->''"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.\\
I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.\\
I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind;\\
I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme.\\
I hate the way you're always right, I hate it when you lie,\\
I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.\\
I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call,\\
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."''

''10 Things I Hate About You'' is a 1999 HighSchool film which was, essentially, a sort of murky, updated HighSchoolAU-style take on ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. The plot is fairly standard for a romantic comedy, and runs as such:

Something is rotten in the house of Stratford. It has come to light that Katerina Stratford, the feminist, intelligent, and well, shrewish elder sister, has received an acceptance letter to a college her overprotective father doesn't want her to go to. Bianca, the bubbly, popular younger sister, got a ride home from a boy today. There's much anger and words are exchanged that cannot be taken back, and from all of this a new rule sprouts forth: Bianca can date when Kat does. This is pretty much the end of it for Bianca, as Kat doesn't really do the whole dating thing, preferring to snark and study. However, when Bianca spills this to Cameron, the new kid in town who has a crush on her and is her French Tutor, he develops a plan: Find someone who'll date Kat. But who?

[[AllGirlsWantBadBoys The bad boy in town, of course.]] Enter Patrick Verona. He's mean, he's tough, and he scares off Cameron when he's approached with the idea. However, Michael, Cameron's new friend(ish), comes up with an idea: get Joey, a popular guy with a crush on Bianca, to cough up money for them to bribe Patrick with. This succeeds, and in the end, Patrick woos Kat by essentially being as cantankerous and stubborn as she is, only more romantic. He ends up asking her to the prom, having been given 300 bucks to do it, and while she doesn't go at first, she eventually accepts. The problem? [[BecomingTheMask He's actually really starting to like this girl...]]

Despite being a teen romcom, ''10 Things'' received some good reviews for acting, writing and general amusement value. It's still fondly remembered years later because of that. Most notably, it put its two leads on the map as dramatic actors to watch in the future. Creator/JuliaStiles and Creator/HeathLedger had their break-out roles here. In the meanwhile, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt (''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'') and Larisa Oleynik (the title character from ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', not to mention JGL's girlfriend on ''Third Rock'') played the roles of Cameron and Bianca. Lastly, David Krumholtz of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Film/TheSantaClause'' played Michael, and Creator/AllisonJanney had a OneSceneWonder role as "Miss Perky," the school's incredibly-messed up guidance counselor. (This film is a shining example of RetroactiveRecognition.)

Also has a sitcom based on it, which airs on Creator/ABCFamily. More information on it can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Things_I_Hate_About_You_(TV_series) here.]] Despite only lasting two years, it amassed an impressive fanbase and was generally considered better than expected for a [[RecycledTheSeries series recycled from a film]].
!!This film provides examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: A minor version, as Patrick was taking care of a very drunk Kat at the party but she had seemed to sober up by the time they got home. They started to connect in the driveway and she leaned in for a kiss, only for Patrick to back off. She was annoyed and storms off, but it's the first implication that Patrick was starting to like her and feeling guilty for the payoff.
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** In the space of a few lines when Bianca first speaks to Cameron, she gets his name wrong twice, calling him Curtis and Calvin. He corrects her the first time, but not the second.
** Joey too, in the scene after the doctored flyers for Bogey's party are distributed. Joey calls him Bogey Lowenbrau while talking to Bianca.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted with Katarina and Patrick. She only starts to like him when he's not being a jerk and it's his persistence that wins her over, not his bad boy charms.
** But played straight with Bianca falling for Joey. That is, until she also subverts it by falling for Cameron.
* AlliterativeName: Robert "Bobby" Ridgeway.
* AllPeriodsArePMS: Katerina's father calls her out on this, after she dents Joey's car in a bout of anger: "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny My insurance policy does not cover PMS!]]"
* AlmostKiss: After the party Kat leans in for a kiss and Patrick pulls away, showing he was starting to connect with her.
* AmusingInjuries: Bianca accidentally firing an arrow into her teacher's backside.
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler:Bianca does this to Joey]] near the end of the movie. It's immensely satisfying.
* AngryBlackMan: The English teacher Mr. Morgan, sort of.
** Lampshaded with the White Rastas when they try to join in on Mr. Morgan's righteous indignation about the lack of black authors on the school curriculum, only to be reminded they're not actually black.
-->'''Michael:''' These delusionals are your White Rastas. Big Marley fans, they think they're black. Semi-political, but mostly...\\
'''Cameron:''' ...Smoke a lot of weed?
* AttentionWhore: Kat implies early on that Bianca is one.
-->'''Bianca:''' Where did you come from? Planet "Loser"?\\
'''Kat:''' As opposed to Planet "Look At Me, Look At Me"?
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Kat reluctantly agrees to go to Bogey's party so that Bianca can, even if it means Bianca will likely run into Joey.
** Kat also agreeing to go to the prom, despite having criticised it repeatedly earlier, so that Bianca can attend.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Stratford sends Sarah Lawrence a check at the end so Kat can attend, even though he initially wanted her to stay close to home. When he tells Kat this, she's so happy she actually hugs him.]]
