Good Coming-of-Age Filmsby napierslogs | created - 19 May 2014 | updated - 31 May 2014 | Public
Looking for a good coming-of-age film? Look no further than the ones on this list. Indie gems to behold!
Emphasis on indies from the last 5 years.
My film reviews site: [link]http://www.filmgatereviews.com[/link]
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3. Mud (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Votes: 167,788 | Gross: $21.59M
5. Ceremony (2010)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Two friends are off on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is to re-establish their friendship, but Sam has ulterior motives in mind as he crashes the wedding of a woman he still loves.
Votes: 4,074 | Gross: $0.02M
6. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 81,505 | Gross: $1.01M
7. Margaret (I) (2011)
R | 150 min | Drama
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Votes: 15,971 | Gross: $0.05M
9. That's What I Am (2011)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1965, 13 y.o. paperboy Andy is paired up with a geek on a project in the popular junior high teacher's class. Andy learns and grows from it.
10. Molly Maxwell (2013)
90 min | Drama, Romance
At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell (Lola Tash) would rather be invisible than risk revealing ... See full summary »
11. Girl in Progress (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Votes: 6,530 | Gross: $2.59M
12. Dirty Girl (2010)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Votes: 10,314 | Gross: $0.05M
13. Family Weekend (2013)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.
15. Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. ... See full summary »
16. The Way Way Back (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Votes: 139,976 | Gross: $21.50M
17. Submarine (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 85,377 | Gross: $0.47M
18. Goats (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy
As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.
19. Growing Op (2008)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.
22. The Kings of Summer (2013)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Votes: 77,566 | Gross: $1.29M
23. 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: 144,105 | Gross: $6.85M