Becoming an adult movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant becoming an adult movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, melancholic, touching, humorous and serious films and TV shows about / with grownups, youth, coming of age, family relations, runaway, teenager, friendship, mentor, storytelling and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
becoming an adult
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becoming an adult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as becoming an adult: Summer of '04 (2006), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Requiem (2006), The State I Am In (2000), The Awakening of Spring (2008), Deep Breath (2001), Sweet Mud (2006), Juno (2007), Thumbsucker (2005), Step Brothers (2008).

List of becoming an adult movies

 6.4
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Summer of '04 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, grownups, battle of the sexes, innocence lost, older woman younger man relationship, social decay, lifestyle, love affair, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society ...
Place: germany
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: emotional, melancholic, sentimental, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, single mother, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, small town, writers, women, parenthood, dysfunctional family, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, connecticut
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 6.9
 6K
Requiem (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michaela, an epileptic, enrolls in college to study education. She goes off her medication and soon begins hearing voices and seeing apparitions that tell her to avoid religious objects, although she is devoutly Roman Catholic. One priest scoffs at ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, epilepsy, friendship, small town, demon, depression, religion, insanity, family relations, character study, domineering mother, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, tokyo, new jersey, southern germany, europe
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The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With 1970s Germany in the background, this film depicts the story of a family from the “R.A.F. Terrorist” group and their search for a normal life and their inner self.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, political ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, grownups, family problems, family relations, youth, love and romance, teenage love, parent child relationship, puberty, fall in love, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
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The Awakening of Spring (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social environment around them.
Plot: gay, grownups, youth, friendship, lgbtq, coming out, coming of age, masturbation, theatre play, gay slur, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
Place: germany
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 6.7
 425
Deep Breath (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: David is a troubled city boy, being looked after by his uncle on a farm. He is initiated into the drunken partying of the village and stumbles off drunk to find his friend Matthieu and cell-playing girlfriend in the forest. There he finds a brutal ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: male nudity, grownups, teen angst, teenage boy, farm, friendship between men, underage drinking, self discovery, gay, suspense, introspection, brutality ...
Place: france
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 7.1
 761
Sweet Mud (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: youth, suicide, coming of age, teenage crush, dysfunctional family, escape from reality, grownups, society, social misfits, family problems, family relations, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.5
 529K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: funny, touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, adoption, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, social relations, friendship, female protagonist, high school, strong female character ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: minnesota, california, usa
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 6.5
 22K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, youth, addiction, teenager, depression, psychologist, self discovery, lifestyle, teenage life, drugs, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 302K
Step Brothers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, talky, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slacker, dysfunctional family, friendship, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, friendship between men, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, man child, living with parents, goofy hero ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When stubborn, spotty Kevin and his equally hopeless best friend Perry go on holiday to the party island Ibiza, they see it as their big chance to become superstar club DJs and, more importantly, to lose their virginities. But they aren't ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, disgusting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, misfit, disorder, sexual humor, nothing goes right, lifestyle, teenage life, looking for sex, teenage love, longing, grownups, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ibiza, spain, europe
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 6.4
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Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, kids in trouble, punk, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, drug addict, grownups, street kid, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.5
 43K
Whale Rider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, date night
Plot: tradition, coming of age, whale, sexism, childhood, culture clash, youth, society, destiny, female protagonist, women, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new zealand, australia
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 5.8
 6K
Walking Out (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: wilderness, grizzly bear, bear attack, survival, snow, hunting, estranged father, grownups, parent child relationship, winter, teenage boy, coming of age ...
Place: montana
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Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ronya lives happily in her father's castle until she comes across a new playmate, Birk, in the nearby dark forest. The two explore the wilderness, braving dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes. But when their families find out Birk and Ronja ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, forest, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, adventurer, castle, boy, rivalry, family relations, nudist, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: year 1984
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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 7.0
 31K
Love Stories (2000)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 216 min.
Story: In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this, aware that a male student named Vicky is in love with Ishika; while another male student is hopelessly in love ...
Style: romantic, touching, serious, realistic, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, father daughter relationship, friendship, tradition, against the rules, youth, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, england, europe
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Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, satirical ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, follow your dream, gay subtext, teenage sexuality, parent child relationship, youth, rebelliousness, music band, rebellion, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: sweden, himalaya, finland, europe, eastern europe
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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, ...
Style: romantic, funny, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friends, high school, teenager, college, coming of age, happy ending, relationships, best friend, grownups, lie, deception ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.1
 187K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, date night, family outing ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, father son relationship, loneliness, dating, mentor, bullying, dysfunctional family, christmas, childhood, motherhood, boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom, europe
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 8.2
 4K
Barakamon (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: After punching a famous curator in the face for criticizing his work as "textbook and lifeless," Handa Seishuu is sent to Gotō Island to calm his nerves and find new inspiration for his calligraphy. Growing up in the city all his life, ...
Style: anime, light, humorous, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: slice of life, village life, remote village, painter, re-education, intergenerational friendship, everyday life, noisy neighbor, lifestyle, social relations, lifestyle change, society ...
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High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: high school, music, high school life, teenage life, teenager, teenage love, disney, family relations, friendship, love and romance, happy ending, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, utah
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Wild Things 2 (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to the hot film Wild Things, Wild Things 2 sees teenage bad girls Maya and Britney go on a sex and killing spree to win millions.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, high school, murder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, love triangle, conspiracy, sex scene, cheating girlfriend, erotica, betrayal ...
Place: florida, usa
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 7.0
 10K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, art house ...
Plot: murder, insanity, military, loser, brutality, infidelity, obsession, soldier, child, nude, crime gone awry, assassination ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, clever, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: giant, disney, fish out of water, inventions and discoveries, childhood, baby, family relations, toys, runaway, redemption, parents and children, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, intellectual, stylized, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teacher, coming of age, youth, education, exam, gay, gay teenager, lgbt, mentor, friends, lifestyle, anti conformity ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, yorkshire, london, new jersey, northern england ...
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Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: stylized, intense, disturbing, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, therapist, psychology, writers, unhappy, lgbt, family relations, adoption, lesbian, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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 5.4
 11K
Carrie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother.
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, telekinesis, social misfits, teenage life, high school life, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, prom, strong violent content, bullying, psychic power ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Berlin by the Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: They are students - at least that's what their parents think - they are the disc-jockeys in the in-clubs in town, they party with no end, they fall in love, they have the best summer in their life in the coolest city of the world: Berlin.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, nightlife, love triangle, grownups, introspection, friends, city life, celebration, dj, hip hop, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany, east berlin
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Learning to Lie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sexual ...
Plot: teenage love, family relations, teenage life, looking for love, youth, teenage crush, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, berlin wall, erotica, coming of age, roommate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: cerebral, melancholic, art house, philosophical, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: brother sister incest, destiny, coming of age, incest, love story, love, forbidden love, melancholy, magic realism, relationships, youth, coincidence ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, spain, antarctica, australia, antarctic ...
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