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The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)

Updated June 16, 2020 2.6k votes 391 voters 12.3k views31 items

List RulesVote up the films that most accurately depict Gen Z characters dealing with Gen Z stuff.

Some movies can pinpoint a time and place so perfectly that they define a generation. What are the best movies that describe Generation Z? From the seminal classic Dope to the weepie drama The Fault in Our Stars, vote up all the popular movies that represent Generation Z.

Generation Z, also known as Gen Z or Post Millennial or even The Founders, depending on who you ask, are the generation directly following the Millennials. It includes people born roughly between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. What makes this generation especially unique is that they have lived with technology like the internet and social media their entire lives. Therefore these movies describe Gen Z life in the digital age.

The best Gen Z movies feature coming out stories and even how to land a job out of college in this modern age. But some of these movies are just straight up comedies meant to make everyone laugh, regardless of how old they are.

Vote up your favorite Generation Z movies. Don't see your favorite movie about Gen Z on the list? Feel free to add it and check back to see how other users rank your addition.

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    Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall

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    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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  • Love, Simon3
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

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    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

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    Eighth Grade

    Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

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    Directed byBo Burnham

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    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

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    If I Stay

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos

    Released2014

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler

    Released2015

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

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    The Sun Is Also a Star

    Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

    Released2019

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    Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori

    Released2015

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

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    Jack Gore, Miya Cech

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    The Babysitter

    Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving

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    Angourie Rice, Maria Bello

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    Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham

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    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

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    Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger

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    Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges

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    Teen Spirit

    Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall

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    Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy

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    Romeo Must Die

    Grace Park, Aaliyah

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    Aaliyah, Lena Olin

    Released2002

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    The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård

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