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Freaky Friday (2003)
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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 c…auses 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding betrayal friendship 
Mood:
affection high school 
Locations:
two on a motorcycle chinese restaurant nightclub los angeles california motorcycle restaurant 
Characters:
single mother female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
school detention shopping spree female psychologist female therapist therapy session talent audition ducati motorcycle wedding rehearsal wedding reception character appears on a tv talk show reference to the white stripes reference to world war three wearing underwear on head character says break a leg running into someone β€¦reference to stevie nicks aspiring rock star tackled to the ground singing along with radio parental relationship package delivery reference to the ramones hit on the head with a ball waking up someone teenage issues hearing characters thoughts reference to keith richards teenage band high school life female guitarist pop quiz bride to be giving a speech crowd surfing psst bluetooth mother daughter hug cheating on a test child as adult ear piercing teen bedroom body transformation three generations switching bodies adult as child english class authoress vibration garage band selflessness soul transference reference to shakespeare's macbeth younger brother fortune cookie short haired female bad girl body piercing mother daughter conflict body switching character appears on tv serenade shakespearean quotation reference to the rolling stones alliterative title studio logo segues into film coffeehouse snorricam fiance screaming woman body swap reference to shakespeare's hamlet banquet screwball detention unsubtitled foreign language mistake day in title teenage daughter exam generation gap 15 year old foot closeup toast volleyball makeover stepfather female stockinged feet happy ending yelling fast motion scene spell title at the end shopping misunderstanding grandfather camera shot of feet rock song haircut crush psychologist therapist teen angst supermarket subtitled scene therapy high school student scene during end credits audition pantyhose widow guitar slow motion scene remake car accident dancing based on novel two word title f rated kiss  (See All)

Clueless (1995)
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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 so…cial life. (Read More)

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

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Pretty In Pink (1986)
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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?

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
dysfunctional family friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
nightclub 
Characters:
teenage girl teenager 
Story:
teenage daughter generation gap volleyball shopping crush teen angst high school student dancing kiss 

What A Girl Wants (2003)
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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.

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
wedding 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
two on a motorcycle motorcycle 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
shopping misunderstanding teen angst guitar remake dancing f rated 

Sixteen Candles (1984) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
grandfather crush teen angst high school student car accident two word title 

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Uncle Buck (1989)
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Uncle Buck (1989)

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with …his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family 
Mood:
affection high school 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
singing along with radio hit on the head with a ball mother daughter hug 15 year old misunderstanding teen angst two word title 

Aquamarine (2006)
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Aquamarine (2006)

In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move t…o Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. (Read More)

Themes:
friendship 
Characters:
single mother female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
mother daughter conflict shopping grandfather camera shot of feet crush teen angst dancing based on novel f rated kiss 

It's A Boy Girl Thing (2006)
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It's A Boy Girl Thing (2006)

The next door neighbors Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane have opposite behaviors and hate each other: the virgin geek Nell is polite, sensitive and well-prepared to go to Yale, while Woody is rude and his greatest expectation is to join a mediocre university due to his abilities playing football. When …Nell and Woody are assigned to visit a museum together, they argue in front of a statue of an Aztec god. During the night, their souls swap bodies, bringing difficult situations to them. They first try to damage each other's reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support. (Read More)

Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
body transformation switching bodies soul transference body switching serenade body swap yelling dancing kiss 

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
affection high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl teenager 
Story:
generation gap teen angst high school student scene during end credits slow motion scene dancing kiss 

The Princess Diaries (2001)
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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 welco…me 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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
single mother female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
garage band makeover camera shot of feet crush teen angst pantyhose guitar car accident based on novel 

Election (1999)
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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 Me…tzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
betrayal 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
teenage issues teenage daughter teen angst high school student based on novel f rated kiss 

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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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 h…is 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)

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

Easy A (2010) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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.

