Coming-of-Age films
CINEMA

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Aloud (2016)

A feel-good film with strong Coming-of-Age motifs and an emotive finale, Aloud delivers an excellent cinematic experience and is well worth your time.

Snow in August (2001)

A young boy befriends a Jewish rabbi after witnessing a Jewish merchant being beaten up by racist thugs, leaving the boy and his mother fearful for their lives.

Mid90s (2018)

Mid90s is one of the most refreshing Coming-of-Age dramas released in 2018.

Coming-of-Age books
LITERATURE

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A Book Review: Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti

Set in Italy, this is a story about an introverted 14 year old boy from Rome who has troubles fitting in.

Book Review: The Misfits by James Howe

An engaging story about four middle school students and getting to know each other's unique traits, quirks, and personalities.

A book review : Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Twelve-year-old Sebastian Ranes finds himself alone on a Greyhound bus on a coast-to-coast journey across the United States. A Coming-of-Age novel that is much more.

Turning Tide (2018)

Turning Tide is the story of a peculiar encounter between a ten-year-old Scottish boy and an injured German pilot, in the early days of WWII.

Before the Storm (2000)

The Swedish drama "Before the Storm" features two life stories which tangle together resulting in a captivating and engaging narrative that won't leave anyone indifferent.

Breaking Brooklyn (2018)

A Coming-of-Age film with dancing as a central motif.

The Witch in the Window (2018)

Just in time for Halloween, a scary film with a Coming-of-Age motif and a talented and charismatic young actor in one of its lead roles.

Lost in Yonkers (1993)

The story of the peculiar experiences of two young teen brothers who were sent to stay with their stern German grandmother and childlike aunt in Yonkers, New York in the summer of 1942.

Boarding School (2018)

While initially this film appears to be a Coming-of-Age psychodrama, it shapes into something completely different once the story starts developing.

Just Like Dad (1995)

An easy going family-friendly flick that turns into a perfect choice for a laid back Sunday afternoon.

Gamechanger (2016)

An impactful short film well worthy of anyone’s time, a thirty-year-old man encounters (and feels compelled to join) two young boys playing war with their self-made toy guns.

Reinventing Marvin (2017)

The story of the struggles of a homosexual boy growing up in a working house family in rural France.

I am William (2017)

An uplifting Coming-of-Age flick from Denmark, I am William is a nice family friendly film with a pleasant aesthetic and a lovable central character.