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The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)

Updated July 11, 2020 5.1k votes 705 voters 23.9k views58 items

List RulesVote 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".

Looking for more movies that define a generation? Check this list of the best Gen Z movies

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev
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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen
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  • 3


    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page
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  • 4

    21 Jump Street

    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum
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    Zac Efron, Rose Byrne
    Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew...  more
  • 6

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans
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    The First Time

    Victoria Justice, Molly Quinn
    The First Time is a 2012 teen romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Kasdan and...  more
  • 8

    The DUFF

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell
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    Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe
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  • 11

    The Kings of Summer

    Alison Brie, Megan Mullally
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  • 12

    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly
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    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher
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  • 14

    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones
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  • 15

    Lady Bird

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
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  • 16

    Bad Moms

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell
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  • 17

    The Spectacular Now

    Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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  • 18

    Dear White People

    Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson
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  • 19

    The Art of Getting By

    Emma Roberts, Alicia Silverstone
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  • 20

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney
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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
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  • 23

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler
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  • 24

    Mamma Mia!

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    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
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