Patterns of growth and socialization

by kinos-pro | created - 19 Dec 2014 | updated - 19 Dec 2014 | Public

Films showing the patterns of growth and development of the individual, the problems of growing up, socialization, education issues. The problem of identity, of psychosexual development. Harassment, child cruelty. Formation of deviant behavior.

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1. Fish Tank (2009)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths

Votes: 55,550 | Gross: $0.37M

2. Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973)

X | 95 min | Drama

Anita is a girl of only teenage years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is emotionally struggling. Her relationship with her parents and her friends is ... See full summary »

Director: Torgny Wickman | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Stellan Skarsgård, Danièle Vlaminck, Michel David

Votes: 1,364

3. With Love... from the Age of Reason (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

A career-driven businesswoman rethinks her life after getting letters that force her to reminisce a traumatic, yet romantic, upbringing.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Marton Csokas, Michel Duchaussoy, Jonathan Zaccaï

Votes: 1,678

4. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 19,181 | Gross: $0.30M

5. After.Life (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo | Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury

Votes: 34,888 | Gross: $0.11M

6. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,755 | Gross: $0.13M

7. The Class (2007)

99 min | Drama

An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja, Paula Solvak

Votes: 13,596

8. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 296,329 | Gross: $45.51M

10. Face to Face (1976)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Aino Taube, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 4,459

11. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Votes: 23,760 | Gross: $29.71M

12. My Little Princess (2011)

105 min | Drama

When Hanah re-emerges in the life of her pre-pubescent daughter, she comes with a strange, yet attractive proposition: she needs her own girl to pose for her in ways that would later take by surprise the Parisian art world of the 1970s.

Director: Eva Ionesco | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anamaria Vartolomei, Georgetta Leahu, Denis Lavant

Votes: 1,397

13. She Monkeys (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Sport

Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature.

Director: Lisa Aschan | Stars: Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindquist, Sergej Merkusjev

Votes: 2,234

14. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 380,618 | Gross: $95.86M

15. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

Votes: 3,545

16. How to Be (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.

Director: Oliver Irving | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon, Powell Jones, Jeremy Hardy

Votes: 3,657

17. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,663 | Gross: $0.17M

18. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 107,924 | Gross: $6.22M

19. LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship heats up.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christa Théret, Jérémy Kapone, Marion Chabassol

Votes: 7,903

20. Detachment (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu

Votes: 70,708 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 19,181 | Gross: $0.30M

22. Water Lilies (2007)

85 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel, Warren Jacquin

Votes: 8,057 | Gross: $0.08M

23. The Diary of Carlota (2010)

110 min | Comedy, Family

17-year-old Carlota is in love with an athlete named Oriol but discovers sex with Sergio, every mother's ideal son-in-law. Carlota is in big trouble but neither her parents (who are ... See full summary »

Director: José Manuel Carrasco | Stars: Andrea Ros, Lydia Fairén, Lorena Mateo, David Castillo

Votes: 128

24. Eloïse's Lover (2009)

92 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman is hospitalized and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for another woman.

Director: Jesús Garay | Stars: Diana Gómez, Ariadna Cabrol, Laura Conejero, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 1,569

25. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,746 | Gross: $0.13M

26. Mean Creek (2004)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek revenge.

Director: Jacob Estes | Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 29,550 | Gross: $0.60M

27. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 33,052 | Gross: $1.54M

28. Perras (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Ten girls are suspected of committing a horrible crime, and until they confess, they won't be able to leave their school.

Director: Guillermo Ríos | Stars: Claudia Zepeda, Karen de la Hoya, Scarlet Dergal, Alenka Rios

Votes: 798

29. Cyberbully (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

A teenager is subjected to a campaign of bullying by classmates through a social networking site.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Emily Osment, Kay Panabaker, Meaghan Rath, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 11,682

30. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 94,362



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