Top 5 Films for Young Girls
Feeling exhausted during the hectic week, well it's time to indulge in some me-time or we-time if you are a mom to a teenager or young adult. What better way to catch up with a movie with some coffee and snacks? Here is a list of movie recommendations from our side that are absolutely suitable to bring out the teenage girl in you:
1. The Princess Diaries: Anne Hathaway shines in this 2001 film, as Mia, a messy teenager who discovers that she is the only heir to the throne of Genovia. She undergoes a surprising transformation from a confused and shy teenager to a gorgeous, graceful woman. The movie has some fun moments and is a good venture to watch, especially because of the presence of Julie Andrews as Mia's grandmother, Queen Clarisse. If you like it and want to get more of Mia and her kingdom of Genovia, you can also watch the sequel from 2004.
2. Mean Girls: This is my favourite from the list. This 2004 film, starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachael McAdams and Amanda Seyfried is about Cady, a 16-year-old who joins a new school after her return from Africa. She is befriended and bullied simultaneously with the Plastics group of school, which consists of the popular beauties headed by Regina George, brilliantly played by McAdams. How Cady overcomes all obstacles and ultimately becomes the star of the school is what follows. This film is funny, thoughtful at times, and very enjoyable overall.
3. Clueless: This 1995 film had Alicia Silverstone in the lead role, supported by Britanny Murphy and Paul Rudd. Cher is a nice high schooler and the daughter of a wealthy dad living in the plush locality of Beverly Hills. All she wants is to do good for others and be nice, which makes her happy. She engages in the act of pairing up teachers and some of her friends. In this act of generosity for others, she loses her grip on her own life. She realizes that it only results in severing her relationship with the existing people in her life. She embarks on a journey to rectify her thoughts and lead a meaningful life.
4. Juno: This is a cute film that somewhat tackles the grave issue of teenage pregnancy light-heartedly. The film stars Elliot Page (then Ellen Page ) in the title role. While she was being pressured to go for an abortion, she decided to give up her unborn child for adoption instead. She finds a childless couple and moves in with them to be cared for properly until the baby is born. What follows are multiple heartbreaks and revelations.
5. 10 Things I Hate about You: This 1999 film stars Julia Stiles and the Late Heath Ledger in lead roles. This is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Kat is a shrewish young woman who hates going on dates and and socializing. Her sister Bianca wants to date Cameron, whom she is interested in, but her strict father rules that until her elder sister starts dating someone, she is not allowed to do the same. Frustrated by this absurd rule, Bianca and Cameron hire an Australian ruffian, Patrick, to make Kat date him. How this funny game leads to a sparkling romance is what follows.