Coming-of-Age Movies

All Coming-of-Age Movies [Filtered by Genre]

Sort by
1 – 20 of 56 movies

Age of Summer

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.

Blinded By The Light

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

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.

Viena and the Fantomes

A roadie goes on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band's convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s.

The Edge of Seventeen

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.

The Absolutely True Dia...

A teen named Junior, a budding cartoonist, grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Ithaca

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.

Love, Simon

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.

The Exchange

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.

Hala

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.

How to Build a Girl

Teenager Johanna Morrigan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: a fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer who moves to London and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family.

Catherine, Called Birdy

Set in 1290, a 12-year-old girl tries to shoo away potential suitors after her father deems her ready for the altar.

Conversations With Andy

Set in 1984 New York, a sixth-grader befriends artist Andy Warhol at the same time that he learns his parents are discussing divorce. With the artist's guidance, as well as the help of his older sister and best friend, the boy hatches a plan to throw his parents an anniversary party in hopes of keeping them together.

Giant Little Ones

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.

The House of Tomorrow

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).

The Long Home

Set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s, a young and headstrong carpenter, who lost his father years before to a human evil, is forced to make difficult moral choices to face up to that evil.

All Summers End

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.