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14 Moments From Teen Movies That 2000s Girls Thought Were Cool, Then They Grew Up And Realized Weren't Cool At All

Wut...was Hayden Panettiere...doing?

As a self-proclaimed 2000s girl, there are many a moment from the films of my youth that I BELIEVED to be #StraightUpFire. Now that I am older and wiser, I am shocked at how low my standards were.

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So here are some of my favorite moments from 2000s movies that now make me cringe:

1. In Bring It On: All or Nothing, when Britney (Hayden Panettiere) krumped (?) on a few of the Crenshaw Heights cheerleaders to prove that she "had it":

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I was really out here thinking that Britney actually had it.

2. Also in Bring It On: All or Nothing, when the Crenshaw Heights Warriors went up against Pacific Vista cheer squad:

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How did they talk Rihanna into being in this film?

3. In Bring It On: In It to Win It, when the Sharks and the Jets came together, formed the "Shets," and created these...questionable cheer outfits:

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I really thought this was peak fashion. I was incorrect.

4. In Save the Last Dance, when Sarah (Julia Styles) pulled out the chair and went in on her Juilliard audition:

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She's cute, but not JUILLIARD cute.

5. In Cadet Kelly, when Kelly (Hilary Duff) and Jenny (Christy Carlson Romano) performed their ribbon routine:

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"One Girl Revolution" will forever be iconic, though.

6. In High School Musical, when Troy and Gabriella (Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens) sang "What I've Been Looking For" and we were forced to believe it was the superior version.

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Justice for Sharpay and Ryan!

7. In The Lizzie McGuire Movie, when Lizzie wore this lilac number during "This Is What Dreams Are Made Of" and we were forced to believe that this was haute couture Italian fashion:

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I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate for this one — but I bet even Hilary Duff HERSELF would admit that this 'fit could have benefitted from some editing.

8. In Camp Rock, when Caitlyn (Alyson Stoner) played her techno beats at the jam session:

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I have no words other than these two: not good.

9. Also in Camp Rock, when Shane (Joe Jonas) taught his dance masterclass:

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Why did they need trucker hats for this?

10. In Raise Your Voice, when Terri pulled off the hard melody that Mr. Torvald (John Corbett) wanted the class to sing:

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I promise I'm not trying to pick on Hilary Duff, but this was chaotic. If you don't believe me, listen for yourself.

11. In The Cheetah Girls, when Galleria (Raven-Symoné) and Chanel (Adrienne Bailon) broke out into random choreo on the streets of NYC:

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As a child, I thought this was so fire, but now, I just have so many questions. The first one being: why?

12. In Stick It, when Wei Wei (Nikki SooHoo) did breakdance moves on the balance beam at Nationals:

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Like, not only is this not gymnastics, I'm not even sure if this is possible....???

13. In Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, when Lola (Lindsay Lohan) performed in Eliza Rocks:

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This whole musical — which consisted of a watered down Stevie Wonder cover, an okay David Bowie cover, and a Lindsay Lohan original — was not it.

14. Finally, in Wild Child, when Poppy (Emma Roberts) dropped it low during "Tambourine" at the school dance:

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It was a valiant effort!

What's a movie moment that you thought was dope and now have come to realize is totes cringe? Let us know in the comments below!

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