Clueless turns 20 on July 19, and Flavorwire is celebrating all week with a series of tributes to Amy Heckerling’s era-defining teen film. Click here to follow our coverage.
That Clueless ranks among the most influential, not to mention just plain best, films of the ’90s is undisputed. But how has that influence manifested itself onscreen? And more importantly, which characters don’t simply follow in the footsteps of power plaid enthusiast Cher Horowitz, but deserve the title of her true spiritual heir? In honor of the film’s 20th anniversary, we decided to find out — and present our results as a definitive ranking, of course.