* BadGuysPlayPool: Just to reinforce his badassitude, Patrick is shown smoking and playing pool in a bar before Cameron comes to tell him how to impress Kat.
* BadNewsInAGoodWay:
-->'''Cameron:''' We're screwed.\\
'''Michael:''' Hey, no, hey. I don't want to hear that defeatist attitude. I want to hear you upbeat.\\
'''Cameron:''' ''[upbeat)]'' We're ''screwed''!\\
'''Michael:''' There you go.
* BecauseISaidSo: Their father, sort of, and also Kat towards Bianca's wish to date Joey. She doesn't explain why till the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Kat slept with Joey once. When she said she didn't want to do it again, he dumped her.]]
* TheBet: Subverted and, in a way, played straight. Joey is actually just after Bianca because his friends bet him he couldn't sleep with her, but by the time Bianca finds out about this she's already become disenchanted with Joey and realized that Cameron is the better guy. Patrick, while not betting on anything himself, is the one who catches the consequences of the trope when Kat finds out that he was paid to take her out.
* BetaCouple: Cameron and Bianca become this to Kat and Patrick after Bianca realizes Cameron is a better person than Joey.
* BettyAndVeronica: Cameron and Joey for Bianca.
* BigFancyHouse: Bogey Lowenstein's house.
* BilingualBonus: Unlike the other French lesson dialogue, Cameron's French cursing is not subtitled.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Michael makes Bianca out to be one at the start of the film.
** Chastity. She reveals her true colours at Bogey's party when she goes off with Joey afterwards (Bianca even calls her a bitch after that happens), then shows up at the prom with Joey seemingly just to rub it in Bianca's face that Joey was going to nail her after the prom all because of a bet with his friends.
* BlackBestFriend: Chastity is this for Bianca (at first), and Joey also has one. He's the guy in the blue shirt who tells Joey that Bianca is out of his (Joey's) reach.
* BlueIsHeroic: Played straight with Cameron and Michael, who both wear blue and navy shirts/tops quite a lot.
* BrickJoke: Early in the movie Patrick drills a hole in Cameron's French textbook. The hole remains for the rest of the movie, making for several scenes where the already clueless Cameron is attempting to learn French from a useless book.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The guidance counselor.
-->'''Cameron:''' Did you just say ... am I in the right office?
* CallingTheOldManOut: Mr. Stratford, being an OverprotectiveDad, gets three small ones, one from Kat and two from Bianca, where Kat lays into him for not letting her attend Sarah Lawrence and to stop trying to control her life because he can't seem to control his, and Bianca even calls him severely unhinged when he won't allow her to attend the prom if Kat isn't going.
* TheCastShowoff: In-universe. Averted with Cameron, who signs up as Bianca's French tutor in order to get close to her, despite being unable to speak French. In real life, Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks fluent French.
-->'''Michael:''' She's actually looking for a French tutor...\\
'''Cameron:''' Are you serious? That's perfect!\\
'''Michael:''' Do you speak French?\\
'''Cameron:''' Well, no, [[InstantExpert but I will!]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The money Joey is paying Patrick to date Kat, and the Fender Strat guitar Kat is seen with in the music store. At the end of the film, Patrick reveals to Kat he used the money to get the guitar for her. Possibly subverted in that it may not be the ''same'' guitar, but the idea still stands.]]
* CompensatingForSomething: Joey's expensive sports car (see TeenyWeenie).
* CompositeCharacter: [[{{JerkJock}} Joey]] is one for the original ''Taming of the Shrew'''s Gremio and Hortensio.
* CoolCar: Joey's sports car, a red Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (the Z28 badge can be seen when Kat dents it). Averted with Kat's beat-up Ford, highlighting the difference between her and the other students, best seen in her EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* CoolTeacher: Mr. Morgan seems perpetually annoyed with his class, but he has a lot of passion and is very upfront with his students. Most notably, he turned one of Shakepeare's sonnets into a rap, inspiring Kat. "I know Shakespeare is a dead white guy, but he knows his shit."
* DeadpanSnarker: See WorldOfSnark.
* DeathGlare: Kat when we first see her. It comes with an EstablishingCharacterMoment.
** Walter gives Joey one on prom night when the latter turns up at the Stratford house to pick up Bianca, before wordlessly slamming the door in Joey's face.
* DecoyProtagonist: The film follows Cameron as the main character before the introduction of Kat and Patrick.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Kat, to the point that as she reads her poem at the end, she's reduced to tears towards the end.
