A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Cher's (played by Alicia Silverstone) thoughts about "Mean Girls"? "As if!"
Without "Clueless," there would be no "Mean Girls." While "Mean Girls" is a quotable film, "Clueless" used vocabulary that shaped the way Millennials talk to this day. "Clueless" was a movement, while "Mean Girls" is simply a good teen flick.
Watch a scene from the film that popularized phrases like "whatever" and "as if."
Below is the synopsis of "Mean Girls," also thanks to IMDB.
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
"So you agree? You think you're really pretty?" We mean, who doesn't love to hate Regina George?
Yes, "Clueless" is a cult classic forever cemented into '90s pop culture. But "Mean Girls" actually provided depth to the high school "mean girl" persona, and tackled issues like bullying and social acceptance in a way that felt all too trueto anyone who went to school in the 21st century. But still, no other film really offers such depth to high school life and manages to keep it entertaining.
Watch this classic clip from the film where Cady meets the Plastics.