Movies can be timeless if they combine the proper proportions of humor, fantasy, and plot. One of the best movie genres out there is the coming-of-age genre because you always feel like you grew up with the characters as you watched them. And that’s super nice, touching and will probably make you cry. But, like, good and happy tears. Well, sometimes sad ones. Basically, there are just a lot of emotions going on all over the place, but it’s always great.
So here’s a list of few movies which every teen must watch:
1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
The quintessential teen movie with every type of character, all of whom you’ll adore by the end. It emphasizes the main dragging points of high school and teen years without being specific to one generation.
2. JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE (2006)
The film is about a trio of girls (played by Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush, and Ashanti) who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and pledging each is “the one”.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
For when you’re feeling alone in the world and need a reminder that no one is ever all alone. This movie recognizes that even while high-school can be a battlefield of insecurity and bullying, you can find allies to help you through the struggle. It also shows that we all have a brighter future ahead if we let ourselves reach for it.
4. CLUELESS (1995)
Strong female lead, minority characters that don’t have to act a certain way to fit in to the narrative and embrace their culture. Gay character that isn’t taken as a joke, but added to the plot. Love this film and it never gets old.
5. DONNIE DARKO (2001)
It is described as “a heady blend of science fiction, spirituality, and teen angst.” [Whose teenage years were normal? Who wasn’t scared of the future, and who didn’t think that one person meant more than the rest of their life? Who wasn’t scared of dying alone?
6. SHE’S ALL THAT (1999)
Not only was it a time capsule for the late ’90s, it was the story that said you can still be yourself and get everything you want in life.
7. BOYHOOD (2014)
The movie follows 12 years of ups and downs in a boy’s life and was filmed over 12 years. This will be the coolest movie you watch all year, hands down !
8. MEAN GIRLS (2004)
It’s honestly surprising if you’ve made it this far without having seen this. But, just in case, we think you should do so like yesterday.
9. CRUEL INTENTIONS (1999)
It prepares us to enter the cruelty of adult life: heartaches, office politics/backstabbing, users, social pressure, friend zone, and getting on in a blended family.
10. HEATHERS (1988)
Heather shows what it’s like to actually be in high school and going through so much drama that you’ll want to kill your friends.
So, before your teens are done and over with, you have to watch some or all of these movies. They’ll probably change your life a little.