Can't Hardly Wait
So, maybe I'm dating myself here, but I feel like despite this being a very 90's movie, it still carries a lot of what it feels like to be a teenager. It deals with the different high school stereotypes, the realization that graduation is a sort of end of an era, and that first love euphoria. Plus, Seth Green is genius.
Any John Hughes Film
Again, I'm dating myself, but these films just feel timeless to me. There's not much I can say about these that hasn't already been said. If you haven't seen them all, what is wrong with you?
This is a more modern teenage voice that I adore. Again, not much I can say. Watch it, love it, and be inspired.
I did a post similar to this one a while back on my blog. For that one, I asked my teenage niece for movies she and her friends quoted all the time. Mean Girls was the first one she said. It's laugh out loud funny, witty, and has some of the best one-liners.
The First Time
This is the last one I'm going to mention since this post is already long and picturey and I could go on for a while. I just watched this movie yesterday. I wasn't expecting much and was super shocked (and elated) that I got so much more. This felt like a YA contemporary novel come to life. I highly recommend it!
And there you have it. A jumping off point for inspirational films for the YA writer. But let's continue the conversation because I always need more!
Do you have some films or even TV shows that are great representations of the teenager's life?