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Buzz In: What Are the Best Movies For Teen Girls?

Did you know March 8 was International Women's Day? Well, according to the official website, "Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women." That's pretty awesome.

So let's talk about young women and movies. Within the world of entertainment, much focus is placed on films that not-so-helpfully provide confusing (or depressing) messages for young women — but what about the movies that affected us for the better as we were growing up? What movies impacted you as a pre-teen and teen? What movies would you want your daughters to watch? Or which titles are just harmless and fun?

It might sound cliché , but I remember watching Beaches as a teen and it was helpful for me to see a lifelong friendship that was relatively realistic — the two girlfriends fought, made up, supported each other and had fun in a way that didn't sugarcoat the fact that life has ups and downs. Similarly, I remember watching Now and Then with my best friend and crying a lot. And in terms of just fun ones, I think 10 Things I Hate About You is a pretty good pick with a protagonist who remains true to herself, which is an especially tough task as a teenager (then again, I wouldn't necessarily encourage young women to flash their teachers).

What do you think are the best movies for teen girls?


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