The ultimate coming of age movie list

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1.
You Are Not Alone (1978)
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Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school. (90 mins.)
“ 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 ” - theskykidcom
 
2.
In Your Absence (2008)
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A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life. (95 mins.)
Director: Iván Noel
“ Interview with the film`s director Ivan Noel

Review ” - theskykidcom
 
3.
Jet Boy (2001)
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A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in an runaway kid trying to dodge social services. (99 mins.)
Director: Dave Schultz
“ Interview with director Dave Schultz ” - theskykidcom
 
4.
10 1/2 (2010)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Daniel Grou
“ Film Review
Interview with actor Robert Naylor ” - theskykidcom
 
5.
The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Rick Lancaster
“ Interview with director Rick Lancaster

Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
6.
Toast (2010 TV Movie)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: S J Clarkson
“ 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!

Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
7.
Angyali üdvözlet (1984)
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(100 mins.)
Director: András Jeles
“ Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
8.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ 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 ” - theskykidcom
 
9.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
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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. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
“ Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
10.
That's What I Am (2011)
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A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who... (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Pavone
“ Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
11.
Venice (2010)
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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. (110 mins.)
“ Review ” - theskykidcom
 
12.
Shoeshine (1946)
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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. (93 mins.)
“ Review ” - theskykidcom
 
13.
Tom Brown's School Days (1940)
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully. (86 mins.)
 
14.
I Am... Gabriel (2012 Video)
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An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise...
Director: Mike Norris
“ Film Review ” - theskykidcom
 
15.
This Is England (2006)
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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
16.
The Keys to the House (2004)
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Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager. (105 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
17.
The Good Son (1993)
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
18.
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
19.
The Thief (1997)
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A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet... (96 mins.)
Director: Pavel Chukhray
 
20.
Bad News Bears (2005)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs. (113 mins.)
 
21.
When Andrew Came Home (2000 TV Movie)
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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? (88 mins.)
 
22.
Duck Season (2004)
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Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything... (90 mins.)
 
23.
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
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Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah. (98 mins.)
Director: Asia Argento
 
24.
The Cure (1995)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Horton
 
25.
12 and Holding (2005)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Cuesta
 
26.
Toto the Hero (1991)
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
 
27.
Close to Leo (2002 TV Movie)
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When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested... (88 mins.)
 
28.
La teta y la luna (1994)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
29.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
30.
The Spanish Gardener (1956)
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British diplomat Harrington Brande takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas. The... (97 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
31.
The Champ (1979)
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Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J.... (121 mins.)
 
32.
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)
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The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find... (100 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty
 
33.
The Browning Version (1994)
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
34.
The Mighty (1998)
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
35.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
36.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Care
 
37.
The Wild Child (1970)
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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. (83 mins.)
 
38.
The Eighth Color of the Rainbow (2004)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Amauri Tangará
 
39.
Teenage Paparazzo (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. (94 mins.)
Director: Adrian Grenier
 
40.
The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)
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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood. (99 mins.)
Director: Salma Hayek
 
41.
The Gate (1987)
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard... (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takács
 
42.
The Kite Runner (2007)
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After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (128 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
43.
The Story of Net (2010 Video)
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Orphaned by the death of his mother, 12-year-old Net searches for a father he never knew. Based on real events and developed in a community workshop... (85 mins.)
Director: Lasse Nielsen
 
44.
The Man Without a Face (1993)
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Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher. (115 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
45.
Tomboy (2011)
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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. (82 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
46.
The Fire That Burns (1997 TV Movie)
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Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students. (91 mins.)
 
47.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
48.
The Number 23 (2007)
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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. (101 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
49.
The Return (2003)
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In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
 
50.
Trevor (1994 Short Film)
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Upon hitting puberty, a high-school boy realizes he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his parents and friends. (23 mins.)
Director: Peggy Rajski
 
51.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
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A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. (99 mins.)
 
52.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
53.
The Learning Tree (1969)
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The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager,... (107 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
 
54.
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
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Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. (81 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
55.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him. (114 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
56.
The Assault (1986)
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In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives... (155 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
57.
The Fruit Machine (1988)
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Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder. (103 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
58.
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
59.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with... (142 mins.)
 
60.
Tendres cousines (1980)
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Fourteen year old Julien is in love with his cousin, Julia. (92 mins.)
Director: David Hamilton
 
61.
Tom Sawyer (1973)
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
62.
Sun on the Stubble (1996 Mini-Series)
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Various stories of Bruno and his German Australian family, living in early 1930s rural South Australia. (60 mins.)
 
63.
The Slingshot (1993)
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Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother... (102 mins.)
Director: Åke Sandgren
 
64.
Village of Dreams (1996)
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Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes... (112 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Higashi
 
65.
Vito and the Others (1991)
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VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of... (83 mins.)
Director: Antonio Capuano
 
66.
Odd Little Man (2000)
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Little Oddemann uses every means available to find Jesus, including his slingshot. The film takes us to Norway in the late 30's... (88 mins.)
Director: Stein Leikanger
 
67.
Whole New Thing (2005)
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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school.... (92 mins.)
 
68.
War of the Buttons (1994)
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The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces... (94 mins.)
Director: John Roberts
 
69.
War of the Buttons (2011)
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Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening. (100 mins.)
 
70.
Stolen Summer (2002)
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Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school... (91 mins.)
Director: Pete Jones
 
71.
Summer Storm (2004)
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A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other. (98 mins.)
 
72.
Wide Awake (1998)
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A 10 year old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. (88 mins.)
 
73.
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
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Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
74.
Swim Zack Swim (2002 Video)
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Tells the story of a young boy's desire to become a competitive swimmer and the challenge of accomplishing his goal. (26 mins.)
 
75.
Skyrunners (2009 TV Movie)
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Fourteen-year-old Tyler encounters an alien ship which makes him appear older, inexplicably turns him into a "Skyrunner" with incomprehensible powers... (92 mins.)
Director: Ralph Hemecker
 
76.
Whisper (2007)
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Sinister things begin happening to kidnappers who are holding a young boy for ransom in a remote cabin. (94 mins.)
Director: Stewart Hendler
 
77.
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
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Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother... (105 mins.)
 
78.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
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A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet. (93 mins.)
 
79.
Son of Rambow (2007)
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During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood. (96 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
80.
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Cam Archer
 
81.
Second Best (1994)
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Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family? (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Menges
 
82.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
83.
Skellig: The Owl Man (2009 TV Movie)
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After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property. (102 mins.)
Director: Aj Jankel
 
84.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
85.
Sweet Mud (2006)
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Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce. (90 mins.)
Director: Dror Shaul
 
86.
Super 8 (2011)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Review ” - theskykidcom
 
87.
The Son of the Shark (1993)
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Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school... (90 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
 
88.
Where Eskimos Live (2002)
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Sharkey, part of the sinister world of child trade, picks up Vlado, an orphan of war, dreaming of freedom and a better life... (95 mins.)
 
89.
Skipped Parts (2000)
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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father. (100 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
90.
Say Uncle (2005)
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A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Paige
 
91.
Storm Boy (1976)
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Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans. (88 mins.)
Director: Henri Safran
 
92.
Summer of '42 (1971)
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
93.
Bastards (2006)
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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious... (97 mins.)
 
94.
Sling Blade (1996)
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Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
 
95.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. (94 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
96.
A Separate Peace (1972)
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The... (104 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
97.
Sin destino (2002)
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This is a shocking movie that deals with a 15-year-old gay boy who rents his body to men in order to pay for his drug abuses... (97 mins.)
 
98.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
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A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
 
100.
Saint Ralph (2004)
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Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan