90s Gen X Slacker Movies and TV

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1.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
 
2.
Get a Life (1990 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
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Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
4.
Trust (1990)
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After being thrown away from home, Maria encounters a lady who complains of not having children. Almost getting raped, she ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the lady. (107 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
5.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
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A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals. (93 mins.)
Director: Pete Hewitt
 
6.
Slacker (1991)
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A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs. (97 mins.)
 
7.
Singles (1992)
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A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. (99 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
8.
The Ben Stiller Show (1992 TV Series)
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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often... (306 mins.)
 
9.
Wayne's World (1992)
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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (94 mins.)
 
10.
Clerks (1994)
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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
11.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
12.
Go Fish (1994)
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Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely... (83 mins.)
Director: Rose Troche
 
13.
PCU (1994)
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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness. (79 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
14.
Reality Bites (1994)
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. (99 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
15.
S.F.W. (1994)
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines. (96 mins.)
Director: Jefery Levy
 
16.
Threesome (1994)
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Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
17.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
 
18.
Empire Records (1995)
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The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
19.
Hackers (1995)
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This movie is about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers. (107 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
20.
Higher Learning (1995)
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People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. (127 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
21.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
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After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing... (96 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
22.
Mallrats (1995)
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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
23.
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
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An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance. (94 mins.)
Director: Maria Maggenti
 
24.
Party Girl (1995)
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Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother... (94 mins.)
 
25.
Glory Daze (1995)
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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives. (100 mins.)
Director: Rich Wilkes
 
26.
Bio-Dome (1996)
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Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year. (88 mins.)
Director: Jason Bloom
 
27.
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
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Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend. (90 mins.)
 
28.
Hype! (1996 Documentary)
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s (84 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
29.
The Last Big Thing (1996)
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his... (98 mins.)
Director: Dan Zukovic
 
30.
Walking and Talking (1996)
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Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer... (86 mins.)
 
31.
Chasing Amy (1997)
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Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian. (113 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
32.
Girl (1998)
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A straight-A teen explores Portland's rock scene. (99 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kahn