'The Social Network' and 12 More Movies That Defined a Generation

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Fight Club (1999)

Coming full circle here, back to a film directed by The Social Network's David Fincher. It's another zeitgeist epic. How do you not relate to a movie that pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. Edward Norton gives a career-best performance as a white-collar work slave who meets his polar opposite, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt, never more dynamic). It's Tyler who introduces this insomniac "Ikea Boy" to fight club, where men get in touch with their feelings by pummeling each other to a bloody pulp. Talk about defining a generation. After opening poorly at the box-office, Fight Club achieved status as an uncompromising American classic on DVD.
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