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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Pretty in Pink” is a 1986 romantic comedy-drama film about a working-class girl named Andie who navigates the complexities of high school social hierarchies and love triangles. With her unconventional fashion sense and determination, she must choose between her childhood friend Duckie and the wealthy Blane, while facing societal pressures and class differences.

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 1985 coming-of-age film that follows five high school students from different social groups who are forced to spend a Saturday detention together. Over the course of the day, they confront their stereotypes and form unexpected connections, ultimately learning that they are more than just the labels society has placed on them.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a 1986 comedy film about a high school student named Ferris Bueller who fakes being sick to skip school and embarks on an adventure-filled day in Chicago with his best friend and girlfriend, while being pursued by his suspicious principal.

Say Anything

Say Anything
Say Anything
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Say Anything movie is a romantic comedy-drama about a high school valedictorian who falls in love with a rebellious classmate, and their journey of navigating relationships and personal growth during their last summer before college.

Can’t Hardly Wait

Can't Hardly Wait
Can't Hardly Wait
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
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 film that follows a group of high school students on the night of their graduation party, as they navigate relationships, friendships, and their uncertain futures. The film explores themes of love, self-discovery, and the pressure to conform to societal expectations.

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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“Clueless” is a 1995 coming-of-age comedy film that follows Cher, a wealthy and popular high school student, as she navigates the ups and downs of teenage life, love, and friendship in Beverly Hills. With her stylish wardrobe, witty banter, and matchmaking skills, Cher learns valuable lessons about self-discovery and the true meaning of friendship.

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 modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” where a popular high school student is paid to date a rebellious girl in order to win over her younger sister. The movie explores themes of love, friendship, and the challenges of navigating high school relationships.

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 romantic comedy about a popular high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn any girl into the prom queen. He chooses an artsy, unpopular girl as his project, but ends up falling in love with her along the way.

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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Mean Girls is a comedy film about a high school girl, Cady Heron, who navigates the treacherous social hierarchy after transferring to a new school. She becomes entangled with a popular clique known as “The Plastics” and learns valuable lessons about friendship, identity, and the consequences of gossip.

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 with her classmates in order to improve her social status, but the rumors quickly spiral out of control. As she navigates the consequences of her actions, Olive learns important lessons about reputation, honesty, and the complexities of teenage life.

Juno

Juno
Juno
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 90 wins & 101 nominations total
Writer: Diablo Cody
Actors: Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The movie “Juno” follows the story of a teenage girl named Juno MacGuff who unexpectedly becomes pregnant. She decides to give the baby up for adoption and forms a unique bond with the couple she chooses as the adoptive parents.

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 10 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
Actors: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Napoleon Dynamite” is a quirky comedy about an awkward and eccentric teenager named Napoleon who navigates the challenges of high school life in a small town, while trying to help his new friend Pedro win the class presidency against a popular girl.

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 three high school friends who embark on a wild night of misadventures and partying before their graduation. The film follows their hilarious attempts to navigate relationships, partying, and growing up while dealing with unexpected obstacles and challenges along the way.

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dazed and Confused” is a coming-of-age comedy set in 1976, following a group of high school students on their last day of school as they navigate parties, hazing rituals, and the uncertainties of the future. The film explores themes of rebellion, friendship, and the search for identity in the midst of teenage angst.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is a coming-of-age comedy that follows a group of high school students as they navigate the ups and downs of teenage life, exploring themes of love, friendship, and the challenges of growing up. The film captures the humorous and sometimes awkward experiences of these teenagers, from their romantic pursuits to their struggles with school and family.

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 as they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night, leading to a series of hilarious and awkward encounters. The film explores themes of friendship, love, and the challenges of growing up.

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos
Actors: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Language: English, Dutch, Italian
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Princess Diaries” is a coming-of-age film about a socially awkward teenager named Mia who discovers she is the heir to the throne of a small European country and must navigate the challenges of royal life while staying true to herself.

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 research a story, but ends up reliving her own teenage insecurities and ultimately finding love.

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 about a high school senior who discovers she is labeled as the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” by her popular peers. She then enlists the help of a charming jock to reinvent herself and overthrow social hierarchies.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig
Actors: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner
Language: English
Country: United States, China
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“The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film that follows the life of a high school junior named Nadine, who navigates the complexities of adolescence, friendship, and family after her best friend starts dating her older brother.”

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