TBT: Young and Angry Gen-X Films

This week, for Throwback Thursday, I’m not sharing a picture. I’ve been watching the National Geographic channel’s “Generation X” mini-series, and thinking a lot about those not-so-good old days. Growing up during the 1980s and ’90s, our movies had a lot to do with being disaffected children of divorce, latchkey kids who were kind of lost. Of course, everybody knows “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles,” though fewer people know  Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” or Penelope Spheeris’ “Suburbia” or Kevin Smith’s “Clerks,” but here are four Generation X films about youth and rebellion that you may not know . . . and two you probably do:

Bad Boys (1983)

Fandango (1985)

Summer School (1987)

Kids (1995)

Gummo (1997)

American History X (1998)

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