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The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)  

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List Rules Vote 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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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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Eighth Grade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.
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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
Booksmart is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie ...more
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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more
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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie
The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where ...more
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Five Feet Apart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Moises Arias
Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni. Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) are young cystic fibrosis patients being treated at the ...more
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke
This film is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Jesse Andrews, based on Andrews's 2012 debut novel of the same name. It is the story of Greg Gaines ...more
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If I Stay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Stacy Keach
If I Stay is an American romantic drama film directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, ...more
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Every Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan
Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling ...more
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Middle School: The Worst Years... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a 2016 American live-action/animated family comedy film directed by Steve Carr. It follows a middle school student (Griffin Gluck) who sets out to ...more
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Dope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Malcolm (Moore), a high school "geek" living in the crime-frequent Inglewood, California ...more
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Teen Spirit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric
Teen Spirit is a 2018 American-British musical drama film directed by Max Minghella. With dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her dismal surroundings and shattered family life, a shy ...more
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The Sun Is Also a Star is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi
The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the young adult novel written by Nicola Yoon. A teenager (Yara Shahidi) finds love at a difficult time ...more
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Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle
Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer, based on the 2006 Japanese film. Sheltered since early childhood due to a rare disease, Katie Price (Bella Thorne) ...more
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Thoroughbreds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin
Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of growing apart, upper-class teenagers Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle their ...more
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After is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Shane Paul McGhie
After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where ...more
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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
The Babysitter Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell
The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.
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Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more
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Run the Race is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha
Run the Race is a 2019 American sports film directed by Chris Dowling. Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with ...more
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Waves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Waves Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell
Waves is a 2019 American drama film directed by Trey Edward Shults. Two young couples (Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Lucas Hedges, and Alexa Demie) navigate through the emotional ...more
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The Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore
The Last Summer is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by William Bindley. A group of young people in Chicago comes together during the summer before they head off to college.
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes
The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy ...more
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See You Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)
Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro
See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An ambitious science prodigy uses her prowess and capabilities to create time machines in order to save her ...more