* DisappearedDad: Implied with Patrick, as he tells Kat he lived in Australia with his mother until he was ten, without mentioning his father.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Kat [[ShowSomeLeg deliberately invokes this]] to get Patrick out of detention.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Kat, in keeping with the original. It's eventually subverted, however.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Kat again. She only ever wears unflattering thick flip-flops and mostly goes barefoot around her house.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Kat tells Patrick to tell her something true about himself, so he tells her he hates peas.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Stratfords, largely due to Mr Stratford being an OverprotectiveDad who doesn't want his daughters to grow up and live their own lives. In Kat's words, he controls their lives because he can't control his.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The movie opens with perky pop song playing over fun, bouncing credits, as four perky [[TheBeautifulElite pretty girls]] roll up to a stop sign in a brightly-coloured sports car... then the pop music is rapidly drowned out by Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation", as a lone, sour-faced young woman rolls up next to them in a beat-up Ford, ''glaring''. Six minutes before we learn her name, five minutes before she ever ''speaks'', and we already know Kat's basic character.
** Also captured in that wonderful exchange with Miss Perky:
-->'''Ms. Perky:''' People perceive you as somewhat...\\
'''Kat:''' Tempestuous?\\
'''Ms. Perky:''' "[[PrecisionFStrike Heinous bitch]]" is the term used most often.\\
'''Kat:''' ''[pleased smile]''
* ExactWords: Kat tells Joey to stay away from Bianca during the party scene. Joey responds with this: "Oh, I'll stay away from your sister. But I can't guarantee she'll stay away from me." Sure enough, Bianca runs into Joey, but she soon sees Kat's point about him.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: After Creator/HeathLedger finished his audition, the director turned to his mostly female staff and said "I'm not gay. But if I was, that is the kind of guy I'd want to sleep with."
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Subverted with Cameron and Bianca's decidedly unromantic French tutoring sessions, to Cameron's disappointment.
-->'''Cameron:''' I thought we could start with pronunciation?\\
'''Bianca:''' Ugh, not the hacking and gagging and spitting part, please.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Subverted. One of the stories going around about Patrick is that he apparently ate a whole live duck, save for the beak and feet. The story turns out to be untrue.
* FaceDoodling: Actually took place while the character was awake. Joey doodles on Michael's face as he's trying to speak.
-->'''Michael:''' I have a dick on my face, don't I?
* FailedASpotCheck: Cameron doesn't notice for a while the hole Patrick has drilled in his French textbook. It makes for a funny moment when he finally does notice.
* FalseFriend: Chastity. Although she starts off as the BlackBestFriend to Bianca, she betrays her first by taking her date (Joey) after he dumps her, then rubs Bianca's face in it afterwards by revealing that he dated her only over a bet with his buddies in the first place.
* FlatCharacter: Well averted. Cameron, Michael, Kat, Bianca and Patrick all turn out to have HiddenDepths.
* FlippingTheBird: Miss Perky does it to someone who throws something at her window while she's talking to Cameron.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler:Mr Morgan insulting Joey in his class ("Someday you're gonna get bitch-slapped, and I'm not going to do a thing to stop it" and then "Unless she kicked the crap out of your dumb butt, I don't want to hear about it") sets up how Joey will get his ass handed to him by Bianca at the prom.]]
** Bianca tells Cameron in their first meeting that Kat used to be popular but an "unsolved mystery" caused her to become cold and antisocial. [[spoiler:Bianca later finds out that it was because Kat went out with Joey before and they went all the way, but when Kat told Joey she wasn't ready to do it again, he dumped her.]]
** [[spoiler:At Bogey's party, when Kat saw Bianca with Joey, Kat tried to get Bianca alone, but Bianca told her to go away. Kat was going to tell Bianca about her past relationship with Joey that she (and the audience) find out about later.]]
* FullNameBasis: We only hear Kat's full name of Katarina spoken twice, first by Mr. Stratford when he first appears and again when Cameron asks a group of guys if any of them would be interested in dating her.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Bianca is trying to fire her bow, Joey tries to talk to her. The result is that the arrow misses the target and hits the teacher instead[[note]]The Coach was kind of asking for it standing in front of the firing line. He ''was'' clearly away from the line of fire but Bianca had turned about 60 degrees to her left between Joey's appearance and letting the arrow go. Regardless, that's why the general rule is to stay behind the firing line[[/note]]. Bianca even stops to look before [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight going right back to her conversation]].
*** When Coach Chapin is supervising detention several scenes later, he still visibly has trouble sitting down due to his earlier injury.
* GetOut: Mr. Morgan sends Kat out of his class twice. The second time, she's genuinely interested, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame but he thinks she's mocking him]].
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Unsurprising, given that this also applies to the original.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Bianca to [[JerkJock Joey]] after finding out he placed a bet to nail her on prom night.]] And the audience cheers.
** A NoodleIncident equivalent happens in Kat's backstory. ("I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls.")
** When Michael is on his bike and accidentally goes tumbling down a hill, he shouts "My balls!" during one of the bounces.
* TheGrovel: After getting Kat so royally pissed off at him that she won't speak to him, Patrick is instructed to "sacrifice yourself on the altar of dignity and even the score." No actual groveling is involved - Patrick opts for a marching-band-assisted rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" in the middle of her soccer practice instead - but the effect is the same, especially as it also nets him detention.
