Movies Similar To 10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You is directed by Gil Junger and written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith. The film stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As a benchmark for rom-coms, it caused us to gravitate to movies similar to 10 Things I Hate About You.
In 10 Things I Hate About You, we find ourselves exploring an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ through the Stratford sister’s high school experience. We see them grow into their social standings, romantic and prom choices, and most importantly, determining which walls should come down to further that growth.
If you are a fan of this film, then you are in luck. Below you will find our list of the best movies that are similar to 10 Things I Hate About You.
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1. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Can’t Hardly Wait is a 90s teen comedy created by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. It stars Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauren Ambrose, and Seth Green.
It is the night of the biggest high school graduation party, and Preston Meyers is determined to tell Amanda Beckett that he is in love with her. However, his plans to slip her a love letter go awry when the party goes out of control.
2. Dazed And Confused (1993)
Dazed And Confused is a comedy film created by Richard Linklater. It stars Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, and Joey Lauren Adams.
Dazed And Confused tells the story of freshman Mitch Kramer. He is attempting to learn the ropes of high school while avoiding bullies who are bent on hazing the new students. This leads Mitch on an exciting coming-of-age adventure through parties, drugs, and girls.
3. Clueless (1995)
Clueless is a teen comedy created by Amy Heckerling. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. It was released in July 1995.
In my opinion, Clueless is the ultimate teen comedy. It helped modernize the genre that was previously dominated by John Hughes. It would go on to influence many films, such as Mean Girls.
Clueless follows Cher, a rich and popular girl, as she navigates high school. Her vein life gets turned upside down by her hip stepbrother, Josh, and a boring transfer student named Tai.
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4. Varsity Blues (1999)
Varsity Blues is a teen sports comedy written by W. Peter Iliff and directed by Brian Robbins. It stars James Van Der Beek (THE DAWSON), John Voight, Ron Lester, and Paul Walker. The film was released in January 1999.
The West Canaan Coyotes are not having the best football season. The film follows the story of Jonathan Moxon, the team’s backup quarterback, as he navigates high school, girls, and football.
5. Empire Records (1995)
Empire Records is a coming-of-age dramedy starring Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, Anthony LaPaglia, and Maxwell Caulfield. It was written by Carol Heikkinen and directed by Allan Moyle. The film was released in September 1995.
Empire Records is an indie music store that is about to be sold to a large corporation. To stop this from happening, Lucas gambles the store’s remaining money in hopes of winning enough to keep the store afloat. After losing the money, Lucas must find a way to raise funds and save Empire Records.
6. But I’m A Cheerleader (2000)
But I’m A Cheerleader is a teen comedy written by Brian Wayne Peterson and directed by Jamie Babbitt. It stars Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, and RuPaul. The film was released in July of 2000.
Megan Bloomfield has the perfect high school life. She is a cheerleader who is dating a cute football player. However, Megan is coming to terms with her own sexuality. She is not the only one struggling, as her parents realize their daughter is a homosexual and send her off to conversion therapy.
7. Never Been Kissed (1999)
Never Been Kissed is a rom-com written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. It was directed by Raja Gosnell. The film stars Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Molly Shannon, and Leelee Sobieski. Never Been Kissed was released in April 1999.
Josie Geller is a journalist who has never had great luck with relationships. When her boss makes her go undercover in a high school, she gets a chance at love as she falls for her English teacher.
8. Save The Last Dance (2001)
Save The Last Dance is a film written by Duane Adler and Cheryl Edwards. It is directed by Thomas Carter. The film stars Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Fredro Starr. Save The Last Dance was released in January 2001.
We can’t have a list of movies similar to 10 Things I Hate About You without mentioning this other Julie Stiles classic. Save The Last Dance centers around Sara Johnson, a classically-trained dancer who is trying to get into Julliard. After the passing of her mother, Sara has culture shock when moves to the South Side of Chicago.
9. She’s All That (1999)
She’s All That is a teen comedy written by R. Lee Fleming Jr. and directed by Robert Iscove. It stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddy Prinze Jr., Paul Walker, and Matthew Lillard. The film was released in January 1999.
This movie has been referenced, parodied, and copied a crazy amount of times. The story of She’s All That centers around Laney Boggs who has recently caught the eye of the popular crowd at school. What she doesn’t realize is that her newfound popularity is based on a bet to turn her from a nerdy girl to a prom queen.
10. American Pie (1999)
American Pie is a teen comedy written by Adam Herz and directed by Paul Weitz. It has an all-star cast that includes Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, and Natasha Lyonne. The film was released in July 1999.
Jim and his friends all have one goal: to lose their virginity on prom night. This leads to a variety of crazy and hilarious antics. While this film is probably the raunchiest teen comedy on this list, it is definitely worth a watch.
11. Whatever It Takes (2000)
Whatever It Takes is a teen comedy written by Mark Schwahn and directed by David Rayner. It stars James Franco, Marla Sokoloff, Shane West, and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. The film was released in March of 2000.
Like many teen comedies, this movie takes the ‘nerd guy likes the popular girl’ trope to the extreme. They even do this in both directions as the popular guy wants the nerdy girl as well.
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