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The Funniest Coming of Age Movies

Updated May 19, 2020 958 votes 134 voters 4.4k views43 items

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.

It's time to determine the funniest coming of age comedy so be sure to vote up your top picks. If you notice any awesome bildungsroman comedies that have been left out, add them to the list so that other users can weigh in.

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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

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    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

    Released2017

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

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    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

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    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

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