* HeelRealisation
-->'''Cameron:''' Have you always been this selfish?\\
'''Bianca:''' ...Yes.
* HeldGaze: One between Kat and Patrick, which turns into an AlmostKiss but then Patrick looks away, [[MomentKiller killing the moment.]] This also happens between Cameron and Bianca as well.
* HelloNurse: Bianca is this, at least in the eyes of Cameron and Joey. Michael instead sees her as a BitchInSheepsClothing, at least at first.
* HellYesMoment: Kat has one when she receives mail from Sarah Lawrence and sees that she got accepted.
* HeroesGoneFishing: A lot of it.
** Patrick is playing pool in a bar when Cameron and Michael tell him about Kat's likes and dislikes, which Cameron found out from Bianca.
** Kat is seen at Club Skunk when Patrick goes there to try and get to know her better, armed with facts about her that Cameron told him.
** The party at Bogey's house features loads of characters doing this.
** Kat is seen in the music store playing the guitar, and then in a bookshop, where Patrick finds her.
** Kat and Patrick do this after Kat sneaks Patrick out of detention, where they rent a pedalo and then go paint-balling.
** When Bianca once again asks Mr. Stratford if she can go to the prom, he's doing exercises on the back patio.
** At the prom, Patrick tells Kat he was in Milwaukee the year before, looking after his grandfather, which consisted (from what we hear) of watching ''Wheel of Fortune'' and making [=SpaghettiOs=].
** Cameron wants Bianca to go sailing with him, and after the prom, she agrees to. Their last scene is of the two of them heading off to go sailing.
* HeyYouHaymaker: [[spoiler:Bianca lays one on Joey]] at the dance.
* HighSchoolAU: It's pretty much just ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' with high school and more modern things.
* HighSchoolDance: Well, yes.
* HilariousOuttakes: "Can I get a prophylactic?"
** "[[NoSell Are you kidding me?]]"
** In a subversion of the AlmostKiss that happens in the film, Ledger instead accepts the invitation and pulls Stiles into a big, sloppy kiss.
* HollywoodGeography: Anyone who's ever lived in Seattle will be somewhat bemused by how quickly they get from various points of the city to others.
** An example: It's a 45 minute drive from Stadium High School in Tacoma (where the actual school building is located) to the docks where they rent the boat when they escape detention.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: Played pretty straight with Bianca, Cameron, and Joey; spectacularly averted with Kat.
* HypocriticalHumor: While Cameron and Bianca are going through Kat's bedroom so that Cameron can clue Patrick in on Kat's likes and dislikes, Bianca refuses to let Cameron see her own room because "a girl's room is very personal". Bear in mind this is after Bianca has shown Cameron a pair of Kat's panties.
* IMeantToDoThat: Michael, on his scooter, swerves out of the way of an oncoming truck and careers down a grassy hill towards the sports field. After he falls off, he gets up, sees the crowd up at the top and cheers with his arms in the air, invoking this trope.
* InformedAbility: Kat is supposed to be a good student, being apparently well-read and with high enough grades to get her a place at Sarah Lawrence, but her attempt at iambic pentameter poetry leaves something to be desired.
* InstantlyProvenWrong: When NewTransferStudent Cameron met Michael, he commented he was thankful that for once the teachers didn't send down "one of those audio visual geeks" to show him around on his first day. Michael laughed at it, which is of course when a guy carrying a bunch of audio visual equipment walks to him and asked "Hey Michael, where should I put those slides?"
* ItsAllAboutMe: Joey has this attitude. It's this that causes Bianca to realise [[WrongGuyFirst that Cameron is the better guy]] and that Joey doesn't really care about her.
** Bianca at first. Best exemplified early on when she says, "Can we just focus on me for a second, please?" She drops it after Cameron calls her out on her behaviour.
* {{Jerkass}}: Joey. He makes a bet with his friends that he can get his way with Bianca whether she wants it or not, even trying to do so after she has realised Cameron is better than him, [[spoiler:and we later learn that he dumped Kat after she told him that after they slept together, she wasn't ready to do it again.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Subverted with Patrick, specifically the ''jerk'' part. He's a loner and more than a bit abrasive about the whole bet thing, but as it turns out much of his reputation is just rumors.
** Mr Stratford. True, he may want what he feels is best for Kat and Bianca, but he does it by essentially not wanting them to grow up and have their own lives and doing what they want, coming across as an overprotective jerk in the process. He still loves them, though, [[spoiler:and despite not wanting Kat to attend Sarah Lawrence, at the end he does allow her to do so, and is impressed when he learns Bianca beat the hell out of Joey.]]
** Kat. She comes across as a jerk to almost everyone [[spoiler:due to what happened between her and Joey in the backstory]]. She refuses to let Bianca date Joey or to date anyone seemingly [[BecauseISaidSo just so Bianca can't]]. She's still a good person under it all and Bianca sees Kat's point eventually about Joey. Of course, her good side comes round full-circle when she decides to go to the prom just so Bianca can attend and have a good time.
