10 Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You

By Lori Meek
Published: March 19, 2023 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)

We discuss 10 Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You that you must watch. Add these movies to your watch list.

10 Things I Hate About You is a late-90s classic teen rom-com that’s maintained its cult status more than two decades later. The modern retelling of a Shakespearean tale turned its leads, Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger, into A-list superstars. There’s romance, comedy, and the iconic scene with Julia Stiles’s character drunk and dancing on a table. 

As delightful as 10 Things is, several other feel-good romantic comedies from that era get you bubbling with excitement. Here is our list of movies you must check out after (re)watching 10 Things I hate about You

10 Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

Also starring Heath Ledger, this classic comedy is set during medieval times. The story follows a peasant who always dreamed about being a knight. When his master dies, he takes the opportunity to forge his way into jousting championships by posing as a man of noble birth. 

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Like the two leads in 10 Things I Hate About You, the love birds in this rom-com also have hidden agendas when they start dating. Andie (Kate Hudson) is a journalist tasked with writing an article about how to chase away a man in the aforementioned ten days, while Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) made a bet with a coworker claiming he can make any woman fall in love with him. 

Save The Last Dance (2001)

The famous table dance scene from 10 Things I Hate About You may have won Julia Stiles her leading role in Save The Last Dance. In this touching romance, Stiles plays a ballet dancer who loses her passion after her mother’s sudden death. At her new school, she meets Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), who helps her regain her love for dancing and confidence in herself. 

Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls is probably the most iconic teen movie of the early 2000s. Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady, a girl experiencing high school for the first time after being home-schooled for most of her life. At the school, she meets the popular group of Plastics, led by Regina George (Rachel McAdams), and befriends them with a hidden agenda.  

Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

This is yet another cult classic teen comedy from the late 90s. The movie starring Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Seth Green, mostly takes place at a high school graduation party where a nerdy kid is getting ready to confess his long-time crush to the most popular girl in school. 

A Walk To Remember (2002)

This one is more of a tear-jerker than a feel-good comedy. But just like in 10 Things I Hate About You it includes a teen couple who don’t get along at first but slowly start becoming more vulnerable with each other. 

Coyote Ugly (2000)

In this romantic comedy, the two leads, played by Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia, start dating under unusual circumstances. At first, they don’t like each other, then she ends up owing him a favor and is forced to go on several dates with him. The film also features several iconic dancing on bars scenes. 

She’s All That (1999)

In 10 Things I Hate About You, the male lead gets a financial incentive to start dating Julia Stiles’s character. She’s All That has a similar premise, but instead of money, there’s a bet. Freddie Prinze Jr. plays a high school jock who wagers that he can turn the nerdiest girl in school (Rachael Leigh Cook) into a prom queen. 

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

In this modern take on another classic Shakespearian story, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes bring the famous star-crossed lovers to life. But in this 1996 adaptation, the two members of two feuding crime families. 

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

Starring Gabrielle Union and LL Cool J, Deliver Us from Eva is another modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. As the titular Eva is too involved in her two sisters’ lives, their two boyfriends conspire to hire Ray to date her, so they can finally have peace from their overbearing sister-in-law. 

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