Teen comedy is one of the most common kinds of films. This genre has long been popular and in the 1980s became very popular when movies such as Pretty In Pink were released. People of any generation nowadays love to go back to their youth and observe teenage comedies.
Easy A is a teen film that goes beyond all limits. This film, which is influenced partly by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter’ from 1850, chronicles the story of 17-year-old Olive Penderghast as she unintendedly rumors her virginity was lost. Tired of gossip over time, Olive challenges people to get things done. But, as in any newborn teenage romantic film, the truth comes out everything ends well.
Usually, these films star high school or college old people who are in all sorts of hilarious situations. In the hearts of young audiences, teenage comedies hold a special place. It offers a nice illusion of what years of teenage age could be; high school, irrational decisions, and first complicated love. But it is fun to stroll down memory lane for some older fans. However, when you want the genre to binge.
Here are some of the best films to watch if you loved Easy A.
1. Mean Girls
Combine the clever script of Tina Fey with Lindsay Lohan in her prime and the breakthrough success of Rachel McAdams and what do you get—Mean Girls. Loaded to the brim with unforgettable one-liners, Mean Girls quickly enjoyed cult success, and while it’s the most recent of this top 10 bunch, there’s no doubt it’s going to stand the test of time. Lohan’s Cady is an unsocialized girl who spent her first 16 years of education at home, putting her in the most dangerous jungle of all of the—high school. While Cady does not have social skills up to par with all of the students, she’s looking to land her place in the famous middle girl party, The Plastics. All of them, Cady had formed a positive friendship with a group of outcasts who encouraged her to take up her place in The Plastics and take the mean girls down. But as in any decent high school flick, often the drama and politics of the social hierarchy will hit even the purest of hearts. Mean Girls is filled with strong comedy shows, with Tina Fey as the main teacher in the mix. It’s hysteric, but it also focuses profoundly on how mean girls can be in high school, and where the line has to be drawn
2. Just Friends
After There’s Something About Mary and American Pie, the early-to-mid-eighties were packed with comedies that combined raw comedy with treacherous sentimentality—but Only Friends was the only one to throw Christmas cheer into the mix. This story of a smart-ass LA record maker (Ryan Reynolds) returning home to New Jersey on holidays and romancing his high school BFF (Amy Smart) isn’t easy—some of the jokes that are aged like your own Good Charlotte song—but the leads do their best with tepid retainer gags, The Diary, and “friend-zoning.” So why give this one a chance? A very funny turn from Anna Faris as a Paris Hilton-style pop star who makes Reynolds’ life a living hell. If her character really makes Christmas special, we’re going to be there.
3. Dead Poets Society
Although all of the best high school movies stick to the comedy genre, the Dead Poets Society makes this list the only real drama, but also a strong glimpse at high school life. We just wish we had as inspirational a teacher as John Keating’s Robin Williams, but, alas, we can’t all go to a fancy boarding school like the Welton Academy. Although this film may be far from normal of high school, students also fall into common styles of personalities as seen in many of the best high school movies. Dead Poets Society has offered us a group of high school students to whom many would refer. Each of them found themselves, and particularly in the construction of a private school environment, it was a difficult feat. Although the plot takes a dark turn, it was a high school movie with a greater message, teaching us to fulfill your dreams and feel empowered. Unfortunately, like most high school movies, the young characters don’t come into their own until the last few scenes of the film, in this case costing the future of one of the people who helped them the most.
4. The Perfect Date
Having money to pay for education is something that a lot of teens need to do. If it’s a scholarship or a student loan, having the money can be stressful. The Best Date is a teen comedy starring Noah Centineo and premiering on Netflix in 2019. In this film, Noah Centineo plays the role of Brooks, a high school student who is trying to find out how to get enough money together to pay for his upcoming school bill. The imaginative teen tries to build an app that people can employ to pretend to be their boyfriend for a special occasion. If he slips to one of his customers, things get messy.
5. Lady Bird
One of the very really successful films that are renowned for their depiction of how high school students thought, sound, and interact with each other and their parents. Lady Bird is Greta Gerwig’s excellent directorial debut. It’s a story about getting older, a senior high school, and a strained relationship with her parents. Saoirse Ronan plays Christine McPherson but typically likes to be dubbed Lady Bird as a nickname, offering a show that fans and critics loved. She also leads the team, such as Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. In their respective sectors, Greta and Saoirse are both nominated for the Academy Award.
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of his beloved book will take you back to childhood in a way that many coming-of-age films try to capture, but not all of them do. The film, about an introverted junior high school named Charlie (Logan Lerman) finding where he belongs for the first time when he is a friend of a group of senior outsiders (Ezra Miller, Emma Watson), while feeling compelled to confront his best friend’s private suicide and mental illness, will take you back to all the emotions you felt at 16. Lerman’s endearing depiction, as well as each character’s own fragile perspective, the heart-warming dialogue was torn out of the book, and the sensitive soundtrack, are more than enough to make you nostalgic for cruising through your hometown and desperate to set up an 8-track and make a good weep.
