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Favorite '90s dark teen movie: 'Jawbreaker' or Cruel Intentions'?

"Jawbreaker" and "Cruel Intentions" are not your average teen movies. Both films had tad darker takes on the stereotypical teen tropes. "Jawbreaker" follows popular high school girls who accidentally kill their best friend. "Cruel Intentions" follows step-siblings who make a bet on if the bad boy brother can take the virginity of a seemly innocent girl. Both films offered unexpected plot twists! It's been 20 years since they were released, but which harrowing film remains your favorite?

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"Jawbreaker" starred a few familiar faces from Judy Greer, Tatyana Ali and Pam Grier. According to IMDb:

In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Marcie, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence.

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"Cruel Intentions" featured a star-studded cast. Sarah Michelle Gellar played the manipulating sister to Ryan Phillippe's character. They preyed on an innocent teen played by Reese Witherspoon. According to IMDb:

Kathryn Merteuil and Sebastian Valmont are seductive, manipulative step-siblings who get what they want when they want it. Kathryn makes a bet with Sebastian: Sebastian must bed Annette, daughter of the headmaster at their school, before the end of summer break. Annette has stated that she would wait until love and marriage to sleep with a man. If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian's vintage 1959 Jaguar Roadster. If Sebastian wins, he gets Kathryn, the only girl he knows he'll never have. Also in play is Cecile, a naïve girl whose mother had enlisted Kathryn to help her fit in at her new school. However, Kathryn (with Sebastian's help) plans to ruin Cecile's reputation as revenge on Kat's ex-boyfriend, who left her for Cecile.

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