Movie watch list for the inner awkward adult.

If My Awkward Life Needed A Movie Watch List These Would Be First On The Queue

From embracing the unexpected to accepting the harsh reality of adulting.

There have been so many times that I have felt like I'm experiencing a situation in life that is just way too familiar. Almost as though I've seen the exact scene unfold in my most awkward nightmares. If my awkward life was to have a movie watch list, these would undoubtedly be in that queue.

"13 Going On 30"

There have been so many times I can remember thinking, "When I'm older life is going to be so much better and 100x more fun." Now that I'm older and finally have reached that age I yearned for, I wish I could go back to having movie marathons and sing-a-longs with my childhood friends. Just like Jenna who discovers that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Who says adults can't have the occasional face mask day full of karaoke? Now we just replace the sparkling grape juice with red wine!


This movie was filmed over the course of twelve years, following each actor's journey through the turbulent, unexpected waves of life. The brilliance of this film comes from the heart of its relatable message. There's nothing happening the majority of the time, but the characters are all growing from an abundance of believable trials and errors one experiences from childhood into adulthood. I found myself reliving my most awkward teenage moments, like talking to my first crush or bickering with my mom over something I knew she was right about.

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

I can honestly say that I am 100% a Cameron that wants to be a Ferris. While tromping around and having unforgettable adventures sounds appealing, the idea of staying safe and avoiding conflict is also pretty darn tempting. But it's not nearly as exciting as being bold. Step out of your comfort zone. Spend a day that was supposed to be productive chasing fun opportunities instead! I spent too much time wishing I'd seized the moment. Don't be like me. Take some advice from Ferris!

"The Breakfast Club"


Being one of the kids that never really felt like I fit in with any one group but instead always had a diverse group of friends, this movie is a perfect representation of my social circle. Chock full of learning curve moments, unexpected bonding between unlikely friends, and finding that voice that makes you feel powerful, "The Breakfast Club" is like the anthem movie of my life. Learning to compromise and find a balance with those you may not have a ton in common with is such a valuable lesson. The scene at the end where everyone goes their separate ways and Billy Idol starts blasting- you know that everything is going to be okay. That movie speaks volumes to my awkward soul and modge-podge of different friends that became my family.

Finding those things that make you happy is far underrated, even if you are a total dork that will accidentally spurt out internal dialogue on occasion. These movies would be the first ones to watch if my life had a movie queue. And I have no shame being enamored with coming-of-age 80's movies or sometimes wishing I could go back to being a carefree kid without bills or as many responsibilities to deal with!

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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