The The Best Coming of Age Movies Films
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The The Best Coming of Age Movies

List Criteria: Vote for the greatest coming of age films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

For this list, we're ranking the best coming of age movies of all time, with the help of your votes. The coming of age films list is special in the sense that everyone on the planet can relate to these movies. They tell stories of awkward teenagers transitioning from children into adults, and the journey is almost always familiar to grown men and women who have already been through it themselves. Many of the top coming of age movies were released in the 80's and 90's, including Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A good example of a newer coming of age film is Superbad, the movie that launched the careers of Michael Cena and Jonah Hill.

Don't be afraid to add one of your favorites to this coming of age movies list if it's missing. Try not to downvote the films you haven't seen, as we want this list to be as accurate as possible.



 


Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas are among the directors who have worked on Coming of age movies in the past.

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    Ben Affleck, Renée Zellweger, Rory Cochrane

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    Brandon Adams, Denis Leary, Patrick Renna

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    Griffin Dunne, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicolas Cage

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    Jon Lovitz, Robert Loggia, John Heard

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Larry Drake

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    Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, John Cunningham

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    Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera, Jenna Haze

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    John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Alison Trouse

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    Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera

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    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Paul Adams

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    Candace Cameron-Bure, Lea Thompson, John Ashton

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    Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Edward Furlong

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    Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman

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    Patrick Dempsey, Paula Abdul, Devin DeVasquez

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    Fairuza Balk, Frances McDormand, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Anne Bancroft, Buck Henry, Elizabeth Wilson

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    John Cusack, Bebe Neuwirth, Philip Baker Hall

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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    Paul Walker, Jesse Plemons, James Douglas

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    Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Barrie

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    Renée Zellweger, Robin Tunney, Liv Tyler

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    Lisa Kudrow, Fred Armisen, Stanley Tucci

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    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

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