15 Must Watch Movies like Mean Girls

Lee Kirwin

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Lee is an avid 80's action fan classing Predator and Terminator among his favourites, outside of those he loves Brokeback Mountain. When he's not binging movies he can be found keeping fit, attending Comic Con and wearing Star Wars socks of all things.

When it comes to teen comedies, it doesn’t get any better than Mean Girls. It has set the standard for the genre and has left us with many classic ‘one-liners’.

Sadly, I don’t think “fetch” will ever be a thing. But so long as you remember to wear pink on Wednesdays, you’ll be fine.

The Guardian called the film “the perfect teen movie”, and I agree.

If you’ve watched the classic movie more times than you can remember, or if you’re new to the film and want to watch something similar, here are 15 others you can watch that are like Mean Girls.

Work your way through the list and find a new movie to watch on repeat.

Mean Girls 2

Now I couldn’t make this list without giving the sequel a mention. Even though it’s not the best-rated movie in the world, it’ll still give you the same vibes the original film did, minus some of the brilliance.

Mean Girls 2 follows a new high school “Plastics” group that would give Regina George a run for her money.

The Plastics take a disliking to the new girl, Jo and set out to humiliate her in front of the school. While they do succeed, Jo and her friend plan to retaliate.

The movie is a great follow-up if you enjoyed the first film, but it does miss the original cast members.

It stars Meaghan Martin, Maiara Walsh, Jennifer Stone, and Claire Holt.

Easy A

Olive is your clean-cut high school student who lies to her best friend about losing her virginity to a college guy. The problem is, another student overhears her, and rumours begin to spread about her.

However, Olive decides the school’s rumour mill is an excellent way for her to advance her social status while making some money in the process. The only issue is that things get out of hand quickly, leaving Olive in quite a predicament.

The movie stars Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, and Aly Michalka.

Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body is the American dark comedy/horror that took audiences by storm in 2009.

The movie follows two high school students, Jennifer and Anita, who attend a local music concert. Jennifer decides to stay behind and go home with one of the band members but is taken to a mysterious hole where she’s sacrificed to the devil.

Days later, Jennifer returns but is possessed by a succubus. Jennifer and her new demonic friend go around murdering men, and Anita tries to stop them before her lover Chip becomes the next victim.

This movie stars Megan Fox, known for Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Night Teeth. Also in the film is Amanda Seyfried, known for Les Mis, Mamma Mia, Dear John, and The Drop Out.

Freaky Friday

This teen comedy is a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. It follows a busy Mum, Tess and her daughter Anna.

The pair don’t get along very well, mainly due to Tess’s busy work schedule and Anna being a typical teenage high school student. However, things are about to change.

During a freak accident, the pair awaken to find they’ve switched bodies and are forced to live each other’s lives until they figure out a way to return to normal.

Freaky Friday is a fun, family-friendly movie to watch after Mean Girls. It’s set in high school and has the same feel to it.

Lindsay Lohan also stars in the movie, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Chad Michael Murray, and Mark Harmon.

The Hot Chick

Mean-spirited teen Jessica thinks her life is perfect. She’s popular, hot, and has all the guys after her.

However, things quickly change when she wakes up in the body of Clive, a 30-year-old man with a criminal past. As you can imagine, it’s quite a shock to her and is a pleasant surprise for Clive when he discovers the privileges being a “hot chick” can get you in life.

Rachel McAdams (Regina George from Mean Girls) stars in this movie alongside Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, and Rob Schneider.

It’s a hilarious movie that’ll give you some Mean Girls vibes, especially when you see Rachel McAdams as another horrible teen.

The Princess Diaries

When a clumsy, shy, geeky teenager, Mia Thermopolis, discovers that she is a Princess of Genovia – a small state in Europe, her life is turned upside down.

Her Grandmother, The Queen, invites her to Genovia to learn how a princess should act; meanwhile, Mia is trying to navigate high school. However, Mia’s newfound fame causes all kinds of problems for the teen, including a lot of male attention that she initially didn’t want.

Anne Hathaway heads this movie; she’s known for The Dark Knight Rises, Love And Other Drugs, Les Miserables, Rachel Getting Married, and The Witches.

Accepted

High school slacker Bartleby is rejected from all the colleges he’s applied to. To make matters worse, his parents have incredibly high expectations, and he’s terrified to disappoint them.

To save himself from his parents’ wrath, he and his friends create their own institution called the South Harmon Institute of Technology. They use a rundown property near his hometown, and with some work, it becomes a hit with slackers all around the state.