* KickTheDog: Joey steals Bianca away from Cameron at the party and as they walk away from him, Joey flashes him a smug smile and a sarcastic thumbs-up.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Kat does this twice to Joey.
** The first time Mr. Morgan tells Kat to [[GetOut get out of his classroom]], she hits Joey with her bag on the way out.
** Kat reverses into Joey's sports car when he parks it behind her car, just to be annoying. Counts as LaserGuidedKarma and ParkingPayback.
* LaserGuidedKarma: For parking in the middle of the road, right behind Kat's car to annoy her, Kat delivers instant karma by reversing into Joey's car, denting it.
** Michael is kicked out of the Ivy League group at Padua for a petty reason by Bogey Lowenstein, so Michael gets his revenge by planning a house party at Bogey's house without Bogey knowing about it. It also has a side effect for the main characters in that it gives Joey, then Cameron, an excuse to get with Bianca.
** [[spoiler:Also, when Bianca finds out about Joey's ultimate aim to have his way with her on prom night, and now knowing about what he did to Kat in the past, she furiously attacks him.]]
* LighterAndSofter: ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' was a good bit more misogynistic.
** Also received a tone-shift between script drafts; the original screenplay is much darker, including a subplot about a suicidal Mandella.
* LightIsNotGood: Joey wears a few white outfits, such as a white tank top, which he wears when he first bribes Patrick to go out with Kat, and the white suit jacket he wears to the prom.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Cameron has this view towards Bianca, hence the lengths he goes to get her. He gets a rude awakening at the party when she darts off to hang with Joey, and he starts seeing and treating her more like a person. For her part, she also recognizes how shallow she had been.
* MeaningfulName: Kat and Bianca's last name (after Stratford-on-Avon), as well as [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Pat]][[Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona rick's]] last name, and [[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew Padua]] High School.
** Cameron James is named after King James, who ruled during Shakespeare's life.
* MegaphoneHanging: Stacks of Shakespeare references.
-->'''Cameron:''' [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare I burn, I pine, I perish!]]\\
'''Michael:''' ...Sure you do.
* MilitaryBrat: In Cameron's first scene, Miss Perky remarks that Cameron has been to nine schools in ten years and asks if he is one. He responds that he is, as his father is in the military, but we don't find out any more as Miss Perky cuts him off.
* MillsAndBoonProse: A guidance counselor, who writes bad sex novels, wants to know another word for "engorged".
** Swollen.
** Turgid.
** Tumescent?
** Perfect!
** ''Bratwurst.''
--->"I'll let you get back to Reginald's quivering member."\\
"I've got deviants to see and a novel to finish... now SCOOT!"
* MissingMom: Kat and Bianca's mother is absent, and only gets a mention whenever Bianca puts on a set of her pearls before going out.
** She gets a few more mentions, the implication being that she left the family, and that left the dad feeling out of control, explaining why he's so overprotective of his daughters. She seemed to have been a character in an older version of the script.
*** Whether she left in a taxi or a hearse is never established, but frankly it doesn't change much.
*** In the original script, their mother was present, but spent all of her time at the computer writing romance novels. All of the gags surrounding Ms. Perky's novels originally belonged to Mrs. Stratford.
** In the series, she's dead.
* MomentKiller: While sitting on the swings outside Bogey's party, Kat remarks on Patrick's eyes. It looks like there will be a tender moment between the two, only for Kat to vomit seconds later.
* MoodWhiplash: As mentioned above, Kat makes a remark on Patrick's eyes, only for the moment to be ruined when she vomits on the ground.
** During the paint-balling session, a tender kiss between Patrick and Kat is interrupted when Kat hits Patrick on the forehead with another paintball.
* MrFanservice: Patrick and Joey. [[spoiler:In Joey's case, it's what attracted him to Kat in the backstory.]]
* {{Narcissist}}: Joey. Despite being ItsAllAboutMe, he's a clear one of these too, as seen when he can't seem to stop thinking or talking about himself in front of Bianca and after she agrees to go to Bogey's party with him, he smiles and winks at his reflection in his locker mirror.
* TheNineties: {{Ska}} (lots of it), Series/TheRealWorld, Series/DawsonsCreek and [[Series/MySoCalledLife Jared Leto]] references.
** The original screenplay was written several years before the film eventually went into production, and heavily featured references to the Washington Riot Grrrl music scene that was in full swing at the time; the finished film name drops a few bands associated with the genre.
-->'''Patrick:''' You know, these guys are no Bikini Kill or the Raincoats, but they're not bad.
* NonindicativeName: "Ten Things I Hate About You" is catchy, but Kat's poem lists more than ten things. The explanation is some of the items may be listed together. The words "I hate" appear in the poem ten times; the words that follow may be lumped together. Thus "I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind" would be one item.
* NoodleIncident: Michael tells Cameron the last party he went to before Bogey's was at a Chuck E. Cheese, and apparently had a good time there.