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
school detention english class detention fast motion scene high school student guitar slow motion scene two word title kiss 

13 Going On 30 (2004)
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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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
wedding betrayal friendship 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
child as adult body transformation body swap teen angst kiss 

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Mamma Mia! (2008)
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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the… Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding friendship 
Locations:
nightclub motorcycle 
Characters:
single mother female protagonist mother daughter relationship 
Story:
wedding reception scene during end credits guitar slow motion scene dancing f rated kiss 

About Schmidt (2002)
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About Schmidt (2002)

Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events fo…llow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding 
Locations:
restaurant 
Story:
wedding rehearsal wedding reception banquet generation gap toast supermarket two word title based on novel 

The Hot Chick (2002) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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The Hot Chick (2002)

Jessica Spencer is the hottest, most popular girl in high school. Jessica, her best friend April, and a couple of other hot girls Lulu and Keecia visit the mall to hang out and do some shopping. They enter a new age store, where they check out a pair of ancient earrings. Unbeknownst to Jessica, thes…e are magical ones set in ancient Abyssinia. A princess known as Princess Nawa is disgusted by the groom of her arranged marriage and switches bodies with a slave girl by means of an enchanted set of earrings. Since the earrings are not for sale, Jessica steals them. But the next morning she gets a big dose of reality when she wakes up in the body of a 30-something lowlife male, Clive, a career criminal. Clive finds himself in Jessica's body. Now it's up to Jessica (in Clive's body) to find a way to get her body back, while Clive (in Jessica's body) takes advantage of his new body to set in motion a crime spree to put the blame on Jessica! (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
nightclub 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
body transformation switching bodies body switching body swap shopping high school student f rated kiss 

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17 Again (2009)
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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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
body transformation adult as child body switching body swap teen angst high school student two word title kiss 

Rushmore (1998)
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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 l…ittle 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
affection high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl 
Story:
happy ending haircut crush teen angst widow slow motion scene dancing 

Superbad (2007)
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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 in…ebriate 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl teenager 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
studio logo segues into film crush teen angst supermarket slow motion scene car accident dancing kiss 

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Never Been Kissed (1999) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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 h…er 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
affection high school 
Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl 
Story:
crush teen angst high school student kiss 

Big (1988)
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Big (1988)

Josh Baskin would do anything to be big to hang out with his crush at the carnival. He finds a Zoltar machine, and he wishes to be big. After Zoltar tells him, "his wish is granted", Josh notices the machine is unplugged. He wakes up the next morning in an adult's body but he still has the same pers…onality. With the help of his best friend, Billy, Josh learns how to act like a grown up. But as he gets a girlfriend and a fun job, he doesn't want to be a kid again. Will Josh stay big or become a 13 year old boy again? (Read More)

Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
affection 
Story:
child as adult body transformation switching bodies body switching body swap crush f rated kiss 

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, an…d turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding betrayal friendship 
Locations:
chinese restaurant restaurant 
Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship 
Story:
wedding reception makeover dancing kiss 

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Jeune & Jolie (2013)
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Jeune & Jolie (2013)

French teenager Isabelle is spending her summer holiday with her middle-class family in the south of France and decides to lose her virginity with German teenager Felix. Then she returns to Paris with her mother Sylvie, her stepfather Patrick and her younger brother Victor. Then Isabelle works as a …call girl using the nickname Lea, meeting old men. She feels affection for her client Georges that is married with a daughter. When Georges dies from a heart attack while having sex with Isabelle in a hotel, she flees but the police investigate and identify her. The detectives in charge of the investigation disclose to Sylvie, who is devastated. (Read More)

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
younger brother mother daughter conflict stepfather therapist high school student f rated kiss 

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:
friendship 
Locations:
chinese restaurant motorcycle restaurant 
Characters:
female protagonist 
Story:
crowd surfing authoress character appears on tv misunderstanding scene during end credits slow motion scene remake car accident dancing f rated 

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional socc…er. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
wedding friendship 
Locations:
nightclub 
Characters:
teenage girl mother daughter relationship 
Story:
wedding reception teenage daughter generation gap shopping scene during end credits dancing f rated kiss 

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)
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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

The sisters come back to Deloris's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, although the choir has made it to …the state championship. A group of stereotypical incompetent monks tries to stop them. (Read More)

Mood:
high school 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
mother daughter hug teen bedroom mother daughter conflict teenage daughter scene during end credits 

