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The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far)

Updated June 16, 2020 2.2k votes 314 voters 9.8k 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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    The Hate U Give
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    The Hate U Give

    Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall

    Released2018

    Directed byGeorge Tillman Jr.

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    Love, Simon
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home
    81
    24

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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    The Edge of Seventeen
    96
    40

    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

    Directed byKelly Fremon Craig

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    Booksmart
    93
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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

    Booksmart is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. On the eve of their high... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Eighth Grade
    69
    30

    Eighth Grade

    Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

    Released2018

    Directed byBo Burnham

    Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Five Feet Apart
    72
    41

    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Baldoni

    Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni. Stella... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    31
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    If I Stay
    56
    30

    If I Stay

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos

    Released2014

    Directed byR. J. Cutler

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    42
    20

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler

    Released2015

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before
    88
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Sun Is Also a Star
    40
    26

    The Sun Is Also a Star

    Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

    Released2019

    Directed byRy Russo-Young

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  • 13
    Rim of the World
    29
    19

    Rim of the World

    Jack Gore, Miya Cech

    Released2019

    Directed byMcG

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    Every Day
    33
    24

    Every Day

    Angourie Rice, Maria Bello

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

    Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
    47
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    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham

    Released2016

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a 2016 American live-action/animated family... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Dope
    30
    24

    Dope

    Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori

    Released2015

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film directed by Rick Famuyiwa. After being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Teen Spirit
    22
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    Teen Spirit

    Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byMax Minghella

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    After
    67
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

    Released2019

    Directed byJenny Gage

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    Waves
    12
    7

    Waves

    Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges

    Released2019

    Directed byTrey Edward Shults

    Waves is a 2019 American drama film directed by Trey Edward Shults. Two young couples (Kelvin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Midnight Sun
    37
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    Midnight Sun

    Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Released2018

    Directed byScott Speer

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    The Babysitter
    30
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    The Babysitter

    Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving

    Directed byMcG

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    Thoroughbreds
    16
    16

    Thoroughbreds

    Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Directed byCory Finley

    Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Romeo Must Die
    7
    8

    Romeo Must Die

    Grace Park, Aaliyah

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

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    Queen of the Damned
    7
    10

    Queen of the Damned

    Aaliyah, Lena Olin

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Rymer

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    The Diary of a Teenage Girl
    9
    15

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård

    Directed byMarielle Heller

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a 2015 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button