Ranking Cinema's Baddest Mean Girls From Regina George To Heather Chandler

You may have escaped the mean girls of high school without too much emotional damage, but if you ever want to relive the days of girl-on-girl cruelty, all you have to do is queue up Netflix and check out these high school flicks. The well-manicured bullies in the following films may be pretty, but they play dirty — and some play much dirtier than others. Check out the ranking of the popular mean girls in film, ranked from bitchy to sociopathic.

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#14: Aubrey, 'Pitch Perfect'

Aubrey (Anna Camp) isn’t necessarily a bad person — she’s just extremely driven, highly competitive, and not-so-fond of change. She may butt heads with main character Beca (Anna Kendrick) but deep down Aubrey just wants what’s best for the Barden Bellas — even her way isn’t always the best one.

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#13: Rizzo, 'Grease'

Rizzo (Stockard Channing) is snarky and not particularly welcoming to new girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) but beneath her tough shell is a big ole’ softie — just listen to “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” Rizzo’s not a sugar sweet like Sandy, but maybe that’s okay — she’s far more fun.

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#12: Amber, 'Clueless'

Amber (Elisa Donovan) is not a nice girl by any means, but she’s really more of a nuisance than anything else. Her constant competition with Cher (Alicia Silverstone) masks some major insecurities, and her bitchy one-liners aren’t enough to move Amber higher on this list.

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#11: Sharpay, 'High School Musical'

Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) is the worst version of the girl from your high school who took the school play entirely too seriously. She would throw her own brother down the stairs if it meant getting top place on a Playbill. Sure, she develops a bit of a heart towards the end of the film, but overall Sharpay remains selfish throughout all three musicals.

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#10: Big Red, 'Bring It On'

It takes a particular breed of mean cheerleader to steal another squad’s routine, which is what the former captain of the Toros did to secure their team’s spot in the finals. On the plus side, at least she didn’t break anyone’s ankle or anything to get ahead.

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#9: Marianne, 'Easy A'

Uber Christian Marianne (Amanda Bynes) doesn’t think she’s being cruel when she humiliates and shames Olive (Emma Stone) for having sex — she thinks she’s doing the slut a favor by trying to “save” her in the eyes of God. That doesn’t mean that Marianne is a good person — once she learns that oliv

#8: Angela, 'American Beauty'

Angela (Mena Suvari) is the very pretty and very vain friend of Jane (Thora Birch). She’s prone to cutting people down to size, particularly her friend Jane, whom Angela is secretly afraid may be more interesting than Angela can ever hope to be. Angela is a particularly sad person because she’s mean because of deeply rooted insecurities, but that doesn’t really make up for the fact that she tries to have sex with Jane’s father.

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#7: Tris, 'Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist'

Tris (Alexis Dziena) knows that her ex-boyfriend Nick (Michael Cera) is still desperately in love with her, despite the fact that she dumped him for a newer model weeks earlier. When she sees him finding happiness with her frenemy Norah (Kat Dennings) she does everything to sabotage the blooming relationship, out of jealousy and spite. Yes, it’s hard to see an ex move on, but Tris is particularly high on this list for the cruel way she messes with people’s emotions throughout the entirety of the film — she would truly be a nightmare to go to high school with.

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#6: Regina, 'Mean Girls'

Regina (Rachel McAdams) is mean in the worst way, mainly because she’s rarely an outright bitch — her attacks are so subtle you may not even notice just how cruel they are. It’s no wonder that Cady (Lindsay Lohan) saw Regina as sweet before she stole Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) away Cady — the nice facade is part of Regina’s appeal as a Queen Bee. I mean, just look at the situation with the Burn Book — only an evil genius would put her own picture in the book to frame an unsuspecting Cady. The only reason Regina is not higher up on this list is because she never resorted to physically harming anyone to get her way — well, until she joined the field hockey team, that is.

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#5: Hilary, 'Saved!'

Much like Marianne from Easy A, Hilary (Mandy Moore) uses her devout Christianity as an excuse for her cruelty towards others. Her mean girl streak includes attempting an exorcism on her pregnant friend, framing other students for vandalism, and hosting a “pray the gay away” event, all of which she does with a sickly sweet smile. What makes Hilary so much worse than Marianne is that it’s very clear that Hilary uses her Christianity as a way to “win over” God — it’s not about doing what’s right, it’s about winning the title of “God’s Very Best.” She may be a complex villain, but she’s also downright terrifying.

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#4: Heather, 'Heathers'

Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) doesn’t last very long in the film but, as Heathers reminds us, the “extreme always makes an impression,” and Heather’s mean girl ways are particularly extreme. She’s vicious to both the innocent, unpopular girls and the people within her own social circle, and threatens social destruction to anyone who dares to cross her path. Heather is worshipped, adored, and feared all at the same time, and that makes her a bad enemy to have.

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#3: Jennifer, 'Jennifer's Body'

Jennifer (Megan Fox) is possessed by a demon that makes her crave the souls of the boys in her high school, but that doesn’t give her a total free pass. Jennifer casually manipulates her best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) long before she becomes demonic, and seems to have a personal interest in certain boys — namely, the ones that Needy is interested in. Yes, the demon may have made Jennifer crave human flesh, but it was Jennifer who got to choose her victims — and she did it like the mean girl she is.

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#2: Courtney, 'Jawbreaker'

Unlike Jennifer, Courtney (Rose McGowan) doesn’t have a demonic spirit living inside of her — and that’s what makes her all the more evil. Queen Bee Courtney accidentally kills the only truly nice girl in her clique, and proceeds to not only cover up her pal’s death by giving her a very unflattering Twin Peaks-esque double life, but also frame a stranger for the murder that Courtney herself committed. Luckily for viewers, Courtney gets what’s coming to her and is revealed as the psychopath she is — and at prom, no less.

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#1: Kathryn, 'Cruel Intentions'

The “Queen of the Queen Bees” is one high school student you don’t want to cross. Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a sociopath whose favorite pastime is toying with other people’s emotions. She manipulates her not-quite-as-evil stepbrother Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) into breaking the heart of his one true love, destroys the reputation of an innocent classmate, and eventually concocts a scheme that leaves her own brother dead. Survey says: Kathryn is the worst.

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