The Most Underappreciated 90s Teen Moviesby kjtenorman | created - 05 Jul 2016 | updated - 11 Apr 2018 | Public
You know Clueless and She's All That, but what about Pump Up the Volume and Coming Soon? Below are the most underappreciated teen movies from the 1990s and early 2000s.
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3. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.
Votes: 25,206 | Gross: $25.20M
4. Flirting (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.
Votes: 5,414 | Gross: $2.42M
6. Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,668 | Gross: $1.36M
7. Camp Nowhere (1994)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,132 | Gross: $10.47M
8. Angus (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.
Votes: 6,004 | Gross: $4.82M
9. The Doom Generation (1995)
R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Votes: 13,052 | Gross: $0.26M
10. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
24 hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.
Votes: 45,481 | Gross: $0.30M
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Votes: 4,059 | Gross: $1.98M
12. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.
Votes: 30,036 | Gross: $4.77M
14. All Over Me (1997)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $0.15M
15. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 11,118 | Gross: $5.48M
18. Pecker (1998)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.
Votes: 12,759 | Gross: $2.28M
20. Dead Man on Campus (1998)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.
Votes: 12,855 | Gross: $15.06M
21. Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.
Votes: 5,350 | Gross: $0.87M
22. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.
Votes: 30,024 | Gross: $10.56M
23. Coming Soon (1999)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.
Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.00M
24. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Votes: 23,459 | Gross: $2.21M
25. Jawbreaker (1999)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 22,206 | Gross: $3.07M
26. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Votes: 87,299 | Gross: $11.53M
30. Loser (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.
Votes: 25,323 | Gross: $15.62M
31. Get Over It (2001)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A high school senior's girlfriend breaks up. His friends try to make him think of something else. His friend's sister Kelly helps him with the school musical. Spending time with Kelly has an effect.
Votes: 17,038 | Gross: $11.56M
32. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Votes: 107,012 | Gross: $6.22M
34. Sugar & Spice (2001)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime
A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.
Votes: 12,784 | Gross: $13.28M
35. Bubble Boy (2001)
PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Bubble Boy's been in a bubble all his life due to no immune system. A cute blonde girl befriends BB. Her boyfriend proposes and BB decides to travel across USA to Niagara Falls to stop the wedding.
Votes: 28,507 | Gross: $5.00M
36. Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A French foreign-exchange student comes to a small Texas high school, befriends a classmate, and practically takes over her life.
37. Pumpkin (2002)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A sorority girl finds her life falling apart after she develops romantic feelings for a mentally-challenged man.
Votes: 8,108 | Gross: $0.31M
38. The Rules of Attraction (2002)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Votes: 47,643 | Gross: $6.53M