20 Movies Like Whatever It Takes

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She’s All That

She's All That
She's All That
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“She’s All That” is a teen romantic comedy about a popular high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular, artsy girl into the prom queen. As they spend more time together, they develop unexpected feelings for each other, challenging their social status and personal beliefs.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, William Shakespeare
Actors: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“10 Things I Hate About You” is a romantic comedy about a high school student, Kat Stratford, who is fiercely independent and uninterested in dating. However, her younger sister Bianca cannot date until Kat does, leading a classmate, Cameron, to devise a plan to get bad boy Patrick Verona to date Kat and clear the way for Bianca’s love life.

Can’t Hardly Wait

Can't Hardly Wait
Can't Hardly Wait
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Can’t Hardly Wait” is a coming-of-age comedy about a high school graduation party where a group of students navigate their relationships, friendships, and personal insecurities while seeking love and acceptance before moving on to college. The film explores themes of self-discovery, second chances, and the complexities of teenage life.

Easy A

Easy A
Easy A
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Actors: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Easy A” is a comedy film about a high school student named Olive who pretends to have sexual encounters in order to boost her social status, but soon finds herself tangled in a web of rumors and lies. As her reputation spirals out of control, Olive learns valuable lessons about friendship, honesty, and the consequences of seeking attention.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls
Mean Girls
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 7 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
Language: English, German, Vietnamese, Swahili
Country: United States, Canada
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The Mean Girls movie follows Cady Heron, a teenager who moves to a new high school and becomes entangled in a social hierarchy led by a group of popular girls known as “The Plastics.” As she navigates their manipulative dynamics, Cady learns valuable lessons about friendship, identity, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

Clueless

Clueless
Clueless
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Amy Heckerling
Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Clueless movie follows the life of Cher, a popular and wealthy high school student, as she navigates the ups and downs of friendships, love, and self-discovery in Beverly Hills. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about the importance of authenticity and genuine connections.

Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Actors: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Never Been Kissed” is a romantic comedy film about a socially awkward journalist who goes undercover as a high school student to write a story, but unexpectedly finds herself reliving her own awkward teenage years and falling in love with her English teacher.”

Drive Me Crazy

Drive Me Crazy
Drive Me Crazy
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Todd Strasser, Rob Thomas
Actors: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Drive Me Crazy” is a romantic comedy about two high school neighbors who pretend to be a couple to make their respective love interests jealous, but end up falling for each other in the process. As they navigate the complexities of teenage love and friendship, they discover the true meaning of relationships and personal growth.

The DUFF

The DUFF
The DUFF
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Josh A. Cagan, Kody Keplinger
Actors: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The DUFF” is a comedy film that follows a high school student named Bianca who discovers she is labeled as the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” amongst her popular friends. Determined to redefine herself, she enlists the help of her neighbor Wesley to navigate the social hierarchy and embrace her true identity.

John Tucker Must Die

John Tucker Must Die
John Tucker Must Die
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Jeff Lowell
Actors: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, Canada
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“John Tucker Must Die” is a comedy film about three high school girls who discover they are all dating the same popular guy, John Tucker. In an act of revenge, they team up to teach him a lesson by making him fall in love with a new girl, only to break his heart.

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 11%
Metacritic: 25/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Leigh Dunlap
Actors: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge
Language: English, German, Czech
Country: United States, Canada
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“A Cinderella Story” is a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, following a high school girl named Sam who dreams of attending Princeton. She faces obstacles and mistreatment from her stepmother and stepsisters, but with the help of a secret online pen pal, she finds the courage to pursue her dreams and ultimately finds love.

Just Friends

Just Friends
Just Friends
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Adam 'Tex' Davis
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States, Canada
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“Just Friends” is a romantic comedy about a formerly overweight high school nerd who reconnects with his childhood crush, now a successful and attractive woman. As he tries to win her over, he navigates the challenges of the friend zone and his own insecurities.

The Perfect Score

The Perfect Score
The Perfect Score
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Metacritic: 35/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Marc Hyman, Jon Zack, Mark Schwahn
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Chris Evans
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Perfect Score is a comedy-drama film about a group of high school students who come together to steal the answers to the SAT exam in order to achieve their desired scores. The film follows their adventures and challenges as they navigate the ethical and moral dilemmas that arise during their quest.”

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: David Wagner, Brent Goldberg, Stuart Blumberg
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Girl Next Door” is a coming-of-age comedy about a high school senior who falls in love with his new neighbor, only to discover that she is a former porn star. As he navigates the challenges of their unconventional relationship, he learns valuable lessons about love, friendship, and self-acceptance.

Sydney White

Sydney White
Sydney White
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: N/A
Writer: Chad Gomez Creasey
Actors: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sydney White” is a modern retelling of the classic fairytale “Snow White” set in college, where Sydney White, a kind-hearted and intelligent young woman, joins a misfit group of seven dorks to challenge the popular sorority and their mean-spirited president, while finding love along the way.

American Pie

American Pie
American Pie
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 9 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Adam Herz
Actors: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Language: English
Country: United States
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American Pie is a coming-of-age comedy film that follows a group of high school friends on a mission to lose their virginity before graduation. It explores their hilarious and often awkward attempts to navigate relationships, sex, and growing up.

Superbad

Superbad
Superbad
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 11 wins & 24 nominations
Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Actors: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Superbad” is a coming-of-age comedy about two best friends who embark on a wild adventure to obtain alcohol for a high school party, encountering hilarious misadventures and life lessons along the way.

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sixteen Candles” is a coming-of-age comedy about a high school girl named Samantha whose sixteenth birthday is overshadowed by her sister’s wedding. As she navigates the ups and downs of teenage life, Samantha experiences unrequited love, embarrassing moments, and unexpected surprises.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Breakfast Club is a coming-of-age film that follows five high school students from different social groups who come together during a Saturday detention. As they spend the day together, they confront their own stereotypes and discover common ground, forming unexpected connections and challenging the norms of their school hierarchy.

17 Again

17 Again
17 Again
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Jason Filardi
Actors: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann
Language: English
Country: United States
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“17 Again” is a comedy film about a middle-aged man who magically transforms into his 17-year-old self, giving him a chance to relive his high school years. As he navigates the challenges of adolescence, he learns valuable lessons about love, family, and the importance of embracing one’s true self.

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