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

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1

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986    John Hughes    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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The Bicycle Thief

1948    Vittorio De Sica    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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3

The 400 Blows

1959    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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4

The Professional

1994    Luc Besson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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5

Stand by Me

1986    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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6

The Graduate

1967    Mike Nichols    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Coming-of-Age

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7

The Breakfast Club

1985    John Hughes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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8

Good Will Hunting

1997    Gus Van Sant    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Psychological Drama

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9

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1971    Mel Stuart    Rated G

Adventure    Coming-of-Age    Family

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10

American Beauty

1999    Sam Mendes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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11

City of God

2002    Fernando Meirelles    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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12

Mean Streets

1973    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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13

Harold and Maude

1971    Hal Ashby    Rated PG

Black Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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14

The Last Picture Show

1971    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated R

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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15

Rebel Without a Cause

1955    Nicholas Ray    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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16

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1985    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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17

Donnie Darko

2001    Richard Kelly    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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18

Dead Poets Society

1989    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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19

Almost Famous

2000    Cameron Crowe    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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20

Cinema Paradiso

1988    Giuseppe Tornatore    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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21

Rushmore

1998    Wes Anderson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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22

Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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23

Dazed and Confused

1993    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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24

Amarcord

1973    Federico Fellini    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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25

American Graffiti

1973    George Lucas    Rated PG

Americana    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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26

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1982    Amy Heckerling    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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27

The Karate Kid

1984    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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28

Picnic at Hanging Rock

1975    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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29

Come and See

1985    Elem Klimov    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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30

Breaking Away

1979    Peter Yates    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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31

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2012    Stephen Chbosky    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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32

Sixteen Candles

1984    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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33

Bottle Rocket

1996    Wes Anderson    Rated R

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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34

Heavenly Creatures

1994    Peter Jackson    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Coming-of-Age    Crime

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35

Juno

2007    Jason Reitman    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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36

Real Genius

1985    Martha Coolidge    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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37

The Sandlot

1993    David M. Evans    Rated PG

Americana    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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38

Life of Pi

2012    Ang Lee    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Coming-of-Age

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39

Diner

1982    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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40

Boyhood

2014    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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41

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

1993    Lasse Hallström    Rated PG13

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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42

Mud

2012    Jeff Nichols    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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43

Boyz 'N the Hood

1991    John Singleton    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Urban Drama

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44

A Bronx Tale

1993    Robert De Niro    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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45

Y Tu Mamá También

2001    Alfonso Cuarón    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Foreign Language Film

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46

Radio Days

1987    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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47

Garden State

2004    Zach Braff    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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48

The Outsiders

1983    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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49

This Is England

2006    Shane Meadows    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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50

Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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51

Pretty in Pink

1986    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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52

Super 8

2011    J.J. Abrams    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Coming-of-Age

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53

Mysterious Skin

2004    Gregg Araki    Rated NC17

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film

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54

If....

1968    Lindsay Anderson    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romance

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55

My Life as a Dog

1985    Lasse Hallström    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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56

Ghost World

2001    Terry Zwigoff    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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57

Whisper of the Heart

1995    Yoshifumi Kondo    Rated G

Animation    Anime    Coming-of-Age

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58

How Green Was My Valley

1941    John Ford    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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59

The Squid and the Whale

2005    Noah Baumbach    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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60

Pump up the Volume

1990    Allan Moyle    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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62

Wonder Boys

2000    Curtis Hanson    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners

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63

The Sword in the Stone

1963    Wolfgang Reitherman    Rated G

Animation    Family    Coming-of-Age

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65

Beautiful Girls

1996    Ted Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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66

An Education

2009    Lone Scherfig    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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67

Welcome to the Dollhouse

1996    Todd Solondz    Rated R

Black Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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68

Good Bye Lenin!

2003    Wolfgang Becker    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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69

The Virgin Suicides

1999    Sofia Coppola    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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70

Scent of a Woman

1992    Martin Brest    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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71

Kes

1969    Ken Loach    Rated PG

British New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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72

Animal Kingdom

2010    David Michôd    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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73

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

2006    Mamoru Hosoda    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Comedy

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74

Submarine

2010    Richard Ayoade    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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75

A River Runs Through It

1992    Robert Redford    Rated PG

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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76

The Motorcycle Diaries

2004    Walter Salles    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biker Film    Biopic

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77

American Pie

1999    Paul Weitz    Rated R

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Gross-Out Comedy

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78

Some Kind of Wonderful

1987    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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79

About a Boy

2002    Chris Weitz    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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80

This Boy's Life

1993    Michael Caton-Jones    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Coming-of-Age

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81

River's Edge

1986    Tim Hunter    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film

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82

Mr. Nobody

2009    Jaco van Dormael    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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83

The Sure Thing

1985    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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84

Napoleon Dynamite

2004    Jared Hess    Rated PG

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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85

Metropolitan

1990    Whit Stillman    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Coming-of-Age

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86

The Basketball Diaries

1995    Scott Kalvert    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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87

Rumble Fish

1983    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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88

Reality Bites

1994    Ben Stiller    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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89

October Sky

1999    Joe Johnston    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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90

Quadrophenia

1979    Franc Roddam    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Musical

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91

Adventureland

2009    Greg Mottola    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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94

The Way, Way Back

2013    Nat Faxon, Jim Rash    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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95

SLC Punk

1999    James Merendino    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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96

All the Real Girls

2003    David Gordon Green    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romantic Drama

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97

The Dreamers

2003    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated NC17

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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98

Teen Wolf

1985    Rod Daniel    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Fantasy

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99

Clueless

1995    Amy Heckerling    Rated PG13

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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Billy Elliot

2000    Stephen Daldry    Rated R

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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