Prom

The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies 

Dani Porter
Updated January 14, 2020 898 votes 98 voters 1.4k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the dresses that deserve a crown.

In movies, the prom is either a gut-wrenching disaster (blood gets dumped on the queen; someone gets dumped), or a heartwarming success (the wallflower blossoms; the beauty wilts). But whatever the plot trajectory, one thing nearly always happens: a key character wears an unforgettable dress -- as in Footloose, Twilight, Carrie, and most any other film with a standout prom scene.  

Prom movies, whether horror flicks, teen rom-coms, or dramas, can serve as inspiration for a high school fashionista's dream night out, as examples of what not to wear, or as reminders of how none of us want to be remembered in our frilly prom finery. Maybe all of the above at the same time.

Carrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies
Photo: United Artists

Actors: Sissy Spacek

Released: 1976

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies
Photo: Miramax Films

Actors: Rachael Leigh Cook

Released: 1999

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies
Photo: Paramount Pictures

Actors: Molly Ringwald

Released: 1986

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Prom Dresses In Movies
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Actors: Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski, John C. Reilly, + more

Released: 1999

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