The ultimate coming of age movie list

by theskykidcom | created - 02 Oct 2012 | updated - 4 months 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. Du er ikke alene (1978)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen | Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe, Elin Reimer

Votes: 3,470

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. En tu ausencia (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Iván Noel | Stars: Francisco Alfonsin, Pedro Salido Saborido, Gonzalo Sánchez Salas, Anabel Azuar

Votes: 745

3. Jet Boy (2001)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in an runaway kid trying to dodge social services.

Director: Dave Schultz | Stars: Branden Nadon, Joe Norman Shaw, Dylan Walsh, Matthew Currie Holmes

Votes: 1,047

4. 10 1/2 (2010)

108 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Daniel Grou | Stars: Claude Legault, Robert Naylor, Eugénie Beaudry, Blaise Tardif

Votes: 548

5. The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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6 Metascore

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.

Director: Rick Lancaster | Stars: Brett Helsham, TJ Plunkett, Lisa Gunn, Aaron Letrick

Votes: 175

6. Toast (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott

Votes: 7,960

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

7. Angyali üdvözlet (1984)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: András Jeles | Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog, György Belme

Votes: 351

8. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 305,945 | 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

9. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 50,733 | Gross: $1.43M

10. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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53 Metascore

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 »

Director: Michael Pavone | Stars: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 9,606

11. Wenecja (2010)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Marcin Walewski, Magdalena Cielecka, Agnieszka Grochowska, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska

Votes: 339

12. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi

Votes: 5,065

13. Tom Brown's School Days (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

6.8
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 328

14. I Am... Gabriel (2012 Video)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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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, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Norris | Stars: Dean Cain, Gavin Casalegno, Elise Baughman, Carey Scott

Votes: 653

15. This Is England (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim

Votes: 105,074 | Gross: $0.33M

16. The Keys to the House (2004)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Andrea Rossi, Charlotte Rampling, Alla Faerovich

Votes: 2,120

17. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 31,289 | Gross: $44.59M

18. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,129

19. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 4,191 | Gross: $1.13M

20. Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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65 Metascore

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Votes: 18,439 | Gross: $32.87M

21. When Andrew Came Home (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

6.7
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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?

Director: Artie Mandelberg | Stars: Park Overall, Jason Beghe, Seth Adkins, Lynne Deragon

Votes: 488

22. Temporada de patos (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

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 »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,414 | Gross: $0.15M

23. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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27 Metascore

Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.03M

24. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

Votes: 8,160 | Gross: $2.57M

25. 12 and Holding (2005)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $0.10M

26. Toto le héros (1991)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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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. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Votes: 4,617 | Gross: $1.23M

27. Close to Leo (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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. The family decides that 11-year-old Marcel, the youngest, is ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Yaniss Lespert, Pierre Mignard, Marie Bunel, Rodolphe Pauly

Votes: 941

28. La teta y la luna (1994)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Biel Duran, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon, Miguel Poveda

Votes: 2,564

29. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

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

Votes: 80,453

30. The Spanish Gardener (1956)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

6.9
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A rather undiplomatic British diplomat takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas. The posting is something of a disappointment to the father, who was hoping for a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 619

31. The Champ (1979)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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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., over whom he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Votes: 6,729 | Gross: $30.44M

32. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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 »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Mark Rendall, John Bourgeois, Hannah Lochner

Votes: 707

33. The Browning Version (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Modine, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,656 | Gross: $0.46M

34. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,133 | Gross: $2.64M

35. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 48,779 | Gross: $3.64M

36. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 12,408 | Gross: $1.78M

37. The Wild Child (1970)

G | 83 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner, Jean Dasté

Votes: 6,411 | Gross: $0.06M

38. A Oitava Cor do Arco-íris (2004)

80 min | Drama

5.9
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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.

Director: Amauri Tangará | Stars: Diego Borges, Izabel Serra, Renan Dimuriez, Waldir Bertúlio

Votes: 32

39. Teenage Paparazzo (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society.

Director: Adrian Grenier | Stars: Med Abrous, Alec Baldwin, Nicholas Barber, Blair Berk

Votes: 1,999

40. The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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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.

Director: Salma Hayek | Stars: Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Rubén Blades, Eddy Martin

Votes: 392

41. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 11,728 | Gross: $13.54M

42. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 71,847 | Gross: $15.80M

43. The Story of Net (2010 Video)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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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, 'The Story of Net' is directed by ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Nielsen | Stars: Thanet Putthasorn, Suthat Soisumalee, Bancha Khemngeun, Jaral Khuninnthong

Votes: 22

44. The Man Without a Face (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton, Fay Masterson

Votes: 24,636 | Gross: $24.76M

45. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 14,472 | Gross: $0.13M

46. The Fire That Burns (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Christophe Malavoy | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Michel Aumont, Naël Marandin, Clément van den Bergh

Votes: 321

47. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 110,545 | Gross: $20.16M

48. The Number 23 (2007)

R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston

Votes: 176,431 | Gross: $35.19M

49. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 34,912 | Gross: $0.50M

50. Trevor (1994)

Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Drama

7.2
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Upon hitting puberty, a high-school boy realizes he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his parents and friends.

