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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.

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The Fundamentals of Cari... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
The Fundamentals of Caring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez

Released: 2016

Directed by: Rob Burnett

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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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To All the Boys I've Lov... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

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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The Perks of Being a Wal... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more

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To the Bone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
To the Bone Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston

Released: 2017

Directed by: Marti Nixon

To the Bone is a 2017 American drama film, written and directed by Marti Noxon. The film follows a girl named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she battles anorexia.

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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler

Released: 2018

Directed by: Craig Johnson

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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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe

Released: 2016

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

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

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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more
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The Space Between Us is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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 Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vince Marcello

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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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

Released: 2017

Directed by: Kevin Phillips

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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Brain on Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Brain on Fire Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gerard Barrett

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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Candy Jar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Candy Jar Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Shelton

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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To All the Boys: P.S. I ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Ross Butler, Noah Centineo, Lana Condor

Released: 2020

Directed by: Michael Fimognari

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is a 2020 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Michael Fimognari, based on Jenny Han's 2015 novel P.S. I Still Love You and a sequel to the 2018 ...more

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After is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Shane Paul McGhie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jenny Gage

After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where ...more

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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie

Released: 2017

Directed by: Dan Harris

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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew Daddario

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kristin Hanggi

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All Day and a Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Isaiah John

Released: 2020

Directed by: Joe Robert Cole

All Day and a Night is a 2020 American drama film directed by Joe Robert Cole. After a young criminal, Jahkor Abraham Lincoln (Ashton Sanders), arrives in prison, he takes a look at his past and ...more
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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam Shankman, based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks. Popular rebel Landon Carter (Shane West) is ...more

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Middle School: The Worst... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle

Directed by: Steve Carr

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a 2016 American live-action/animated family comedy film directed by Steve Carr. It follows a middle school student (Griffin Gluck) who sets out to ...more
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Radio Rebel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Debby Ryan, Merritt Patterson, Atticus Mitchell

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Radio Rebel is a 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie based on a novel titled Shrinking Violet. The movie was directed by Peter Howitt, written by Erik Patterson & Jessica Scott, and stars ...more
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The Outcasts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Eden Sher, Victoria Justice, Ashley Rickards

Directed by: Peter Hutchings

The Outcasts is a 2017 American teen comedy film directed by Peter Hutchings. The film follows a group of misfit teenagers who band together to overthrow the popular clique at their high school.
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Beats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald, Laura Fraser

Released: 2020

Directed by: Brian Welsh

Beats is a 2020 British drama film directed Brian Welsh. Set in 1994 in Scotland, best friends Johnno (Cristian Ortega) and Spanner (Lorn Macdonald) are going to a rave for the first, and ...more

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