Millennials The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)  

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List Rules Vote up the films that most accurately depict millennial characters dealing with millennial stuff.

Determining the best movies about millennials really isn't easy, as they're a tough generation to cover. While entitled, opinionated, and lazy are some common terms used to describe them, millennials are also known to be well educated and motivated—and they know that what they like. Nevertheless, some movies completely nail it when depicting the millennial stereotype and the kind of people they are. The films to follow are just a few great examples of how most of society views this complicated, meme-loving generation.

Considering the common take on millennials, films like Neighbors portray them quite well in this sense. Loud, obnoxious, and "just here to party" are just a few ways to describe the modern college kid, and so is the subject of this hilarious comedy. Then you have movies like Bad Moms, which shows another side of millennials. You know, hip, health conscious, and strong willed. Of course, we can't forget the darker side of millennials—the depressed and anxiety-filled side—displayed in the dramedy, The Edge of Seventeen. As it turns out, millennials aren't really all that hard to capture on film.

So, what movies about millennials have done it best? Vote up your favorites from the list below and vote any down that you feel "just don't get you". 

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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (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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Juno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (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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The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube 21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Kyle Chorpening added Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more

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Nerve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis Nerve is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jeanne Ryan. The film stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, and Juliette ...more

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (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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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more

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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
rthomassocial added Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his ...more

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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie The Hate U Give is a 2018 American crime drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood ...more

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The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The ...more

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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
rthomassocial added Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Joan Smalls Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to set up their bosses on a date.

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The Kings of Summer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Alison Brie, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman The Kings of Summer is a 2013 comedy film written by Chris Galletta and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 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 ...more

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Paper Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage Paper Towns is a 2015 American mystery, comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier, based on the novel by John Green. After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo (Cara ...more

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Paul Jordan added Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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The First Time is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Victoria Justice, Molly Quinn, Britt Robertson The First Time is a 2012 teen romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Kasdan and stars Britt Robertson, Dylan O'Brien, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice. Dave Hodgman is a high ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams Dear White People is a 2014 American satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on black students attending a college in America and stars Tyler James ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Paul Jordan added Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck "Nev, a 24-year-old New York–based photographer, has no idea what he’s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on MySpace, seeking permission to paint one ...more

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
paul allen santos added Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more

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Back Roads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz Back Roads is a 2018 American drama film directed by Alex Pettyfer, based on the novel by Tawni O'Dell. Caring for his three younger sisters after the death of his abusive father and the arrest ...more

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Charlie Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Carly Kiel added Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings, Drake Charlie Bartlett is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Poll. The screenplay by Gustin Nash focuses on a teenager who begins to dispense therapeutic advice and prescription drugs ...more

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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and ...more

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Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
rthomassocial added Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National ...more

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50/50 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard 50/50 is a 2011 biography, comedy, drama film written by Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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Boyhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane Boyhood is a 2014 American independent coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. ...more

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Ben Is Back is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton Ben Is Back is a 2018 drama film directed by Peter Hedges. When the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve, his mother ...more

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The Myth of the American Sleep... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Megan Boone, Amy Seimetz, Jade Ramsey The Myth of the American Sleepover is a 2010 American coming-of-age film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and distributed by IFC Films.

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
rthomassocial added Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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Unfriended is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead Unfriended is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze. A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the ...more

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Like Crazy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones "Like Crazy is a film from and about the heart. Jacob, an American, and Anna, who is British, meet at college in Los Angeles and fall madly in love. It’s the purest kind of romance—they’re ...more

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The Art of Getting By is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Emma Roberts, Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson The Art of Getting By is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. It is the ...more

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Post Grad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch Post Grad is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Vicky Jenson and starring Alexis Bledel, about a recent college graduate who moves back in with her family while she figures out what she ...more

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Spring Breakers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez Spring Breakers is a 2012 American crime film directed by Harmony Korine. While enjoying their spring break in Florida, four college-aged girls meet an eccentric local drug dealer who introduces ...more

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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more

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Camp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Anna Kendrick, Don Dixon, Caitlin Van Zandt Camp is a 2003 independent musical film written and directed by Todd Graff, about an upstate New York performing arts summer camp. The film is based on Graff's own experiences at a similar camp ...more

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The Greatest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LitCritChasA. added Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan The Greatest is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Shana Feste in her directorial debut, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, and Michael Shannon.

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Ingrid Goes West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. Ingrid Goes West is an American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is a ...more