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)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before 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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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Love, Simon 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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Juno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Juno 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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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Superbad 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 Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added The Perks of Being a Wallflower 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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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Now You See Me 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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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
The DUFF 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) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
The Fault in Our Stars 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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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 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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Nerve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Nerve 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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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
21 Jump Street 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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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added The Kissing Booth 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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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Bad Moms 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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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Neighbors 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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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
The Edge of Seventeen 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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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Kyle Chorpening added Lady Bird 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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Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Set It Up 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 Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
The Spectacular Now 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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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 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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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Lucy 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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Paper Towns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Paper Towns 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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Mamma Mia! 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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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Catfish 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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Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LucyLucy added Beautiful Creatures 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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Unfriended is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Unfriended 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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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Dear White People 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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That Awkward Moment is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Kyle Chorpening added That Awkward Moment Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan That Awkward Moment is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Tom Gormican. Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating ...more

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Boyhood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Boyhood 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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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
paul allen santos added Alex Strangelove 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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Dope is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Dope 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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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Sorry to Bother You 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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Ingrid Goes West is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ingrid Goes West 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

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Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ibiza Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson Ibiza is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Alex Richanbach. A young American woman (Gillian Jacobs) and her two best friends seek out a hot DJ (Richard Madden) in Spain.

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Frances Ha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Frances Ha Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen Frances Ha is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by Noah Baumbach and written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also plays the title role. The film premiered at the Telluride Film ...more

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Ryan Carlquist added Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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Spring Breakers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Spring Breakers 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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Tiny Furniture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Tiny Furniture Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Amy Seimetz Tiny Furniture is a 2010 American independent comedy-drama written by, directed by, and starring Lena Dunham. It premiered at South by Southwest, where it won Best Narrative Feature, screened at ...more

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Thoroughbreds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Thoroughbreds 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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LOL is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
LOL Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene LOL is a 2011 American coming of age comedy-drama-romance film directed by Lisa Azuelos, written by Azuelos and Kamir Aïnouz. The film is a remake of the 2008 French film LOL. It stars ...more

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Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Maggie Clancy added Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan Bachelorette is a 2012 American comedy film written and directed by Leslye Headland, adapted from her play of the same name. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three ...more

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We Are Your Friends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
We Are Your Friends Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley

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Gemini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)
Gemini Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, Greta Lee Gemini is a 2017 American mystery thriller film directed by Aaron Katz. A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke) and her Hollywood ...more