Well, welcome to the Top 10 list at EYG. This week’s show from the Top 10 Show on SK Plus was the Top 10 Raunchy Teen Comedies, in honor of Blockers opening this weekend.
Problem is… this is one of the genres that I just do not like much so I do not have a lot of choices to fill up the Top 10. In fact, there are a couple in my list that I haven’t seen fully or haven’t seen in decades. I actually considered not doing the list this week, but I chose to do it anyway and fill it up with as many films as I could.
I also have the need to cheat a couple of times here.
So… here are the Top 10 (or 6) Raunchy Teen Comedies
#6. Project X. I saw this one in 2012 and it was okay. It fell near the end of the craze of the found footage genre as this party that got way out of control played out. Project X was not a great film, but it was reasonably entertaining.
#5. Revenge of the Nerds. I haven’t seen this in ages. I was never a fan of Curtis Armstrong as I kind of blame him for the downfall of Moonlighting on ABC. I do love the theme song of this film.
#4. Weird Science. Another film that I have not seen since my youth but it is one with a great heart to it. I had a friend who looked quite a bit like Anthony Michael Hall so it was fun teasing him about it. The shower scene though….
#3. American Pie. This one is a classic of this type of genre. The first one was very solid that included a great performance by several of the young actors anchored by Eugene Levy. And of course, you will never look at apple pie the same way again.
#2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Another film with one of those unbelievable scenes that push the envelope. In this one, it features Judge Reinhold. There is also a strong cast here and a star turning performance from Sean Penn as Spicoli.
#1. National Lampoon’s Animal House. Here is my cheat. Sure it is college, but I am sure there are teens in the story as well. John Belushi is classic as Bluto. Another great cast from the late 1970s including Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Tim Matheson, Bruce McGill, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf (The Master from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and many others. Great music too. SHOUT!
Okay… done. Only 6. Maybe Blockers will be added to this list this weekend.