15 Movie Favorites of Millennials

1. American Pie: This wildly popular coming of age movie has spawned a few sequels, but the original is still the ultimate for millennials.
Millennial Movies- American Pie American Pie is a 1999 teen sex comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical series. The film was a box-office hit and spawned three direct sequels: American Pie 2, American Wedding, and American Reunion. The film concentrates on five best friends who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler, the guys make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The title is borrowed from the pop song of the same name and refers to a scene in the film, in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after being told that third base feels like “warm apple pie”. It’s also been stated by writer Adam Herz that the title also refers to the quest of losing your virginity in high school, which is as “American as apple pie.” The film’s theme song is Laid by James, which is also the theme for the entire franchise. In addition to the primary American Pie saga, there are currently four direct-to-DVD spin-off films bearing the title American Pie Presents: Band Camp, The Naked Mile, Beta House, and The Book of Love.
2.Easy A: The modern version A Scarlett Letter, Easy A highlights social problems faced by high schoolers and leaves you with a feel-good ending that encourages you to embrace all that is you.
Watch Easy A Online Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. “After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in The Scarlet Letter, which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing.” Quoting the program notes from the 2010 TIFF site
3. Bring It!: This dance movie is a classic for millennials and is sure to make you want to get up and dance along.
Millennial Movies- Bring It! “Bring It!” shines a spotlight on the elite world of hip-hop majorette competitions. Coach Dianna Williams (aka “Miss D”) and her Dancing Dolls troupe refuse to lose, pushing themselves to the limit each week in the relentless pursuit of victory. Every pump, thrust and high kick on “Bring It!” highlights the triumphs and struggles of intense competition, where errors aren’t tolerated, mediocrity isn’t excused and only a win is acceptable.
4. Can’t Hardly Wait: This hit movie from 1998 had everyone in love with Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character Amanda Becket. With a classic bad boy character, Can’t Hardly Wait is a millennial fav.
Millennial Movies- Can't Hardly Wait Can’t Hardly Wait is a 1998 American teen comedy film written and directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. It stars an ensemble cast including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, and Seth Green, and is notable for a number of “before-they-were-famous” appearances by teen stars. This movie ranked number 44 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies.
5. Clueless: The ultimate 90s iconic movie, millennials can probably quote this one from heart.
Millennial Movies- Clueless Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. There was also a series of 1994 television films from original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version, with actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original films introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was the second highest-grossing film of 1977.
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Where would be without Harry Potter? Even if you’ve never read the novels, you’re sure to connect with millennials if you share your Potter knowledge and mention a love for quidditch.
Millennial Movies- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the first instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. The story follows Harry Potter’s first year at Hogwarts as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his magical education. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grintas Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. It is followed by seven sequels in total, beginning with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the book in 1999 for a reported £1 million. Production began in the United Kingdom in 2000, with Columbus being chosen to create the film from a short list of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner. J. K. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British or Irish, in keeping with the cultural integrity of the book. The film was shot at Leavesden Film Studios and historic buildings around the UK.
7. Mean Girls: Mean Girls features the pre-drugs Lindsay Lohan we all love to love. And who hasn’t been the subject of a mean girl at least once in life… unless you are one of those mean girls.
Millennial Movies- Mean Girls Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman’s non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. Lindsay Lohan stars. The supporting cast features Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett and Amanda Seyfried. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels produced the film. Screenwriter and co-star of the film, Tina Fey, was a long-term cast member and writer for SNL. Also featuring appearances from SNL cast members Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, and Amy Poehler, the film marks Lohan’s second collaboration with director Waters, the first being Freaky Friday, released a year earlier. Although set in Illinois, the film was mostly shot in Toronto, Canada. The film grossed $129 million worldwide and has developed a cult following.
8. Superbad: An All American comedy, Super Bad stars Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Michael Cera- all the millennial actors we love.
Millennial Movies- Superbad 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 Rogenand Evan Goldberg, who began working on the script when they were both 13 years old; they completed a draft by the time they were 15. The film’s main characters have the same given names as Rogen and Goldberg. It was also one of a string of hit films produced by Judd Apatow.
9. The Devil Wears Prada: Working with people who are older than you who have old fashioned ideals and attitudes? What more perfectly describes the plight of millennials? This may be the most millennial-like movie of all time.
