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Poll: What's the greatest teen movie ever?

Say Anything 7 (9%)
The Breakfast Club 19 (24%)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 22 (28%)
10 Things I Hate About You 5 (6%)
Napoleon Dynamite 4 (5%)
Other?? 21 (27%)
   Discussion: What's the greatest teen movie ever?
renita · 18 years, 3 months ago
... but man, it was a tough call between that and say anything... i may even still change my mind.
Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
I did too, but Say Anything has the best line in a movie ever:

I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.
lawrence · 18 years, 3 months ago
such hard choices. I had to go with Ferris Bueller, though. It's the only one I've seen more than once. :)
meh · 18 years, 3 months ago
I voted Breakfast Club. Probably 'cause I've seen it most recently.

And I saw 10 Things on a date, which makes it a mixed memory. Ah, youth. Um, or something. *L*

Actually, of the non "other" others, I think those two are the only ones I've seen. *hides*
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 18 years, 3 months ago
Though Ferris was a close second. I've seen Breakfast Club so many times and still love it.

(and there was also the third season episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation that mimicked it, which was so awesome).
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 3 months ago
You gotta go with the film that sang about lowering the voting age to 14 and putting everyone over 30 into camps.

14 or fight!
goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
dwd. we just introduced two of our friends to that movie this weekend. max frost for president!
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 3 months ago
What about Heathers? I was far from a teen when it came out and it still blew me away.
Samantha · 18 years, 3 months ago
I would've voted for that one. I related to it.. alot.. almost like alot of other people seem to get "Napoleon Dynamite".. which.. I don't.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
Great flick. Notice I like the ones with dark humor, Heathers and Welcome to the Dollhouse.
A.J. · 18 years, 3 months ago
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Amazing film.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
Amazingly bad. The only parts that were bearable were the interactions of Sean Penn with Ray Walston.
A.J. Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
so disagree with you. I went to it expecting a bad teen exploitation film and came away so impressed.
hkath Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
My main problem with it is that it isn't any fun... it's kind of torturous the whole way through.
K-Lyn · 18 years, 3 months ago
Napoleon Dynamite...I was told but countless people that I had to see this movie. It is quoted constantly in my various circles (although we'd been saying "Sweeeet" long before) I went. I don't get it! Was I supposed to be drunk first? Did something happen that I missed? I'm not even sure what year it was supposed to be. So can someone explain it to me?

But the answer to this poll is most certainly Ferris...It is so choice.... If you have the means I highly recommend picking it up...
Songbill Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
Although it's technically set in the present, I think that movie had a lot to do with growing up in the mid-late 80's... and was largely a celebration of that time, although it's not really stated as such. I think if one can reconcile themselves to the fact that the movie is not "about" anything, then it's easier to enjoy.
J. Andrew World · 18 years, 3 months ago
That was the greatest movie ever made!
Bender Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
he won't keep his testicles off of me!
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

I think there needs to be an "anything with John Cusack" answer or something. :) Yes, Better Off Dead is a kickass awesome movie.

I voted for Ferris because it's so deeply programmed into my mind, so quotable, etc. It's just such giddy fun.

Though if Heathers had been on the list I would have been deeply conflicted.

I actually am split on Say Anything. I love the movie based mostly on Lloyd and who he is and how he acts...but I get so fed up with the girl that I feel Lloyd's absolute awesomeness is wasted on her. :) So when I'm watching the movie I tend to tune out on any parts where she's more central. Maybe I'm just bitter because I would have been gaga over him from day one and wouldn't have had to be pursued. :)

angelmusicmaven Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, I've seen Better off Dead and Cusack bit-part classic SIXTEEN CANDLES (no more yanky my wanky!!!!) more times than I can count... those are really my top two... they did so many more off the wall hyper things... like remember in Just One of the Guys, the guy that always walked around with lizards and stuff, and the 2 boys who thought they were aliens?? WOW.

