The Top 100 Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

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The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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American Beauty 1999, 122 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Mean Streets 1973, 112 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroHarvey KeitelDavid Proval

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Donnie Darko 2001, 113 min.

Richard Kelly     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalJena MaloneMary McDonnell

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Almost Famous 2000, 162 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Patrick FugitBilly CrudupKate Hudson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Rushmore 1998, 93 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Bill MurrayOlivia WilliamsBrian Cox

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Amarcord 1973, 123 min.

Federico Fellini     Starring: Bruno ZaninPupella MaggioCiccio Ingrassia

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Say Anything... 1989, 100 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: John CusackIone SkyeJohn Mahoney

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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The Karate Kid 1984, 126 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Ralph MacchioPat MoritaElisabeth Shue

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Breaking Away 1979, 101 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Dennis ChristopherDennis QuaidDaniel Stern

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Juno 2007, 96 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: Ellen PageMichael CeraJennifer Garner

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Bottle Rocket 1996, 91 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Owen WilsonLuke WilsonJames Caan

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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The Sandlot 1993, 101 min.

David M. Evans     Starring: Tom GuiryMike VitarDenis Leary

Americana    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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Diner 1982, 110 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Steve GuttenbergDaniel SternMickey Rourke

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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Life of Pi 2012, 117 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Suraj SharmaIrrfan KhanRafe Spall

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Coming-of-Age

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Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanJacob Lofland

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Radio Days 1987, 88 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Danny AielloSeth GreenDianne Wiest

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Garden State 2004, 102 min.

Zach Braff     Starring: Natalie PortmanIan HolmZach Braff

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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This Is England 2006, 101 min.

Shane Meadows     Starring: Thomas TurgooseStephen GrahamJo Hartley

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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If.... 1968, 111 min.

Lindsay Anderson     Starring: Malcolm McDowellChristine NoonanDavid Wood

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romance

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Pretty in Pink 1986, 96 min.

Howard Deutch     Starring: Molly RingwaldJon CryerJim Haynie

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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Super 8 2011, 112 min.

J.J. Abrams     Starring: Joel CourtneyElle FanningKyle Chandler

Action Thriller    Action    Coming-of-Age

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Pump up the Volume 1990, 102 min.

Allan Moyle     Starring: Christian SlaterMimi KennedyAndy Romano

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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Submarine 2010, 100 min.

Richard Ayoade     Starring: Craig RobertsYasmin PaigeSally Hawkins

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Mr. Nobody 2009, 157 min.

Jaco van Dormael     Starring: Jared LetoSarah PolleyDiane Kruger

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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Animal Kingdom 2010, 112 min.

David Michôd     Starring: Ben MendelsohnJacki WeaverJoel Edgerton

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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Kes 1969, 110 min.

Ken Loach     Starring: Lynne PerrieColin WellandBrian Glover

British New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Beautiful Girls 1996, 112 min.

Ted Demme     Starring: Matt DillonMira SorvinoUma Thurman

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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About a Boy 2002, 101 min.

Chris Weitz     Starring: Hugh GrantNicholas HoultToni Collette

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Sure Thing 1985, 100 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: John CusackBoyd GainesTim Robbins

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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Rumble Fish 1983, 94 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Mickey RourkeDiane LaneDennis Hopper

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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Splendor in the Grass 1961, 124 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Natalie WoodWarren BeattyPat Hingle

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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October Sky 1999, 108 min.

Joe Johnston     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalChris CooperChris Owen

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Quadrophenia 1979, 117 min.

Franc Roddam     Starring: Phil DanielsPhilip DavisSting

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Musical

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