Your Quarter-Life Crisis as Told in the Movies ...

Your Quarter-Life Crisis as Told in the Movies ...

Your quarter-life crisis is basically shouting I'm all groan up!" You're questioning your career choices. You aren't sure where your long-term relationship is heading. You feel your biological clock is ticking. You never seem to have enough money to do the things you want. Simple things that used to bring you pleasure no longer do the trick You're there. Bang in the middle of a quarter-crisis. Don't worry plenty others go through the same. Instead of having a mini meltdown, find some empathy in these movies:

1. In a World

This is a great movie about a young woman who strives to become successful in a profession that is dominated by men.

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2. Hello I Must Be Going

A woman who is trying to get over her divorce begins an affair with a 19 year old actor who opens up new possibilities in her life.

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3. Girl Most Likely

After losing her boyfriend and her job, a young woman moves back in with her mother to try to rediscover some of the joys of life, finding it in unexpected places.

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4. Lola versus

Dumped three weeks before her wedding, a 29-year-old woman embarks on a series of different encounters and adventures to find her place in the world.

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5. The Lifeguard

Fed up with her life, a woman in her late 20s moves back home, gets her old job as a lifeguard back, and has an affair with a teenage boy!

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6. Frances Ha

A woman whose relationship with her best friend begins to be strained by adulthood struggles to find maturity as she bounces from place to place and man to man.

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7. Garden State

A whimsical hipster classic about a man who returns to his home town for a funeral and reconnects with some quirky characters from his past.

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8. Bridesmaids

A modern comedy classic about a woman who struggles to comes to terms with the fact that her best friend is getting married and moving on with her life with different people and friends.

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9. Office Space

A quirky comedy about a group of office employees who decide enough is enough with their mundane existences and rebel against their boss.

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10. Taxi Driver

A bit of an extreme example of quarter life crisis, but Martin Scorsese touches on some important themes about a young man's floundering existence in this 1970s classic.

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11. Good Will Hunting

A wonderful movie starring Matt Damon and the late great Robin Williams about a young man who, with help, realizes his potential as a mathematical genius.

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12. Knocked up

A non-couple have to face some hard truths and mature quickly when a pregnancy results from a one-night stand.

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13. Shaun of the Dead

Shaun Of The Dead might be a cool zombie comedy, but it also has something to say about quarter-life crises as it forces its main characters to shake up their mundane existences and make a difference.

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14. (500) Days of Summer

A modern hipster classic that highlights the all encompassing feeling of young romance, but also shows that nothing lasts forever and you can get over it.

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15. Tommy Boy

The son of a family firm has his adult credentials tested when he has to step in and try to do his best to save the business.

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16. The Graduate

A cinematic classic that perfectly demonstrates the frustrations of being a 20 something with your whole life ahead of you, and certain distractions that can derail everything.

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17. Silver Linings Playbook

An important and ultimately uplifting comedy drama about two young people who suffer from their own personal problems whilst leaning on each other to make something of their lives.

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18. The Devil Wears Prada

A fun and star filled tale that shows you that even if you feel like you are failing in your goals, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you can achieve anything you want to.

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19. Tiny Furniture

Lena Dunham is the queen of the quarter life crisis, and this 2010 movie about a girl who can't quite get her life together is quintessential crisis material!

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