dorrk's Top 250 Favorite Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

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2

Rushmore 1998, 93 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Bill MurrayOlivia WilliamsBrian Cox

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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6

Bottle Rocket 1996, 91 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Owen WilsonLuke WilsonRobert Musgrave

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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12

Wolf Children 2012, 117 min.

Mamoru Hosoda     Starring: Aoi MiyazakiTakao OhsawaHaru Kuroki

Animation    Anime    Coming-of-Age

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19

Over the Edge 1979, 95 min.

Jonathan Kaplan     Starring: Matt DillonPamela LudwigVincent Spano

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Drama

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21

Flirting 1991, 99 min.

John Duigan     Starring: Nicole KidmanBartholomew RoseKiri Paramore

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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22

Breaking Away 1979, 101 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Dennis ChristopherDennis QuaidDaniel Stern

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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25

Together 2000, 106 min.

Lukas Moodysson     Starring: Lisa LindgrenMichael NyqvistEmma Samuelsson

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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26

Diner 1982, 110 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Steve GuttenbergDaniel SternMickey Rourke

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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27

Lady Bird 2017, 93 min.

Greta Gerwig     Starring: Saoirse RonanLaurie MetcalfTracy Letts

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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36

Donnie Darko 2001, 113 min.

Richard Kelly     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalJena MaloneMary McDonnell

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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41

The Karate Kid 1984, 126 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Ralph MacchioPat MoritaElisabeth Shue

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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47

River's Edge 1986, 99 min.

Tim Hunter     Starring: Keanu ReevesDaniel RoebuckDennis Hopper

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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52

This Is England 2006, 101 min.

Shane Meadows     Starring: Thomas TurgooseStephen GrahamJo Hartley

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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59

Radio Days 1987, 88 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Danny AielloSeth GreenDianne Wiest

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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60

Mud 2012, 135 min.

Jeff Nichols     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanSam Shepard

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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61

Mean Streets 1973, 112 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroHarvey KeitelDavid Proval

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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63

Aparajito 1956, 110 min.

Satyajit Ray     Starring: Kanu BannerjeeKaruna BannerjeePinaki Sengupta

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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65

Mid90s 2018, 84 min.

Jonah Hill     Starring: Sunny SuljicLucas HedgesNa-kel Smith

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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67

Youth in Revolt 2010, 90 min.

Miguel Arteta     Starring: Jean SmartMichael CeraSteve Buscemi

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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70

Not One Less 1999, 106 min.

Yimou Zhang     Starring: Minzhi WeiHuike ZhangZhenda Tian

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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72

Eighth Grade 2018, 94 min.

Bo Burnham     Starring: Elsie FisherJosh HamiltonEmily Robinson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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76

Flipped 2010, 90 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Rebecca De MornayAnthony EdwardsJohn Mahoney

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Period Film

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77

Say Anything... 1989, 100 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: John CusackIone SkyeJohn Mahoney

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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81

The Sure Thing 1985, 100 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: John CusackBoyd GainesTim Robbins

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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83

Super 8 2011, 112 min.

J.J. Abrams     Starring: Joel CourtneyElle FanningKyle Chandler

Action Thriller    Action    Coming-of-Age

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84

The Slap 1974, 104 min.

Claude Pinoteau     Starring: Lino VenturaAnnie GirardotIsabelle Adjani

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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88

Somers Town 2008, 75 min.

Shane Meadows     Starring: Piotr JagielloIreneusz CzopPerry Benson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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89

Rocket Science 2007, 101 min.

Jeffrey Blitz     Starring: Anna KendrickJosh KayStephen Park

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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91

Matinee 1993, 99 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: John GoodmanSimon FentonLisa Jakub

Comedy Drama    Parody/Spoof    Coming-of-Age

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92

Felicity 1979, 94 min.

John D. Lamond     Starring: Glory AnnenChris MilneJoni Flynn

Australian New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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94

Shopgirl 2005, 104 min.

Anand Tucker     Starring: Steve MartinJason SchwartzmanClaire Danes

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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96

Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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98

Submarine 2010, 100 min.

Richard Ayoade     Starring: Craig RobertsYasmin PaigeSally Hawkins

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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99

Whip It 2009, 111 min.

Drew Barrymore     Starring: Ellen PageAlia ShawkatMarsha Gay Harden

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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102

Dirty Dancing 1987, 100 min.

Emile Ardolino     Starring: Jennifer GreyJane BruckerCynthia Rhodes

Coming-of-Age    Dance Film    Drama

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106

The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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108

Juno 2007, 96 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: Ellen PageMichael CeraJennifer Garner

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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112

Take Me Home Tonight 2011, 114 min.

Michael Dowse     Starring: Topher GraceAnna FarisDan Fogler

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Period Film

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118

Pretty in Pink 1986, 96 min.

Howard Deutch     Starring: Molly RingwaldJon CryerJim Haynie

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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120

Desert Bloom 1986, 105 min.

Eugene Corr     Starring: Jon VoightAnnabeth GishDesiree Joseph

Drama    Period Film    Family Drama

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121

Times Square 1980, 111 min.

Allan Moyle     Starring: Tim CurryTrini AlvaradoRobin Johnson

Coming-of-Age    Odd Couple Film    Teen Movie

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122

If.... 1968, 111 min.

Lindsay Anderson     Starring: Malcolm McDowellChristine NoonanDavid Wood

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romance

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125

My Bodyguard 1980, 102 min.

