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  • I wish that I could make a cake made out of frame bows and smiles and we'd all eat.

  • Be happy.

  • She doesn't even go here.

  • Welcome toe watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 millennial movies.

  • While your shorts are like, especially gold today my mom uses color safe bleach.

  • Go, Carol, Wait.

  • Who are you?

  • You know who I am?

  • I do your friendly neighborhood.

  • Spider Man, Reach for the sky for this list will be looking at films that best represent generation.

  • Why?

  • Which generally consists of people born between 1981 and 1996.

  • This doesn't just pertain to high school comedies, but also films that showcased growing pop culture trends and tech advances.

  • What's your go to millennial flick?

  • Let us know in the comments below, If you like what you're hearing, be sure to check out the full song at the link below number 10.

  • Easy A.

  • I'm never called puberty.

  • Of course you Oh, baby.

  • But we're a family of late bloomers.

  • I didn't until I was 14.

  • Nor did Olive.

  • Why does that matter?

  • I'm adopted.

  • What?

  • Oh, my God.

  • Who told you this?

  • teen comedy derives its title and premise from The Scarlet Letter, although it arguably shares more in common with the works of John Hughes, Easy A references films like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

  • But it's mindset is more modern.

  • This is reflected through the films framing device, which finds Emma Stone's Olive addressing her audience via webcam due in part to the Internet.

  • Millennials are more open to broadcasting their feelings and secrets compared to past generations.

  • I don't know what your generation's fascination is with documenting your every thought, but I can assure you they're not all diamonds.

  • Olive uses this platform to clear up a lie about her personal life and critique the notion that losing slash taking one's virginity is like winning a prize e don't know when it will happen, you know, maybe five minutes from now or tonight or six months from now or maybe on our wedding night.

  • But the really amazing thing is it is nobody's goddamn business.

  • She also explores how young adults struggle with self esteem, which can easily influence their public perception.

  • Number nine Napoleon Dynamite It was an unlikely cultural phenomenon, but for a period in the mid two thousands.

  • Everyone under 30 was quoting Napoleon Dynamite, Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner.

  • Chances are you saw more than one person wearing a vote for Pedro shirt as well.

  • So why did this comedy click with Millennials in particular, the film came out around the same time viral videos really started taking off, and it's brand of offbeat humor definitely seems like something you'd see on early YouTube as strangers.

  • Napoleon's World Is It captured a zeitgeist composed of online dating and the Backstreet Boys.

  • Theo Comedy spoke to a generation of nerdy underdogs who were seen as losers in high school but went on to be extremely successful.

  • Napoleon does kind of look like Mark Zuckerberg, number eight Juno.

  • There was a time when teen pregnancy was rarely talked about in popular media, and when the subject did come up, it usually lead to melodrama.

  • By the late two thousands, though, more people started to see teen pregnancy in a progressive light, and Juno reflected that shifting attitude.

  • A key example is when Juno tells her parents of the bun in her oven, I'm gonna give it up for adoption and already found the perfect couple.

  • They're gonna pay for the medical expenses and everything and and what, 30 year, odd weeks?

  • We can just pretend that this never happened.

  • You're pregnant.

  • They don't shame Juno or tell her what to dio.

  • They're caught off guard.

  • But Juno's parents are generally supportive of her decision to find an adoptive family.

  • First things first, all right, we have to get you healthy.

  • You need prenatal vitamins.

  • Incidentally, they do incredible things for your nails, so that's a plus.

  • Oh, and we need to schedule a doctor's appointment.

  • Figure out where you're going to deliver.

  • You know I'm coming with you to meet this adoption couple.

  • The interaction is almost casual, which feels oddly authentic in the 21st century.

  • Diablo Cody's dialogue, while not exactly accurate to how teenagers speak, also feels very much like a product of generation y.

  • But, oh, no, we should just make out instead la la la You just you just take Katrina the douche packer to prom.

  • I'm sure you two will have like a real bitchin time.

  • Number seven Spiderman from blockbusters like Batman to Saturday morning, cartoons like X Men superheroes played a major role in shaping generation.

  • Why the superhero genre was propelled to another level of popularity with 2002 Spiderman kicking off multiple trends that remain prevalent even today.

  • Since Spiderman became a pop culture sensation that year, there was not only a newfound appreciation for comic books but also those who regularly read comic books.

  • This guy Flash Thompson, he probably deserved what happened.

  • But just because you can beat him up doesn't give you the right to remember.

  • With great power comes great responsibility.

  • Suddenly, the millennials who collected comics in grade school were treated less like dweebs and more like gatekeepers to a whole new world of content.

  • Justus Peter Parker went from zero to hero.

  • Many eighties and nineties kids were emerging from their figurative cocoons as well.

  • Wait, who are you?

  • You know who I am.

  • I do your friendly neighborhood.

  • Spider Man.

  • The Spiderman connected with millennials in more ways than one number six Garden State.

  • Although this critical darling has seen something of a backlash in recent years, there's a reason why Garden State still resonates with millennials.

  • Zach Braff's angsty yet artistic direction takes us back to an era where m o culture was materializing upon release.

  • Many teens and twentysomethings couldn't help but see themselves in Braff's Andrew, a depressed introvert struggling with mental health and prescription drugs.

  • Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Difficult.

  • Did they help you at all?

  • No, Garden State does offer some simple solutions to Andrews complicated issues.

  • Hence the contemporary criticisms.

  • If I get to be with this person right here in our beautiful baby, that's all I need.

  • At its core, though, there is an inspirational message about coming out of one shell and finding sunshine even during a rainy day.

  • Sure, the message may not be as profound as it thinks it is, but that doesn't make people enjoy it any less.

  • Number five mean girls.

