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Best coming-of-age films

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Growing up is hard to do. The rites-of-passage, the first loves, the best friends. That summer you realized you weren’t a kid anymore. The family secret that blew your childhood world apart. The body you and your friends found in the woods. There’s no sub-genre that gets us in the feels quite like coming-of-age films. Put your adulting aside for a moment and pick out your most beloved on-screen transitions from childhood to adulthood in all their tender, awkward, scary and downright weird glory.

Most mentioned

  • Stand by Me
  • Moonlight
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Boyhood
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Almost Famous
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Sing Street
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Juno
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Graduate
  • The 400 Blows
  • Rushmore
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Mean Girls
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • It
  • Clueless

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