When Natalie Portman said she found movie makeovers offensive, a little part of us knew what she meant. Is there anything more infuriating than when the hot guy notices a smart, funny, totally rad girl just because she takes off her glasses? And yet, we can't quite surrender the fantasy of a movie makeover: shopping sprees, instant popularity, getting the guy, and the thrill of going from totally geek to totally chic.
Pretty Woman: "Who ordered pizza?" We did, so as better to enjoy the best shopping spree ever. Still love that polka dot polo match outfit.
Sliding Doors: This clip isn't in English, but you don't need language to understand what a song like "On My Own" and a radical haircut means for a girl.
Clueless: The movie that almost convinced us that high school could be fun and taught us what a crop top can do.
Can't Buy Me Love: Donald, Ronald...whatever your name is, some of us knew you were McDreamy when your ride was a lawnmower. In addition to a great makeover, this movie has the best slow-clap scene ever.
Ms. Congeniality Seriously, how can Benjamin Bratt not notice a bod like this, even in plainclothes?
Cinderella Oh, if only looking good were a matter of waving a wand, we'd be able to get out of the house in the morning a lot faster.
She's Out of Control Tony Danza's freaking out! His little girl is growing up, trading her spectacles for white tulle skirts, and going out with boys! Hilarity ensues.
My Fair Lady Based on the myth that started it all, lovely Audrey has to be one of the easiest makeover subjects of all time. Those eyes! Those cheekbones! That neck!
She's All That What happens when you take off your overalls and glasses? A hottie is born.
Grease We liked Sandy's bobby socks and Danny's bad boy attitude, but we also kind of love the Gift of the Magi-style switcheroo at the end.
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