The ultimate coming of age movie listby theskykidcom | created - 02 Oct 2012 | updated - 3 days ago | Public
theskykid.com is the largest site online with a focus on the Coming-of-Age genre. Many of the films included in this list are featured in the site - as well as interviews with some of the directors and the actors.
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1. You Are Not Alone (1978)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.
Lasse Nielsen, who directed the film back in 1978, agreed to give an exclusive interview for theskykid.com and its readers.
“You Are Not Alone” – an interview with Lasse Nielsen
2. In Your Absence (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life.
3. Last Summer (I) (2018)
97 min | Drama
During a long hot summer in the 1970s, four boys roam free through a neglected rural paradise, until a tragedy strikes that sets them against the adult world and changes their lives forever.
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4. Jet Boy (2001)
TV-PG | 99 min | Drama
A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in a runaway kid trying to dodge social services.
5. 10½ (2010)
108 min | Drama
Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
6. The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
7. Toast (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.
Set in the 1960’s, Toast is the Coming-of-Age memoir of Nigel Slater, an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Did I like the film? No. I LOVED it and and so will you!
8. Angyali üdvözlet (1984)
100 min | Drama
When Adam and Eve having succumbed to Lucifer's temptation, are cast out of the Garden of Eden, Adam holds Lucifer to his promise, reminding him that "You said I would know everything!". So... See full summary »
9. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 334,074 | Gross: $52.29M
Stand By Me is one of the most iconic pieces in cinematic history and arguably the greatest Coming-of-Age film of all time.
Stand By Me (1986): A Personal Reflection on the 25th Anniversary Edition
10. The Art of Getting By (2011)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Votes: 53,734 | Gross: $1.43M
11. That's What I Am (2011)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of ... See full summary »
12. Venice (2010)
110 min | Drama
Marek is in his early teens and dreams of going to Venice. Although the war makes his plans highly unlikely, the boy won't let his dreams drift away too easily.
13. Shoeshine (1946)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
15. I Am... Gabriel (2012 Video)
Drama, Family, Fantasy
An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, ... See full summary »
16. This Is England (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 109,992 | Gross: $0.33M
18. The Good Son (1993)
R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller
A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.
Votes: 33,795 | Gross: $44.59M
22. When Andrew Came Home (2000 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A woman is reunited with her kidnapped son after five years, but sadly she finds out that he has a near-infantile mindset and apparent mental problems. Will she give up on Andrew, or try to help him work through the abuse he suffered?
23. Duck Season (2004)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,598 | Gross: $0.15M
24. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
Votes: 6,056 | Gross: $0.03M
25. The Cure (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.
Votes: 8,634 | Gross: $2.57M
26. 12 and Holding (2005)
R | 94 min | Drama
After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.
Votes: 6,489 | Gross: $0.10M
27. Toto the Hero (1991)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »
Votes: 4,913 | Gross: $1.23M
28. Close to Leo (2002 TV Movie)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
When 21-year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11-year-old Marcel, the youngest, is ... See full summary »
29. La teta y la luna (1994)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.
31. The Spanish Gardener (1956)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Rather undiplomatic British diplomat Harrington Brande (Sir Michael Hordern) takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas (Jon Whiteley). The posting is something of a ... See full summary »
32. The Champ (1979)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport
A former boxer discovers that his biggest battle of all is going to be with his ex-wife, Annie, who returns after abandoning their young son seven years prior.
Votes: 7,238 | Gross: $30.44M
33. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »
34. The Browning Version (1994)
R | 97 min | Drama
Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,834 | Gross: $0.46M
36. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 52,639 | Gross: $3.64M
37. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $1.78M
38. The Wild Child (1970)
G | 83 min | Drama
In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.
Votes: 6,853 | Gross: $0.06M
39. The Eighth Color of the Rainbow (2004)
80 min | Drama
A valiant attempt to save his ailing grandmother, Joaozinho will go all out in doing so even if it means leaving the comfort of his home and community.
43. The Kite Runner (2007)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama