The 1999 mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous follows Amber, Becky and fellow Mount Rose American Teen Princess contestants as they compete in a Minnesota beauty pageant. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, Brittany Murphy and Amy Adams—just to name a few—the film is filled with laughs, drama and lots of excellent Midwestern accents.
The campy flick might’ve been a summer box office flop—but 15 years later, we still can’t stop watching it! So why do we love this movie—one you can’t stream on Netflix or purchase on iTunes—so much? Its bizarre exclusivity and lovable characters are just two reason why it has become a cult classic. Or maybe it’s the undeniable star power, silly ’90s costumes or, yes, those Minnesota accents.
Either way, there’s no excuse not to jump into your wood-paneled minivan, hit up your local Blockbuster and check out this hysterical beauty pageant flick, stat! On the off chance you need even more incentive, just click through the slideshow above for the 15 best Drop Dead Gorgeous quotes. And remember—always buy American!