Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Martha MacIsaac, Joe Lo Truglio, Kevin Corrigan
Lesson Learned: It's much easier to just ask someone who's over 21 to buy you some liquor.

We know, we know—whenever you think of Superbad, you immediately picture McLovin. And, shortly after, you start laughing. We can't blame you; as the four-eyed “anti-poon,” Christopher Mintz-Plasse delivers one of the funniest performances of the last ten years. Yet, overlooked by those who rightfully praise Mintz-Plasse and equally superb co-stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, the film's script (written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) is a finely tuned stroke of screenwriting genius.

Without forcing it one way or the other, Rogen and Goldberg's screenplay balances raunchy hilarity with relatable, heartfelt scenarios; growing up, who didn't cop shoddy-looking fake IDs? Or secretly pout over a best friend's decision to attend a different college than you? Or start beaming once “it's in” during your first sexual experience? Superbad touches on everyday high school situations with such intelligence and wit that its characters often sound like comedic prodigies. Why say “This outfit won't get me laid” when you can say “Nobody's gotten a hand-job in cargo shorts since 'Nam”?