* OhCrap: Michael at the prom when he realises Kat knows the truth about the bet, and he promptly tells Cameron the shit has hit the fan.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Patrick admits this to Cameron and Michael early on about the bet. This attitude soon changes when he starts falling for Kat, and when Kat finds out about the bet, [[CharacterDevelopment Patrick says he didn't care about the money]].
* OnlyOneName: Occurs with [[TwoTeacherSchool all four members of staff at Padua]] we see: Miss Perky, Mr. Morgan. Coach Chapin, and Miss Perky's secretary, Judith.
* OverprotectiveDad: In addition to the whole MissingMom thing, he's also a natal specialist who evidently deals with a lot of teenagers.
-->'''Walter:''' Kissing isn't what keeps me up to my elbows in placentas all day!
** In the end it's shown that he does so largely because he's afraid they can't handle themselves, and is actually impressed that Bianca punched out Joey at the prom.
* PairTheSpares: Chastity ends up with Joey; Michael starts dating Kat's best friend Mandella.
* ParkingPayback: Kat's least favourite person parks his shiny new sports car behind her, in the middle of the road. This is, itself, illegal and done specifically to annoy her, but Kat takes it a bit too far when she backs right into him, destroying the side.
-->'''Walter:''' 'Whoops?' My insurance does not cover PMS!\\
'''Kat:''' Well then, tell them I had a seizure.
* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Said by Mr. Stratford when Bianca and Chastity tried to convince him that them going to Bogey's party wasn't the end of the world.
-->'''Walter:''' Where are we going?\\
'''Bianca:''' Well, if you must know, a small study group of friends...\\
'''Walter:''' ...otherwise known as an orgy?\\
'''Chastity:''' Mr. Stratford, it's just a party.\\
'''Walter:''' And hell is just a sauna.
* PetTheDog: At Bogey's party, Joey is about to ask Patrick how he was able to get Kat to come to the party (he didn't, Bianca did, but Joey doesn't know that), and when, seconds later, Kat starts a drunken table dance, Joey encourages her for a moment and is quite impressed by it.
* PrettyBoy: Patrick's prettyness gets lampshaded in the movie.
-->'''Cameron:''' And Kat likes ''pretty'' guys.\\
'''Patrick:''' Are you saying I'm ''not'' a pretty guy?
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Double-subverted with Joey. At first, though, Bianca is attracted to him and wants to be with him instead of Cameron. The trope comes into play starting at Bogey's party when Bianca realizes Joey is extremely self-absorbed, and that Cameron is the better guy of the two, and [[spoiler:eventually results in Bianca snapping at Joey at the prom after she finds out from Chastity that Joey only wanted to get with her because of a bet he made with his friends.]]
* {{Reconstruction}}: Has some elements of this with regards to the teen comedy. Kat's anti-social behavior stems from past high school drama and Bianca has a HeelRealization with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude.
* RedIsHeroic: Inverted. Joey's sports car is red, but he's a JerkJock.
* RedOniBlueOni: Kat is blue, Bianca is red. This is also shown in the colours of a good number of their respective outfits in their scenes together, including their prom dresses near the end of the film.
** Kat is also the red to Patrick's blue.
* RooftopConcert: The movie ends with a crane shot, revealing the band Letters to Cleo playing on top of Padua High School.
* RuleOfThree: See WillTheyOrWontThey example below.
** In all three scenes in Mr. Morgan's English class, Kat leaves while each is in progress. The first two times, Mr. Morgan tells her to GetOut. The third, however, she starts crying as she reads her poem and walks out.
* SarcasticDevotee: Michael to Cameron, thinking that Bianca isn't worth his effort at first.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: When Cameron asks the guys Michael has gathered about whether they will date Kat, the final guy has this reaction.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Bianca believes she can manipulate Cameron's feelings for her based on this. When he finds out, as seen in the WhatTheHellHero examples below, Cameron disagrees.
** Joey feels that, as the most handsome man on campus, he can have any woman he wants and be damned her feelings on the matter.
* SecondActBreakup: Played mostly straight with Kat and Patrick, although most of the movie is them getting close and then getting in a big fight anyway.
* SerenadeYourLover: The famous "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" scene in the stadium. With a parade.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Kat and Patrick have this effect on one another.
* SheepInSheepsClothing: After a HeelRealization courtesy of being called out by Cameron, Bianca becomes one of these.
* ShotInTheAss: A distracted Bianca looses an arrow into her gym teacher's posterior.
* ShowSomeLeg: It isn't exactly her leg.
-->'''Patrick:''' So how did you keep him distracted?\\
'''Kat:''' I dazzled him with my... ''wits.''
* ShroudedInMyth: Patrick Verona is supposed to have eaten a live duck, sold his liver on the black market for a new set of speakers, lit a State Trooper on fire, known Marilyn Manson, slept with a Spice Girl (he doesn't ''think'' so) and been a porn star, among other things. Kat has a bit of a reputation too. Amusingly, when they discuss this later, it turns out the only thing that's actually true is Kat pulling a GroinAttack on a guy who tried to grope her in the lunch line.
