The Duff stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend.
A high school girl is furious when she is labeled the DUFF by her friends and schoolmates. She decides to change that with the help of her sexy neighbor but in the process, ends up loving her natural self. Besides being super funny, the movie sends out a really important message about accepting yourself for who you are. There are other movies that are set in high school, and send out important messages, telling us about the struggles faced by teenage students. If you want to watch more movies like the DUFF, these are some great recommendations.
1. Mean Girls (2004)
Cady transfers to a new school where she joins a group of popular girls. 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.
2. LOL (2012)
This film is a remake of a French film. The movie stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. It is about heartbreak, finding love and the emotional turmoil a teenager faces in the technology world.
3. Clueless (1995)
A popular rich girl plays matchmaker to one of her unattractive friends, she gives her a makeover to fix her up with a guy. This is one of the most popular movies of the 90s and is a classic! Definitely a must-watch.
4. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
A high school student Nadine hates going to school but her life becomes more unbearable when her best friend starts dating her older brother. A movie about the clichéd woes one suffers when in high school.
5. 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 great performance by Emma stone.
6. She’s All That (1999)
This is very much like the DUFF. 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!
7. Reality High (2017)
This is a movie about today’s generation where social media has taken over. A hard-working high school student who dreams to study at the world’s best veterinary school gets distracted and lands in trouble when she befriends a popular girl obsessed with social media.
8. GBF (2013)
GBF stands for ‘Gay best friend’. When Tanner, a high school student is outed by his classmates he becomes a trophy for three popular high school cliques who fight for the title of having a gay best friend.
9. John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Three girls come together to plot revenge on their ex who had been dating all of them at the same time. A super fun movie about girl power.
10. Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018)
An unattractive girl and the most popular girl in high school come together to win over their crushes.
All these movies are super relatable and remind us to not let a label define us. These are fun to watch even if you are not in high school. Which one do you think you will relate to most?