Here are 10 nostalgic sleepover movies to watch this summer

10 Nostalgic Sleepover Movies To Watch This Summer

High School Musical 2This summer will mark the fifteenth anniversary for the film. Fans who saw it when it was first released in 2000 will feel a sense of nostalgia. Like many other movies in the franchise, this film was likely seen during summer sleepovers.

Sleepover movies often contained stories that tweens and teens alike could enjoy among friends, typically on long summer nights. The trials of a teenage girl are the basis for many sleepover movies. These movies are filled with laughter and valuable life lessons. Whether reliving the movie-filled nights of their teen years or are simply interested in some early Y2K fashion and mall culture, these movies well-enjoyed by sleepover parties are a perfect match for anyone searching for some nostalgia.


Clueless (1995).

Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

The cult favorite Clueless Both movie-goers, and children, have made it a staple. Whether because of its iconic lines or a young Paul Rudd, this popular, feel-good chick flick holds a place in countless memories as an integral story of teenage culture, making it a perfect sleepover hit.

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CluelessThe hilarious story of a mall-obsessed, privileged teen who finds emotional understanding is unmatched. The plot is not the only thing that was funny. However, the fashion-forward preppy clothes of Cher, Dionne and finally Tai are still in style today.

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

Perfect Snogging, Thongs, and Angus was a film sympathetic to many 14-year-olds trying to navigate puberty along with the other trials of tween life. This movie was a helpful guide for those who were there back then, and it is a nostalgic reflection on the trials that have been overcome.

This English film is filled with flirting, crushes, and of course, snogging (kissing), which are stereotypically all vital experiences to both teenage characters and viewers alike. Others remember the film for romantic awakenings brought on by heartthrob Robbie (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who sang the film’s memorable original song, “Ultraviolet.”

Aquamarine (2006)


Aquamarine The movie was a popular choice for sleepover guests, as it featured a touching story about true love that showed that there is no better way to show your feelings than with your best friend. As one of the best mermaid movies, this film is perfect for anyone who had a childhood obsession with the finned creatures as well as a good relationship with their friends.

Despite the fact that it may seem absurd to modern standards, Aquamarine Tweens loved Aquamarine (Sara Paxton), the title character. She wore blue-dyed hair and had mood-changing nails. Aquamarine’s and Raymond’s love story is a nostalgic look back to simpler times when halter dresses and love were fashionable.

Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls Group

It’s difficult to meet anyone who hasn’t been there. Mean Girls these daysEven if they were not introduced to the movie at a sleepover party, The early 2000s comedy Tina Fey was involved in creating this hilarious film.

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Despite its large audience, this film was not widely seen. This book addresses many girl-oriented topics, including the all-too-real stereotype of the “Mean Girl”. The main antagonist Regina George (Rachel McAdams) has established herself, in true character, as the unforgettable face of this trope, setting the foundation for dozens of “mean girl” characters for years to come.

10 Things That I Hate About Your (1999)

Kat (Julia Stiles) and Patrick (Heath Ledger) in a paddle boat in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Romance is a key theme in many sleepover movies, and one of the genre’s most-watched love stories is 10 Things I Hate about You Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film transform’s the poet’s classic characters into struggling high schoolers who, relatably, grapple with young love in a captivating, convoluted plot.

10 Things I Hate About Yourself takes a break from the Cher-like popular protagonist, and offers Kat (Julia Stiles), a defiant, indie-loving feminist who gave a voice to the teenage viewers who hated conformity, as well as representing alternative fashion. Of course, many young viewers remember the film for its handsome bad-boy Patrick (Heath Ledger), who captured many young hearts with his accent and iconic singing scene.

Legally Blonde 2001

Legally Blonde 3 stars Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods.

One of   Reese Witherspoon’s establishing films, Legally Blonde taught many young girls that being both feminine and brainy is a good thing. It’s no doubt that it found favor in groups of teens, as the empowering Elle Woods proved that one did not have to forgo pink, “girly” outfits in order to graduate from Harvard Law.

Overall, Legally Blonde This is a funny, humorous story that’s just as entertaining today as it was back in 2000. Reese Witherspoon is a stellar performer that transcends the teens surrounded screen.

The Princess Diaries (2001).

The Princess Diaries was a favorite sleepover movie for many reasons, but mostly because it imbued the fantasy that anyone could secretly be a princess. Any young viewer could see themselves as the quirky Mia (Anne Hathaway), who enviably got sucked into a life of royalty.

You can sport a popular princess look. The Princess Diaries It was a must-have for any movie-going girl group. Its leading actors, Julie Andrews (Hathaway) and Julie Andrews (Julie Andrews), still make for memorable performances.

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Sam (Hilary Duff) in A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story Another movie that made teenagers wish they could have been its protagonist was “The Wedding Singer.” Sam (Hillary Duff), not only was the belle of the prom, but also had a love interest Austin (Chad Micheal Murray), who was a popular first crush.

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Duff was already popular as the character Lizzy McGuire from the television show of the same name, so it’s no doubt so many loved A Cinderella Story. This movie has many details that are nostalgic for the time of Y2K. It includes layered outfits as well as a flipphone to replace Cinderella’s lost slipper.

Freaky Friday (2003)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday

The 2003 version of this name was preceded by versions made in 1996 and 1995. Freaky Friday revamped the tale with all things early 2000, ranging from Anna’s (Lindsay Lohan) punk fashion to her band’s iconic song “Take Me Away.”

Though a third movie take of the novel by Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday It is a beloved classic for its Y2K style and its memorable plot. Lohan and Jaime Lee Curtis (playing Anna’s mother) offer a rocky but ultimately understanding mother/daughter relationship that will remind viewers of their teenage years.

Sleepover (2004)

Steve and Julie in Sleepover (2004)

Sleepover This movie is a great choice for the sleepover genre. Not only is this movie nostalgic for the party itself, but for a time when groups of friends were called to band together. However, Sleepover’s main cast of girls deals with a lot more than everyday teen trials.

This movie features many notable actors, some popular from other teen movies (Alexa PennaVega from Spy KidsSara Paxton Aquamarine), and others modern favorites shown in their younger years (Brie Larson and Evan Peters). The film even includes Steve Carrell, who personifies the hilarious, goofy themes of the movie as Sherman, a wimpy cop.

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