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25 Greatest Teen Movies Of All Time (hannigan & gellar mention)

By Tara Bennett & Christine Morano

Sunday 20 February 2005, by Webmaster

February break is finally here! A few days to kickback and unwind. What better way to relax than by gathering a few friends, making some popcorn, and popping in a DVD? Don’t know what to watch? Too many to choose from? Fret not. We’ve spent countless hours rummaging through the hundreds of teen movies and narrowing it down to our favorite 25 of all time. All you have to do is rent it, TiVo it, order it, select it or buy it. What are you waiting for?

1. "American Pie" series (1999, 2001, 2003) One of the raunchiest teen comedies, which most parents refused to let their kids see, included incidents with apple pies, Krazy Glue and webcams. The era began with Jim (Jason Biggs) and friends trying to lose their virginity before prom night. It followed with their lives after their first year of college and concluded with Jim and Michelle’s (Alyson Hannigan) wedding. There’s no doubt that this trio will go down in the record books as one of the greatest sets of teen flicks ever.

2. "Grease" (1978) A staple in American pop culture, prim and proper Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) meets greaser Danny, (John Travolta) falls in love and the two burst into song. What’s not to like? Besides, "Grease" was one of the first films to introduce prom and/or graduation as a must in any hit teen movie.

3. "The Breakfast Club" (1985) A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a weirdo. Enough said. If you’ve never seen this film, stop what you’re doing and run — don’t walk — to Blockbuster to rent it, for the sake of humanity.

4. "Clueless" (1995) Like, oh my gawd! Totally! As if! Nothing could beat the success of this film in the mid ’90s. It was such a teen hit that it even spun-off to be a TV and book series. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) seemed to have it all, including an extensive Valley Girl vocabulary. I highly doubt that anyone on Staten Island ever called a handsome guy a "Baldwin," but who knows?

5. "Bring It On" (2000) When Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) becomes captain of a champion cheerleading team, which has won more trophies than the football team they cheer for, she finds out that the cheers which have landed the Toro’s first place, really belong to an inner city cheerleading squad. Can Torrance prove that they can be original or will their cheer flop? A little bit cheesy, but you gotta love it anyway.

6. "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" (1986) Come on, let’s be honest — who hasn’t, or at least wanted to, pull a Ferris Bueller? In this classic teen movie, Ferris (Matthew Brodrick) and friends make the most of playing hooky for a day. Let’s all say "Danke Schoen" to director John Hughes for making another memorable ’80s flick.

7. "Footloose" (1984) A small religious town, a ban on boogeying and a teen rebell (Kevin Bacon) set the scene for this drama. Just one quick question: If dancing was taboo, and forbidden, how come all the kids knew how to get down at the prom? A miracle, I presume.

8. "Pretty in Pink" (1986) Poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks + rich popular guy + geeky best friend who’s desperately in love with poor girl = another John Hughes masterpiece.

9. "Mean Girls" (2004) So you think girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Well leave it up to Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Regina George (Rachel McAdams) to prove you wrong and show you what it’s really like to be a girl nowadays.

10. "She’s All That" (1999) Sure we’ve all seen this story before, but nothing is so sweet as the love between Laney and Zach (Rachel Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr.). She’s a geek. He’s the most popular guy in school. He took a bet to turn her into the prom queen and, well — you can figure out the rest.

11. "Say Anything" (1989) What girl who wouldn’t want a guy to stand beneath her window with a boom box blasting "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel? With that said, this movie tells the tale of an unlikely love, which makes it a must-see. 12. "Cruel Intentions" (1999) Where seduction, revenge and manipulation is at it’s best, it’s one of the few teen flicks where’s there’s a girl-on-girl kiss (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair). It’s also responsible for making those who wear a cross around their neck, look suspicious.

13. "Porky’s" (1982) It’s the granddaddy of all gross-out teen sex comedies. Entirely laugh-worthy, even to today’s audiences, it chronicles the escapades of a group of teen boys who seek the evilest of revenge after a strip club owner refuses to let them take a peek.

14. "Save the Last Dance" (2001) It’s the traditional music-inspired story: Girl can’t dance. Girl meets boy who can dance. Boy teaches girl to dance. Girl is on her way to super-stardom! Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas lit up the silver screen with their interracial romance, not seen very often in teen movies.

15. "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999) Who said Shakespeare was for old, stodgy English teachers? Although many may not have known, this flick was a literal remake of Shakespeare’s "The Taming of the Shrew." Even Heath Ledger’s character (Pat Verona) and Julia Style’s leading lady (Kat Stratford) are allusions to the bard himself. Who would have known that this romantic comedy contained so much history?

16. "Can’t Hardly Wait" (1998) At the final party of the year anything can happen. The nerd and the jock can bond; two of the most unlikely people can get together; one girl can get every single senior to sign her yearbook; and maybe, just maybe, the average guy can finally admit his feelings to the most popular girl in school. Hey, it’s high school, anything goes.

17. "Euro Trip" (2004) So what does Scott Mechlowicz (Scott Thomas) do after he gets dumped in the worst way, through a song about his ignorance of his girlfriend’s cheating ways? Why track down his German pen pal, of course! Follow Scott and his friends through a hilarious adventure in, you guessed it, Europe.

18. "Sixteen Candles" (1984) Imagine your whole family forgetting about a huge milestone in your life — your 16th birthday — in favor of another sibling. Don’t feel too bad for Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) just yet, she does get something she wants in the end — and he’s well worth it.

19. "Scream" series (1996, 1997, 2000) A trilogy that follows the life of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campell) and gang, who are constantly running from a masked murderer, out to kill Sid and anyone who gets in his way. While the "fine acting" is definitely up there, the movie is famous for coining the phrase that will forever be used in prank phone calls: "What’s your favorite scary movie?"

20. "Not Another Teen Movie" (2001) Tired of all the high school clichs the movie industry seems to dish out year after year? Apparently, so were the creators of this film. The farce to end all farces, it pokes fun at all the movies marketed towards teens. Wait, isn’t that creating yet another teen movie in the process?

21. "Thirteen" (2003) Kids are growing up so fast these days! After being seduced into the darker side of teen life — drugs, sex, and crime, oh my! — at only 13, Melanie (Holly Hunter) gets into hot water with her mother. This drama is not to be missed.

22. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) The movie that launched Sean Penn’s career (he plays a stoned surfer dude) is centered around the lives of teens in SoCal and their different problems. This movie depicts high school life in the ’80s at it’s best.

23. "Scary Movie (2000)" A spoof on practically every single notable horror movie, it’s center around a group of mentally inept teens who are stalked by a rather goofy killer after they don’t properly dispose of an accidental murder victim. From the Wayans brothers to Shannon Elizabeth, it’s hilarious cast made for delicious satire.

24. "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) In this quirky, off-beat, cult hit, Napoleon, the protagonist, deals not only with an over-the-top, beyond-weird family, but also with an attempt to put his close friend in the seat for class president. It’s been "the DVD" to rent this winter.

25. "American Graffiti" (1973) It’s "The Fast and the Furious" for the ’60s set! Freshly out of high school, a set of teens decide to drive the race strip for the final time. Written and directed by none other than George Lucas of "Star Wars" fame, the flick showcased hot talent like Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Harrison Ford.

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