-->'''Ms. Perky:''' His testicle retrieval operation went quite well, in case you're wondering.\\
'''Kat:''' I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls.
* ShutUpKiss: Bianca does this to Cameron when he calls her out on her actions at the party (He was technically her date, but she spent more time with Joey only to recognize Joey for what he was. Cameron was being a gentleman by driving her home). Probably the best way to get back in his good graces.
** Subverted later when Kat finally finds out that Patrick was paid to date her. He tries resorting to this to convince her that he really did love her, but she was too angry and pushed him away.
** Played straight again at the very end of the movie, after [[spoiler:Patrick finally wins Kat back by buying her dream guitar for her.]]
* SmallReferencePools: Kat complains about not discussing women authors in English class, but only names Creator/SylviaPlath and Creator/CharlotteBronte (she does name Simone de Beauvoir, however).
* SmokingIsNotCool: Kat certainly thinks so, and according to Bianca she once said she would rather die before dating a guy who smoked. Patrick gives up to try and appeal to her. She walks away from him after the paint-balling session when he lights up (she also takes the cigarette from his mouth).
* TheSnarkKnight: Kat
* SpoiledSweet: Bianca definitely has a BrattyTeenageDaughter exterior with ItsAllAboutMe, but she's also rather sensitive and shows HiddenDepths as she sees through Joey's behavior and has a HeelRealization when she sees how much she hurt Cameron.
* StalkingIsLove: Patrick goes to pretty great lengths to follow Kat around. Turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he follows her into a bookstore and claims to be looking for a copy of ''The Feminine Mystique'', and she shuts him down by pushing him away with that very book.
* TapOnTheHead: Kat's drunken table dance ends when she hits her head on the chandelier above the table and Patrick catches her before she can hit the ground.
* TeenyWeenie: Joey, apparently. [[spoiler:Kat threatens to reveal this to the cheerleading team if he tells anyone that he slept with her.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Mr. Stratford says "This is not good" as Cameron and Bianca leave his house to go the prom.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl; Kat and Bianca.
* TookALevelInBadass: Bianca, [[spoiler:at the prom, after she finds out about Joey's bet and his involvement in the Kat plot.]] Much to the bemusement of the other characters.
-->'''Kat:''' Bianca beat the hell out of some guy.\\
'''Walter:''' Bianca did what?!\\
'''Kat:''' What's the matter, upset that I rubbed off on her?\\
'''Walter:''' No... impressed.
* TookALevelInKindness: Kat, when she agrees to go to the prom so that Bianca can have her dream date.
** Bianca, when Cameron points out what a bitch she has been. From then on, she is more polite, sincere, and less manipulative.
* TotallyRadical: Played for laughs in-universe; Walter Stratford's various attempts at speaking 'teen' in an effort to get his point across to his daughters aren't as successful as he hopes.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Possibly. Cameron finds out from Bianca that Kat really likes Thai food.
* {{Tsundere}}: Kat is a definitive type A.
* TwoTeacherSchool: The gym teacher/soccer coach and the English teacher are the only ones seen.
* UnusualEuphemism:
-->'''Patrick:''' Joey can plough whatever he wants.\\
'''Cameron:''' Hey! There will be no ploughing!
** "Bratwurst? Well, aren't we the optimist."
* VanityIsFeminine: Poked fun at when Patrick is told Katerina prefers "[[PrettyBoy pretty guys]]." "... Are you telling me I'm not a pretty guy?"
* VillainsOutShopping: Joey is seen at Bogey's party and also at the prom. There's also the scene of him asking Bianca which of his modelling headshots look better (for context, they're exactly the same, expect in one he's wearing a white shirt, and a black shirt in the other).
* VomitDiscretionShot: This happens after Kat gets drunk at Bogey's party and she and Patrick are sitting on the swings outside Bogey's house.
* WedlockBlock: The premise of the movie (but with dating instead of marriage).
* WhatTheHellHero: Cameron gives Bianca a piece of his mind when he learns that she was just manipulating him and his feelings towards her to try and get closer to another guy. This is, of course, [[WrongGuyFirst after Bianca has decided that maybe he's the better choice after all]].
-->'''Cameron:''' Just 'cause you're beautiful, that doesn't mean that you can treat people like they don't matter.
* WhyCantIHateYou: Exemplified perfectly in the poem.
* WildTeenParty: [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In which Kat gets drunk, dances on a table, and throws up in the park.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Kat runs out on Patrick a total of three times over the course of the movie: once after the drunk AlmostKiss (which Patrick [[AboveTheInfluence didn't go for]]), once after he accidentally pulled a cigarette, and (of course) at the prom after the truth comes out.
