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The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix  

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Ready to take a stroll down memory lane? Get nostalgic with the best coming of age movies on Netflix, as ranked by movie fans of every age. This list of Netflix coming of age movies features films that tap into universal feelings of uncertainty to create unforgettable cinematic moments. Netflix has a collection of some of the best coming of age movies of all time ranging in ages from pre-teen to young adult.

Some of the best coming of age movies streaming on Netflix include The Outcasts, The Fundamentals of Caring, and Heathers. These films feature teens dealing with bullying, family issues, love, and friendship. 

Moonrise Kingdom and Miss Stevens are all great movies that you will find on this list of the best coming of age films on Netflix. While many of these movies feature boys becoming men and girls becoming women, the coming of age genre also involves relationships with families, achieving goals, and finding life's purpose. 

Which coming of age movie is your favorite? Vote up the best coming of age films Netflix has to offer. 

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The Fundamentals of Caring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez
The Fundamentals of Caring is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Rob Burnett, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jonathan Evison and stars Paul Rudd, Craig ...more
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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
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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The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The ...more
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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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Miss Stevens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Miss Stevens Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart
Miss Stevens is a 2016 American drama film directed by Julia Hart. Rachel Stevens (Lily Rabe) is a 29-year-old high school English teacher who volunteers to take three of her students to a drama ...more
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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler
Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more
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King Jack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
King Jack Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols, Christian Madsen
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snog... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kimberley Nixon, Gurinder Chadha
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a 2008 British coming-of-age film co-written and directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film's lead is played by Georgia Groome, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and ...more
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Empire Records is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire
Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees try to stop the store from being sold to ...more
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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie
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Brain on Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Brain on Fire Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann
Brain on Fire is a 2016 American-Canadian-Irish biographical drama film directed by Gerard Barrett, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan. A young, capable professional (Chloë Grace ...more
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Super Dark Times is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
grumpnoceros added Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino
Super Dark Times is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Kevin Phillips. After covering up a gruesome accident, best friends Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) struggle to ...more
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Candy Jar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba
Candy Jar is a 2018 comedy film directed by Ben Shelton. An introverted high school girl from a working-class background (Sami Gayle) and her wealthy, debate-team nemesis (Jacob Latimore) can't ...more
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Emo the Musical is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Emo the Musical Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams

Expelled from private school for attempted suicide, emo Ethan enters the world of Seymour High and meets a cute Christian who's ready to convert him.

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Beats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage, Uzo Aduba
Beats is a 2019 American coming-of-age-drama directed by Chris Robinson. A musical prodigy with borderline agoraphobia (Khalil Everage) and a former music manager who has fallen from grace ...more
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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi
The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more
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A Sort of Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
A Sort of Homecoming Katherine McNamara, Laura Marano, Shayne Topp
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Little Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia, Jennifer Ehle
Little Men is a 2016 American drama film directed by Ira Sachs. A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.
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The Space Between Us is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson
The Space Between Us is a 2017 American romantic science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom and written by Allan Loeb, from a story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis and Loeb. It ...more
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The Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Laura Marano, Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes
The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy ...more
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Barely Lethal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophie Turner (actress)n
Barely Lethal is a 2014 comedy film written by John D'Arco and directed by Kyle Newman.
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Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan
A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they ...more
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Mustang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Mustang is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a ...more
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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more