10 Best 'Girly' Teen Movies That Are Not Just For Girls

10 Best 'Girly' Teen Movies That Are Not Just For Girls

Movies with strong female characters are always amazing to watch and gender should not come in the way of it being able to entertain you. 

Movies with strong female characters are always amazing to watch. But many people are under the impression that these films are only meant to be watched by women. "Chick flicks," as they are so often called, are not a lesser form of the film medium as some would have you believe, and you may even walk away from it having learned a life lesson or two. Sure, the movies may be made with a particular demographic in mind, but that is no reason to stop everyone from watching them. Especially when some films are so good, gender should not come in the way of it being able to entertain you. 

Here are some movies that are a must-watch if you haven't watched and loved them already:

1. 10 Things I Hate About You

This 1999 teen comedy-drama film starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik was based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. It follows the story of a new high-school transfer boy, Cameron, who is smitten by popular girl Bianca, But he can't date her until her anti-social older sister, Kat, starts dating too. So, Cameron decides to pay a bad boy, Patrick, to charm Kat so he can date Bianca.


2. Clueless

The 1995 film has gone on to become a classic starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd. This film was a modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. It follows "meddlesome Beverly Hills high school student Cher, who gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover."


3. She's The Man

This 2006 teen movie is yet another modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This movie follows teenager Viola Hastings, who enters her brother's new boarding school in his place and pretends to be a boy in order to play on the boys' soccer team.


4. Freaky Friday

This 2003 film is an American fantasy-comedy film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan as mother and daughter. The movie follows a freak accident that switches their bodies forcing them to live each other's lives. 


5. Mean Girls 

This film has gone on to become a cult classic with a star-studded cast of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey. It follows Cady, who joins a high school after a lifetime of being homeschooled in Africa. There she learns the laws of the high school teen girls just as she had learned the law of the jungle. 


6. The Princess Diaries

This 2001 American coming-of-age film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews was adopted from Meg Cabot's book of the same name. It follows a clumsy and shy teen who discovers that she is actually the princess of Genovia. Her grandmother, the queen of Genovia then gives her a makeover and she must then prove to her grandmother that she is worthy of her title. It has one sequel with a possibility of a third one, which has been in the talks for a few years now.


7. Pitch Perfect

This 2012 teen musical comedy film is the first of three in the series. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, who are a part of the college's acapella group, the Barden Bellas. They then go head-on-head with other acapella groups competing to win in the Nationals. This movie is loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory.


8. Lady Bird

This is a 2017 coming-of-age comedy-drama film starring Saoirse Ronan. It follows the life of a high school teen who faces a lot of ups and downs in her relationships during her senior year in high school.


9. Booksmart

This teen comedy-drama stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two graduating high school girls who finally come to terms with the fact that people are more than their labels. They set aside their pride, get off their high horse and decide to make the most of their last few days in high school.


10. The Half Of It

This high school romantic comedy follows Ellie, a shy, straight-A Chinese-American student who helps the school jock woo a girl whom, secretly, they both desire. They find themselves connecting and learning about the nature of love.


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