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The Funniest Coming of Age Movies

Updated May 19, 2020 737 votes 96 voters 3.3k 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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    Superbad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill... more on Wikipedia
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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It... more on Wikipedia

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

    Directed byKelly Fremon Craig

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more on Wikipedia
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    American Pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

    American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and... more on Wikipedia

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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 12
    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Good Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Good Boys

    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byGene Stupnitsky

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  • 14
    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • 15
    Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

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  • 16
    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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  • 17
    Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Lady Bird

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

    Released2017

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

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  • 18
    Big is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Can't Buy Me Love

    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve Rash

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    Saved! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Saved!

    Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin

    Released2004

    Directed byBrian Dannelly

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    Charlie Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Charlie Bartlett

    Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings

    Released2007

    Directed byJon Poll

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    Big Time Adolescence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Big Time Adolescence

    Griffin Gluck, Pete Davidson

    Released2020

    Directed byJason Orley

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    Empire Records is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Coming of Age Movies
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    Empire Records

    Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger

    Released1995

    Directed byAllan Moyle

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