school,  virgin,  classroom,  los angeles california,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  f rated

Ghost World (2001) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Drama

Ghost World (2001)

This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever.

Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:high school,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  coming of age film,  teen movie,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  drawing,  dysfunctional family,  los angeles california,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  f rated

Heathers (1988)
Comedy

Heathers (1988)

A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends. This is why Heathers (1988) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  coming of age film,  generation x,  clique,  popularity,  teen movie,  teen angst,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  one word title

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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)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  high school boy,  high school girl,  party,  teen comedy,  bong,  teen movie,  shopping mall,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  drawing,  classroom,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  one word title

Rushmore (1998)
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. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:coming of age film,  happy ending,  teen movie,  high school,  teen angst,  no opening credits,  blonde,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  title spoken by character,  one word title

La Vie D'adele (2013) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:school teacher,  high school student,  high school,  schoolgirl,  drawing,  no opening credits,  classroom,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  f rated

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The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)
Comedy, Drama

The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:coming of age film,  triple f rated,  teen movie,  high school,  schoolgirl,  mini skirt,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  f rated

Grease 2 (1982)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Grease 2 (1982)

Return to rockin' Rydell High for a whole new term! It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors - and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone? He's surely going to try! This is why Grease 2 (1982) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:high school student,  opposites attract,  teen romance,  high school,  teen angst,  classroom,  teenage boy,  teenage girl

Empire Records (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Empire Records (1995)

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed?

Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:generation x,  skateboarder,  teen movie,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  virgin,  drawing,  blonde,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character

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Bring It On (2000) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Bring It On (2000)

The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain. While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis have their own problems - coming up with enough money to cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the best moves win. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:popular girl,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  high school,  no opening credits,  blonde,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  title spoken by character,  f rated

Varsity Blues (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:high school boy,  high school girl,  high school student,  popularity,  teen movie,  high school,  mini skirt,  classroom,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party

The New Guy (2002)
Comedy

The New Guy (2002)

Dizzy Harrison is an unpopular, high school geek going through a hellish senior year. In an attempt to make a new identity for himself, Dizzy gets himself expelled from his high school, learns the technics of being cool from a prison inmate, and enrolls at a new high school under the alias Gil Harris, to make new friends where he soon gains respect from the jocks and geeks alike. Dizzy then gets noticed by the head cheerleader, Danielle, and helps the school football team gain self-respect to win games. But things unknowingly begin to turn sour when Danielle's disgruntled boyfriend begins investigating into "Gil Harris'" past to uncover any dirt on him. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school girl,  popularity,  makeover,  teen movie,  high school,  mini skirt,  party,  title spoken by character

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Legally Blonde (2001)
Comedy, Romance

Legally Blonde (2001)

Elle Woods ('Reese Witherspoon' (qv)) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner ('Matthew Davis (I)' (qv)) from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from 'Aaron Spelling' (qv) might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday. This is why Legally Blonde (2001) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Themes:fashion
Locations:school
Characters:lawyer
Story:blonde stereotype,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  los angeles california,  blonde,  female protagonist,  based on novel

The Duff (2015) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Romance

The Duff (2015)

Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's DUFF. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:high school student,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  high school,  no opening credits,  female protagonist,  party,  title spoken by character

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)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:school teacher,  gym teacher,  bong,  high school,  mini skirt,  classroom,  blonde,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  surprise ending,  party,  f rated

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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)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:coming of age film,  popularity,  teen movie,  tennis,  high school,  teen angst,  virgin,  classroom,  title directed by female,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  based on novel,  f rated

The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family, Music

The School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:fashion
Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:school teacher,  teacher student relationship,  schoolgirl,  classroom,  los angeles california,  title spoken by character

American Graffiti (1973) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Drama

American Graffiti (1973)

