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All the Movies I'm Showing My Gen Z Sister

All the Movies I'm Showing My Gen Z Sister

Raise your hand if you have a Gen Z sister who’s desperate for some movie education. (*Abi raises own hand*) You guys, I take my role as Sophie’s older sister very seriously, and when I realized just how many amazing movies this 18-year-old hasn’t seen yet, I wasn’t mad, I was just very, very disappointed. In both of us. Now I’m taking matters into my own hands and introducing her to the greats – a new movie every time she comes home from college! We’ll use this list – let us know if we’re missing one of your favorites and we’ll add it.

UPDATE: We've added all your suggestions to a printable list for you HERE.

Romantic Drama Romantic Comedy Comedy Dark Comedy Drama Western War Action / Adventure Thriller / Suspense / Horror SciFi/ Action Fantasy Family Musical



Romantic Drama: Time Traveller’s Wife (NOT the series that sucks), Always, Bicentennial Man, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Step Up, Forever Young, Australia

Comedy: Oscar, Shanghai Noon

Dark Comedy: Death Becomes Her

Drama: Radio, Holes, Ocean’s Eleven (comedy/drama?)

Western: Conagher, The Quick and the Dead

War: The Last Samurai

Action/Adventure: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hero, Tomb Raider

SciFi/ Action: John Carter, In Time, Impostor, Phenomenon

Fantasy: Underworld

Family: Ferngully, Swiss Family Robinson, Lizzie McGuire Movie, A Cinderella Story, Prince of Egypt, Hook

Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Rigoletto


My favorite movie as a teen was “That Thing You Do!”

Jamie Feil

Eat, Pray, Love
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
Top Gun 1&2
My Father The Hero
Gray Man
Cruel Intentions
Girl, Interrupted
Varsity Blues
Silence of the Lambs
Pretty Woman
The Craft
American Beauty
The Secretary
As Good As It Gets
The Man in The Moon
Wildflower (Reese Witherspoon)
Mr Holland’s Opus
Practical Magic
The Other Sister
Meet Joe Black
Benny & Joon
My Best Friends Wedding
Little Women


Abi- Reality Bites!! Perfect 90’s movie.


Sweet Hime Alabama
Ferris Bulher’s Day Off
An Officer and A Gentleman
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
What a Girl Wants
Legally Blonde 1 & 2
Where the Heart Is
The Green Mile


Only You-Marisa Tomei and RDJ
Drive Me Crazy- Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier
Down with Love- Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor
Some like it hot- Marilyn Monroe and Tom Curtis
Foul Play-Chevy chase and Goldie Hawk
And if you do a series do Ally Mcbeal!

Natalie Elder

South Pacific
7 Brides for 7 Brothers

What Lies Beneath
Wait Until Dark
The Skeleton Key

North & South
Anne of Green Gables & Avonlea (Sullivan production)
Emma (Gweneth paltrow)

Just Friends

Lisa Dengg

Three Amigos, Raising Arizona,
Lady Hawk, Princess Bride, Deceived, Dead Again, Strange Brew, Maverick, Wayne’s World, The Man From Snowy River

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