Millennial Movies- The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to New York City and lands a job as a co-assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci co-star, as co-assistant Emily Charlton and art director Nigel, respectively. Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker, and Tracie Thoms play key supporting roles. Wendy Finerman produced and David Frankel directed the film, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Streep’s performance drew critical acclaim and earned her many award nominations, including her record-setting 14th Oscar bid, as well as the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Blunt also drew favorable reviews and nominations for her performance, as did many of those involved in the film’s production. The film was well received by both film critics and the public and became a surprise summer box-office hit following its June 30 North American release
10. The Hangover: Possibly one of the highest grossing comedies of all time, the Hangover and its two sequels are staples in the millennials movie line-up.
Millennial Movies- The Hangover The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor. It tells the story of Phil Wenneck, Stu Price, and Alan Garner, who travel to Las Vegasfor a bachelor party to celebrate their friend Doug Billings’ impending marriage. However, Phil, Stu, and Alan have no memory of the previous night’s events and must find Doug before the wedding can take place. Lucas and Moore wrote the script after executive producer Chris Bender’s friend disappeared and had a large bill after being sent to a strip club. After Lucas and Moore sold it to the studio for $2 million, Philips and Jeremy Garelick rewrote the script to include a tiger as well as a subplot involving a baby and a police cruiser, and also including boxer Mike Tyson. Filming took place in Nevada for 15 days, and during filming, the three main actors formed a real friendship. The Hangover was released on June 5, 2009, becoming a critical and commercial success.
11. The Hunger Games: Jennifer Lawrence is an actress millennials can relate to, and the ideal of living in a world controlled by an evil dictator who kills children for fun is very comic-book-esque.
Millennial Movies- the Hunger Games The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.
12. The Notebook: *Sigh* Ryan Gossling in the ultimate love story… need we say more?
Millennial Movies- The Notebook The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during 1940. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident. The Notebookreceived mixed reviews but performed well at the box office and received several award nominations, winning eight Teen Choice Awards, a Satellite Award and an MTV Movie Award. The film became a sleeper hit and has gained a cult following. On November 11, 2012, ABC Family premiered an extended version with deleted scenes added back into the original storyline.
13. The Social Network: The social networks they love to hate but still can’t stay away from saturate the lives of millennials so this ground breaking film about facebook is a sure win.
Millennial Movies- The Social Network The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincherand written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverinand Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, the other principals involved in the website’s creation. Neither Zuckerberg nor any other Facebook staff were involved with the project, although Saverin was a consultant for Mezrich’s book. The film was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on October 1, 2010. The Social Network received widespread acclaim, with critics praising its direction, screenplay, acting, editing and score. It appeared on 78 critics’ Top 10 lists for 2010; of those critics, 22 had the film in their number-one spot, the most of any film in its year. Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers said “The Social Network is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further.
14. Twilight: While the books were definitely mote captivating, the movie version of Twilight is still a must see movie for all millennials. Because, vampires, immortality, and forbidden love are always in style.
Millennial Movies- Twilight Twilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer’s popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, and the subsequent efforts of Cullen and his family to keep Swan safe from a coven of evil vampires. The project was in development for approximately three years at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation that differed significantly from the novel was written. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel after three years of the project’s stagnant development. Melissa Rosenberg wrote a new adaptation of the novel shortly before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and sought to be faithful to the novel’s storyline. Principal photography took 44 days and completed on May 2, 2008; the film was primarily shot in Oregon. Twilight was theatrically released on November 21, 2008; it grossed over US$392 million worldwide. It was released on DVD March 21, 2009 and became the most purchased DVD of the year.
15. Wet Hot American Summer: This cult classic with Amy Poehler and Judah Friedlander, is filled with summer camp memories and all those nostalgic moments millennials can only read about and watch on the big screen.
Millennial Movies- Wet Hot American Summer Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orthand A.D. Miles. The film takes place during the last day at a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981, before closing for the summer. The film was a commercial and critical flop, but has since received a cult following. Netflix will produce an eight-episode prequel in 2015 starring most of the original cast members, including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks and David Hyde-Pierce, among numerous others.

List courtesy of: Where to Stream Millennials’ Favorite Movies, Time.com.

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