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Limousines, spiked punch, teens in tuxedos... For high school students, prom can seem like the biggest night of the year—and for film characters, it's often the make-or-break moment of coolness, maturity, and losing one's virginity. This is list of the best prom movies ever made, ranked by movie fans who love papier-mâché decorations and grinding in fancy dresses. This prom movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about prom are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about prom you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous prom movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these prom movie titles for more information about the films.

List ranges from American Pie to She's All That to Carrie, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best prom movies?" and "What is the greatest prom movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular prom movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these prom movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good prom movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Lee Kirby added 10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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Lee Kirby added Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Lee Kirby added Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Lee Kirby added Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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Lee Kirby added She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

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Lee Kirby added Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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JenAnistonFriends added Prom Aimee Teegarden, Danielle Campbell, Madison Riley

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Lee Kirby added Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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Lee Kirby added American Pie Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prom Movies
Lee Kirby added Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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Lee Kirby added Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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bojanthebest added Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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Lee Kirby added Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

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Lee Kirby added Drive Me Crazy Ali Larter, Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier

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susanna laura added Teen Spirit Cassie Scerbo, Chris Zylka, Rhoda Griffis

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Lee Kirby added Not Another Teen Movie Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart

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Lee Kirby added Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Lee Kirby added Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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smeteorx314 added Wish Upon a Star Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Lois Chiles

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Prom Wars Rachelle Lefevre, Meaghan Rath, Alia Shawkat

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rina.b added Bee Movie Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

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Bart Got a Room Ashley Benson, Jennifer Tilly, William H. Macy