Whether you’re looking for the perfect movie(s) for a girls-only
sleepover bash or you want something playing in the background as you gossip
about the success of your Glowing Sweet 16 dance party, you’ve come to the
right place! We’ve compiled a list of the BEST movies to celebrate your Sweet
16 with! Now… Where’s the popcorn?!
1. Sixteen Candles. Birthday girl Sam lives out all of our nightmares when her
ENTIRE family forgets her Sweet 16! As if that isn’t bad enough, a geeky underclassman
won’t leave her alone and her dream boy has no idea she exists! While your big
day will be MUCH better, you’ll definitely love finding out how hers ends!
2. Mean Girls. Cady used to live in the jungle with her zoologist parents. When
she moves to Illinois and enrolls in a high school ruled by the A-list
Plastics, she wonders if “Girl World” is really so different than the animal
kingdom! When Cady falls for queen bee Regina George’s ex-boyfriend, major
3. Clueless. Nineties fashion and cute boys galore- what more could you want
out of a chick flick?! Oh yeah, a major makeover moment! This movie follows
Cher and her BFF Dion as they give new student Tai a fab new look. The only
problem? The whole thing seems to backfire on Cher in a major way! You’ll have
to watch to find out what happens…
4. Bring it On. One word: cheerleaders! If you and your girlfriends love cheer,
then this is the movie for you! New cheer captain Torrance soon discovers that
the sizzling hot routines her squad has been winning competition after
competition with are STOLEN! Will she and her team pull through to win the
championship despite the setbacks? Or will the true routine’s owners show up
and show off? Only one way to find out! Bring. It. On!
5. Legally Blonde. After being dumped by her perfect boyfriend Warner, sorority
girl Elle Woods decides to come up with a foolproof plan to win him back. Against
the odds, Elle secures her admission to Harvard Law School. With phase one
complete, Elle begins classes- and soon realizes that she doesn’t need a man to
make her dreams come true. When a case comes up that only Elle can win, it’s
time for her to put herself to the test!
6. 17 Again. Have you ever wished you could have a do-over? Well, that’s
exactly what Mike O’Donnell was hoping for- right before he was transported
back to being 17 again! With his wife and kids on the line, Mike (played by
Zach Efron, swoon!) has to figure out why he was given his second chance and to
decide once and for all if he’s made the right decisions.
7. Princess Diaries. Mia Thermopolis is an average 16 year-old
girl with a secret- she’s the heir to a small European nation! While it’s true
that your parents probably won’t buy you a country for your birthday, it sure
is fun to imagine while watching this movie! Mia has to decide whether or not
she will accept her role in the monarchy, all while navigating normal teen
drama- and you thought your high school was hard!
8. Easy A. Quirky teen Olive experiences just how quickly rumors
can spread in high school. After telling her best friend a lie about losing her
virginity (and is overheard by the school’s nosy goody two-shoes), chaos ensues.
Olive embarks on a wild journey to win back her reputation, involving a nutty
guidance counselor, a webcam broadcast, and a guy in a woodchuck costume.
9. 13 Going on 30. All 13 year-old Jenna wants is to be thirty
and flirty and thriving! But when she gets exactly what she had hoped for, she realizes
that you should be careful what you wish for. Being a full-blown adult isn’t as
easy or fun as it looks, and Jenna soon finds herself wishing she hadn’t grown
up so quickly!
10. A Cinderella Story. Sam is a modern day Cinderella! Her dad
passed away when she was young, and she grows up with an evil stepmother along
two evil stepsisters. Sam’s life may seem miserable, but the email relationship
that she starts with a mystery guy soon changes everything. At the Halloween dance,
she has a magical night with her secret crush- until she realizes that he’s the
most popular guy in school and begins to worry that he won’t like her for her!
11. Wild Child. When spoiled Malibu princess Poppy pushes her
dad a little too far, he sends her off to boarding school… In England! While
Poppy is certain that her life is ruined, a run-in with the headmistress’s son
soon makes her reconsider. With a plan already set in motion to get herself
expelled, is it too late for her to have a change of heart?