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By John Patrick Pullen
April 28, 2015

Millennials love their streaming services — but this list of 15 favorite Millennial flicks might be an eye opener, because less than half are available through subscription streaming services (in this case, HBO Go and Netflix). For the rest, you’ll have to buy them individually.

From Amazon to Vudu, with peeks at Hulu and even Crackle in between, all the popular sources for watching movies online were scoured in amassing this list. Though all the movies were available in several different places, one thing was consistent: None of them were free, so get ready to open your wallets.

American Pie: This 1999 classic might seem stale by today’s standards, but it was groundbreaking at the time. And after some straight-to-video sequels, it’s taught us an important lesson: when to say goodbye.

Available on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Easy A: A fresh take on The Scarlet Letter, this 2010 Emma Stone flick is a great refresher on modern day high school social issues, particularly “slut shaming,” a practice has been attacked in the years since this movie was released.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Bring It On: Sure, it spawned an unholy amount of sequels, but this 2000 rom-com is pure Gen Y youth. From the choreography to the cast, “it’s been broughten.”

Amazon, HBO Go, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Can’t Hardly Wait: When this was released in 1998, everyone in the movie and in the theaters had a crush on Amanda Becket, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Watching it 17 years later, you get to look back at bad boy Mike Dexter and see that he wasn’t so cool after all. (Seriously… what happened to that guy? Oh wait. He was in Twilight.)

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Clueless: This 1995 sleeper introduced Paul Rudd to the world. Beyond that, it’s like comfort food — something Cher would never eat — packed full of one-liners and dated references to the 90s.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, and Vudu

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: When millennials want to reminisce about life as a kid, only the original Harry Potter will do. Packed full of wizards and witches, this 2001 movie is as much about getting acquainted at a new school as it is about magic.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Mean Girls: Has it only been 11 years since this classic teen comedy hit the screen? In that time, Lindsay Lohan has dropped off the marquees and writer Tina Fey gotten all “bossypants” on us. Also, “fetch” still hasn’t happened.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, and Vudu

Superbad: An American Pie without a boatload of crappy sequels, this 2007 laugh-fest showed off the comedic chops of Jonah Hill, introduced Emma Stone, and made Michael Cera into a star. If there’s a more millennial movie than that, I’d like to see it.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

The Devil Wears Prada: Though it was derived from a book that wasn’t geared towards Generation Y, this 2006 movie is a favorite of that age group because it covers transitioning into a workplace filled with older people and outdated attitudes. In fact, the Christian Science Monitor makes the case that it might be the most Millennial movie of them all. (But my money is still on Superbad.)

Amazon, HBO Go, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

The Hangover: Debatably the highest-grossing comedy of all time, this remake of Three Men and a Baby (think about it) was crazy fun when it came out. And if they didn’t repeat the same jokes in Hangover II and Hangover III, it would be even better.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

The Hunger Games: It started with the books, then the film franchise captured the imagination of the generation. The first film in the series, this 2012 epic had all the teens wanting to do archery in gym class. Now it makes them want to hang out with Jennifer Lawrence.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

The Notebook: Hey girl, you know you love this Ryan Gosling love story.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

The Social Network: From a plot line ripped from the real-world problems of the world’s most successful millennial, to an inspired script (the pub scene between Jesse Eisenberg and Rooney Mara was spot-on), this 2010 Oscar-winner drips with Gen Y. The funny thing is, millennials reportedly want nothing to do with Facebook. Or do they?

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Twilight: Love it or hate it, this 2008 coming-of-age love story drove vampire fans crazy in its day. For everyone else, there is the ridiculous vampire baseball scene that gets funnier every time you see it.

Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

Wet Hot American Summer: A 2001 cult classic packed with everyone from Amy Poehler to Judah Friedlander, this campy summer camp flick oozes with nostalgia for a time that millennials never experienced (something that generation specializes in, incidentally). But while this comedy is infinitely re-watchable, Netflix has announced it is creating a series based on the movie.

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, HBO Go, and Vudu

Note to the reader: All of the Amazon movies listed above were available for rental or purchase, not through Amazon Prime Video.

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