This generation began to be discussed when Douglas Coupland's book, entitled Generation X, was published (in 1991). Its subject matter focused on the leading problems of this generation: fear of losing a job, numerous fears related to everyday existence and an uncertain future.
Generation X cinema consists mainly of films that were released in the early 90's. The first important work here was "Slacker" from 1991 - a film by Richard Linklater, which showed the lifestyle of young heroes, their hopes and obsessions. Cameron Crowe's "The Loners" also turned out to be an important film of the Generation X Cinema, with grunge music and the scenery of the city of Seattle as an additional advantage.
Other noteworthy films in this genre include Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy" and Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset". One of the funniest images of Generation X was the British series "Spaced" from 1999-2001, considered at the same time the best example of Generation X cinema outside the United States. It is quite a little known trend in the cinema, so it deserves recognition even more. It is characterized by originality and a fresh approach to the subject.