  • We had seen the archetype before, but mean girls have changed since the eighties, and this comedy was among the first to reflect that.

  • Regina George is far from the nicest girl, but like her fellow plastics were strangely drawn to her charms.

  • You're like, really pretty, thank you.

  • So you agree?

  • What do you think?

  • You're really pretty.

  • She feels less like another cartoon bully and more like somebody.

  • Every millennial went to high school with the same could be said about Katie, who demonstrates how easily clicks can change a person.

  • E Tina Fey's screenplay isas witty as it is honest, navigating through teenage drama and its effects on teenage girls of the time in surprisingly insightful ways.

  • So why are you still messing with Regina?

  • Katie?

  • I'll tell you why.

  • Because you are a mean girl.

  • You're a bitch.

  • Millennials still quote me and girls years later not only because it's hilarious, but because it also speaks to their inner teen.

  • I wish that I could make a cake made out of frame bows and smiles and meet our lead.

  • Be happy She doesn't even go here.

  • Number four.

  • Scott Pilgrim versus the World It may have bombed at the box office, but Scott Pilgrim maintains a passionate following.

  • Even a decade after its release, Millennials have given the film with Second Life, and we can see why the movie is wrapped up in nostalgia with visuals inspired by eighties video games.

  • Yeah, behind the retro aesthetic, there's a moral about growing as a human being.

  • Scott represents the entitled side of the millennial mindset, lusting after Ramona flowers while neglecting the feelings of others.

  • Somebody always gets hurt, but you and that girl knives who broke up with you.

  • I believe I broke up with her on what she cool with that.

  • Knives is with Young Neil.

  • Now she's totally cool with it.

  • Although Scott does get the girl and typical happy ending fashion, he also learns to be a better friend and person in general.

  • Furthermore, he re evaluates his own self worth, thus achieving self actualization.

  • This fat ass hurt, you know, I will have my revenge.

  • Oh, knives, I hurt you.

  • I cheated on you.

  • I cheated on both of you.

  • I'm really sorry.

  • While acclaimed from the get go, Scott Pilgrim is wiser than many initially realized.

  • Number three Boyhood Filmed over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows Mason Evans Jr from age six to age 18.

  • Just we see this character mature before our eyes millennials air bound to have flashbacks to their own childhoods.

  • Richard Linklater's film touches upon so many of the trends that define Generation Y from Dragon Ball Z, Harry Potter to Britney Spears subsided again.

  • There's so much more to boyhood than references, however, what it really nails is the experience of growing up in this era, and the bonds formed along the way.

  • Masons relationships with his hard working mother, slacker father and older sister feel too real to be fiction.

  • You said that was in my car when I turned 16.

  • What?

  • No, I didn't.

  • I never said that.

  • I remember I was in third grade.

  • In the end, The film isn't really about Mason so much as it's about every millennial number two.

  • Super bad.

  • On the surface, Superbad seems like a standard teen comedy about three high school seniors trying to acquire booze and hook up with girls.

  • Superbad is every bit as raunchy as its predecessors, but what separates the film from sex comedies of the past is it's thoughtfulness.

  • You promised Becca.

  • You get her alcohol.

  • If you don't, she's gonna have a shitty night.

  • That's all I'm saying.

  • Come on, Doing away with some tropes that would be construed as problematic Today, Superbad has genuine respect for its characters, gross out gags and profanity aside, the film is surprisingly progressive in its portrayal of friendship and romance, falling in line with millennial values.

  • I'm so drunk, I can't even like, process this and are you really pretty?

  • And I just think this isn't how I pictured it.

  • It helps that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are both millennials themselves, facing the screenplay on their own experiences Growing up, we just wanted to show you that, you know, cops can have a fun time to, you know?

  • You know, in a way, I think we wanted to show ourselves.

  • Producer Judd Apatow, while himself not a millennial, understands the generation better than many others dio before we unveil our number one pick.

  • Here are a few honorable mentions.

  • Toy Story.

  • Every millennial grew up with these toys.

  • Reach for the sky 500 days of summer, the millennial equivalent to Annie Hall.

  • I love this month.

  • Sorry, I said, I love the Smiths American Pie, Gen.

  • Y's first slice of teen sex comedy.

  • This is the This is the female form, and they have focused on the breasts, which are used primarily to feed young infants.

  • Ladybird.

  • Greta Gerwig truly gets this generation, you know, with your work ethic.

  • Just go to City College and then to jail and then back to City college.

  • And then maybe you'd learn to pull yourself up and not expect everybody everything eight mile few things scream Gen y like Eminem and Mom Spaghetti.

  • If you had one shot, one opportunity.

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  • Number one.

  • The Social Network.

  • You're gonna go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd and I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that that won't be true.

  • Don't be because you're an asshole.

  • Millennials will commonly be known as the tech savvy generation, and no film better represents this than the social network.

  • It's surreal to think that anybody born after 2004 will have no idea what life was like before Facebook.

  • If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you have invented Facebook.

  • Millennials were at the forefront of its creation, however.

  • David Fincher's film explores how college dropout Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest self made billionaire at 23 where Gordon Gekko defined the baby boomer era Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Zuckerberg reveals how millennials have risen up to some of the most influential, powerful and controversial people on the planet.

  • And I'll bet what you hated the most is that they identified me as a co founder of Facebook, which I am you better lawyer up, asshole, because I'm not coming back for 30%.

  • I'm coming back for everything.

  • Aaron Sorkin's screenplay plays out in Shakespearean fashion, but with the millennial voice touching upon everything from the Internet to entitlement, the Social Network captures a game changing moment in time.

  • You're not an asshole, Mark.

  • You're just trying so hard to be.

  • Do you agree with our picks?

  • Let us know in the comments.

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