She's All That Turns 15: 1999 was an Unforgettable Year in Teen Cinema

01/30/2014 at 10:00 AM EST



Cue Sixpence None the Richer: She's All That was released 15 years ago this week.

The story of a hunky high schooler attempting to woo a girl of the dorky, artistic persuasion as part of a jock bet, She's All That inevitably ends – spoiler alert – with the girl transforming into a babe and the pair falling in love.

While the plot wasn't groundbreaking, the movie helped launch the careers of Rachael Leigh Cook and the departed Paul Walker, and cemented Freddie Prinze Jr. as a true heartthrob.

She's All That also ushered in a monumental movie year for all those between the ages of 13 and 19. If you were looking for something to see on those awkward, braces-filled first dates, 1999 made it easier than ever before.

Along with She's All That, these eight teen classics all hit theaters the same year.

Varsity Blues



Release Date: Jan. 15
Starring: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester, Scott Caan

Jawbreaker



Release Date: Feb. 19
Starring: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer and Pam Grier

Cruel Intentions



Release Date: March 5
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson

10 Things I Hate About You



Release Date: March 31
Starring: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union

Never Been Kissed



Release Date: April 9
Starring: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly

American Pie



Release Date: July 9
Starring: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Natasha Lyonne, Seann William Scott

Drop Dead Gorgeous



Release Date: July 23
Starring: Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Allison Janney, Brittany Murphy, Amy Adams

Drive Me Crazy



Release Date: Oct. 1
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins, Ali Larter

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