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, touching, talky, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with coming of age, youth, friendship, mentor, dialogue, teenager, adolescence, runaway, unlikely friendships and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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coming of age movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as coming of age: Easy A (2010), Boyhood (2014), Almost Famous (2000), Kids (1995), The Spectacular Now (2013), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), A Walk to Remember (2002), Submarine (2010), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Stand by Me (1986).

List of coming of age movies

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, notoriety, teenage love, adolescence, parents and children, friends, high school life, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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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, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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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, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, drugs/alcohol, virginity, social decay, urban ghetto life, first sex, teenage life, innocence lost, puberty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, youth, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, couples, teenager, teenage sex, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, coming of age, lovers, lesbian relationship, love affair, teenage love, french, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, young woman, sexual attraction ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, kindergarten, europe, california
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, true love, opposites attract, first love, teenage life, high school life, fall in love, coming of age, terminal illness, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, bullying, adolescence, first love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, dark, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, half breed, adventure, devil worship, couple relations, coming of age, teenager, tribe, teenage love, school ...
Time: 2010s
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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, coming of age, friendship, youth, adventure, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death, dream, escapades ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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Teen Wolf (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, werewolf, school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friends, buddies, surfing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, california
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Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, teenage love, supernatural, teenage life, life turned upside down, school, high school life, team, supernatural power, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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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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Steven Universe (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: A young boy takes his mother's place in a group of gemstone-based beings, and must learn to control his powers.
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: gem, goodhearted, family, danger, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, imaginary, child protagonist, coming of age, palaces castles and temples, intergalactic ...
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, surreal, intellectual, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, adolescence, student, neighbor, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, wooing, youth, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, oakland california, france
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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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, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, off the grid, in the woods, runaway, teenagers, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, tokyo
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
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Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, small town, reunion, seance, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
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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, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, opposites attract, interracial relations, forbidden love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, paris france, uganda, kenya
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, female friendship, teenage girl, first love, self discovery, letter, summer, jeans, best friends, teenage life, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, south carolina, mexico, california
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American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, virgin, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, coming of age, youth, parenthood, marital problem, cold relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, rough, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, obsession, high school, goth, cure, transformation, female werewolf, gory, death, blood, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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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, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenager, adolescence, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, sport, underdog, wrestling, rivalry, love, romance, high school life, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, new jersey, california
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, suburbs, high school life, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, love, prostitute, introspection, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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