7. The Spectacular Now
The film is an adaptation of Tim Tharp’s book, featuring a pair of terrific performances by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. Teller plays a charismatic and popular high school student with a drinking addiction who has a romance with a girl in his class whose name he doesn’t remember. She’s clever, witty, and bookish, and her burgeoning relationship pushes both characters to face the harsh realities of their lives. Although the film centers around teenagers, it doesn’t shy away from the deeper subject—alcoholism, the cycle of violence, and privilege. It’s not really a dark movie, but it’s more raw and real than a lot of other movies of this kind. Teller and Woodley are amazing together and director James Ponsoldt keeps the plot going, dramatic, and extremely emotional.
8. What a Girl Wants
Amanda Bynes was a Nickelodeon celebrity in her very own series when she was 13, but this title is what made her a movie star. She brings the charm of a 17-year-old eccentric New York vagabond who goes to London to meet her rich aunt, who happens to be a Lord (Colin Firth) and has no idea that she exists. This isn’t a Princess Diaries, however. Bynes’ Daphne fumbles through her new life, unable to compromise who she is, making a very funny, sweet break from the tween favorite material. What a Girl Wants is just what you expect from a teen movie, hitting all the unrealistic and incredibly rewarding marks.
9. The Edge of Seventeen
The 2016 comedy/drama The Edge of Seventeen is a perfect pick if you’re in the mood for a female-driven teen movie with some awesome comedy and a hefty dose of heart. This new, amusing, and poignant R-rated film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a high school junior who witnesses the ups and downs of teen life is a brutally frank fashion. She has a close relationship with a teacher, played by Woody Harrelson, who advises her through a classmate, child, and family trouble. It’s as good as it’s dirty, but what makes the Edge of Seventeen so striking—beyond Steinfeld’s stellar performance—is how authentic it sounds to existence. Anxieties. It’s self-consciousness. The significance of all this. The Edge of seventeen is a hidden gem.
10. Tall Girl
Tall Girl is an exclusive Netflix romantic comedy that was launched on streaming in 2019. This film stars Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, and Sabrina Carpenter, and is great for anyone who ever feels a little out of place when they were growing up. The film follows Jodi, a high school student who has been extremely tall since she was a young girl. At just over six feet tall, Jodi’s height is pretty unknown. Although this may sound like stupid insecurity to some, anyone who has ever been marginally different from their peers will know that such insecurity is very normal to high school students.
Tracy Flick’s obnoxiously plucky Reese Witherspoon is enthusiastic to secure the role of student council president at her Omaha High School. Matthew Broderick is a civic instructor who is attempting to stand in her path, persuading the popular jock (Chris Klein) to make an attempt to resist her. Illicit deals, diplomatic treachery, and a very awkward looking bee-sting helped to make Alexander Payne’s black comedy genius a critical hit. His beautifully subversive script, written with longtime collaborator Jim Taylor and adapted from Tom Perrotta’s novel, was nominated for Oscar. Any resemblance between the characters here and the real-life politicians is of course, purely coincidental.
Superbad was a project that was long under production during its teens and was designed over a period of years by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, ultimately evolving into a project led by Greg Mottola, with Michael Cera and Jonah Hill as its stars. Superbad was the movie debut of the now-famous Emma Stone after two teenagers (Cera and Hill), who went on a trip to procure alcohol for their children (the most typical teen comedy tale, but one that is extremely successful in this area, considering the chemical composition between the lead and the ridicule shenanigans that occur throughout their adventure. Superbad became critically acclaimed since it was released and revisionists say it was the latest film in an extensive range of quintessential teen comedies that appropriately reflect some of the hardships associated with the advent of the age.
13. The Babysitter
A dream about her babysitter (Samara Weaving) from one of the pre-teens (Judah Lewis) turns into a nightmare as it emerges that she and her hot friends (which included cheerleader Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell as a boyfriend, and Vine star-faced King Bach) dabbles in human sacrifices. The self-confident spin by Director McG on a baby slasher is more comedy than horror and delivers a stylish and silly time of bloody fun. Archetypes are turned on their heads, lines of laughter punctuate almost every scene, and the realism mainly ends when our hero attempts to learn something. In the right way, it’s a goofy chasm. If you hit play, take it too seriously, please do not ruin anything good.
14. The Fundamentals of Caring
After having agreed to become a caregiver (yes, this term forms well), he gets a work of a woman who is muscularly dystrophic in her teenage son Trevor but is often cynical in his sense of humor. If Rudd and the child walk on a road trip to the world-famous roadside attractions, they learn a lot about each other but spoilers know the same about themselves. It’s one of Trevor’s cute attractions that he has been fascinated with roadside attractions. Selena Gomez appears as a good measure of love interest, so if you are in an uncompromising, enormous young people’s mood for excitement, Caring’s Fundamentals is your best bet approved by Rudd.
Clueless stars Alicia Silverstone as Cherilyn “Cher” Horowtiz, a modern teenage comedy who is loosely rooted from an 1815 novel by Jane Austen, a well-meaning but ruined girl who wants to mess often with the lives of the people around her to disastrous results. Clueless has also appeared for positive reviews and a decent panoply with Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy (in a career-making role) and Paul Rudd but ultimately found a stronger pursuit of home video, where she established a culture following one of the few teen comedies of the 1990s that accurately reflected the connections between the young people of the time. A film which made Alicia Silverstone a movie star (only for a short time), because of his sharp wit and charming cast, Clueless holds up more than most films from the 1990s.