It's called by many names in cinema, but the big high school dance, the one where Cinderellas step out in glass slippers and the ugly ducklings start singing their swan songs, is generally known as Prom. They take place everywhere from gymnasiums to four-star hotels, but frequently end in drunkenness and frustrated hopes of losing one's virginity. Here are few examples of Prom Nights that give high school juniors and seniors everywhere unrealistic expectations, and what you can learn from them:

Carrie. Based on Stephen King's novel, this classic horror film teaches us not to make fun of the awkward loner girl with supernatural powers. Fortunately, these days it's not that easy to get a hold of that much pig's blood, and frankly, no one in high school cares enough about humiliating others to go to that much trouble, so you're probably safe.