The best Coming of Age movies of all timeby dicteandreasson | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 days ago | Public
Here are some of my favourite Coming of Age movies, that I feel really captures the challenges that go along with growing up. If you think that there is something missing on my list, or something you would like to recommend, then please let me know;)
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2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Votes: 114,843 | Gross: $6.74M
5. Superbad (2007)
R | 113 min | Comedy
Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
Votes: 491,608 | Gross: $121.46M
7. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 181,555 | Gross: $75.29M
8. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 573,471 | Gross: $10.06M
9. Bambi (1942)
G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.
Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn
Votes: 121,039 | Gross: $102.80M
10. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 163,904 | Gross: $18.10M
11. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 236,573 | Gross: $27.85M
This movie is emotionally moving, introspective, intimate, evocative, and illuminating. That may sound generous, but if you've seen it already, you know what we mean, and if you haven't yet, you're in for a treat. It follows a boy named Chiron as he grows up in Miami, navigating his sexuality, finding mentorship, and learning about love from unconventional figures in his life. Though there are many moments of heartbreak, there are so many small but beautiful gestures of empathy and revealing representations of all sorts of love, along with the challenge to establish self-love when we can't seem to find it externally.
12. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 160,937 | Gross: $56.63M
13. The Way Way Back (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Votes: 134,043 | Gross: $21.50M
15. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 241,376 | Gross: $104.95M
Between the melancholic Simon & Garfunkel score, iconic love affair, and resonant post-college mood, it's hard to pick just one reason why I love The Graduate. It's a bit more innocent and playful, but it has a fun "forbidden love" angle that's fun to watch unfold. There's also plenty of room for laughter and delight.
17. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 207,300 | Gross: $11.99M
18. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 308,041 | Gross: $86.06M
19. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 75,883 | Gross: $5.90M
25. Inside Out (I) (2015)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Votes: 552,509 | Gross: $356.46M
26. Thirteen (2003)
R | 100 min | Drama
A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
Votes: 76,562 | Gross: $4.60M
27. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 346,201 | Gross: $31.49M
29. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Votes: 51,631 | Gross: $39.01M
Lighthearted and fun to watch.
30. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 237,892 | Gross: $32.53M
31. Skam (2015–2017)
Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Romance
The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person's point of view.
This is actually a TV-show, but this is a must watch for everyone!
32. Show Me Love (1998)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.
Votes: 47,857 | Gross: $0.17M
33. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
34. Malena (2000)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.
Votes: 81,941 | Gross: $3.43M
35. Mid90s (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Votes: 30,967 | Gross: $7.36M
36. My Life as a Dog (1985)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.
Votes: 17,290 | Gross: $8.35M
37. Twist and Shout (1984)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Denmark, 1963: Teenagers Bjørn and Erik are into girls and being in a band helps Bjørn meet Anna. Erik likes Kirsten but she likes Bjørn. Having a mentally ill mom at home also ruins Erik's chances. Anna's pregnancy changes everything.
38. Zappa (1983)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
39. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 136,208 | Gross: $6.85M