The Top 50 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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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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Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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