The romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You was released in the United States on March 31, 1999. Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in the film. Based on William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ from the late 16th century, 10 Things I Hate About You tells the story of love and dating in the context of high school. It is directed by Gil Junger, whose leadership made the movie a big hit.
Check out the list below for films like “10 Things I Hate About You” that will bring back fond memories of your adolescent years.
1. She’s All That
High school hunk Zack Siler is a fan favorite. Taylor Vaughn, Zack’s pretty, well-liked but mean ex-girlfriend, dumps him in front of everyone for another volleyball player, leaving Zack furious. His closest friends have made a wager: they’ll transform nerdy, unattractive Laney Boggs into a gorgeous prom queen. Zack quickly becomes enamored with her as he undergoes the transformation. However, this only leads to more problems, from both friends and foes alike.
Cher Horowitz is one of the most popular sophomores in school. With her best friend Dionne, she is able to make two of their single teachers date. When she and Dionne succeed in their first matchmaker play, Cher takes a student named Tai under her wings. Tai is a shy, ‘clueless’ transferee. Cher finds Tai a boyfriend, but soon realizes that she wants a boyfriend herself. During her first attempts, she fails, until one day, when she’s least expecting, the man of her dreams suddenly appears.
3. Get Over It
His long-term girlfriend, Allsion, dumps Berke Landers, a popular high school hottie and basketball star. Berke, who is upset, begins to deteriorate on the basketball court. He keeps tabs on his ex with the help of Kelly, the cute sister of his best friend Felix. He even follows her to the spring musical at the school. In the course of their ‘undercover work,’ Berke grows fond of Kelly and comes to terms with the fact that he’s really over his ex.
4. Can’t Hardly Wait
Everybody has their own plans for the night because it’s a graduation party. While Preston has kept his feelings for Amanda a secret for a long time, he has only one goal for the evening: telling her how he feels. Amanda, on the other hand, is still reeling from the heartbreak of being dumped by pop star Mike. Amanda Kenny, a burgeoning rapper, is contemplating giving up his virginity in order to become famous. Preston’s antisocial friend Denise, on the other hand, scuppers Kenny’s plans. It’s time for these young people to move on from high school before they can move on to college.
5. Never Been Kissed
In order to pursue her dream of working as a reporter, copy editor Josie Gellar, 25, wants to leave her current position at the Chicago Sun-Times. Her boss at the Sun Times has given her an undercover assignment to cover a crime scene in her old high school, and it turns out she has the best luck she has ever had. A hilarious makeover by her sibling transforms the nerdy journalist into an alluring woman in no time. Sam Coulson, a teacher who enjoys having convoluted conversations with her, is a new student at her school. Sam is also single. As the publication deadline approaches, issues arise. Josie soon finds herself torn between doing her job well and pursuing her dream.
6. Save The Last Dance
Sara is a 17-year-old white girl from the Midwest who aspires to be a ballerina. However, a series of unfortunate events, including the death of her mother, prevent her from realizing her goal. She relocates to a predominantly Black neighborhood in Chicago with her father. Sara moves on to a new school, where she quickly makes friends with the boys because she is one of the few White students. In the future, she meets Derek, the older brother of her friend Chenille, and falls in love with him immediately. So long as she doesn’t learn about Derek’s harrowing past…
7. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller, a sage high schooler, is dead serious when he says he will take a day off from schoolwork. He’s capable of devising a cunning strategy to pull it off successfully. He even enlists the help of his good friend Cameron, who has access to his father’s pricey Ferrari. Ferris leaves for Chicago with Sloane, his girlfriend, to have a good time. Principal Ed Rooney is well-aware of Ferris’s antics. Ferris has taken days off before, and Rooney is well aware of that. Ferris wants to play with Rooney as much as Rooney wants to play with him.
8. Summer Catch
In high school, Ryan Dunne is a well-behaved student with a lofty goal: to become a professional baseball player. However, due to his circumstances, he has been known to lose faith in humanity. He has to mow lawns every day for his father’s farm, which is hard work for him. Mike, his older brother, constantly berates him for his lack of drive and for squandering a significant opportunity, a baseball scholarship to a four-year university. That’s the same opportunity Mike had to pass up because of his disability, unfortunately. In the summer, a wealthy girl and her family visit. Ryan’s attraction to her causes things to become more complicated.
9. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lysander and Demetrius are smitten by Hermia, but she is set on only having a relationship with Lysander. Demetrius, on the other hand, is Hermia’s intended husband, according to her father. Helena has a crush on Demetrius and is desperate to get her hands on him. Hermia and Lysander have devised a scheme to get away from their tumultuous circumstances in the city. Helena’s pursuant, Demetrius, learns of Hermia and Lysander’s scheme and explodes in rage. While in the woods, Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Faeries, make a blunder that causes everyone to fall in love with the first thing they see after arising from their sleep. When love and problems collide, it makes for a hilarious love story.
10. The Prince and Me
Paige, a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is a University of Wisconsin pre-med student. She meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, there. Paige has an aversion to him at first. They become close friends and eventually fall in love. When Paige finds out the man she is in love with is none other than the Crown Prince Edvard, she is ecstatic. Edvard returns to Copenhagen when King Haraald falls ill. Once she’s caught up with him, Edvard invites Paige to meet his family. At first, Edvard’s family is hostile toward her, but they eventually come to accept her. The couple is engaged, but Paige returns to school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Edvard is right behind her, hatching a scheme to catch her.