The Top 50 Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

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4

The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action    Action Thriller    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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12

Mean Streets 1973, 112 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroHarvey KeitelDavid Proval

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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16

Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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17

Donnie Darko 2001, 113 min.

Richard Kelly     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalJena MaloneMary McDonnell

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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19

Almost Famous 2000, 162 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Patrick FugitBilly CrudupKate Hudson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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21

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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26

Say Anything... 1989, 100 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: John CusackIone SkyeJohn Mahoney

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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29

The Karate Kid 1984, 126 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Ralph MacchioPat MoritaElisabeth Shue

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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31

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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35

Bottle Rocket 1996, 91 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Owen WilsonLuke WilsonJames Caan

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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37

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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40

Life of Pi 2012, 117 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Suraj SharmaIrrfan KhanRafe Spall

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Coming-of-Age

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43

Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanJacob Lofland

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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44

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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