Director: Brian Robbins
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Amy Smart, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Ali Larter
Lesson Learned: Yes, quarterbacks do in fact get all the girls. Sorry, kickers.

Throughout the state of Texas, high school football isn't just a sport—it's a fervent religion. Parents obsess over their sons' pigskin statistics, second place is equivalent to last place, and, most importantly, just catching a pass grants the player an open invitation to lick whipped cream off of a cheerleader's nips. OK, so that last part is the case in Varsity Blues, but we like to think that real-life all-stars receive such delicious treatment.

Slickly produced and energetically acted, Varsity Blues stars James Van Der Beek (Yeah, remember him?) as a second-string QB who moves up to the starting roster once the team's marquee player, and Van Der Beek's best friend (played by Paul Walker), suffers a career-halting injury. Along with the aforementioned whipped bikini, the new playmaker butts heads with a tyrannical coach (Jon Voight) and deals with the pressures of sudden on-campus notoriety.

Varsity Blues looks at high school sports as more of a job than a fun extracurricular activity, which anyone who's ever been a letter-man on a competitive squad knows is the case. As far as whipped cream bikinis, however, those, sadly, aren't as common in reality.