Turning 30 means you’re getting old. It sounds harsh, maybe even a bit cynical. However, the fact of the matter is you’re not in your 20s anymore. You’re suddenly expected to act like an adult, work a good job, maybe even already have a family. But here’s the thing, being in your 20s is not all wine and roses. It’s confusing and there is no longer a road map on how to live life. One great thing about movies and films is that they offer audiences guidance, through entertainment. Here are 20 movies to watch in your 20s, that might help you figure things out, if just a little bit.
These are must-see movies for twenty-somethings. Some of the films on this list are neat and tidy life lessons. Others are stern warnings on what not to do. Then there are those that just remind you how important your friends are in life.
Most of these films are inspiring in some way. Perhaps the most significant films on this list revolve around relationships. Many hope to find “the one” when they’re in their 20s. You give your hearts and souls to significant others, but part of the process of finding that special someone often involves getting dumped or breaking a heart.Turning 30 is a milestone; don’t let anyone tell you it’s just a number, or that it's not a big deal. It is a big deal! One surefire way to help the process of getting old is to check out these movies to see before you turn 30. Don’t say no one warned you!
Actors: Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Ethan Hawke, + more
Initial Release: 1994
Directed by: Ben Stiller
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Actors: Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, + more
Initial Release: 1999
Directed by: David Fincher
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Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, + more
Initial Release: 1989
Directed by: Spike Lee
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Actors: Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, + more
Initial Release: 2004
Directed by: Michel Gondry
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