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The Best Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

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Stand by Me (1986)


Director: Rob Reiner

Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell
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People who added this item 3309 Average listal rating (2123 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: John Hughes

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall
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Director: Robert Mulligan

Stars: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall and Brock Peters
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People who added this item 2155 Average listal rating (1291 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Graduate (1967)


Director: Mike Nichols

Stars: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels
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People who added this item 1015 Average listal rating (595 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8


Director: Hal Ashby

Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
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People who added this item 997 Average listal rating (562 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Outsiders (1983)


Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez
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People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (433 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4


Director: Noah Baumbach

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Linney, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels
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People who added this item 1563 Average listal rating (1031 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: Wes Anderson

Stars: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Frances McDormand
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People who added this item 1117 Average listal rating (660 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The 400 Blows (1959)


Director: Francois Truffaut

Stars: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Remy, Claire Maurier
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People who added this item 2865 Average listal rating (1767 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Almost Famous (2000)


Director: Cameron Crowe

Stars: Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Bijou Phillips, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, Zooey Deschanel
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People who added this item 546 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1


Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson
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People who added this item 4703 Average listal rating (2987 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2


Director: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil
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Director: John Hughes

Stars: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall
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People who added this item 655 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Fish Tank (2009)


Director: Andrea Arnold

Stars: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kerston Wareing
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Director: Stephen Chbosky

Stars: Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Reece Thompson, Mae Whitman, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Melanie Lynskey
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People who added this item 789 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: John Singleton

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne
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People who added this item 1065 Average listal rating (618 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Shane Meadows

Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Joseph Gilgun, Vicky McClure
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People who added this item 1091 Average listal rating (590 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4


Director: Peter Jackson

Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent
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Coraline (2009)


Director: Henry Selick

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, John Hodgman
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People who added this item 603 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
A Bronx Tale (1993)


Director: Robert De Niro

Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks
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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Fat Girl (2001)


Director: Catherine Breillat

Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian
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Director: Todd Solondz

Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Victoria Davis, Christina Brucato, Christina Vidal
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Persepolis (2007)


Director: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Fresh (1994)


Director: Boaz Yakin

Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Ratcatcher (1999)


Director: Lynne Ramsay

Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart
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People who added this item 2176 Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8


Director: Tomas Alfredson

Stars: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
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People who added this item 1297 Average listal rating (678 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Gregg Araki

Stars: Chase Ellison, Elisabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Whale Rider (2002)


Director: Niki Caro

Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis
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People who added this item 1354 Average listal rating (713 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson
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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Wood (1999)


Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Stars: Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, Sean Nelson, Duane Finley, Trent Cameron, Malinda Williams, Sanaa Lathan
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Growing up is pretty damn hard to deal with. It's confusing, heartbreaking yet exhilirating. As a kid juggling all of these emotions, very little makes sense, and so you look for any type of guidance, some map. This where the movies come in.

There's a reason why so many people feel gravitate towards coming-of-age movies. Those types of films speak to a turning point in our lives that is critical to who we'll become.

Nowadays, the words "young adult" point to dystopian flicks like The Hunger Games or vampire romances like Twilight.

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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Sep 3 23:51
I like, I like.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Sep 4 7:25
A very well thought out and impressive list. I've got some more films I need to watch :)
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Sep 5 11:19
good list, i'll see the Outsiders
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Oct 2 4:25
LUV! -Never really considered "Pan's Labyrinth" a coming of age story, hmm? -I could probably list a bunch of other suggestions but truly this is like the best of the best here...
Posted: 2 years ago at May 3 14:01
"Pan's Labyrinth" is really creepy.

I need to watch "Stand by Me" ASAP.

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