Tony Bill     Starring: Chris MakepeaceAdam BaldwinJohn Houseman

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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126

Liberty Heights 1999, 127 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Bebe NeuwirthRebekah JohnsonRichard Kline

Drama    Americana    Family Drama

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127

Ava 2017, 105 min.

Léa Mysius     Starring: Noée AbitaLaure CalamyJuan Cano

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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133

Summer of '42 1971, 102 min.

Robert Mulligan     Starring: Jennifer O'NeillLou FrizzellRobert Mulligan

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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136

Dope 2015, 115 min.

Rick Famuyiwa     Starring: Zoe KravitzForest WhitakerKiersey Clemons

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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140

Outside Providence 1999, 96 min.

Michael Corrente     Starring: Shawn HatosyTommy BoneJack Ferver

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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141

The Wanderers 1979, 117 min.

Philip Kaufman     Starring: Ken WahlKaren AllenJohn Friedrich

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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142

Porky's 1981, 94 min.

Bob Clark     Starring: Wyatt KnightRoger WilsonDan Monahan

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Sex Comedy

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146

Mask 1985, 120 min.

Peter Bogdanovich     Starring: CherSam ElliottEric Stoltz

Biopic    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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147

The Karate Kid 2010, 135 min.

Harald Zwart     Starring: Taraji P. HensonJackie ChanRongguang Yu

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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148

Stoker 2013, 98 min.

Chan-wook Park     Starring: Mia WasikowskaNicole KidmanMatthew Goode

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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149

Pariah 2011, 86 min.

Dee Rees     Starring: Adepero OduyeKim WayansAasha Davis

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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156

Teen Wolf 1985, 91 min.

Rod Daniel     Starring: Michael J. FoxJames HamptonSusan Ursitti

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Fantasy

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157

Men Don't Leave 1990, 115 min.

Paul Brickman     Starring: Jessica LangeChris O'DonnellKathy Bates

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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160

St. Elmo's Fire 1985, 110 min.

Joel Schumacher     Starring: Rob LoweAndrew McCarthyJudd Nelson

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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161

Good Boys 2019, 90 min.

Gene Stupnitsky     Starring: Jacob TremblayBrady NoonKeith L. Williams

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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164

Pretty Baby 1978, 110 min.

Louis Malle     Starring: Keith CarradineAntonio FargasSusan Sarandon

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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166

Out of the Blue 1980, 94 min.

Dennis Hopper     Starring: Linda ManzDennis HopperSharon Farrell

Coming-of-Age    Drama    New Hollywood

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168

Stealing Beauty 1996, 118 min.

Bernardo Bertolucci     Starring: Liv TylerJoseph FiennesJason Flemyng

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romance

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169

Peyton Place 1957, 157 min.

Mark Robson     Starring: Lee PhilipsLloyd NolanDiane Varsi

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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171

True Adolescents 2009, 88 min.

Craig Johnson     Starring: Mark DuplassBret LoehrCarr Thompson

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Mumblecore

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173

Lymelife 2008, 95 min.

Derick Martini     Starring: Alec BaldwinTimothy HuttonRory Culkin

Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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175

Lemon Popsicle 1978, 95 min.

Boaz Davidson     Starring: Yftach KatzurAnat AtzmonJonathan Sagall

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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176

Beautiful Girls 1996, 112 min.

Ted Demme     Starring: Matt DillonMira SorvinoUma Thurman

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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177

Clockers 1995, 128 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Harvey KeitelJohn TurturroDelroy Lindo

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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181

Charlie Bartlett 2007, 97 min.

Jon Poll     Starring: Anton YelchinRobert Downey Jr.Hope Davis

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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182

Varsity Blues 1999, 106 min.

Brian Robbins     Starring: Paul WalkerTiffany C. LoveAmy Smart

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Sports Drama

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183

Foxes 1980, 106 min.

Adrian Lyne     Starring: Jodie FosterScott BaioSally Kellerman

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film

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188

1969 1988, 95 min.

Ernest Thompson     Starring: Robert Downey Jr.Kiefer SutherlandBruce Dern

Anti-War Film    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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192

Our Time 1974, 90 min.

Peter Hyams     Starring: Pamela Sue MartinParker Stevensonbetsy slade

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Melodrama

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193

Mr. Nobody 2009, 157 min.

Jaco van Dormael     Starring: Jared LetoSarah PolleyDiane Kruger

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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194

Joe 2013, 117 min.

David Gordon Green     Starring: Nicolas CageTye SheridanHeather Kafka

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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195

Blue Car 2003, 96 min.

Karen Moncrieff     Starring: Frances FisherA.J. BuckleyDavid Strathairn

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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197

Pump up the Volume 1990, 102 min.

Allan Moyle     Starring: Christian SlaterMimi KennedyAndy Romano

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Teen Movie

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198

Garden State 2004, 102 min.

Zach Braff     Starring: Natalie PortmanIan HolmZach Braff

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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199

Flower 2017, 90 min.

Max Winkler     Starring: Zoey DeutchKathryn HahnAdam Scott

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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206

Adventureland 2009, 107 min.

Greg Mottola     Starring: Jesse EisenbergKristen StewartMartin Starr

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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211

The Sandlot 1993, 101 min.

David M. Evans     Starring: Tom GuiryMike VitarDenis Leary

Americana    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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214

Reality Bites 1994, 99 min.

Ben Stiller     Starring: Winona RyderEthan HawkeBen Stiller

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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