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

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.

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