Coming of age films

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1. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

94 Metascore

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 167,465 | Gross: $48.96M

2. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 122,210 | Gross: $12.57M

3. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 31,010 | Gross: $5.66M

4. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 312,199 | Gross: $25.38M

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 417,108 | Gross: $17.74M

6. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 461,074 | Gross: $143.50M

7. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 131,437 | Gross: $6.85M

8. 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: 105,996 | Gross: $6.22M

9. Submarine (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

Director: Richard Ayoade | Stars: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor

Votes: 78,847 | Gross: $0.47M

10. 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: 54,229 | Gross: $0.37M

11. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 75,325 | Gross: $40.83M

12. Stuck in Love (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 78,113 | Gross: $0.08M

13. Almost Famous (1996)

Follow the New York feature film audition process from "Backstage" listing to behind the scenes casting selection to the final casting of actresses. Brutally honest, funny and revealing, ... See full summary »

Director: William DeVizia | Stars: Sybil Darrow, Samara Harris, Amanda Hall Rogers, Adam Seth Nelson

Votes: 91

14. Now Is Good (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine

Votes: 31,039

15. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 55,513 | Gross: $3.05M

16. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 144,351 | Gross: $18.10M

17. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 26,492 | Gross: $1.48M

18. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama

30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 2,961 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

Votes: 11,733 | Gross: $1.20M

20. Quand on a 17 ans (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 4,387 | Gross: $0.05M

21. 17 filles (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

61 Metascore

When a rebellious teenager finds out that she is already eight weeks pregnant, she forms a pact with sixteen of her classmates to get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, and most of all, be in charge of their lives.

Directors: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin | Stars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane Duran, Esther Garrel

Votes: 2,959 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Almost Friends (2016)

TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

Charlie is an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Director: Jake Goldberger | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Christopher Meloni, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 2,685

23. Ithaca (2015)

PG | 96 min | Drama, War

36 Metascore

With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old telegram messenger Homer Macauley comes of age in the summer of 1942.

Director: Meg Ryan | Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 2,111

24. Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Votes: 75,442 | Gross: $20.78M

25. Five Dances (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Drama, Music, Romance

51 Metascore

The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.

Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Kimiye Corwin

Votes: 2,288

26. The Kissing Booth (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Megan du Plessis

Votes: 39,113

27. Fireflies (2006)

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama, Family

The coming of age story of a fifteen-year-old girl who struggles to rescue her grandfather from a nursing home.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Brian Delate, Dan Frazer, Isabel Glasser, Kate Mara

Votes: 57

28. Sunset Song (2015)

R | 135 min | Drama

72 Metascore

The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Ken Blackburn, Mark Bonnar, Stuart Bowman, Emily-Jane Boyle

Votes: 2,869 | Gross: $0.16M

29. Little Women (2019)

Drama | Post-production

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern

30. Bloomington (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

"Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

Director: Fernanda Cardoso | Stars: Allison McAtee, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Ann McGregor, Ray Zupp

Votes: 4,376

31. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 23,833 | Gross: $0.52M

32. Amar (2017)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Laura and Carlos love each other as if every day was the last, and perhaps that first love intensity is what will tear them apart a year later.

Director: Esteban Crespo | Stars: María Pedraza, Pol Monen, Natalia Tena, Greta Fernández

Votes: 2,311

33. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 8,740 | Gross: $0.28M



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