Whether you love comedy, romance, drama, or another genre, you can always find some interesting movies to watch before 30. You will remember those movies for different reasons – some will make you think, some will entertain you, and some will even make you uncomfortable. Nevertheless, you will learn something from those movies.

Must Watch Movies Before 30

You will find yourself dealing with different situations from time to time, and certainly movies will help you understand what a real-life adult should handle those situations.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Comedy, Drama

What's it about: It is about dealing with life after your high schools years. It shows the struggles and angst to deal with different challenges.

Why it’s a must watch: You will love it because you are sure to find several relatable quotes in it. You will learn if you should really be spending your time trying to impress others or have a life of your own.


Tulip Fever (2017)

Drama, Romance

What's it about: Written by Tom Stoppard, the movie tells you the story of a 17th century couple. The couple tries to take advantage of the exploding market for tulips, but later finds the sales plummet quickly. The cast is impressive and the story is just awesome.

Why it's a must watch: You should watch it if you have been collecting comics in the early 90s. It will help you learn how to deal with bad business deals and what you can do to keep your chin up.


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

What's it about: It is about an FBI agent who decides to work with a manipulative killer to help catch another serial killer.

Why it’s a must watch: You should watch the movie to realize that you, as a woman, are just as smart, capable, and strong as men. It also teaches you that you should not believe everything you see and that humans can be quite weird at times.


The Founder (2016)

Biography, Drama, History

What's it about: This biopic shares the story of Ray Kroc, an average salesman who managed to turn a small chain of restaurants into a fast-food empire.

Why it's a must watch: This biopic has a lot to share with you. You will learn how you can turn a small project into something big and noteworthy just by hard work and confidence.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

What's it about: Propelled by Michel Gondry's daring editorial touch and Charlie Kaufman's imaginative script, Eternal Sunshine tells you an interesting story about relationships and heartache.

Why it's a must watch: You will love it for sure and be amazed how the movie seamlessly moves ahead like a dream of love, but at the same time, it gives you everything that you will remember vividly. This bittersweet love story certainly deserves to be on the list of must watch movies.


Dead Poets Society (1989)

Drama, Comedy

What's it about: The movie is about a journey – a journey that involves change, adaptation, and so much passion. It is about finding your own voice to survive in the world.

Why it's a must watch: Many want to watch it for Robin Williams, but he does not have much screen time. Still, the movie teaches you how important it is to stand up for yourself and never feel afraid to ask questions than obeying others blindly.


Clueless (1995)

Comedy, Romance

What's it about: The movie revolves around the lives of ultra-rich teenage girls in a Beverly Hill School. It shows how a high school student does everything to make another pupil popular, but things do not go as planned.

Why it's a must watch: If you are still a virgin, you will find many situations in this movie quite relatable to your real life. The movie may drift at times as storytelling, but it is still personable fun. It is certainly one of those comical, sweet, and satiric movies you must watch before 30.


Into the Wild (2007)

Biography, Adventure, Drama

What's it about: It is about Christopher, a 22 year-old fresh graduate who leaves his privileged life and walks into the wild, looking for some adventure. It is all about how life events can change a person over time.

Why it's a must watch: You must watch this movie to know that sometimes, it is okay to turn back, to use some help, and to admit defeat. This stirring American drama is all about feeling terrified yet elated to end a journey and start a new one.


Blue Valentine (2010)

Romance, Drama

What's it about: The movie is more of an emotionally gripping examination of a marriage that is having all sorts of difficulties. The lead actors have given performances of unusual power and depth to make it even better.

Why it's a must watch: It is one of those must watch movies before 30 to know how important it is to prepare yourself if everything in your life turns to nothing. It makes you realize that the present is never going to be as fun as the past.


Now and Then (1995)

Drama, Romance, Comedy

What's it about: This wistful drama is all about the adventures of four 12-year-old girls who try to solve a murder, but they also share a lot about their changing lives and bodies with the audience.

Why it's a must watch: Every girl should watch this movie in her early teens and then watch again in adulthood to realize how their perception changes with the passage of time. The same movie will create a different impact when you watch it in different stages of your life.


Harry Potter (2001-2011)

Family, Adventure, Fantasy

What's it about: Adapted from popular fantasy novels by J.K. Rowling, the most has everything from magic and romance, to monsters and much more.

Why it's a must watch: You must watch it to learn that everyone can survive abuse and come out as a better person. It teaches you that knowledge is power and being different is not something to feel ashamed of.


Almost Famous (2000)

Comedy, Adventure, Drama

What's it about: Definitely as one of the must watch movies, this is a coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old boy who wants to be a rock artist.

Why it's a must watch: You must watch this movie to see how great ensemble performances and well-crafted story can take you into a new world and make you forget about your worries, at least for some time.


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