Throwback Thursday: The Glory Days of Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is a household name for anyone who grew up in the 2000s. Though we once knew her as a funny, talented redhead, most have become aware of her unfortunate downfall, and now, she is almost entirely defined and recognized by her problems with substance abuse. She’s not the only star from our childhood who we’ve witnessed go off the deep end; Shia LaBeouf, Amanda Bynes, and Justin Bieber (though it appears he may be making a comeback) have all recently made some questionable decisions which would suggest (or even cause) the end of their careers. Though it is sad to see what has become of our once-idols, there is comfort in the fact that, for a few hours, we can enter a blissful bubble of nostalgia. All that’s necessary are a few of the classics, and I’m here with a carefully selected list of Lindsay Lohan movies that’ll be sure to make you feel like you were transported back a decade to the good old days.

1. The Parent Trap
Though The Parent Trap is both her first starring role and first movie, Lindsay falls nowhere shy of superb. Not to mention, she plays two roles instead of one! Talk about coming in strong.

2. Life-Size
The plot of this movie focuses on a girl’s doll coming to life, something we have all wished could happen to us at some point. Plus, with Tyra Banks as a co-star, you know good things are bound to happen.

3. Get a Clue
This is one of the more obscure Disney Channel Original Movies, so I can understand if some Lindsay fans have forgotten it. With a storyline that involves mysterious disappearances, and theft, this film is perfect if you’re looking for something a little dark and a little spicy. Plus, those sunglasses just scream 2002.

4. Freaky Friday
If you haven’t seen this movie, you truly haven’t lived. I have nothing else to say.

5. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
This is one of the most underrated Lindsay Lohan movies. With comedy, romance, action, and, of course, inspiration, it has all the elements of a good movie. Watching it really makes you realize, as Lindsay says in the film, “life can be so randomly beautiful.”

6. Mean Girls
Of course I had to include Mean Girls. This is a fan favorite, and even if you don’t like Lindsay Lohan, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are a dynamic duo that make this worth the watch.

7. Herbie Fully Loaded
Alas, this was probably the last high-quality movie Lindsay made before her downward spiral began. She definitely ended on a good note, however, by playing a lovable character similar to those in a-girl-and-her-horse movies. Except this is a girl and her talking car, which is way better than a horse anyway.

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