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The Funniest Coming of Age Movies

Updated May 19, 2020 878 votes 117 voters 4.0k 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.

  • Superbad1
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • The Breakfast Club2
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Booksmart3
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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

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  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High4
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • American Pie5
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    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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  • Clueless6
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • 10 Things I Hate About You8
    20
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • The Edge of Seventeen9
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    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

    Directed byKelly Fremon Craig

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  • Easy A10
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • Sixteen Candles11
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • She's All That12
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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  • Mean Girls13
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • Lady Bird14
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    Lady Bird

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

    Released2017

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

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  • Heathers15
    14
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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  • Big16
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

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  • Big Time Adolescence18
    10
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    Big Time Adolescence

    Griffin Gluck, Pete Davidson

    Released2020

    Directed byJason Orley

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  • The Sandlot19
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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  • Charlie Bartlett20
    4
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    Charlie Bartlett

    Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings

    Released2007

    Directed byJon Poll

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  • Good Boys21
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    Good Boys

    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byGene Stupnitsky

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  • Eighth Grade22
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    Eighth Grade

    Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

    Released2018

    Directed byBo Burnham

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • Submarine25
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    Submarine

    Ben Stiller, Paddy Constantine

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard Ayoade

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