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 melancholic, realistic, harsh, talky, sentimental and touching films and TV shows about / with friendship, runaway, coming-of-age, storytelling, mentor, coming of age, unlikely friendships, dialogue, adolescence and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
coming-of-age
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coming-of-age movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as coming-of-age: Almost Famous (2000), Dazed and Confused (1993), Mystic Pizza (1988), Flirting (1991), Nowhere Boy (2009), The Spectacular Now (2013), Ghost World (2001), The Lords of Flatbush (1974), The Cider House Rules (1999), A Coffee in Berlin (2012).

List of coming-of-age movies

 7.9
 233K
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, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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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: talky, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenager, adolescence, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town, americana, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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 6.2
 22K
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, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
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 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, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, interracial relations, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, paris france, kenya, uganda
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 7.1
 33K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, aunt nephew relationship, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, drinking problem, classmates, couples, teenager, high school, self discovery, prom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 7.4
 106K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, teenage life, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, older man young girl relationship, geek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, goofy hero, self discovery, human nature, buddies, parents and children, friends, gangs, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, incest, abortion, orphan, new job, orphanage, nurse, first love, romance, love and romance, farm, storytelling ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, unfulfillment, hopes, loner, lifestyle, society, misfit, unsupportive parent, social misfits, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, family disapproval, gay, dysfunctional family, social relations, self discovery, lgbt, gays and lesbians, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, culture clash, young lovers, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, fall in love, teenage life, opposites attract, coming of age, parent child relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 6.1
 22K
10 Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of friends reunite ten years after their high-school graduation.
Style: sincere, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, high school reunion, friends, destiny, reunited friends, high school, relationships, happy ending, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, nerds, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, poverty, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang member, revenge, girl gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
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 6.4
 12K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: romance, friends, punk, high school, coming of age, party, opposites attract, teenage life, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, teenager, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, australia
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, hopes, youth, romance, unfulfillment, one more chance, road not taken, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
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The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school graduation just wouldn’t be complete without an un-chaperoned, uninhibited and unforgettable final holiday. At least that’s what Will, Jay, Simon and Neil think when they book a two-week stay on an exotic Greek island. As their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: holiday, vacation, popularity, friendship, adolescence, social awkwardness, looking for sex, coming of age, buddies, sexual activity, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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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, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, shyness, vacation, summer, loneliness, teenagers, adolescence, family problems, teenage life, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 20K
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, touching, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, cycling, sport, coming of age, small town, friendship, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, serenade, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.1
 330K
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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, friendship, coming of age, youth, adventure, innocence, camp, cult, courage, teenager, death, dream ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
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, balcony, punk music, parent child relationship, generation gap, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: california
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 7.9
 313K
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, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, high school, divorced parents, parenting, boy, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, divorced divorcee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, eccentric family, teenage life, social differences, self discovery, single parent, parents and children, family relations, sex aid, youth, sex ...
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, witty, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, teenage life, street kid, innocence lost, high school life, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, 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, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teachers and students, coming of age, misfit, friendship, 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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, small town, human nature, society, rebelliousness, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, pregnancy, skinny dipping, first love, sister sister relationship, corporal punishment, romance, family relations, rainy, siblings relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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 7.6
 478K
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, party, looking for sex, teenager, youth, friendship, nerds, social awkwardness, one night, plan gone awry, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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 6.6
 26K
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, convent, single parent, self discovery, gynecological exam, bell tower, kennedy assassination, jewish girl, dress, bell ringing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, texas, dallas texas, massachusetts
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