From 'Grease' to 'Mean Girls': Teen Movies Quiz
by Staff
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 …

  • lovers
  • cousins
  • both

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

  • "Children of the Corn"
  • "A Hard Day's Night"
  • "The Thorn Birds"

What iconic filmmaker directed "American Graffiti" in 1973?

  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas
  • Ron Howard

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

  • the Kittens
  • the Pinks
  • the Plastics

Who wrote "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"?

  • Amy Heckerling
  • Cameron Crowe
  • Ron Howard

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

  • "Pretty In Pink"
  • "The Karate Kid"
  • "Clueless"

What book was "Clueless" loosely adapted from?

  • "Sense and Sensibility"
  • "Emma"
  • "Maisy Drives the Bus"

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

  • Sandra Dee
  • Sally Field
  • Annette Funicello

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

  • "The Graduate"
  • "Bye Bye Birdie"
  • "Splendor in the Grass"

Who was NOT in "The Breakfast Club"?

  • Ally Sheedy
  • Judd Nelson
  • Rob Lowe

Who wrote the screenplay for "Superbad"?

  • Seth Rogen and Michael Cera
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
  • Seth Rogen and James Franco

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

  • Jennifer
  • Frances
  • Elaine

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

  • Duckie
  • Blane
  • no one

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

  • "Paradise City"
  • "Sweet Child o' Mine"
  • "Don't Stop Believin'"

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

  • Liv Tyler
  • Renee Zellweger
  • both

Who wrote the title song for "Footloose"?

  • Buddy Holly
  • the Everly Brothers
  • Kenny Loggins

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

  • Lisa
  • Jenny
  • Misty

Cameron Crowe's directorial debut was …

  • "Say Anything"
  • "Sixteen Candles"
  • "Almost Famous"

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

  • "Hungry Eyes"
  • "In the Air Tonight"
  • "In Your Eyes"

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

  • Maxine
  • Jessica
  • Veronica

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

  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Neve Campbell
  • Drew Barrymore

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

  • "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
  • "Pygmalion"
  • "Swan Lake"

When did James Dean die?

  • three years after "Rebel Without a Cause" was released
  • weeks after "Rebel Without a Cause" was released
  • before the release of "Rebel Without a Cause"

"Varsity Blues" is set where?

  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Alabama

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

  • pay off her car loans
  • buy a suede outfit to replace one she ruined
  • purchase a new handbag

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

  • "Danke Schoen"
  • "Autumn in New York"
  • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

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

  • "10 Things I Hate About You"
  • "American Pie"
  • "Dazed and Confused"

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

  • to be best friends forever
  • to lose their virginity before high school graduation
  • to always treat women with respect

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

  • the Bees
  • the Toros
  • the Raiders

In what year was "Grease" set?

  • 1958
  • 1964
  • 1978