It's the proverbial end of the summer 1962 in a small southern California town. It's the evening before best friends and recent high school graduates, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, are scheduled to leave town to head to college back east. Curt, who received a lucrative local scholarship, is seen as the promise that their class holds. But Curt is having second thoughts about leaving what Steve basically sees as their dead end town. Curt's beliefs are strengthened when he spots an unknown beautiful blonde in a T-bird who mouths the words "I love you" to him. As Curt tries to find that blonde while trying to get away from a local gang who have him somewhat hostage, Curt may come to a decision about his immediate future. Outgoing class president Steve, on the other hand, wants to leave, despite meaning that he will leave girlfriend, head cheerleader and Curt's sister, Laurie Henderson, behind. Steve and Laurie spend the evening "negotiating" the state of their relationship. Meanwhile, two of their friends cruise around town for the evening. Steve has left his car to meek and mild-mannered Terry "Toad" Fields to look after during his absence. The wheels give Toad a new sense of confidence, which he uses to try and impress Debbie Dunham, a more experienced girl generally out of his league. And John Milner, who is seen as the king of the street race in his souped-up yellow deuce coupe, tries to get rid of precocious pre-teen, Carol Morrison, who has somehow become his passenger for the evening, while dealing with the challenge of bold out-of-towner, Bob Falfa. This is why American Graffiti (1973) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  high school student,  opposites attract,  popularity,  makeover,  locker,  teen movie,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  virgin,  blonde,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  party

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Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:gym teacher,  high school student,  cartoon on television,  popularity,  teen comedy,  teen movie,  high school,  teen angst,  virgin,  blonde,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party

I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

When Dennis Cooverman gives the commencement speech at his graduation, his friend tells him to let it all out. So he proclaims his love for Beth Cooper the head cheerleader, and says things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to a graduation party at his house. And to his surprise she and two of her friends show up. But also some of the people he offended with his speech, who want to tear him apart. And one of them is Beth's boyfriend whom she just broke up with. So they all get in Beth's car and drive away. And what follows is a wild adventure. (Read More)

Characters:teenager
Story:blonde stereotype,  gym teacher,  popular girl,  popularity,  teen movie,  high school,  party,  title spoken by character,  based on novel

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
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)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:high school,  teacher student relationship,  high school student,  reference to billie holiday,  stepbrother stepsister relationship,  teen movie,  reference to william shakespeare,  gay teenager,  virgin,  classroom,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  based on novel

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Vampire Academy (2014) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:daughter,  teacher,  teenager
Story:school teacher,  teacher student relationship,  female friendship,  teen romance,  shopping mall,  high school,  no opening credits,  classroom,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  party,  title spoken by character,  based on novel

Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes. This is why Drillbit Taylor (2008) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995). (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:high school student,  teen comedy,  happy ending,  high school,  los angeles california,  teenage boy,  title spoken by character

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school student,  reference to jane austen,  clique,  high school,  teen angst,  drawing,  no opening credits,  dysfunctional family,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  based on novel

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Saved! (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Saved! (2004)

Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish girl new to the school, she who was expelled from her last school and is only attending a faith based school as a marginally better option than the alternative. Mary's world starts to fall apart just before the start of the school year when her boyfriend, Dean, admits to her that he thinks he is gay. Mary receives what she believes are messages from God, including one indirectly through Hilary Faye, leading to her thinking she can save Dean by having sex with him, God who will restore her spiritual virginity because of this act. The outcome is that Dean is sent away for conversion therapy and outed anyway, and Mary becomes pregnant, something she doesn't tell Dean or any of those closest to her, including her mother, Lillian. Her pregnancy affects how she treats another new student, Patrick - the son of Pastor Skip, the school's principal - the two who are attracted to each other. Beyond Mary trying to figure out what to do, Mary's Christian faith is tested by events around her because of Dean and/or her pregnancy, as well as by many Christians justifying what may be considered sins in having a higher Godly purpose, which she is unaware includes a relationship between her mother and married Pastor Skip. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school,  high school student,  clique,  skateboarder,  teen movie,  teen angst,  gay teenager,  virgin,  classroom,  female protagonist,  cell phone,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like Clueless (1995)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:teen comedy,  bong,  teen movie,  high school,  virgin,  classroom,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  title spoken by character

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each does so in his own way, and is changed for life. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teacher
Story:school teacher,  teacher student relationship,  teen movie,  teen angst,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  title spoken by character

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