What does it mean to be an adult?
Sure, it comes with a certain extent of freedom—being able to do whatever, whenever you want. For instance, nobody is there to judge you even if you’re watching TV until 4 am or drinking on a weekday evening. You also get to buy your own furniture, and really don’t need to ask for permission whenever you choose to do something. But that’s not all!
Just like Spider-Man says, “With great power, comes great responsibilities,” adulthood comes with its own set of responsibilities. It’s the less-fun part of adulthood that people don’t often tell you about. You have to be able to financially support yourself, deal with the consequences of your actions, and even raise another human being for some people. Yikes!
There are plenty of pleasant things about being an adult, but it can be overwhelming at times. But if you’re feeling stressed, don’t worry. It’s a completely normal part of life that we’re all doing together. At times, there’s no better comfort than to know that everybody has gone through or is going through the same struggles that you have. We get you!
Today, Maimovie ranked the top 10 relatable movies about adulthood that contain a slice of life! Tell us what you think!
The following list was based on Maimovie on April 28, 2022, under the “relatable” and “slice of life” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2020, 1h 24m
Eight-year-old Cody is spending the summer in an unfamiliar setting with his mom Kathy. Though he can’t relate to the neighbourhood kids, things take an unexpected turn when he develops an unusual friendship with grouchy old Del from next door.
2020, 1h 46m
At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.
2021, 1h 51m
Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy.
2019, 1h 40m
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
2019, 1h 49m
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel’s perspective on life is transformed.
2020, 1h 41m
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
2019, 1h 54m
Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.
2020, 1h 41m
Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.
2020, 1h 57m
Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
2021, 2h 8m
The chronicles of four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.