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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.

Together (2009)

A family is suddenly torn apart from a horrific disaster which takes away the life of one parent and leaves the surviving one and the teenage son trying to piece together their shattered lives.

The Weapon (1956)

A young boy finds a gun, shoots a friend by accident and, scared, runs away while the police and the US army seek him out.

Playground (2016)

Playground follows a pre-teen girl, her crush, and his best friend as they go through their relatively uneventful lives. But it's a shocking, tumultuous finale that is the all the talk about this film.

Grand Hotel (2016)

A pleasant cinematic experience well worth one's time, Grand Hotel is a must see.

Heartstone (2016)

Visually beautiful and well-acted, Heartstone is a poignant film that earns the highest recommendation.

The Color of Milk (2004)

Three young Norwegian girls deal with peer pressure and expectations of "normality", in The Color of Milk, a typical character based Coming-of-Age drama with romance nuances.

Fog in August (2016)

A powerful Coming-of-Age drama exposing one of the horrible crimes of the Nazi regime and its inhumanity as told through the eyes of a young boy.

Gips (2015)

Gips is a bitter-sweet Coming-of-Age cocktail of youthful experiences. Recommended!

Kes (1969)

An enchanting story with first-rate acting that is, quite simply, a cinematic masterpiece.

The Good Life (1996)

A film with a combination of drama, comedy and strong Coming-of-Age nuances that makes it a pleasant film to view.

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