We know, we know. It's hard to get over the first season of the Archie comics-based series Riverdale, but the good news is they're going to have a second season. Woohoo! They're going to be back, Candy Girls, and we're going to see more of Archie and the entire gang. But to help you move on slowly from the ~*shocking*~ season finale, we've rounded up five movies for your Riverdale sepanx below. Happy watching, Candy Girls!
- Brick (2005)
Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Brick tells the story of a teenager's dangerous journey through a high school crime ring to find out what happened to his missing ex-girlfriend. This movie, which premiered during the Sundance, will let you relive the mysterious feelings you got while watching episodes of Riverdale, we promise. (available via DVD)
- Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Want to know what it's like to go through your teenage years and all the changes you'll be experiencing along the way? Let Georgia (Georgia Groome) and her friends show you how they did it in this coming-of-age film about high school kids facing different problems and insecurities at their young age. Plus, if you like it so much, you can read Louise Rennison's books, Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers, where the movie was based on. (available via DVD)
- Men, Women & Children (2014)
Being a teenager in this day and age where everyone's connected via the world wide web is difficult, but what we don't know is how parents struggle with being a parent because of that, too. In Men, Women & Children, we're made to face the different struggles of being so connected online and how it affects our relationships and everything in our lives. (available via Netflix)
- Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015)
Obsessed with book-to-screen adaptations of teenage stories? This movie, based on the novel of the same title by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, will give you a ton of laughs and realizations about friendship and romantic relationships through best friends Naomi and Ely and their relationship that somehow revolved around their "No Kiss List." (available via Netflix)
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Need another book-to-screen adaptation? We know, we can't get enough of that too! This movie based on Phoebe Gloeckner's novel is what you need. Starring Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl explores a teenager's thoughts about sexuality through Minnie, her thoughts and curiosity, and her affair (!!!) with her mom's boyfriend. (available via Netflix)
What movies are you watching these days, Candy Girls? Leave a comment below or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you.