Right now, the internet is becoming a mess for Do Revenge. At the time of writing, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson''s coming-of-age comedy is the second-biggest Netflix film, and is a much larger topic of conversation in several areas of social media.
The film focuses on two students from wildly different social circles, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke, who form a seemingly unintentional alliance in a bid to purge a retaliation against the bullies who have ended their lives.
In our review, we described Do Revenge as Mean Girls for the Gen-Z crowd, and below, weve rounded up five additional twisted teen dramas, many of which serve as direct inspirations for the new Netflix film to help you scratch that noughties itch just a bit more.
Mean Girls (2004)
Lets start off with the obvious. If you liked Do Revenge for its references to mid-noughties sleepover classics, then you''ve almost certainly already seen 2004s Mean Girls, but hey, we couldn''t not include it on a list of similar movies, might we?
Mark Waters, a naive high school newbie who combines herself with the Plastics, is a group of overprivileged and image-obsessed students led by Rachel McAdams Regina George, is acting from Tina Fey.
Mean Girls is a widely seen and hilarious character, but it''s quite (and painfully) accurate. On many occasions, Do Revenge helps out towards the formers most famous scenes (take a look at this Instagram post (opens in a new tab) for some examples).
Mean Girls is currently streaming on Netflix in the United States and Paramount Plus in the United Kingdom.
Easy A (2010)
Easy A is a must-see for Oscar-winner Emma Stone as one of Hollywood''s most well-known actors.
Stone is portrayed as Olive in the film, partly inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne''s 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, a disgraced high school student who confesses to losing her virginity, and she is out of control when others hear her bogus bedroom rumors.
Both movies feature well-written, multifaceted actors that aren''t always the clear-cut professionals we want them to be. Do Revenge demonstrates its clear similarities to Easy As'' setting and rumor-fueled premise, but both films feature well-written and multifaceted actors.
Easy A is currently streaming on fuboTV and Hulu Plus in the United States, as well as on Netflix in the United Kingdom.
The Other Woman (2014)
Okay, The Other Woman isnt a teen drama, but rather a film in which revenge (in this case against a sleazy, three-timing guy) plays a key role.
Three women appear in the film, including Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, who join forces to defeat Mark, played by Game of Thrones stalwart Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a charismatic businessman who sees everything at once. Hormone pills, hair-removal cream, and laxative-spiked water are all part of the trios Mean Girls-style plans, making The Other Woman like Do Revenge a huge gruesome comeback.
The Other Woman is now available on HBO Max in the United States and Disney Plus in the United Kingdom.
Clueless, as with Mean Girls, is a clear foundation of Do Revenge''s rise, not just because the school uniforms worn in the latter appear to be from Amy Heckerling''s 1995 costume wardrobe.
Clueless, which based on Jane Austen''s 1815 novel Emma, stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher, a beautiful and famous high school student who begins to examine her own existence while playing matchmaker for a couple of tough-nosed teachers.
Both films look similar, but they take similar swipes at a very specific type of pastel-colored high school fantasy Vogue (opens in a new tab) as the bubblegum dreamworld by transposing their respective source material in a manner they feel accessible.
Clueless is currently streaming on Netflix and Prime Video in the United States, as well as Paramount Plus in the United Kingdom.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You isn''t a film about revenge, it''s a novel about friendship.
Cameron joins Gil Jungers, a young adult who seeks help from a mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger) to date a popular girl (Larisa Oleynik) who would not marry her unless her ill-tempered sister (Julia Stiles) gets one. The film is essentially a modern-day reimagining of William Shakespeare''s The Taming of the Shrew, and is so named after a poem written by Kat (the sister) that describes
Sure, that synopsis doesn''t look like Do Revenge, but 10 Things I Hate About You is at its best when its seemingly antagonistic lead actors find comfort in their common ground.
ten things I hate about you are now streaming on Hulu in the United States and Disney Plus in the United Kingdom.