Coming-of-age movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coming-of-age movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, sentimental, touching, talky and semi serious films and TV shows about / with runaway, adolescence, mentor, friendship, coming of age, coming-of-age, dialogue, teenager, unlikely friendships and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coming-of-age: Flirting (1991), The Way Way Back (2013), Breaking Away (1979), Stand by Me (1986), 20th Century Women (2016), Boyhood (2014), Almost Famous (2000), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Little Darlings (1980), The Breakfast Club (1985).
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Stand by Me (1986)
Adventure, Drama
USA
89 min.
 8.1
Boyhood (2014)
Drama
USA
165 min.
 7.9
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
133 min.
 7.5
Okja (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
South Korea, USA
120 min.
 7.3

List of coming-of-age movies

 7.3
 5K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, coming-of-age, school, love, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, romance, social misfits, opposites attract, teenage crush ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 19K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cycling, working class, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, small town, coming-of-age, serenade, bicycle race, bicycle, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.1
 321K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, childhood, buddies, innocence lost, youth, friends, young heroes, small town, human relationship, coming-of-age, young kid ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: oregon, usa
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20th Century Women (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: melancholic, talky, reflective, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, feminism, feminist, coming-of-age, parent child relationship, generation gap, punk music, balcony, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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 7.9
 307K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, coming-of-age, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
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 7.9
 229K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, innocence lost, music, stewardess, rock, musician's life, journalism, coming-of-age, aspiring writer, groupie, reconciliation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, nomad, single parent, parents and children, sex, social differences, teenage life, family life, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
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Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, coming-of-age, virgin, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, high school, best friends, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming-of-age, pregnancy, post war, teenage girl, human nature, working class, rebelliousness, rebel, father daughter conflict, seaside, small town, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, small town, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: radio, small town, friendship, car race, coming of age, car, coming-of-age, robbery, airplane, vandalism, love at first sight, radio station ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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 7.6
 468K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: humorous, absurd, idiotic, funny, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, adolescence, looking for sex, party, friendship, youth, teenager, social awkwardness, obsessive quest, one night, plan gone awry, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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 6.6
 25K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, coming-of-age, kennedy assassination, bell ringing, jewish girl, dress, bell tower, gynecological exam, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
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 7.3
 121K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, realistic, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, age difference, coming of age, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, self discovery, betrayal, coming-of-age, virginity, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france ...
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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, friendship, coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, locket, discrimination, pregnancy, best friends, single parent, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: australia
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, adolescence, stoners, adolescence vs adulthood, teenager, friendship, marijuana, coming-of-age, teacher, small town, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, coming-of-age, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
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Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: physical appearance, coming of age, coming-of-age, culture clash, parents and children, urban, family business, rebellion, working class, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: realistic, dramatic, melancholic, reflective, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adolescence, teenager, high school, coming of age, loneliness, teenagers, best friend, friendship, dating, teen angst, sibling relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, in the woods, runaway, teenage life, high school, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, island, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, sexual abuse, beach, sex, obsession, sand, beach house, age difference, sexual frustration ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
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 8.0
 70K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, musician's life, teenage boy, music video, singing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, england, london
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 7.3
 77K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, virginity, parents and children, adolescence, crumbling marriage, rock, teenage life, school, deadpan ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
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Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, coming of age, buddies, friendship, summer, youth, workplace, friends, boss and employee, workplace situations, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 152K
Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, first love, teenage boy, river, boat, adolescence, childhood, houseboat, snake, obsession, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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 7.4
 12K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, youth, tent, lake, love triangle, masturbation, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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