Coming-of-Age Movies

Genre: Coming-of-Age


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Blinded By The Light 2019 Completed

The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani… more

The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Mid90s 2018 Completed

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigati… more

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Company: A24

Giant Little Ones 2019 Completed

Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friend… more

Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.

Boy Erased 2018 Completed

The film will tell the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a… more

The film will tell the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman, Crowe) at age 19. Jared is quickly pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program – or else be shunned by his family, friends, and church. It is within the program that Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist (Edgerton).

Love, Simon 2018 Completed

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it'… more

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

Age of Summer 2018 Completed

A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards… more

A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.

The House of Tomorrow 2018 Completed

The film follows a 16-year-old (Asa Butterfield) who has spent most of his life… more

The film follows a 16-year-old (Asa Butterfield) who has spent most of his life with his Buckminster Fuller-loving Nana (Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic-dome home tourist attraction until she is sidelined by a stroke. He soon forms a punk band with a chain-smoking teen (Alex Wolff), who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single dad Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow).

Novitiate 2017 Completed

The film, set in the early 1960s, tells the story of a young woman, Sister Cathl… more

The film, set in the early 1960s, tells the story of a young woman, Sister Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), who starts to question her Catholic faith as she trains to become a nun.

Once Upon a Time in Sta... TBA Post-Production

Set in the summer of 1982, the story tells of an average teen who embarks on a q… more

Set in the summer of 1982, the story tells of an average teen who embarks on a quest in his Rocky Balboa-obsessed town that swirls in his family members.

The Exchange TBA Production

Set in the 1980s, the film follows a socially awkward but highly enterprising te… more

Set in the 1980s, the film follows a socially awkward but highly enterprising teenager who decides to acquire a “mail order best friend”; a sophisticated exchange student from France.

The After Party 2018 Completed

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for all the wrong reasons, he thinks his care… more

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for all the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is over. But when his best friend gets them into a wild NYC after party, he gets one more chance to make the impossible happen.

All Summers End 2018 Completed

Set against the backdrop of a teenager dealing with his guilty conscience after… more

Set against the backdrop of a teenager dealing with his guilty conscience after a prank that led to the death of his girlfriend's older brother.

Sour Hearts TBA Development

Unfolds from the perspective of a girl growing up in the outer boroughs of New Y… more

Unfolds from the perspective of a girl growing up in the outer boroughs of New York in the ’90s. With parents newly arrived from Shanghai, the family works through the unique trials of ascending to the middle class.

Company: A24

Hala TBA Completed

A high school romance is complicated by the girl's Muslim faith. Her father is… more

A high school romance is complicated by the girl's Muslim faith. Her father is prepared to arrange her marriage according to their family’s cultural tradition.

Company: Apple

Ithaca 2016 Completed

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycl… more

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca.

Ten Thousand Saints 2015 Completed

A coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980s New York City—Jude (… more

A coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980s New York City—Jude (Asa Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, “straight-edge” musician Johnny (Emile Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld)—who break away from their messed-up parents (Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family. Set in 1988, a time of great cultural upheaval—against the excesses of the decade, the AIDS epidemic and the gentrification of the city culminating in the infamous Tompkins Square Park riots.

The Edge of Seventeen 2016 Completed

A look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Ev… more

A look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

Companies: Gracie Films; STXfilms

Be Here Now TBA Development

A group of young people at a music festival have chance encounters which change… more

A group of young people at a music festival have chance encounters which change their lives forever. A young photo-blogger must navigate the festival's glitterati in order to gain access to the exclusive backstage area and ultimately make it as an artist.

Company: Voltage Pictures

Handsome Devil 2017 Completed

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to… more

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and entitlement have made Ned’s life to date at the school a misery. The boys take an instant and visceral dislike to each other, and Ned and Conor seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher, Mr. Sherry (Andrew Scott), begins to drill into them the value of finding one’s own voice. This lesson isn’t appreciated by everyone though, not least the rugby coach, Pascal (Moe Dunford), who has his own agenda, and who harbors some deep suspicions about Sherry.

Little Men 2016

Simultaneously follows the friendship formed between 13-year-olds Jake (Theo Tap… more

Simultaneously follows the friendship formed between 13-year-olds Jake (Theo Taplitz) and Tony (Michael Barbieri), and an increasingly tense dispute between their parents - all set against a backdrop of the ever-changing socioeconomic situation in modern New York.