2. Mystic Pizza
I consider Mystic Pizza one of my favorite movies because it isn’t showy or glamorous; it’s real and deals with real things. The movie shows the different paths your love life can take you down; Kat gets involved with an older married man, Jojo feels pressured to get married, and Daisy is dating someone from the upper echelon whose rich lifestyle intimidates her. You never know the type of people you’ll date after high school, and this movie does a great job of introducing you to the dangers of various relationships so you can prepare your heart for unanticipated turns of events.