In the mid-‘80s, we had the John Hughes collection -- The
Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Some
Kind of Wonderful, Weird Science -- and in the late-‘90s/early-‘00s,
a new era of high school classics -- American Pie, Bring It On, She’s
All That, 10 Things I Hate About You -- stormed theaters with its
CW-primed cast of up-and-comers.
WATCH: 10 Life Lessons Learned From 'Mean Girls'
Not since 2004’s Mean Girls have moviegoers seen
a film resonate with an audience and impact a culture as widely as it has. Yet,
in the decade since, there have been several flicks that have nevertheless raised
the bar for what a teen film can be. Whether it’s the Shailene Woodley
collection of films that’s redefining teen romance or this summer’s Dope, which
makes nerdy the new black, these films are ushering in a new era of teen films
that everyone must see.