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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.

The Girl Next Door (2007)

While not a typical first-love Coming-of-Age film, The Girl Next Door is a film about love – albeit a tragic one.

Milk Money (1994)

Do yourself a favor and seek out Milk Money now, for its comedy, drama, Coming-of-Age nuances and everything in between. Highly recommended!

Northern Borders (2013)

A young boy is sent by his father to meet his grandparents, who happen to be quite the eccentric farming couple living in the wilderness of Vermont.

The Babysitter (2017)

A film with themes that may appeal to a young audience and shock their elders.

The Buddy System (1984)

The Buddy System is a heartwarming, likable little film with Wil Wheaton in one of its central roles.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

A character driven story delivered by an exceptionally talented cast.

Holy Matrimony (1994)

Holy Matrimony is a comedy about the robbing of a country fair and all that happens as a result of it.

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

A timeless portrayal of a bygone, simpler time, How Green was My Valley is a story filled with wisdom, insights and a tint of bitter sweet nostalgia.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

A Coming-of-Age experience for almost all the characters in this film, from the oldest to the youngest. Highly recommended for the free spirits out there.

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

An excellent Coming-Of-Age drama/romance that does almost everything right. Highly recommended!

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The Witch in the Window (2018)

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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.

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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.