Oh, adolescent angst. There's nothing quite like a movie that captures the teen spirit. Between stereotypical cliques jocks in letterman jackets or nerds in glasses?
It's fair to say that our favourite teen movies taught us a few sage life lessons. Here's a few of them from our favourite flicks That, despite, whatever the popular girl told you about your outfit, that skirt you're wearing is the ugliest effing skirt she's ever seen. It's okay to return to school some ten years after the fact and pretend to be a student — oh, and hit on your teacher. English teachers rapping Shakespeare's sonnets is by far the most effective way of teaching them. Posing as a language teacher, when you definitely have no knowledge of the subject, will eventually get you the girl. The only way to invite your school chums to a party is to throw the invitations down a massive flight of stairs. And the only way to really let loose at said party is to jump on a table and throw some serious shapes to Biggy's Hypnotize. Kissing is not what keeps Mr Stratford up to his eyeballs in placenta all day long.
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Karen : If you're from Africa, why are you white? Gretchen : Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.
Not too shocking that a film in which two fed-up teens go on a popular kid killing spree did not go over well with audiences at first. What is surprising is this pitch-black comedy has become one of the definitive teen movies of the '80s. Its scandalous nature lives on, however, as planned TV incarnations have been delayed out of respect for multiple mass shootings that occurred around each time it planned to air. This Fox drama was the first of its kind, creating the blueprint for the modern primetime teen soap. While it went on to have many storylines dealing with then-taboo topics like the AIDS crisis, the first moment that had parents up in arms was when Brenda Shannen Doherty lost her virginity toward the end of the first season— a moment that happened offscreen, and has now become one of the tropes of any teen TV show.