12 Things American High School Movies Taught Us About Life

School might be one big life experience, but American high school movies are one big life lesson. Want the cool guy? Don leather pants and get a perm. Want to be socially accepted? Ditch the glasses and denim dungarees and wear heels, lippy and a short tight dress.

There are some more useful life lessons in there though, such as ignoring the haters and making sure you've signed up to online dating, so next time you're accused of watching chick flick trash, you can list of some of these very valuable mantras we've dug out for you..