The death of Heath Ledger got me thinking about all my favourite teen movies seeing as how he was in one of my faves: Ten Things I Hate About You. And because thinking about fabby teen movies is more fun than thinking about talented people dying. I love ’em—almost as much as I love YA.
Here are my off-the-top-of-my-head favourites:
Bend It Like Beckham
Better Off Dead
Bring It On
East of Eden
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
Looking For Alibrandi
The Lost Boys (added because of reminders in the comments)
Rebel Without A Cause
She’s All That (mostly for the dance sequence at the end)
The Sure Thing
Ten Things I Hate About You
The Year My Voice Broke
You may notice that I have omitted the John Hughes oeuvre. That is because I had the misfortune of rewatching Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink recently. And, to be kind, I will simply say they do not stand up.
What are your faves? And why?