The Best Coming of Age Movies Films
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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.



 
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    most listed Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Marley Shelton

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker

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    Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald, James Spader

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    Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    ranked low on reranks Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

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    Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Eric Stoltz

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    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Renée Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Tobey Maguire

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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

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    Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams

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    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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    Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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    Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

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    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

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    Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Beverly D'Angelo

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    added by looksharp Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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    David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Frank Oz

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim

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