The Best Coming-of-Age Movies of the 1940s

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1

The Bicycle Thief

1948    Vittorio De Sica    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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How Green Was My Valley

1941    John Ford    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Germany Year Zero

1948    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Shoeshine

1946    Vittorio De Sica    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Little Women

1949    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Fireworks

1947    Kenneth Anger    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

1945    Elia Kazan    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Search

1948    Fred Zinnemann    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Yearling

1946    Clarence Brown    Rated G

Animal Picture    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Jungle Book

1942    Zoltan Korda    Rated G

Adventure    Animal Picture    Based-on-19th-Century-Literature

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Andy Hardy's Private Secretary

1941    George B. Seitz    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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12

The Corn is Green

1945    Irving Rapper    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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13

Life Begins for Andy Hardy

1941    George B. Seitz    Not Rated

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Workplace Comedy

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14

Aniki Bóbó

1942    Manoel de Oliveira    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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15

My Friend Flicka

1943    Harold D. Schuster    Not Rated

Animal Picture    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Red Pony

1949    Lewis Milestone    Not Rated

Animal Picture    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Boy with Green Hair

1948    Joseph Losey    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Green Years

1946    Victor Saville    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Rendezvous in July

1949    Jacques Becker    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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