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Coming of age films that feature bullying as a theme

Just Like Dad (1995)

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

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.

Mommy’s Little Boy (2017 TV Movie)

A made for TV movie that manages to both intrigue and entertain its viewers.
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The Liverpool Goalie (2010)

First-love, friendship, bullying, self-acceptance and respect, The Liverpool Goalie shares the characteristics of many Coming-of-Age films, but without clichés. A fun filled, refreshing cinematic experience.
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Changes (2014)

A Coming-of-Age story touching on topics such as bullying, racism, individualism vs group mentality and self-acceptance.
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My Best Enemy (2010)

My Best Enemy is a stirring portrayal of bullying, victimization, and revenge as seen through the eyes of the film's young protagonist.

Play (2011)

Play is a portrayal of the rite of passage experiences of three young Swedish boys who become victims of intimidation and psychological bullying. A provocative film, which may leave the viewer with more questions than answers.

Cowards (2008)

Cobardes is an excellent Coming-of-Age drama focused on violence at school better known by its proper term - Bullying.

North Sea Is Dead Sea (1976 )

North Sea Is Dead Sea is a cinematic gem from the past, a 1976 German Coming–of-Age film by Hark Bohm that is well worth anyone’s time.

Standing Up (2013)

Entertaining and inspiring, "Standing Up" is one of the best Coming-of-Age movies I have had the pleasure to watch and review.

Ironsides (2009)

Ironsides is a story of two boys, each trying to win their father’s affections - one by fighting, and one by seeking peace.

Jerrycan (2008)

Jerrycan delivers an intriguing viewing experience by challenging the viewer to perceive the world through the eyes of a kid who is yet to form his character.

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