20 Highest-Grossing Teen Romance Movies
18. Can’t Buy Me Love
Before Patrick Dempsey was McDreamy, he was stealing hearts in Can’t Buy Me Love. The movie was released in 1987 and earned a respectable $31 million in American theaters. It follows a nerdy boy who agrees to get a popular girl out of a jam if she’ll pretend to date him for an entire month.
When she starts to fall for him and he gains popularity, he begins to realize that social status doesn’t matter as much as he thought it did. It’s a concept that plays as creepy today, but at the time, it no one really batted an eye at the concept.