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, talky and semi serious films and TV shows about / with coming of age, youth, friendship, runaway, adolescence, mentor, teenage girl, teenager, school and coming-of-age plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coming of age: Easy A (2010), Boyhood (2014), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Almost Famous (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), Youth in Revolt (2009), Submarine (2010), LOL (2008), The Spectacular Now (2013), City of God (2002).

List of coming of age movies

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.1
 317K
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, teenage love, coming of age, notoriety, parents and children, high school life, friends, love and romance, adolescence, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 7.9
 307K
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, serious, sincere, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, coming-of-age, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
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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, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, teenage love, youth, young woman, french, love affair, adolescence, couples, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe
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 7.9
 229K
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, innocence lost, music, stewardess, rock, musician's life, journalism, coming-of-age, aspiring writer, groupie, reconciliation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona
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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, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, fall in love, love and romance, youth, wooing, teenage life, adolescence, obsession, split personality, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oakland california, france, california
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 7.3
 77K
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: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, virginity, parents and children, adolescence, crumbling marriage, rock, teenage life, school, deadpan ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
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 6.3
 7K
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, feel good, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, high school life, parents and children, self discovery, young lovers, love and romance, high school, coming of age, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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, society, rape, poverty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, school, wooing, high school life, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london
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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, intellectual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, first love, teacher, dedicated educator, youth, professor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.0
 66K
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, rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
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, coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, blindness, teenage life, overbearing mother, homosexuality, blind character, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 8.4
 953K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, youth, age difference, coming of age, american dream, parenthood, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gulf war, small town, racism, sexual abuse, first love, neighbor, pedophilia, menstruation, child abuse, lebanese, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, school, teenage life, supernatural, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, curses spells and rituals, youth, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
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 8.2
 511K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, coming of age, life philosophy, imaginary friend, dream, memory, childhood, friendship, sadness, joy, anger, creativity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
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 6.8
 37K
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, transformation, gory, death, cure, blood, teenager, goth, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 7.5
 454K
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, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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 6.6
 19K
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, touching, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sailing, survival, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, danger, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, sea disaster ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, melancholic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, fall in love, teenage love, first sex, adventure, stranded, friendship, coming of age, isolation, masturbation, sexual identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, victorian, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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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: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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: coming of age, island, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, sexual abuse, beach, sex, obsession, sand, beach house, age difference, sexual frustration ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: california
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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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, high school life, phone sex, masturbation, small town life, parents and children, best friend, small town, single parent, erection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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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, gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, childhood, homosexual, reconciliation, parents and children, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, lgbt, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, jerusalem, israel ...
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 7.0
 343K
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: sexual, humorous, realistic, funny, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: looking for sex, virginity, teenage life, party, teenager, teenage love, strong sexual content, graduation, coming of age, high school life, masturbation, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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 6.1
 43K
Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, boarding school, school, teenage life, boarding school life, teenage love, prank, teenager, fish out of water, love and romance, girls' boarding school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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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, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, friendship, best friend, summer vacation, masturbation, small town, romance, best friends, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
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