50 Most Outrageous Teen Comedies

Hairspray (1988)

The Teen Comedy: Ricki Lake plays chunky teen Tracy Turnblack, who lands a gig on a local TV station and promptly gets everybody's beehives in a twist with her ideas about integration.

Most Outrageous Moment: "Is your daughter mulatto?" Debbie Harry offends Divine by suggesting her daughter is mixed race. Basically, any scene involving these two is off-the-chart crazy.

Does It Feature Nudity? None to speak of, but - my! - what hair!

Pretty In Pink (1986)

The Teen Comedy: Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is broke and unpopular, but then high school hunk Blane (Andrew McCarthy) catches her eye. He's rich and in demand - is it even possible for them to hook up?

Most Outrageous Moment: Duckie (Jon Cryer) gets chucked into the girls' bathroom…

Does It Feature Nudity? No, though when you see Andie's awful prom dress, you'll wish she had just gone in her birthday suit.

Valley Girl (1983)

The Teen Comedy: Randy (Nicolas Cage) and Julie (Deborah Foreman) discover that, sometimes, opposites attract, when his punk and her valley girl fall in love.

But will their friends ruin their blossoming relationship?

Most Outrageous Moment:
The fact that Elizabeth Daily gets her boobs out is a bit of a mindfuck, mostly because she'd go on to voice Babe the pig…

Does It Feature Nudity?
Apart from Daily's boob flash, Deborah Foreman also dances around in her underwear.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

The Teen Comedy: Molly Ringwald again, this time playing Samantha, who's royally put out when her entire family forgets that today is her 16th birthday.

Meanwhile, she pines over high school hottie Jake (Michael Schoeffling).

Most Outrageous Moment: Long Duc Dong gets ridiculously drunk. Brilliant.

Does It Feature Nudity? Nope, but that's probably a good thing.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

The Teen Comedy: Newspaper copy editor Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) is given her first real-life assignment - to go undercover at a high school and expose the everyday lives of modern-day teenagers.

The only problem is that Josie was a total geek at high school, which is going to make it difficult for her to get in with the cool crowd...

Most Outrageous Moment: Jessica Alba and her crew of skinny wenches all end up covered in dog food at prom. Serves them right...

Does It Feature Nudity? Of course not - Barrymore wore her birthday suit already in Poison Ivy , and she's moved on. So you should, too.

Weird Science (1985)

The Teen Comedy: With the magical power of science (and a Barbie), Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) manage to create their very own perfect woman in the shapely form of Kelly LeBrock…

Most Outrageous Moment: Surely the bit where the guys create a whole human, though the subsequent house party errs on the raucous side.

Does It Feature Nudity? LeBrock has her own shower scene, but it's all nice and modest…

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

The Teen Comedy: A movie set entirely around a graduation party, where the complicated lives of high school teens entangle - including that of Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who's just been dumped by jock beau Mike (Peter Facinelli).

Most Outrageous Moment: Amanda's cousin hits on her at the party. But then, when you look like Amanda, who could blame him?

Does It Feature Nudity? Not that we can remember, though Jennifer Love Hewitt's skimpy, strappy top doesn't exactly leave much to the imagination.

Clueless (1995)

The Teen Comedy: The movie of a generation, in which Alicia Silverstone's pampered Hollywood teen traverses the fickle nature of love, fashion and high school. It's still Amy Heckerling's best film - and Silverstone's.

Most Outrageous Moment: Some of Silverstone's outfits are somewhat questionable (was there ever a decade that dated worse than the '90s?). There’s also a giant bong, a mugging and this exchange:

Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life.

Does It Feature Nudity?
Nope. Cher may be clueless, but she knows how to keep her clothes on.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The Teen Comedy: Leisure rules! Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) doesn't want to go to school today, so he pulls a sicky, rigs his room with a snore-machine and a dummy, and sets out to have the best day ever with buddy Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara).

Most Outrageous Moment: For pure 'wow factor', there's that scene in which Jennifer Grey meets Charlie Sheen (as a delinquent drug abuser...) in a police waiting room.

Or there's that great bit where Bueller convinces the principal to let Sloane out of school because her grandmother has died...

Does It Feature Nudity? Just naked ambition, really, as Bueller attempts - then pulls off - his sick day.

Losin' It (1983)

The Teen Comedy: An '80s flick set the 1950s, where we find four teens (among them Tom Cruise and Jackie Earle Haley) on their way to Mexico.

Three of them intend to shag away their V-plates. The fourth just wants to buy fireworks (we're not kidding). Along the way, they pick up Shelley Long...

Most Outrageous Moment: As if picking up Long while robbing a grocery store wasn't outrageous enough, there's a bit where the guys run into some rather, er, 'colourful' sailors...

Does It Feature Nudity? Not really - though Long does get her bra out.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.