From 'Grease' to 'Mean Girls': Teen Movies Quiz


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Teens love doing stuff that's bad for them, and that includes watching some of the cheesiest, bawdiest and most absurd movies out there. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some of the best teen movies.

In the swoony "The Blue Lagoon," teens Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins played …

Sounds like a recipe for adolescent confusion.


What teen film WASN'T about teens but capitalized on their ability to spend money on their idols?

The 1964 film was a must-see for adolescents stricken with Beatlemania.


What iconic filmmaker directed "American Graffiti" in 1973?

The film was a series of stories about teens in the 1960s.


What is the name of the clique Cady befriends in 2004's "Mean Girls"?

Regina George is queen of the Plastics.


Who wrote "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"?

Crowe adapted it from a book he wrote.


Amy Heckerling directed "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and what other famous teen film?

Thirteen years after "Fast Times," Heckerling made Cher Horowitz a star.


What book was "Clueless" loosely adapted from?

Emma Woodhouse might not recognize it, however.


Who starred as "Gidget" in the 1959 teen surf film?

The quintessential ingenue inspired many girls to dive into the waves.


Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty starred in what romantic teen drama?

The title "Splendor in the Grass" is from a Wordsworth poem.


Who was NOT in "The Breakfast Club"?

Although a member of the "brat pack," Lowe wasn't in the 1985 film.


Who wrote the screenplay for "Superbad"?

Rogen and Goldberg started writing the film as teens.


What is real name of Baby's character in "Dirty Dancing"?

"Nobody puts Frances in a corner" just doesn't have the same ring.


In the original version of John Hughes' script for "Pretty In Pink," whom did Andie end up with?

Andie and Duckie remain just friends in the film.


What song does a "nerd" sing along to in "Can't Hardly Wait," which makes him the party star?

He sings "Paradise City." Guns N' Roses are guaranteed cool-makers.


"Empire Records" starred what before-she-was-famous actress?

The offbeat music store was the setting that launched the careers of both actresses.


Who wrote the title song for "Footloose"?

Kenny Loggins received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the song.


What is the name of the woman the boys "invent" in "Weird Science"?

Lisa is a literal fantasy of adolescent boys.


Cameron Crowe's directorial debut was …

While Crowe already had writing credits, the 1989 film "Say Anything" was the first he wrote and directed.


What song does Lloyd play on the boom box to woo Diane in "Say Anything"?

He plays "In Your Eyes." And a million adolescents swooned.


The Heathers in "Heather" include what non-Heather friend?

Winona Ryder made a name for herself with the dark 1988 teen film.


What well-known actress only made it into the first few minutes of "Scream"?

The unexpected nature of Barrymore's exit made the film even more exciting.


"She's All That" drew on what highbrow literary work?

It drew on "Pygmalion." Just take off those glasses, let down that hair, and voila — a pretty girl emerges popular!


When did James Dean die?

Dean died only a month before the film's release.


"Varsity Blues" is set where?

It's set in Texas. Where else would a high school football film be set?


In "Can't Buy Me Love," the main character agrees be paid $1,000 to be a nerd's girlfriend for a month to …

Only in 1987 would a plot point hinge on fringed suede "outfit."


Besides "Twist and Shout," what song does Ferris lip synch at the parade in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

It's the Wayne Newton version of "Danke Schoen," for those wondering.


"The Taming of the Shrew" was the basis for what popular teen movie?

The quintessential '90s teen film was set far away from Italy, in Seattle.


What vow do the main male characters make to spur the action in the first "American Pie" film?

They vow to lose their virginity before graduation — and spur action it does.


What is the name of the cheerleading squad in "Bring It On"?

And Kirsten Dunst's character is queen of the Toros.


In what year was "Grease" set?

The film was released in 1978 but was supposed to capture the spirit of the late '50s.


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