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The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies  

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The best coming of age comedy movies are extremely relatable. They hilariously capture the awkwardness of adolescence, making us feel like someone else understands the struggles and issues that young people deal with. Funny movies about growing up give us characters who seem like us, dealing with situations we have probably dealt within our own lives. And they do this while making us laugh ourselves silly. The greatest ones, like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Clueless, have become certified classics.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Big is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins
Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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Can't Hardly Wait is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaime Pressly
Can't Hardly Wait is a 1998 American teen comedy film written and directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. It stars an ensemble cast including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim
She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green
Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald
Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen
The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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Saved! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker
Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack
Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe in his directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest ...more

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers
American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more

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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more

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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton
Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more

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Eighth Grade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Comedy Movies
Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.