10 things I hate about you is an American romantic-comedy of the late 90s. It is a movie about high school students and their dating life. The movie has a remarkable cast including, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is based on a play written by William Shakespeare, ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ and directed by Gil Junger. The following list is a compilation of movies like “10 Things I Hate About You” that will remind you of your fun high school days and put you in a good mood.
1. Easy a (2010)
A high school student (Emma Stone) takes advantage of the rumor mill when a rumor about her gets out, and uses it to make money and become popular. This is an incredible movie that was loved by a lot of people because of the sarcastic comedy and an outstanding performance by Emma Stone.
2. She’s All That (1999)
A jock strikes a bet with his friends that he will transform the most unattractive and unpopular girl into the high school prom queen in six weeks. This movie is so sweet it will make your heart melt!
3. Mean Girls (2004)
Cady (Lindsay Lohan) has always been home-schooled. When she transfers to a new school, a clique of popular girls known as the 'plastics' invite her to their group and everything goes downhill from there. This is probably the most well-known high school movie of the 2000s. I think almost everyone will relate to this movie demonstrating the complex relationships students experience in high school.
4. Clueless (1995)
A popular, rich girl, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) goes to high school in Beverly Hills. She gives one of her unattractive friends a makeover and plays matchmaker to fix her up with a guy. The movie also shows how Cher handles school, and relationships in her life with her wit and charm. This is one of the most popular movies of the 90s and is a classic! This movie written and directed by Amy Heckerling is a must-watch for all high school/fashion movie fans. Other stars in the movie are Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy.
5. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Chase (Adrian Grenier) and Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) are next-door neighbors and are poles apart. Nicole is fashionable, frequents pep rallies, basketball games and hangs out with the popular kids in school while Chase doesn’t care what he wears, spends his time with his dorky friends and keeps himself up to date on the latest protests. They used to be best friends at one point. When they both get dumped, they fake a relationship to get back at their exes. Will this act rekindle their friendship?
6. Never Been Kissed (1999)
Josie Gellar (Drew Barrymore) is asked to write an article related to high school for which she is asked to go undercover. She wants to become a reporter so she jumps at the opportunity. An interesting movie with a happy ending and an incredible performance by Drew Barrymore.
7. Get over It (2001)
The movie is loosely based on the play by Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball player is dumped by his longtime girlfriend, Allison. With the help of his friend Kelly, he tries to win her ex back but in the process, he starts developing feelings for Kelly and so begins a love triangle. A cute movie that will put you in a good mood.
8. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
A high school comedy about teens on their graduation night. The seniors are waiting for the big graduation party which has everything you would expect from a high school graduation party, drugs, sex, all kinds of craziness. The movie stars Lauren Ambrose, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, and Seth Green.
9. Juno (2007)
The story follows a young, independent, free-spirited 16-year-old girl Juno (Ellen Page) who is in high school in Minnesota and finds out that she’s pregnant after her first time with her friend, Bleeker (Michael Cera). Now she has an important decision to make, should she keep the baby or not? Ellen Page has done an amazing job of playing Juno. This is a sweet movie sure to win your heart and has a great soundtrack.
10. The Breakfast Club (1985)
An all-time classic that tells the story of every high school with labels. Five students from different social groups; a pretty girl, a geek, a jock, a criminal, and a basket case are all stuck in Saturday detention in the school library. With hours to kill, they eventually end up talking to each other and open up about their unexpected lives, becoming good friends in the process. The characters in this movie are super relatable. The movie beautifully shows how these characters who look very simple at the start of the movie are actually very complicated and deep and have so much to them than just a label. If you have not watched this classic directed by John Hughes yet, add it to your list now.
These movies are fun to watch even if you are not in high school. They will put you in a good mood and remind you of your high school days. Have you watched any of these movies?