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17 Men From Teen Movies Who Are, Without A Doubt, The Absolute Worst

Ferris Bueller was a jerk!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us who the absolute worst male characters from teen movies are. Here's what they had to say:

🚨 Spoilers ahead! 🚨

Note: Some submissions include topics of sexual assault.

1. Joe from Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Fox Searchlight Pictures

"He was Jess's coach, yet he still decided to pursue an 18-year-old. He made his move while Jess was obviously drunk and not in a position to be making choices like that. Joe was also aware of how Jules felt about him, and knew she and Jess were friends, later using that friendship so Jules could get Jess to come back to the team. At one point in the movie, Jess told Joe another girl called her a racial slur and he'd never understand her frustration, but he responded with: 'I'm Irish, of course I understand.'"


2. Noah Flynn from The Kissing Booth 2 (2020)


"Noah from The Kissing Booth movies is not romantic at all. He’s manipulative, uninteresting, and rude. I’m so sick of him being romanticized."


3. Seth from Superbad (2007)

Jules tells Seth that if he scratches her back, she'll scratch his, and Seth replying that his back is located on his cock
Sony Pictures Releasing

"I can’t even begin to scratch the surface on how gross he was with women. He was also a terrible and controlling friend to Evan and McLovin — he really did hold Evan back and never allowed him to do whatever he wanted."


4. Joey Donner from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Joey asking Bianca for headshot advice in the middle of the hallway at school

"10 Things I Hate About You is one of my favorite teen movies of all time, but it's always hard to rewatch it because of Joey. He was sooooo self-centered, treated every woman he went out with like sh*t, and had zero respect for his fellow classmates. Overall, a horrible, horrible man."


5. Sebastian Valmont from Cruel Intentions (1999)

Sebastian whispering: "Kathryn, the only thing you're gonna be riding is me"
Columbia Pictures

"This dude really decided to be in a bet to take a woman's virginity, and the worst part about it was he went through a lotttttt of work to make it happen. Like, what?!"


6. Steff McKee from Pretty in Pink (1986)

Steff telling Andie she's a bitch
Paramount Pictures

"He obviously had a thing for Andie, but since she wasn't interested in him, he decided to treat her and Blaine like total crap. He was clearly jealous that she went out with Blaine instead of him."


7. Martin Addison from Love, Simon (2018)

Martin trying to apologize to Simon outside of school in an intimidated way, but Simon isn't having any of it
20th Century Fox

"Martin from Love, Simon was willing to out Simon just to get with Abby. Forcing someone to come out like that was truly despicable, and I'll always hate his character for it."


8. Troy Bolton from the High School Musical movies

Troy putting the "T" chain necklace on Gabriella in the hallway at school
Disney Channel

"Troy only thought about himself, even though he claimed his teammates and friends were everything to him. He literally gave Gabriella a necklace that only had HIS INITIAL on it — it might as well have been a dog collar that said, 'Property of Troy Bolton.'"


9. Ferris Bueller from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris complaining about Cameron; Cameron sitting in his car staring at the wheel
Paramount Pictures

"Ferris Bueller was the WORST. The entitlement, the narcissism, and the manipulation? You gotta throw the whole man away. #JusticeforCameron."


10. Paolo Valisari from The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

Paolo looking at Lizzie for the first time in Italy

"Paolo from The Lizzie McGuire Movie made me wanna BARF 🤮. He lied to Lizzie about everything, especially his ability to sing — it was truly amazing when Isabella and Lizzie exposed him at the concert at the end of the movie."


11. Billy Prince from Never Been Kissed (1999)

20th Century Fox

"It was a very small part, but I think the worst male character I’ve ever seen in a teen movie was Billy Prince in Never Been Kissed. He asked Josie to the prom, only to throw eggs at her from his limo and humiliate her in front of his actual date. I know it’s a movie, but I hated that guy!"


12. Stan from 17 Again (2009)

Stan wearing an athletic jacket, staring at Mike in the cafeteria, intimidating him
Warner Bros. Pictures

"I know his character was supposed to be a jerk, but that didn't make me hate him any less. He relentlessly bullied his girlfriend’s brother at his own house, flaunted his physical relationship with Maggie to upset others, and then dumped her when she refused to have sex with him. Such. A. Dick."


13. Danny Zuko from Grease (1978)

Danny reaching for Sandy's breast without her consent at the drive-in; Sandy asking Danny to stop, but he refuses
Paramount Pictures

"We definitely need to talk about Danny from Grease. He sexually assaulted Sandy at the drive-in, and ultimately made her feel like she had to change to be with him. Honestly, all of the T-Birds were problematic because they joked about sexual assault in 'Summer Nights' like it was nothing."


14. Murray Duvall from Clueless (1995)

Murray asking Dionne "Is it that time of the month again?" Dionne is visibly insulted
Paramount Pictures

"Murray from Clueless was the worst. Sure, there were some pretty cute moments between him and Dionne, but for the most part, he didn't treat her as his equal. He always complained whenever she stood up for herself."


15. Aaron from Bring It On (2000)

Aaron staring at Torrance while she visits his dorm; a half-naked woman stands in the background
Universal Pictures

"I just wanted to punch Aaron from Bring It On in his very punchable face! I understood he wasn't meant to be a likable character, but oh my god. Literally anytime he said anything, I wanted him to shut up. I hated that guy!"

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16. Jim Court from Say Anything... (1989)

20th Century Fox

"Obviously I didn't like him for trying to keep Lloyd away from Diane. However, more importantly, what sort of awful human steals money from helpless retirement home residents and their families, and thinks they can get away with it?! Come on, now."


17. And Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles (1984)

Jake "giving permission" to Ted to make a move on a drunken Caroline after the huge house party; Ted carrying a drunken Caroline over his shoulder
Universal Pictures

"Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles was the WORST! Everyone loved him because he was cute, but he had absolutely no redeeming qualities. He constantly blew off his girlfriend because he was bored of her, then while she was drunk, he passed her off to a 15-year-old and told the kid to do whatever he wanted to her. To make matters worse, the only reason he was interested in Sam was because she had a crush on him. There was nothing dreamy or romantic about Jake. He was just a creep."


Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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