Fast Times at Ridgemont High
AMC Movie List

High School Comedies

Cringe-worthy moments of youth go down easier when they’re translated by Hollywood. Which of these movies best celebrates teen angst?

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1 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller breaks the teen-comedy mold by being cool under fire, always having a plan, and being comfortably in love with his girlfriend.
412 932
2 The Breakfast Club
This high-school flick about different cliques getting along set the tone for John Hughes' career, and spawned the Brat Pack.
400 918
3 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Sean Penn is unforgettable as Jeff Spicoli, but Jennifer Jason Leigh’s turn as as the sexually curious and inexperienced Stephanie is classic.
395 865
4 Sixteen Candles
Molly Ringwald suffers through an epic and hilarious day of high school embarassments (her crush intercepts a racy note about him).
187 795
5 American Pie
At least one apple pie was harmed during the making of this movie, the one that coined the term “MILF.”
168 836
6 Dazed and Confused
It captures the '70s right down to the nitty-gritty details: Legal drinking at 18 and girls pulling on skin-tight jeans with pliers.
153 755
7 Porky’s
Raw and ribald in an unabashedly juvenile way, Porky's spawned a brand-new genre: The teen-sex comedy.
87 723
8 Pretty in Pink
Molly Ringwald’s misfit character rises above all of her uppity high school's "richie kids" and gets popular boy, Blane (Andrew McCarthy).
62 706
9 Clueless
Queen bee Cher (Alicia Silverstone) may be materialistic, but her big heart is obvious to hunky step-bro Paul Rudd.
53 755
10 Say Anything…
As Llyod and Diane, John Cusack and Ione Skye are thoughtful and three-dimensional lovebirds, proving all teens aren't sex crazed.
50 676