A Walk To Remember (2002)
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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 th…e 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
wedding friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
single mother teenage girl teenager 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
teenage daughter teen angst high school student slow motion scene car accident dancing based on novel kiss 

Hairspray (2007) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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 Co…llins 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:
dysfunctional family friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
detention teenage daughter scene during end credits audition remake dancing f rated kiss 

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The Wackness (2008)
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The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughte…r. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
fast motion scene psychologist therapist therapy guitar slow motion scene dancing kiss 

Rumor Has It... (2005)
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Rumor Has It... (2005)

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicat…e as suspect successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding friendship 
Locations:
chinese restaurant los angeles california restaurant 
Characters:
mother daughter relationship 
Story:
wedding reception scene during end credits dancing kiss 

In Her Shoes (2005)
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In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken… behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:
dysfunctional family wedding friendship 
Locations:
nightclub restaurant 
Characters:
mother daughter relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
makeover shopping supermarket audition widow car accident dancing based on novel f rated kiss 

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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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:
wedding 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship 
Story:
wedding reception makeover subtitled scene dancing f rated 

No Reservations (2007)
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No Reservations (2007)

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, prep…aring delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection. (Read More)

Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
single mother mother daughter relationship 
Story:
shopping therapist therapy slow motion scene remake car accident dancing kiss 

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
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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 c…enter 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california restaurant 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl teenager 
Story:
teen angst scene during end credits car accident f rated 

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Yes Man (2008)
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Yes Man (2008)

Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpect…ed promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken. (Read More)

Locations:
motorcycle 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
ducati motorcycle psst character appears on tv subtitled scene scene during end credits guitar car accident two word title 

Just Friends (2005) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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Just Friends (2005)

Chris Brander has always been friends with Jamie Palamino, but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet …catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James, he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
younger brother crush pantyhose guitar kiss 

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
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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 intr…overt freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl teenager 
Story:
high school life english class short haired female 15 year old crush high school student slow motion scene car accident dancing based on novel kiss 

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Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
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Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)

The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in o…rder while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. (Read More)

Mood:
high school 
Characters:
brother sister relationship teenage girl mother daughter relationship 
Story:
hit on the head with a ball character appears on tv toast slow motion scene remake based on novel kiss 

School Of Rock (2003)
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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 pr…odigy, 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:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
nightclub los angeles california 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
reference to stevie nicks crowd surfing scene during end credits guitar 

The Craft (1996) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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The Craft (1996)

A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitle…ss. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
female protagonist teenager 
Story:
female stockinged feet spell teen angst high school student 

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
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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 fath…er. 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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
alliterative title teenage daughter happy ending title at the end camera shot of feet pantyhose dancing two word title 

Ghost World (2001)
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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.

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
dysfunctional family friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
teenage girl 
Story:
teen angst high school student dancing two word title f rated 

Grease (1978)
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Grease (1978)

A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a gro…up of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl teenager 
Story:
ear piercing makeover teen angst car accident 

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Wild Child (2008) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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Wild Child (2008)

Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially domi…nant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and the school's principal Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl teenager 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
shopping misunderstanding crush scene during end credits dancing f rated kiss 

Coyote Ugly (2000)
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Coyote Ugly (2000)

Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful wom…en that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding friendship 
Locations:
nightclub 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
shopping audition guitar dancing f rated 

Whisper Of The Heart (1995)
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Whisper Of The Heart (1995)

A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from the library? The boy's grandfather has a violin sales and service shop. The boy wants to be a violin maker lik…e his grandfather. (Read More)

Mood:
high school 
Characters:
female protagonist teenage girl mother daughter relationship 
Story:
exam grandfather crush high school student scene during end credits 

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Juno (2007)
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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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
single mother female protagonist teenage girl teenager 
Story:
teen angst high school student guitar slow motion scene dancing f rated kiss 

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) is one of the best movies like Freaky Friday (2003)
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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

Characters:
female protagonist brother sister relationship teenage girl teenager 
Story:
volleyball shopping teen angst scene during end credits dancing f rated 

The Breakfast Club (1985)
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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)

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
dysfunctional family 
Mood:
high school 
Characters:
teenage girl teenager 
Story:
detention makeover teen angst high school student dancing kiss 

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