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The list contains the best, new and most relevant coming of age movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with coming of age, youth, friendship, teenage life, storytelling, mentor, runaway, teenage girl, unlikely friendships and adolescence plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as coming of age: American Pie (1999), Brave (2012), American Beauty (1999), Try Seventeen (2002), Lord of the Flies (1990), Easy A (2010), School 2017 (2017), Ginger Snaps (2000), Before I Fall (2017), Girl (1998).
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American Beauty
Drama
USA
122 min.
 8.4
School 2017
Drama
South Korea
 7.8
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
My Best Friend
Drama, Romance
Argentina
90 min.
 8.4

List of coming of age movies

 7.0
 343K
American Pie
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, funny, sexual, gross out humor, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night
Plot: virginity, coming of age, teenager, looking for sex, adolescence, teen sex comedy, high school, teenage sexuality, male nudity, friendship, graduation, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.1
 321K
Brave
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, adventure, family, bear, rebellious daughter, witch, transformation, archery, kingdom, bravery, happy ending ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
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: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Try Seventeen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: humorous, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, college, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, adolescence, relationships, love triangle, youth, imagination, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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Lord of the Flies
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, literature, isolation, coming of age, innocence lost, violent, brutality, social relations, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.1
 317K
Easy A
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: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: high school, notoriety, virginity, coming of age, adolescence, lie, teenage love, gossip and rumors, teenager, sexuality, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 7.8
 281
School 2017
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Story: A coming-of-age story about the lives of 18-year-old high school students who are valued according to their ranking in school. Despite their frustrations, they find out how to make their own way in this world that seems to be a stagnant cycle of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, buddy comedy, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, romance, coming of age, friendship, friends, teenage life, spoken inner thoughts, teenage girl, teenage boy, love affair, twists & turns, rivalry ...
Place: korea
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 6.8
 37K
Ginger Snaps
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, dark humor, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, obsession, transformation, death, sisters, high school, coming of age, blood, teenager, gory, violence, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.4
 34K
Before I Fall
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, touching, suspense, intense, meditative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: time loop, death, female protagonist, redemption, teenagers, school, bullying, friendship, dying repeatedly, female friendship, saving a life, unlikely friendships ...
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, adolescence, teacher, suicide, depression, mental illness, teenager, gay, loneliness, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 5.9
 3K
Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, groupie, romance, best friends, high school, musician's life, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, coming of age, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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 7.9
 307K
Boyhood
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, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
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Blue Is the Warmest Color
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, realistic, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, teenager, love, romance, sexuality, french, adolescence, artist, sexual attraction, solitude, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe
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The Way He Looks
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: coming of age, friendship, gay, blindness, romance, homosexuality, bullying, school, adolescence, disability, teenage love, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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The Princess Diaries
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: cinderella story, teenager, family, teaching the ways of the world, romance, popularity, rags to riches, friendship, high school, fish out of water, princess, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
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 6.3
 7K
LOL
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: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenage love, romance, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, self discovery, hopes, parents separation, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 6.1
 229
80's
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Style: stylized, entertaining, feel good, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, student, love triangle, storytelling, life philosophy, honest, family relations, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
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Summer of '42
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, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, island, teenager, romance, adolescence, coming-of-age, childhood, fall in love, destiny, runaway, friendship, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: california
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 8.0
 30K
C.R.A.Z.Y.
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, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, childhood, sexuality, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, storytelling, redemption, catholicism, homosexuality, family drama, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, israel ...
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 7.2
 74K
Dope
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, geek, teenager, hip hop, marijuana, high school, violence, teenage life, drugs, coming-of-age, weed, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
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 7.9
 229K
Almost Famous
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, earnest, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, music, journalism, on the road, mentor, rock, drugs, music business, adolescence, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california, cleveland ohio
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 6.0
 7K
Between
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, isolation, youth, confined, survival, death, danger, crimes, escape attempt, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.6
 7K
Slasher
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, forest, jealousy, friendship, artist, investigation, coming of age, survival, crimes, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Fight For My Way
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: Drama tells the story of Ko Dong-Man and Choi Ae-Ra. In their school days, Ko Dong-Man took part in taekwondo. Now, he makes a living by working as a contract employee and also goes after the UFC title. Choi Ae-Ra hoped to become an announcer, but ...
Style: light, captivating, sincere, uplifting, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, romance, youth, ambition, love and romance, workplace, coming of age, rivalry, fall in love, family relations, couple relations, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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Nico and Dani
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, friendship, virginity, small town, self discovery, adolescence, sex, drinking, sexuality, unlikely friendships, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, california, tokyo ...
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 7.6
 12K
Get Real
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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, romance, high school, friendship, homosexuality, adolescence, bullying, school, sexuality, male nudity, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Edge of Seventeen
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, homosexuality, high school, small town, friendship, adolescence, lesbian, teenager, strong sexual content, male nudity, drinking ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, new jersey, midwest
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 7.2
 65K
The Outsiders
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, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, book, adolescence, gang, runaway, teenager, chase, violence, drinking, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, reflective, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, boarding school, friendship, french, homosexuality, teenager, virginity, sexuality, love triangle, adolescence, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
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 8.2
 497K
Inside Out
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: touching, inspirational, emotional, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, memory, childhood, friendship, creativity, life philosophy, adventure, transformation, happy ending, sadness, joy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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