5 Best Movies about Post Grad

By Shikole Struber

You are not alone in your quest of fulfillment! There are plenty of movies that follow the lives of post grads on their adventures and misadventures. Try watching these in all the spare time you have while unemployed.

1. Accepted. Great message. You should learn what you WANT to learn in college and go on to do what you WANT to do.

2. Into the Wild. Drop it all and hitch hike.

3. Lost in Translation. Marry an older man. Travel with him to Japan. Try to figure out what you want in life.

4. The Graduate. No one knows what they want to do after grad. Until they screw and older woman and fall in love with her daughter.

5. Post Grad. Graduate. Move back home. Sounds familiar...


  1. What about Reality Bites with Winona Ryder and Ben Stiller? Valedictorian of her university settles for being a production assistant to an obnoxious TV host and then watches her brainchild documentary commercialized by the man? All that good Generation X angst in a mediocre film

  2. The main character in "Into the Wild" dies because of his idealism and own emotional hang-ups though. Not necessarily the best advice to an unemployed post-grad living at home with the parents...

  3. St. Elmo's Fire. It's super 80's, but it totally epitomizes the "post-grad struggle." Demi Moore's sweet outfits and Rob Lowe lookin' super hot= quality film.

  4. In response to Alison's comment--he actually passed away because he ate an herb that he thought was edible, however, was poisonous. He would have survived.

    Secondly, #5 is sometimes a good option...you get time to SAVE MONEY and detox. Don't hate :)