#GenerationScrewed: 10 Movies for the Aimless Post-Grad

Broke and uncertain of what comes next? You're not alone.

[optional image description]
Embassy Pictures

It's that time of year when recent graduates are stricken with anxiety as they enter month three of an extremely difficult job search. Fittingly, the media is rife with terms to describe the unemployed 20-something: Boomerang Generation, No Collar, and now, thanks to a recent Newsweek article, #GenerationScrewed. The piece, which has created a lot of online chatter, blames earlier generations' fiscal irresponsibility for the unemployment epidemic among young people. So, who's an aimless, jobless former humanities major to look to as a role model?

Thankfully, the idle and undirected graduate is no new character in movies. The older, slightly grittier sister of the high school coming-of-age film, the post-grad film perfectly encapsulates the period that sets in when graduates return to their childhood bedrooms and think, "So what's next?" To ease the pain (and boredom), we've gathered our favorite post-collegiate movies.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

Presented by

Heba Hasan writes for Flavorpill.

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Video

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

More in Entertainment

Just In