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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.

The Year I Became a Liar (2009)

A heartwarming and original flick well-worth anyone's time and guaranteed to please viewers of all ages.
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And Then I Go (2017)

A story of teenage anguish, confusion, aspirations, failures, and ultimately loss of innocence, resulting in a contemporary and compelling Coming-of-Age drama.

De Boskampi’s/Little Gangster (2015)

A twelve year old boy, fed up with being bullied all the time, uses his family's move to a new city to reinvent himself: into the son of a Mafia chieftan.

Markus and Diana (1996)

An entertaining comedy with strong Coming-of-Age motifs.

Who Are The Superheroes? (2012)

A simple yet sweet and heartwarming story about first love.

Torn (2003)/Zerwany

Film protagonist Krzysztof Ciupa's acting performance and the movie's score are the strong points of the Polish film "Torn".
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Out (2010)

This 2010 short film Out offers a haunting and surreal observation of the interactions of a young boy and his mother.
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Just Charlie (2017)

With a delicate storytelling, wonderful acting, and a first-class cinematic execution – a Coming-of-Age film guaranteed to enrich its viewers

The World of Ludovic (1993)

For those who have read Romeo and Juliet - and liked it - you would also enjoy The World of Ludovic as a prime example of good European Coming-of-Age cinema.

Star Boys (2017)

Rebellion, friendship, confusion and the inevitable loss of one's innocence – all motifs one expects to see in a rite-of-passage film -- are present in Star Boys.

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

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.

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.

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.