The Best Coming-of-Age Movies of the 1980s

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986    John Hughes    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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Stand by Me

1986    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Breakfast Club

1985    John Hughes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1985    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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5

Dead Poets Society

1989    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Cinema Paradiso

1988    Giuseppe Tornatore    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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7

Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1982    Amy Heckerling    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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The Karate Kid

1984    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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10

Come and See

1985    Elem Klimov    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Sixteen Candles

1984    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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12

Real Genius

1985    Martha Coolidge    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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13

Diner

1982    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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14

Radio Days

1987    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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The Outsiders

1983    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Pretty in Pink

1986    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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18

My Life as a Dog

1985    Lasse Hallström    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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Some Kind of Wonderful

1987    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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