Teen Movies: 15 Important Life Lessons From Classic Teen Favorites (VIDEO)

07/18/2012 01:12 pm ET | Updated Jul 18, 2012

When navigating the high school social landscape, there are some important rules that every teenager needs to know. And although there may not be a Surviving Adolescence 101 guidebook, the classic canon of teen movies -- from John Hughes hits of the '80s to Mean Girls -- can offer some insightful life lessons for high school and beyond.

Teen flicks always come with educational takeaways, whether it's avoiding the freeway (unlike Dionne from Clueless) or finding a summer fling worthy of a Grease musical number. And of course, we learned from Sixteen Candles that you should never, under any circumstance, give your panties to a geek. From new girls to mean girls and prom to pep rallies, let the words of wisdom in the below slideshow guide you through the roller-coaster ride that is high school.

What's your favorite teen movie? Do you have any lessons to add? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet #teenmovielifelessons @HuffPostTeen.

15 Life Lessons From Teen Movies
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