A Comprehensive List of the Dreamiest High School Heartthrobs from Your Favorite Teen Movies

If these guys went to our high school, we would’ve all been skipping class

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Johnny Depp as Cry-Baby in Cry-Baby

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That jawline really is enough to make you cry. 

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John Travolta as Danny Zuko in Grease

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We’ve got chills, they’re multiplying! 

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Christian Slater as J.D. in Heathers

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A character that made women everywhere think, “Girl, you can’t fix him!” 

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Michael Schoeffling as Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles

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Jake Ryan would never forget your birthday! 

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Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson in Dazed and Confused

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Even with the creepy mustache, McConaughey was looking all right, all right, all right. 

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Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark in The Breakfast Club

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Estevez nailed the “I’m a jock, but I’ve got a soft side” vibe. 

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Judd Nelson as John Bender in The Breakfast Club

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Meanwhile, something about John Bender just made you want to give him your diamond earring! 

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James Van Der Beek as Mox in Varsity Blues

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He may have been back-up quarterback, but he was a starting player in our hearts. 

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Omar Epps as Quincy McCall in Love & Basketball

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10/10 woud learn how to play basketball to impress Omar Epps.

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Paul Walker as Lance Harbor in Varsity Blues

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Look up “All-American high school quarterback” and you’ll find a photo of Walker as Lance Harbor in Varsity Blues. 

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Donald Faison a Petey Jones in Remember the Titans

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Sorry, we got distracted by Faison’s arms. 

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Freddie Prinze Jr. as Zack Siler in She’s All That

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Prinze Jr. really is all that. 

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Andrew Keegan as Joey Donner in 10 Things I Hate About You

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He wasn’t exactly a good guy, but he was a model …

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Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You

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It must have been hard to come up with 10 reasons to hate Patrick Verona. 

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Adrian Grenier as Chase Hammond in Drive Me Crazy

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The boy next door who had perfect eyebrows and could really rock a cableknit sweater.

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Mark Wahlberg as David McCall in Fear

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Listen, we know that Wahlberg was absolutely terrifying starring opposite of Reese Witherspoon in Fear, but he was also pretty gorgeous.

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Ryan Phillippe as Sebastian in Cruel Intentions

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He made a pretty gross bet and had a weird thing going on with his stepsister (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), but there was no denying that Phillippe was dreamy! 

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Shane West as Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember

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West made girls everywhere wish their boyfriends would give them a (temporary) butterfly tattoo and drive them to the state line so they could “be two places at once.” 

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Jesse Bradford as Cliff in Bring It On

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Admit it, you wished Cliff would write you a song so that you could dance around your room like Torrance did in Bring It On

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Channing Tatum as Tyler Gage in Step Up  

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Before Magic Mike, there was Step Up, and Channing Tatum was just as gorgeous in both films. 

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Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls

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What can we say? He looks sexy with his hair pushed back. 

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Paul Rudd as Josh in Clueless

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“I love Josh! I am majorly, totally, butt-crazy in love with Josh!” —Cher Horowitz, but also all of us. 

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Chad Michael Murray as Austin in A Cinderella Story

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Even though he couldn’t recognize Hilary Duff in a teeny-tiny mask, we still pined after Austin. 

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Sean Patrick Thomas as Derek in Save the Last Dance

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We would save all of our dances for Sean Patrick Thomas. 

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Jesse Metcalfe as John Tucker in John Tucker Must Die

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Sure, Metcalfe played a total jerk who was messing around with three women at the same time, but he was a gorgeous jerk. 

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Corbin Bleu as Chad Danforth in High School Musical

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If we played basketball on the same team as Corbin Bleu’s character in High School Musical, we would definitely need someone to remind us to “Get’cha Head In the Game.” 

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Liam Hemsworth as Will Blakelee in The Last Song

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Starting a petition to get Liam Hemsworth’s abs in The Last Song an Academy Award. 

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Penn Badgley as Woodchuck Todd in Easy A

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Forget about an Easy A, we’d give Badgley an A+! 

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Zac Efron as Mike O’Donnell in 17 Again

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Efron should be a part of the High School Heartthrob Hall of Fame at this point. 

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Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars

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The Fault in Our Stars may be a super-sad film, but at least we got to watch Ansel Elgort be romantic and adorable for a few hours. 

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Jacob Elordi as Noah Flynn in The Kissing Booth

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Every cheesy teen movie has to have a hot older brother, and Elordi is more than perfect for the job. 

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Noah Centineo as Peter in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Whoa, whoa, whoa! Centineo’s role in the Netflix film secured him the title of The Internet’s Boyfriend. 

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Timothée Chalamet as Kyle in Lady Bird

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Don’t pretend like you didn’t pine after a guy like chain-smoking, bass-playing, literature-toting, leather-jacket wearing Kyle. 

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