Director: Peggy Rajski | Stars: Brett Barsky, Judy Kain, John Lizzi, Jonah Rooney

Votes: 1,312

51. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.8
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Frances Conroy

Votes: 13,792 | Gross: $8.79M

52. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 75,732 | Gross: $71.20M

53. The Learning Tree (1969)

M | 107 min | Drama

7.2
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The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar

Votes: 705

54. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 66,149 | Gross: $7.36M

55. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 8,050 | Gross: $24.47M

56. The Assault (1986)

PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp

Votes: 2,731 | Gross: $0.20M

57. The Fruit Machine (1988)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.5
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Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Emile Charles, Tony Forsyth, Robert Stephens, Clare Higgins

Votes: 377

58. Dom za vesanje (1988)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic

Votes: 20,489 | Gross: $0.28M

59. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 19,239

60. Tendres cousines (1980)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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With the outbreak of WWII, the sudden call to arms will send the men of a family's estate to the front, leaving a curious adolescent alone with the remaining women of the house, in need of a warm embrace and, possibly, a daring kiss.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Évelyne Dandry

Votes: 1,279

61. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

6.5
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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.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

Votes: 1,670

62. Sun on the Stubble (1996– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Various stories of Bruno and his German Australian family, living in early 1930s rural South Australia.

Stars: Anna Steen, Ashleigh Ward, Jeremy Schwerdt, Charlotte George

Votes: 49

63. The Slingshot (1993)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.5
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Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Director: Åke Sandgren | Stars: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman, Niklas Olund

Votes: 1,708 | Gross: $0.31M

64. Village of Dreams (1996)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Mieko Harada, Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama, Kyôzô Nagatsuka

Votes: 341

65. Vito e gli altri (1991)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film's opening moments ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano | Stars: Nando Triola, Giovanni Bruno, Pina Leone, Mario Leuti

Votes: 148

66. Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettert (2000)

88 min | Biography, Comedy

6.5
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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, where we meet a series of burlesque and humorous characters,... See full summary »

Director: Stein Leikanger | Stars: Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Martin Eidissen, Frederick Paasche, Gjertrud L. Jynge

Votes: 352

67. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,197 | Gross: $0.01M

68. War of the Buttons (1994)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble... See full summary »

Director: John Roberts | Stars: Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton, Brendan McNamara

Votes: 3,510 | Gross: $0.01M

69. La nouvelle guerre des boutons (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Jean Texier, Ilona Bachelier

Votes: 1,754 | Gross: $0.05M

70. Stolen Summer (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.5
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36 Metascore

A Catholic boy tries to convert a terminally ill Jewish boy, so he will be able to go to Heaven.

Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Amara Balthrop-Lewis, Kevin Pollak, Aidan Quinn, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 2,498 | Gross: $0.12M

71. Sommersturm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 11,978 | Gross: $0.10M

72. Wide Awake (1998)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Dana Delany, Denis Leary

Votes: 3,472 | Gross: $0.26M

73. Otac na sluzbenom putu (1985)

R | 136 min | Drama

7.9
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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. A careless remark about the newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Moreno D'E Bartolli, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Mustafa Nadarevic

Votes: 7,361 | Gross: $0.02M

74. Swim Zack Swim (2002 Video)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Sterling Johnston | Stars: Evan Phillips, Robert Gibson, Debbie Deckert, John Bigelow

Votes: 12

75. Skyrunners (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Family, Sci-Fi

5.0
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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. This turns his high school life upside... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Kelly Blatz, Joey Pollari, Linda Kash, Conrad Coates

Votes: 954

76. Whisper (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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Sinister things begin happening to kidnappers who are holding a young boy for ransom in a remote cabin.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Jennifer Shirley, Blake Woodruff, Michael Rooker, Josh Holloway

Votes: 8,296

77. Secrets of the Heart (1997)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »

Director: Montxo Armendáriz | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Charo López, Silvia Munt, Vicky Peña

Votes: 1,495

78. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.5
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38 Metascore

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis, David Arquette

Votes: 23,237 | Gross: $39.18M

79. Son of Rambow (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing

Votes: 28,541 | Gross: $1.78M

80. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 1,903 | Gross: $0.01M

81. Second Best (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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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?

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles

Votes: 1,187 | Gross: $0.09M

82. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 25,636 | Gross: $7.27M

83. Skellig: The Owl Man (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

Director: Annabel Jankel | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Milner, John Simm

Votes: 1,709

84. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 19,052

85. Adama Meshuga'at (2006)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Dror Shaul | Stars: Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitz, Shai Avivi, Pini Tavger

Votes: 670

86. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 307,090 | Gross: $127.00M

87. The Son of the Shark (1993)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Ludovic Vandendaele, Eric da Silva, Sandrine Blancke, Maxime Leroux

Votes: 254

88. Where Eskimos Live (2002)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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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. They embark upon a strange and enlightening journey through war ... See full summary »

Director: Tomasz Wiszniewski | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Sergiusz Zymelka, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Miroslaw Baka

Votes: 382

89. Skipped Parts (2000)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mischa Barton, Bug Hall

Votes: 2,931

90. Say Uncle (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Paige | Stars: Peter Paige, Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.01M

91. Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

Votes: 771

92. Summer of '42 (1971)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 5,862

93. Svolochi (2006)

97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Atanesyan | Stars: Andrey Panin, Andrey Krasko, Aleksandr Golovin, Sergei Rychenkov

Votes: 2,791

94. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 77,672 | Gross: $24.48M

95. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

94 min | Drama, History

7.6
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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.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 3,285

96. A Separate Peace (1972)

PG | 104 min | Drama

5.3
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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 idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick, Peter Brush

Votes: 398

97. Sin destino (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.7
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This is a shocking film that deals with a 15-year-old boy who rents his body to men in order to pay for his drug abuses. Fran, tired of being termed a homosexual by others, confides in his ... See full summary »

Director: Leopoldo Laborde | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Francisco Rey, David Valdez, Mariana Gajá

Votes: 162

98. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 46,286 | Gross: $41.41M

99. En som Hodder (2003)

80 min | Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: Frederik Christian Johansen, Lars Brygmann, Birthe Neumann, Anders Lunden Kjeldsen

Votes: 286

100. Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.6
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Kanev

Votes: 5,335 | Gross: $0.80M