If you are keen to know the movies that defined the generation born from 1981 to 1996. You should definitely check our picks for the best Millennial movies.
10. Mean Girls (2004)
It is directed by Mark Waters. Having recently moved to the states after living her life sheltered in Africa, Katie finds herself under the wing of ultimate a-listers.
All seems fine until she ends up falling for Aaron, the ex-boyfriend of Regina George. It becomes survival of the ruthless and as the saying goes “Only the Strong Survive”.
9. Lady Bird (2017)
It is a 2017 comedy drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwink. Christine Ladyberg McPherson is a teenager in her final year of high school. She wants to leave her hometown Sacramento and go to the east coast for college but her mother wants to keep her in California close to her home while being pessimistic about her future. Can Ladybird find a way to make her dreams come true?
8. American Pie (1999)
It is a sex comedy film directed by Paul Weitz. This cultural hit not only brought back the iconic teenage comedy but portrayed a ridiculous exploration of the most absurd teenage years. American Pie follows a bunch of so-called no-hitters that finally decide to take action on the mission of losing their virginity as soon as possible. They are fated to stumble from absurdity to absurdity.
7. Spider-Man (2002)
It is directed by Sam Raimi. Life is not easy for a loser nerd Peter Parker. A high school student who goes through a painfully ordinary day-to-day routine but just like so often in the genre things take a turn.
After being bitten by a genetically manipulated spider Peter must learn that with great power comes great responsibility. It is the birth of Spider-Man, the protagonist but also the icon he is today.
6. Juno (2007)
It is a coming-of-age comedy drama film directed by Jason Reitman. Completely shattering audience expectations with what might be one of the smartest and simply funniest coming-of-age dramas of the century.
Juno tells the story of a teenage girl who suddenly gets pregnant hoping that a failed rock star and his wife will adopt the child. Her plans get her in trouble when the father of The Unborn Child Falls for her.
5. Superbad (2007)
It is a 2007 American Coming of Age teen comedy film, directed by Greg modela. Seth, Evan and Fogle are three teenage guys who desperately wish to get laid.
When a girl asks Seth to get the drinks for her party, he sees this as a perfect opportunity with Fogle’s new fake ID. The trio plan out how to get the alcohol but things won’t go smoothly for them
4. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
It was released in 2014. This poetic and deeply moving love story about the courage to live and love and the Art of mastering fate was directed by Josh Boone. When 16 year old cancer patient Hazel participates in a self-help group, she meets the Charming Augustus Waters and the two immediately fall in love.
Taking on their shared fate in the face of fear, they go on a journey that will decisively change their lives.
3. The Social Network (2010)
It is a 2010 biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. In 2003 Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg begins work on a New Concept that eventually turned into the global social network known as Facebook.
Extracted from multiple sources the film captures the emotion of the first intoxicating days of a phenomenon that now modifies the culture of our world. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history but for this entrepreneur success leads to both personal and legal complications.
2. Boyhood (2014)
It is written and directed by Richard Linklater. This truly breathtaking revolution of movie storytelling follows a boy Mason who literally grows up in front of the camera since the movie was filmed over 12 years with the same cast.
Seeing the world out of the boy’s eyes we encounter a world that is not much different from our own, the obstacles of family, love and friendship.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
It is a 2012 Coming of Age drama film written and directed by Stephen Chbosky. The movie is about 15 year old Charlie, a shy teenager who has just joined the high school.
Coping with first love and the suicide of his best friend while he forces himself to participate in school to prevent himself from falling back into his depression. Luckily he is taken under the wings of two senior who welcome him to the real world.
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