01.b Coming of Age / Genderby kakatara | created - 30 Apr 2011 | updated - 18 Oct 2015 | Public
This is list is mostly about young people trying to grow up, the pressure they fight against, and what they seek to become or die for loss of. And/or metaphors for the same.
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2. Lawn Dogs (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama
When Devon, a 10-year-old girl, forges a friendship with Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, things suddenly get very complicated and private.
Votes: 6,715 | Gross: $0.11M
3. 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: 6,354 | Gross: $0.10M
5. The Motel (2005)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,252 | Gross: $0.05M
6. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Votes: 4,535 | Gross: $0.49M
7. Ping-pongkingen (2008)
107 min | Drama
Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
9. 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: 12,426 | Gross: $1.78M
10. The Dynamiter (2011)
73 min | Drama
All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the ... See full summary »
14. Love Like Poison (2010)
92 min | Drama
Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »
"Laisse tes yeux"
15. Hadewijch (2009)
105 min | Drama
The aspirant nun Céline vel Hadewijch is invited to leave the convent where she studies and she returns to the house of her mother in Paris. Céline meets her outcast Muslim teenage friend ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,508 | Gross: $0.00M
16. Angela (1995)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
The ten year-old Angela and her little sister Ellie move to an old house in the countryside with her parents Mae and Andrew. Their mother has mental illness and has just left an institution... See full summary »
17. Olivier, Olivier (1992)
R | 110 min | Drama
A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity.
Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $1.26M
18. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 651,817 | Gross: $0.19M
22. Farväl Falkenberg (2006)
91 min | Drama
The last summer the five boys are together in Falkenberg. They are now grown up to be young men, on their way out into the world. At least most of them.
23. Gespenster (2005)
85 min | Drama
Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the... See full summary »
24. Naissance des pieuvres (2007)
85 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,562 | Gross: $0.08M
25. 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: 45,285 | Gross: $0.17M
26. Ci qing (2007)
94 min | Drama, Romance
When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, ... See full summary »
28. My Summer of Love (2004)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Votes: 17,467 | Gross: $0.99M
29. Apflickorna (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.
31. XXY (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.
Votes: 11,500 | Gross: $0.05M
32. Spork (2010)
TV-14 | 86 min | Comedy
A colorful and foul-mouthed feature musical comedy. A film about a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast named Spork who is trying to navigate her way through the annals of junior high. When ... See full summary »
33. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Eat Sleep Die (2012)
104 min | Drama
A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.
35. Lore (2012)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History, Romance
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
Votes: 12,623 | Gross: $0.97M
36. Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance
In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Votes: 8,363 | Gross: $0.12M
37. Pretty Persuasion (2005)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Votes: 9,150 | Gross: $0.31M
38. 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: 123,020 | Gross: $6.85M
39. The Selfish Giant (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal.
Votes: 9,937 | Gross: $0.01M
40. Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.
41. Adult World (2013)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Votes: 15,053 | Gross: $0.02M
43. A Real Young Girl (1976)
Unrated | 89 min | Drama
Reluctantly, a sulky adolescent returns to her parents' house for yet another boring summer vacation, dabbling in desire and the art of desirability, eventually mixing reality with vision, caged fantasies with the fierce female sexuality.
Votes: 2,973 | Gross: $0.00M
44. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )
TV-MA | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ... See full summary »
45. Lena (2011)
119 min | Drama
Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.