6.0/10
12,322
199 user 50 critic

The Doom Generation (1995)

Trailer
1:27 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nowhere (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid
Splendor (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech, Matt Keeslar
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch
Kaboom (2010)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This Is How The World Ends was a TV Pilot episode for a series that was to be presented on MTV.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Alan Simpson, Michael J. Anderson, Lucas Babin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

David, Craig and Alicia are a triangle of young lovers who find angst and despair as they sort out their feelings and sexuality in a late-night coffee shop.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mark Howell, John Lacques, Darcy Marta
Smiley Face (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two escaped convicts join forces with a seductive femme on the trail of a long-forgotten gold mine.

Director: Rod McCall
Stars: Rose McGowan, Dan Gunther, Brian Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Three college friends get together with their bemused lovers for one long weekend.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brett Vail, Maureen Dondanville, Andrea Beane
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Skinny Puppy ...
Gang of Goons
...
Quickiemart Clerk
...
Clerk's Wife
...
...
TV Anchorman
...
Carnoburger Cashier
Johanna Went ...
Carnoburger Co-Worker
...
Stop 'n' Go Clerk
...
Barmaid
...
...
Biker
Edit

Storyline

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sex. Mayhem. Whatever. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doom Generation  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,812, 29 October 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,319
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jordan Ladd was originally cast as Amy Blue, but her mother, Cheryl Ladd, vetoed her playing the role at the last minute. This explains the special "no thanks" closing credits for Cheryl Ladd and "others who had no faith" and a "special thanks" credit for Jordan Ladd. Araki and Cheryl later became friends, and Jordan Ladd does appear in his follow-up film "Nowhere". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
See more »

Crazy Credits

"Go out and buy the fucking soundtrack album, available on CD and cassette on American Recordings." See more »

Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Undertow (The Spooky Mix)
Performed by Lush
Written by Miki Berenyi
Courtesy of 4AD Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Its a bad movie in a really good way
23 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Doom Generation is an art film trying to please the audience that its making fun of. It has gratuitous violence and is pretty much a soft core porn. The dialog is poor at best. But these are the things that make it a "good" film. The movie is basically taking to task generation X, I mean there is after all a character named "X" who leads the two other "innocent" characters down the road to hell. The gratuitous violence is suppose to highlight the characters apathy toward fellow human beings. In the string of murders and violence that ensues the only time the 3 of them show remorse or concern is when they hit a dog on the road. They end the dogs suffering and bury it! And Amy says something to the effect of "Life Sucks".Out of all the human death they only show concern for themselves and the effect it will have on them, i.e. getting caught, but they all suffer for the poor dogs death. The sex, voyeurism, partner swapping etc. are just examples of more apathy and general selfishness-if it feels good do it. But your not even sure if it feels good because towards the end when the climax of violence is happening nobody seems overly upset that the sex has taken such a bad turn. Maybe Perry Farrel's earlier cameo is to get you to keep in mind the Jane's addiction lyric "... sex is violence"? Any way I could ramble on maybe I'm so brimming with insight because the first time I saw it I was high and then on finally re-watching it I was truly frightened by how many friends I have fit the film's stereotypes


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 199 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now