There’s no doubt that there are lots of movies and TV shows on offer from streaming services, but sometimes you just need a bit of inspo. We’ve already delved into some of the best Old school TV Shows for your viewing pleasure, so now it’s time to turn our attentions to some old school teen movies.
00’s teen movies were the best and frankly they just don’t make ’em like they used to. If you had been a teenager growing up in the ’00s, these movies would have been your fav!
Get the popcorn ready and prepare to laugh, cry and be baffled by the fact it was ok for a teen to hook-up with her coach…
A Walk To Remember
A Walk To Remember is based on the book by the same author of The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John and a ton of other films. The movie follows the typical formula of a bad boy falling for the outcast girl, but there is a huge twist in the story mid-way though. Warning: this will break your heart, so have the tissues ready.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Honestly, it was hard to pick just one Hilary Duff movie to include on our list because Hilary dominated 00s teen movies. A Cinderella Story came in so close, but for us The Lizzie McGuire movie is our top pick. Although it did give us unreasonable expectations about what our Transition Year Trip would be like. Spoiler: you will not discover your own famous pop star doppelgänger and perform at huge concert. Sorry. But this is what dreams are made of!
Save The Last Dance
If there was one thing that 00s teen movies did well, it was dance movies. And because this was the first in a long line of dance related movies (we’re looking you, Step Up) it’s probably the best. Sara, a ballet dancer, moves from a small town to the south side of Chicago when her mother dies in a car accident were she struggles to adjust to her new life. Then she meets Derek. Together they blend their love of ballet and hip hop as they both learn to move on from their troubled pasts.
Bend It Like Beckham
18-year-old Jess loves playing football, but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. After meeting Jules she joins a local women’s team, but she finds it near impossible to juggle her passion and her families expectations. Bend It Like Beckham is more than just a movie about football. It’s about bending the rules on family expectations and gender norms and having strong, supportive friendships to see you through. Out of all the 00s teen movies, this one is probably the most inspiring.
13 Going On 30
Ever feel like you’re over being a teen and wish that you could just fast-forward to your awesome adult life? Well, be careful what you wish for is all we’re saying. When Jenna makes a wish at her 13th Birthday Party she is shocked to wake up the next morning as a 30-year-old magazine editor in New York. THB we would be shook too. A lot of hilarity ensues. The soundtrack is also awesome!
What other 00s teen movies do you love? Let us know in the comments below.