10 Things I Hate About You is a cult favorite, and these other high school rom-coms are sure to please aficionados of the genre.
A teen favorite, 10 Things I Hate About You is still talked about today. There are some excellent characters, some ridiculous tropes, and a lot of teen drama to be found in this film. Iconic scenes like Patrick’s serenading of Kat, as well as many more, can be found in the movie.
Fans of 10 Things I Hate About You will enjoy a wide range of other films, from cult classics like Mean Girls and The Breakfast Club to romantic comedies like Never Been Kissed, despite the film’s reputation.
10. Mean Girls
One of the funniest teen comedies of all time, Mean Girls is a timeless classic. We learn about Cady Heron, a home-schooled young lady who spent a large part of her youth in Africa and is now a successful author. Without any prior knowledge of what it’s like to attend high school in the United States, she meets The Plastics. If you’re a fan of 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls is a must-see since it analyses society in a way that Kat would be proud of.
Clueless, a contemporary retelling of Emma by Jane Austen, is another timeless classic. Cher, a young rich girl, is the protagonist of the film, which follows her as she navigates the perils of fame, males, and a crush on her step-brother. When Cher goes shopping or says lines that will live on forever, Clueless is a fun movie to watch and quote along with.
8. A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Micheal Murray, is one of many modern interpretations of the fairy tale. Sam and Austin are penpals, but they don’t aware that they attend the same school and don’t get along in real life. On top of it, Sam’s stepmother and step-sisters mistreat her. The original Cinderella Story film has since been surpassed by countless others, but this one is still the finest of them all.
7. Never Been Kissed
An undercover journalist who goes undercover at a high school in Never Been Kissed is played by Drew Barrymore, who has never been kissed. When she was in high school, she was a complete outsider, but now she has a crush on her teacher.
One of those movies where it’s evident that she’s too old to be a high school student, but no one notices until they find out. It’s incredibly nice and humorous.
6. 500 Days Of Summer
Joseph Gordon Levitt, a cast member of 10 Things I Hate About You, starring in 500 Days Of Summer, a film about a relationship’s breakdown. It’s a sweet story that’s a bit out of the ordinary for the genre. To Tom, Summer was a woman who didn’t believe in love, but he was convinced that he would spend the rest of his life with her, even though she was skeptical.
5. Easy A
Emma Stone stars as Olive, a teenager who lies to her best friend about losing her virginity in the amusing comedy Easy A. Despite the fact that she hasn’t had sex, the falsehood causes a flurry of rumors about her that she handles with ease. Many of the film’s most shocking sequences also serve as some of its funniest, making it well worth a look.
4. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
As compared to 10 Things I Hate About You, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is darker and more serious. More attention is paid to adolescent mental health issues and their inability to fit in. Watching Charlie, Sam, and Patrick grow closer is well worth the effort, even if it is a little difficult at times.
3. Bring It On
Bring It On is a sports/comedy film about a tough cheering rivalry between two schools. Still a popular film, it concentrates on an area of high school that few other teen films tackle.
It’s a must-see if you’re a fan of 10 Things I Hate About You and sports or cheerleaders.
2. The Breakfast Club
“The Breakfast Club,” directed by John Hughes in the 1980s, is a beloved classic. During their day in detention, a group of kids from different school cliques learn more about each other and themselves than they ever expected. Anyone searching for an introspective film about adolescent self-discovery would enjoy this movie, which has a lot of memorable lines and an excellent soundtrack.
1. Pretty In Pink
Even though Andie (Molly Ringwald) isn’t a popular girl at school, one of the most popular boys there seems to have a crush on her. Blane, Andie, and their mutual best friend Duckie form an endearing romantic triangle in this film. One of John Hughes’ best films, Pretty in Pink perfectly captures the angst and confusion of teenage life.