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, sentimental, humorous, touching, serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with becoming an adult, grownups, youth, coming of age, family relations, runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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becoming an adult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as becoming an adult: 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), Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000).

List of becoming an adult movies

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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, parenthood, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california
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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: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, epilepsy, college life, friendship, small town, family relations, teenage life, society, youth, depression, becoming an adult, grownups ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, southern germany, tokyo, new jersey
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage love, love and romance, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, eccentric family, fall in love, family in crisis, parent child relationship ...
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: grownups, becoming an adult, youth, friendship, gay, theatre play, church, teenage girl, teenage boy, mask, lesbian, abortion ...
Place: germany
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 6.6
 415
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: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: farm, becoming an adult, grownups, teen angst, teenage boy, male bonding, male friendship, underage drinking, self discovery, introspection, friendship between men, brutality ...
Place: france
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 7.2
 740
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, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, escape from reality, escape attempt, family problems, family relations, social misfits, society, youth, parents and children, grownups, teenage crush ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.4
 504K
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, adoption, social relations, teenager, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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 6.6
 21K
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: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, youth, self discovery, teenage life, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 280K
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, not serious, absurd, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, family relations, friendship, grownups, living with parents, adulthood, goofy hero, man child, becoming an adult, friends, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 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: humorous, feel good, not serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, misfit, disorder, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, nothing goes right, coming of age, sexual relations, longing, becoming an adult ...
Time: 90s
Place: ibiza, spain, europe
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 6.5
 916
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, society, on the run, youth, breakup, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 785
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, innocence lost, lifestyle, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, dishonesty, gender, youth, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
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 7.5
 42K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: whale, loss of son, culture clash, tradition, generation gap, sexism, coming of age, destiny, childhood, parents and children, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: grizzly bear, bear attack, wilderness, hunting, survival, snow, estranged father, grownups, becoming an adult, parent child relationship, teenage boy, fear ...
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: exciting, captivating, semi serious, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: forest, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, castle, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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 7.1
 29K
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: serious, realistic, romantic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: discipline, boss, forbidden love, friendship, tradition, against the rules, true love, fall in love, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, england, asia, europe
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Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
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, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, follow your dream, abusive father, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, music band, rebellion, youth, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland, eastern europe
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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, profanity, best friend, adolescence vs adulthood, proposal, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, deception, lie, grownups, becoming an adult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.1
 179K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
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: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, coming of age, womanizer, dating, family relations, father son relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, happy ending, love and romance, friendship, sport team, family relations, music, couple relations, basketball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, high school, murder, swamp, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, conspiracy, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 7.1
 9K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 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: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany
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 6.9
 36K
Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, radio dj, media ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979 ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, detroit
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: earnest, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, court, lawyer, courtroom, small town, rape, prejudice, legal, interracial relations, trial ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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Love on the Run (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being ...
Style: psychological, sincere, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, cemetery, couple relations, self discovery, bittersweet, couples, introspection, lovers reunited, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
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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, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, nothing goes right, escapades, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Vergiss Amerika (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: puberty, dream, american dream, province, childhood friends, becoming an adult, crush, grownups, youth culture, female director, childhood friend, car dealer ...
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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, semi serious, stylized, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: exam, teacher, education, high school, teachers and students, anti conformity, friends, youth, lifestyle, coming of age, gay teenager, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, renaissance, 1960s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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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, captivating, sentimental, serious
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, nightlife, love triangle, city life, romance, friends, introspection, grownups, unfulfillment, hip hop, disco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin
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We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, rebellion, young heroes, fighting the system, family relations, anti conformity, society, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
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