Andrea Krause Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
I love Just One of the Guys way more than I feel I should. :) I've seen it a gabillion times.
Phoenix · 18 years, 3 months ago
The revenge of the nerds factor can't be beat :)

And I <3 Mary Stuart Masterson...
dirty life & times Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
that's what i was thinkin'!
goovie is married! · 18 years, 3 months ago
but i would have included heathers, welcome to the dollhouse, pretty in pink, clueless, saved!, bring it on, and mean girls in my list, too.

and the baby-sitters club movie.

so i voted for other. but now i wish i could change my vote so 10 things could get some love.
siobhan's a londoner Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

I think teen movies are my favourite movie genre, though usually when pressed I won't admit it for some idiotic reason. I'm so glad someone mentioned Pretty in Pink because I saw it when I was twelve and oddly got a crush on Andrew McCarthy and also obsessed with the Psychedelic Furs even though the song came forst and the lyrics had nothing to do with the plot.

Yay teen movies, and I really liked the baby-sitters club movie too and feel no need to hide it!

A girl named Becca · 18 years, 3 months ago
Thought about voting for 10 Things... because it was my favorite of the choices listed...but...


No question, really.
100% dainty! · 18 years, 3 months ago
Goovie, you're so right. I should have included more. Forgive me? ;) Especially Saved! I think that might be the best one of this decade.

I actually had a hard time picking my choice. I love Say Anything but i also get so fed up with Ione Skye. But the thing I love about the movie was how different it was from the other 80s teen movies. It wasn't so cookie-cutter and melodramatic. The people and the dialogue seemed real. I liked that.

My favorite part is the little kid in the gas station parking lot who goes "Bitches man!" in that little voice. :)

For those of you asking about Napoleon Dynamite . . . I really really liked that movie. I thought the humor was so weird and new and "what the hell?" My stomach hurt so much after I saw that in the theatres. I couldn't stop laughing.

The thing is, with Napoleon Dynamite, even though it's weird and has a humor that takes getting used to, I think it's just your normal teen movie. . .except unlike most teen movies (with the exception of Welcome to the Dollhouse, probably) it's about COMPLETELY UN-glamorous people. They're backwards and shy and dress terribly and live in the middle of nowhere. THey're people we like to objectify. But the film makes us confront the fact that they are complex people too. Even sexual beings who fall in love.
Plus? Some of the shots are gorgeous. Like when Deb's calling Napoleon from a payphone, and the mountains are in the background.

. . .Oh yes, and Ferris Bueller is a VERY VERY close second behind Say Anything. I think the scene at the art museum is one of my favorites ever.
Smatts' Baby's Pics! · 18 years, 3 months ago

Anyone for Porky's, Animal House,Dirty Dancing, Grease, Dazed and Confused, American Graffiti, West Side Story, Revenge of the Nerds?

There are so many!

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
I wouldn't call Animal House teen movie. the characters were in their early 20s.

I loved West Side Story but I'm not sure if I'd call it a teen film, that was not the target audience.

American Graffiti was great, the only film that Lucas concentrated on getting performances out of his actors.

I liked Dazed and Confused but don't really remember why.
Bender Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
American Graffiti was lousy. Feh. Feh. Feh.
Alan Mendelsohn · 18 years, 3 months ago
I voted for "Other," meaning none. I don't think I've ever seen a teen movie. except Killer Clowns From Outer Space.
Kentucky Kesia · 18 years, 3 months ago
I recently saw Not Another Teen Movie, and I was able to name every movie that they made reference to. Scary.
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

How do you know for sure? :) Those you couldn't may not have noticed a reference being made..:)

Sorry, just being a smartass.

sheryls Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

ha! did you see it last night on comedy central? we knew what most of them were mocking, but we hadnt seen what they were mocking. except American Pie.

Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 3 months ago
I don't think of it as a teen film but has there ever been a greater film dealing with the problems of being a teen?
emilie is CRANKY · 18 years, 3 months ago
dudes. what about empire records? *falls off*
Brian Dinsky · 18 years, 3 months ago



So maybe I'm a lunatic.

In light of this, and surprisingly enough

I still can't stand When She Talks.

goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 3 months ago

mortal kombat 2 is the best *teen* movie ever?
ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 18 years, 3 months ago
perhaps for geeky teens themselves who play video games all the time? *shrug*

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