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, touching, serious, emotional and talky films and TV shows about / with youth, coming of age, mentor, dialogue, teenage girl, adolescence, runaway, teenager, teenage life and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), The Spectacular Now (2013), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), A Walk to Remember (2002), Submarine (2010), Ginger Snaps (2000), Girl, Interrupted (1999), LOL (2008).

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, shyness, love and romance, social misfits, friends, high school, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.1
 326K
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, humorous, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, parents and children, friends, love and romance, high school life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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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, divorced parents, parenting, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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 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, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, rock, innocence lost, music, stewardess, journalism, bus trip, domineering mother, reconciliation, swimming pool, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio, san diego california
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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, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, drinking problem, classmates, teenager, self discovery, high school, first love ...
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, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, coming of age, love affair, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, lovers, teenage love, lesbian relationship, crumbling relationship, french, adolescence ...
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, first love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.3
 79K
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: semi serious, witty, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, adolescence, virginity, parents and children, school, crumbling marriage, deadpan, infidelity, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
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 6.8
 38K
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, high school, obsession, goth, transformation, gory, death, cure, blood, teenager, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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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, friendship, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, insanity, patient, teenage life, diary ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 8K
LOL (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lola, a striking teenaged girl who is on the cusp of adulthood, who longs to rush into the adult world of independence, freedom and sexual exploits, but is tenaciously held back by her mother.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, high school life, parents and children, high school, self discovery, young lovers, love and romance, coming of age, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, female friendship, teenage girl, self discovery, first love, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, letter, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, south carolina, greece, california
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 6.6
 20K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, survival, friendship, sailing, danger, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies, cuba, connecticut ...
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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: surreal, witty, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, adolescence, fall in love, love and romance, youth, wooing, teenage life, student, neighbor, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france, oakland california, california
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 8.6
 617K
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, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, journalism, urban ghetto life, social decay, street gang, photographer, gang war, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 8.4
 978K
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, biting, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, loneliness, teenage life, coming of age, youth, age difference, virgin, american dream, parenthood, lust ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 114K
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, teenage love, teenage life, school, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, high school life, school, couples, teenage life, coming of age, wooing, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
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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, teaching the ways of the world, poetry, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, coming of age, friendship, philosophy, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.0
 67K
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: serious, disturbing, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, virginity, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, puberty, teenage life, social decay, society, first sex, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, gay, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, coming out, blindness, gay teenager, homosexual, lgbt, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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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: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, island, teenager, summer vacation, beach, obsession, sex, age difference, sand, beach house, sexual frustration ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
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 8.0
 30K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, reconciliation, parents and children, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, lgbt, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, jerusalem ...
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 7.2
 67K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, friendship, book, small town, street gang, juvenile delinquent, juvenile delinquency, murder, machismo, children's home, kids in trouble ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, surreal, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, mystery, coming of age, disappearance, under the surface, parents and children, teenage sexuality, sex, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, recurring dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa, california
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 7.0
 350K
American Pie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all ...
Style: humorous, sexual, funny, realistic, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: looking for sex, virginity, teenager, party, teenage life, teen sex comedy, teenage love, coming of age, graduation, high school life, voyeurism, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sexual, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, friendship, best friend, summer vacation, coming out, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, masturbation, small town, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
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 7.6
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, gender, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
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 7.0
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gulf war, sexual abuse, small town, racism, neighbor, menstruation, pedophilia, child abuse, lebanese, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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