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, talky, semi serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with coming of age, youth, friendship, teenager, runaway, mentor, teenage girl, adolescence, storytelling and school 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: Stand by Me (1986), The Spectacular Now (2013), Submarine (2010), Almost Famous (2000), Easy A (2010), A Walk to Remember (2002), Kids (1995), Boyhood (2014), Teen Wolf (1985), Teen Wolf (2011).

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, adolescence, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, youth, teenagers, friends, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 8.1
 338K
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: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, youth, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death, dream ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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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: coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, couples, drinking problem, love and romance, first love, teenager, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 81K
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, loss of virginity, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
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 7.9
 237K
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, musician's life, on the road, music, rock, journalism, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, san diego california, cleveland ohio
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 7.1
 335K
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, youth, teenage life, adolescence, notoriety, popularity, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage love, friends, love and romance, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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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: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, first love, true love, fall in love, romance, high school life, youth, coming of age, teenage life, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.1
 69K
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: virginity, strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, puberty, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, youth, first sex, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.9
 318K
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, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, parenting, divorce, boy, childhood, divorced parents, abusive husband, teenage life, parents and children, marital problem, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
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 6.1
 42K
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: teenager, coming of age, high school, werewolf, school, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friends, buddies, surfing, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, california
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 7.6
 117K
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: suspenseful, touching, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural power, life turned upside down, transformation, school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
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Steven Universe (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, 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, touching, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: gem, goodhearted, adventure, family, save the world, danger, youth, supernatural ability, child protagonist, coming of age, imaginary, escapades ...
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 7.3
 108K
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, teenage life, adolescence, older man younger woman relationship, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, geek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 8.3
 1.0M
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, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, coming of age, existentialism, character study, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, 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, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, sexuality, lesbian love, lgbt, love affair, french, youth, lovers, crumbling relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, kindergarten, europe, california
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, island, beach house, teenager, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, summer vacation, first love, age difference, sexual awakening ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
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 6.8
 25K
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, reunion, truth or dare, photocopier, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1970, 1990s ...
Place: indiana, usa
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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: dark, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, comic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, devil worship, half breed, adventure, couple relations, teenager, dedication, school, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 2010s
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, high school life, friendship, coming of age, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, high school life, youth, phone sex, parents and children, sexual desire, high school hunk, masturbation, single parent, family relations, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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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, sexual, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, gays and lesbians, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, high school, friendship, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
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 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
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: drug dealing, gang, crimes, gang war, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south 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, semi serious, absurd, intense, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, fall in love, wooing, shyness, virginity, split personality, sexuality, adolescence, teenager, sex ...
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: intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school life, teacher, teachers and students, poetry, poet, teaching the ways of the world, suicide, dedicated educator, youth, philosophy, coming of age, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, 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: teenagers, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, rebelliousness, self discovery, off the grid, choice, in the woods, runaway, overbearing parent ...
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: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, school, high school life, best friends, youth, coming of age, wooing, couples, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
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 7.9
 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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, homosexual, reconciliation, coming out, acceptance, self discovery, parents and children, eccentric family, lgbt, family life, young man, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, jerusalem ...
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 7.2
 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, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, forbidden love, interracial relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, paris france, kenya, africa
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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, teenage girl, first love, coming of age, female friendship, self discovery, letter, summer, jeans, best friends, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, south carolina, mexico, california
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, coming of age, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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