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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  31 March 1999 (USA)
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A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.


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Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, ... Written by Erica Baffa

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,330,681 (USA) (2 April 1999)


SGD 412,405 (Singapore) (10 September 1999)

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Did You Know?


The title "10 Things I Hate About You" sounds remotely like "Taming Of The Shrew" (on which this film is based). See more »


When Cameron first approaches Patrick about dating Kat, he responds by drilling a hole in Cameron's French book. But when Michael holds up the book in the next scene, the hole is far larger than the drill bit Patrick was using would have made. See more »


Walter Stratford: Hello, Katarina. Make anyone cry today?
Kat Stratford: Sadly, no. But it's only 4:30.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there are practical jokes made by cast and crew and also goofs - including scenes that didn't make the final cut. See more »


Spin-off 10 Things I Hate About You (2009) See more »


Written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson
Performed by The Cardigans
Courtesy of Stockholm Records
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User Reviews

I can't stop watching this movie!
27 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie when it first came out but never did. I didn't get a copy until a week ago and finally watched it with my girlfriend. I have to admit, I've seen it five times in the past week. A lot of teen movies have very basic or clichéd plots, but not this one. It's based on "The Taming of the Shrew" and it has a lot of interesting twists. The music is awesome, every song actually fits the moment, and the two love stories are actually interesting to watch. Even all the actors did a really great job. The only bad thing is the occasional dirty jokes. If you don't care for teen movies, don't worry, you are just like me, this movie is still worth watching. I'm giving it a 10 to bring those ratings up!

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