* WorldOfSnark: [[StepfordSnarker Kat]], [[LittleMissSnarker Bianca]], [[SarcasticDevotee Michael]], to name only a few, and plenty of SnarkToSnarkCombat, [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry especially between the Stratfords]]
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Parodied.
-->'''Michael:''' ''[in character]'' The shit hath hitteth the fan... eth.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Patrick tells Cameron this when Cameron wants to call the plan off because Bianca seems to prefer Joey over him at that point. Patrick tells him, "Joey is not half the man you are."
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In a variation, when Kat offers excitement when the English teacher invites them to write their own Shakespearean sonnet he sends her to detention. Since she spends all her time on a soapbox and criticizing his curriculum, he took it as sarcasm.

!!The series contains examples of:
* AllGaysLoveTheatre: Bianca thinks that because Cameron likes ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'' is proof that he's gay, despite his protest that he loves Motown, not musicals
* AlphaBitch / LovableAlphaBitch: Chastity
* AsianAirhead: Dawn
* CassandraTruth: Bianca tries to explain to people that she didn't have sex with her teacher but no one listened and he was arrested (although he was having sex with another girl)
* TheCheerleader: Bianca, [[AlphaBitch Chastity]], [[BrainlessBeauty Dawn]] etc.
* CliffHanger: The season one finale, which became the series finale when the show wasn't renewed. [[OverProtectiveDad Walter]] walked in on Kat and Patrick right after they finished having sex. Bianca and Dawn quit the cheerleading squad in protest over their Chastity being unfairly kicked off, only to find out that Chastity is transferring schools and they didn't have to quit. Joey had become a contestant on a reality show and Bianca tunes in just in time to see him kissing another one of the contestants. [[WordOfGod The creator]] of the show was nice enough to tell fans [[http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/07/10-things-i-hate-about-you-season-two/ how things would have developed if the series had continued]] Basically, [[spoiler:Kat and Patrick's relationship would grow closer, though they'd eventually clash about college.(Kat wants to go and wants Patrick to go, Patrick doesn't think college is his thing.) We'd meet Patrick's mom and stepdad, and Walter would become a sort of father figure to Patrick. Kat's other possible love interest, Blank, would be around, but it wasn't quite going to turn into a full-fledged love triangle. Joey would get kicked off the reality show, causing him to lose a bit of his spark. His and Bianca's problems(from his cheating and bit of a personality change) would lead to Bianca confiding in Cameron, which would lead to a Bianca/Joey/Cameron love triangle. Chastity was going to be gone for good, since the actress quit the show, and Dawn would be given a bigger role to compensate]].
* DarkhorseVictory: Joey wins the talent show rather than any of the main characters
* DumbBlonde: Joey, who also represents DumbIsGood
** Though Bianca isn't as smart as Kat, she is not dumb as stated by her teacher being dragged away by cops
*** "Was this because I gave you an A-?"
* GranolaGirl: Kat
* HideYourGays: Mandella is hinted at being a lesbian and appears sporadically, until it's confirmed and she disappears. [[spoiler:Michael]] disappears for several episodes only to return to come out.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Cameron with Bianca and Dawn.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: It's yet another show that names episodes after songs, [[ShoutOut I Want You To Want Me]] was episode two.
* InSeriesNickname: Joey affectionately refers to Bianca as "Five" based on her forehead being a "five head". ItMakesSenseInContext.
* {{Irony}}: Walter constantly gets on Bianca for the slightest things when in reality she hasn't done anything nearly as bad as Kat did.
* LighterAndSofter: Everyone in the series is much nicer than their movie counterparts, especially Joey. Plus other things like the Stratford's MissingMom being deceased as opposed to abandoning them.
* MistakenForGay: Bianca thinks this of Cameron when Michael [[spoiler:who really is gay]] gives him a makeover
* NoAntagonist: Bianca and Joey are both much nicer than their movie counterparts, Chastity is sort of a LovableAlphaBitch, even Blank is actually a pretty nice guy. The closest thing would be Walter but he's just trying to look out for his daughters
* OneHeadTaller: Cameron with everyone. Dawn has to stand on a platform in order to kiss him.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Bianca on several occasions uses the term slore which is a portmanteau of slut and whore
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Bianca is actually quite good at delivering them and has on more than one occasion called Chastity out.
** She also receives a brutal one from Cameron. It's not exactly true as it is his false perception of her.
* SuddenSchoolUniform
* TalentShow: In the episode 'The Winner Takes All'.
* ThirdActMisunderstanding
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Although Bianca's feeling for Joey always seem to be genuine, she seems to have a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that Cameron moved on and is now dating Dawn.
* WhatTheHellHero: After Cameron hears Bianca's date wants to have sex with her he goes out of his way to sabotage the date rather than telling her. She hates him briefly when she finds out
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Patrick, who is supposed to be 17, was played by a 21 year old and looked like it, mainly due to his muscular build, very deep voice, mature facial features, and the way he dressed. Walter even pointed this out in one episode, calling him out to Kat as 'your friend with the disturbingly deep voice who looks much older than 17.'