However, his brilliant plan is put at risk when the regulating bodies come knocking. Can Bartleby and his friends come up with a solution?

This movie stars Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Columbus Short, Adam Herschman and Maria Thayer.

Superbad

When this movie first came out, it was regarded as one of the funniest teen movies of all time, and it still holds that title to this day, in my opinion.

It follows a group of high school students who want to live their lives to the fullest before they’re split up to attend college. The problem is, they aren’t classed as the “coolest” of kids, and they’ve got their eyes on the popular girls.

To impress the popular girls, they promise to bring the alcohol to a huge party, leaving them with a problem… getting alcohol.

Unfortunately for them, their escapade lands them in more trouble than expected.

It’s similar to Mean Girls because of the high school setting and the humour. You’ll love every minute of it.

This movie provided a breakout role for Jonah Hill, known for 21 Jump Street, The Wolf Of Wall Street, and War Dogs. He’s joined by Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Emma Stone, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Not Another Teen Movie

Not Another Teen Movie is more comedy than anything. The movie’s entire premise is to make fun of the sheer number of “teen movies” that came out during the late 90s and early 2000s, many of which are on this list.

A jock named Jake bets his friends that he can make any girl into a prom queen. However, his evil sister and even worse head cheerleader aim to stop him.

While it has a comedic focus, it’s a funny movie to watch after you’ve finished most of the films on the list (particularly the next one). It’ll give you a lot of laughs from beginning to end.

The movie stars Chris Evans, Chyler Leigh, Mia Kirshner, Jaime Pressly, and Lacey Chabert.

10 Things I Hate About You

This movie is one of the most popular teen movies ever made, and for a good reason. It has everything you’d want, from romance to comedy.

The story follows a high school boy named Cameron, who can’t date Bianca until her anti-social sister, Kat, has a boyfriend. To solve his issue, he pays another older student to charm Kat into liking him; the problem is he starts to fall for her.

The late Heath Ledger stars in the movie; he’s known for The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, and A Knight’s Tale. He’s joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, and Larisa Oleynik.

Senior Year

Senior Year is one of the latest movies on this list and has been a hit for Netflix.

It tells the story of a cheerleader who knocks herself out during a stunt. Unfortunately, she suffers a blow to the head, which causes her to enter a 20-year-long coma.

Upon waking up, she still has the mindset of a 17-year-old but the body of a 37-year-old woman. She returns to high school to earn her diploma and must face the trouble high school brings.

The New York Times called the movie “a nostalgic sugar rush” and wrote about it fondly.

This movie stars Rebel Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Joshua Colley, and Angourie Rice.

John Tucker Must Die

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this movie. It’s a hilarious, romantic comedy with a high school setting. I’ve watched it numerous times, and it never fails to entertain.

The movie follows womanising teen John Tucker and his many ex-girlfriends who band together to bring him down. They formulate a plot to make him fall in love with a new girl before breaking his heart. However, things aren’t always that straightforward.

It’s like Mean Girls, as the female leads are as devious as The Plastics.

The movie stars Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, and Ashanti.

The Girl Next Door

Matthew is a top high school student and budding future president (or so his parents think). However, when a beautiful young woman moves in next door, he finds his life heading in a different direction than he initially planned.

To make matters even worse, she’s no ordinary girl next door; she’s a famous porn star well-known around the United States. This movie is similar to Mean Girls but is more “adult” in nature.

It stars Timothy Olyphant, Elisha Cuthbert, and Emile Hirsch.

Bring It On

High school cheerleading is serious business, especially when you’re the leader of a champion high school cheer squad.

However, when the cheer captain discovers an ex-captain has stolen all of their best routines and taken them to a rival school, they struggle to compete at competition level for the first time.

In a bid to win, they must reinvent themselves and take their performance to the next level so they can “BRING IT”.

It’s like Mean Girls, with strong female characters leading the way.

Starring in the movie is Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, and Gabrielle Union.

Save The Last Dance

Sara comes from a classical dance background and used to love performing before her mother’s death. However, since her passing, Sara loses all her love for dance and can’t seem to get back into it.

When she moves to Chicago, she meets a black teen with a semi-criminal past who teaches her to love dance again and to loosen up while dancing. The pair hit it off and form a romantic relationship.

If you enjoyed Mean Girls, you’ll enjoy what this movie offers as it’s fun and has plenty of teen romance.

The movie stars Julie Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, and Fredro Starr.

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