Each generation has their movies that are best understood by those who were teens when they were released. Some movies are instant classics that anyone can enjoy, but sometimes, you just had to have been the movie’s target audience to get it.

Millennials aren’t exactly the exception here, but they do have a distinct advantage over the generations that came before them. Not only did they get to experience their slew of generation-defining films when they premiered, but a few of them endured in the form of Internet-ready memes and quotes. These are the movies that millennials grew up with, know by heart, and have probably seen more times than we can count.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

The Sandlot (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Forrest Gump (1994)

The Lion King (1994)

Titanic (1997)

Newsies (1992)

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The Matrix (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Bring It On (2000)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Mean Girls (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Social Network (2010)

Toy Story (1995)

American Pie (1999)

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Superbad (2007)

Twilight (2008)


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