Over the years, a handful of teen movies have risen above the rest to achieve true icon status, and at the very top of the pile is Mean Girls. With a fetch screenplay from Tina Fey that is still quoted to this day, the film stars Lindsay Lohan alongside the killer trio of Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried.
If you were a teen in the early 2000s, then you most likely already have this classic memorized, but if you’re looking to watch it all over again or even introduce it to a new generation of viewers, there are thankfully multiple ways to check it out from home.
Here are all the places where you can stream or purchase Mean Girls right now.
Where can I watch Mean Girls?
Mean Girls on TikTok
In observance of Mean Girls Day (Oct. 3), Paramount Pictures has launched an official account on TikTok for Mean Girls and has offered the entire one-hour and 47-minute film, divided up into 23 clips, for free viewing on the platform throughout the day.
In light of the SAG-AFTRA strike and all it represents, dropping the movie on TikTok was an interesting decision. One of the major talking points of the actors strike is residuals — how streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have radically changed traditional pay scales, and residuals that once helped actors survive between projects have been reduced to pennies.
If a show goes directly to streaming, SAG-AFTRA members do not receive multiple residual checks as they used to do before the streaming boom. Also, as streaming gained prominence, factors like ratings and subscriber counts made it more difficult to determine how revenue should be distributed.
That being said, if Mean Girls does well on TikTok, and a movie studio decides to debut their next film on the platform, is it even possible to effectively calculate actors’ residuals based on how many views a video has? Whether the strike will lead to an effective resolution remains to be seen.
Mean Girls on Paramount Plus
Mean Girls is currently available to stream on Paramount Plus and its add-on services (Apple TV Plus, Roku, etc). If you’ve got a subscription, you can watch the film on loop to your heart’s content, otherwise, you’ll have to proceed with a free trial and cancel within seven days before your credit card gets charged.
Purchase the movie
If Paramount Plus isn’t available in your region, then you’ll have to seek other means to watch Mean Girls. A handful of different options are available to you whether you’re looking to rent or buy the film. Your options to purchase or rent Mean Girls include iTunes, VUDU, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.
Outside of the U.S., Mean Girls is also available on Paramount Plus and might even be available to stream on other services like Netflix. Make sure to check out the subscriptions available in your region before resorting to renting or buying the film from the services listed above (even though buying would make all the sense in the world, given that it’s a film you’ll likely be watching again in the future).