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    Culture Shifting TV Shows And Movies That Gen Z Missed But Should Totally Watch

    Timeless shows and movies.

    There was once a time when one would record your favorite show the night before on the DVR and wait to watch it the next day...a time when you'd plan a weekend trip to the movies to finally see the new releases.

    In the age of streaming services, it's now easier than ever to access any TV show or movie. Gen Z missed out on something magical, but they can recapture the feeling. 

    These are the shows and movies the new generation couldn't see on their original release (because they were babies or not born yet!) but should definitely still watch now. 

    1. Full House

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    The family-friendly sitcom was a staple weekday show. It is now available on YouTube TV. 

    2. Dawson's Creek

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    This drama series follows a group of teens as they navigate growing up. It is available to watch on Netflix. 

    3. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    This iconic sitcom, led by Will Smith, is essential viewing and definitely hits on the nostalgia factor. Watch it on HBO Max.

    4. Boy Meets World

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    Nineties babies often reminisce about beloved characters Cory Matthews, Shawn Hunter, and Topanga Lawrence. This show even got a spinoff, Girl Meets World, in 2014. Watch the original on Disney+.  

    5. All That

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    The 1994 sketch comedy lasted 10 seasons and became part of everyday conversation with an all-star cast and memorable comedic moments. Watch the incredible Nickelodeon show on Amazon Prime now. 

    6. The Amanda Show

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    The Amanda Show followed a premise similar to All That, but starred Amanda Bynes as the lead. Everyone remembers the dancing lobsters. Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

    7. Gilmore Girls

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    This mother/daughter show is an autumn staple in every mid-20s adult household. Or at least it is in mine. Rory, Lorelai, Luke, and Suki are forever favorite characters. The show is available on Netflix, as is the revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

    8. Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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    Sabrina Spellman comes from a long line of witches but must also contend with things like high school and crushes and math homework. Available on Hulu, the show is seriously magical. 

    9. Saved by the Bell

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    Zack Morris must navigate growing up, first relationships, high school stress, and friendship in this lovable NBC sitcom. Watch it now on Peacock TV.

    10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    The 1997 show aired for seven seasons and followed Buffy Summers, a vampire slayer. Sarah Michelle Geller is still known for the iconic role. It's available to watch on Hulu. 

    11. That's So Raven

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    Raven Baxter is a normal high school student ‚ÄĒ except she can see the future. The classic Disney Channel sitcom aired for four seasons and spawned multiple spinoffs. Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

    12. Scrubs

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    The medical dramedy sitcom launched Zack Braff's career and aired for nine great seasons. It's available now on Hulu.  

    13. The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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    Everyone knows Lizzie McGuire! The movie version saw her travel to Rome with Gordo and her classmates in what turns out to be quite the adventure. Watch it on Disney+.

    14. Easy A

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    The classic movie follows high schooler Olive as she navigates a lie that spins out of control. Loosely based on The Scarlette Letter, this charming romantic-comedy is one for the ages. Rent it on Amazon Prime.

    15. Space Jam

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    The '96 sports comedy is a live-action/animated hybrid that revolves around an evil alien theme park owner as he attempts to kidnap Bugs Bunny, the Looney Tunes, and Michael Jordan for his new attraction. There's also a new installment, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Watch the original on HBO Max.

    16. Juno

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    When high school student Juno finds out she's pregnant, she must then figure out what to do. Funny and heartwarming, this drama-romance is a must-see classic. Watch it on Hulu.

    17. Hairspray

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    The musical follows 1960s teen Tracy Turnblad and her life in Baltimore as she becomes an overnight celebrity on The Corny Collins Show. Watch it on Netflix and prepare to be amazed. 

    18. Titanic

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    I have to believe everyone's seen Titanic by now, but if not, it's available on Netflix and was also released in 3D in 2012. 

    19. Bring It On

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    This cheerleader-centric movie is a must-watch. It originally premiered in 2000, and went on to spawn five sequels. Watch it on Amazon Prime.

    20. The Devil Wears Prada

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    When Andrea lands a job at a prestigious magazine, she's introduced to the cutthroat fashion world and must learn how to preserve her sense of self. Watch on Hulu.

    21. Mean Girls

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    This classic film follows new student Cady Heron as she attends public school in Illinois for the first time. She learns how to deal with mean girls ‚ÄĒ and so much more. You can rent Mean Girls on Amazon Prime.

    What are your favorite movies from childhood? Let us know below!