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The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix 

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Updated May 8, 2020 5.7k votes 1.8k voters 113.8k views 39 items

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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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

Released: 2016

Directed by: Kelly Fremon Craig

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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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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To All the Boys I've Lov... is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

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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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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To the Bone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
To the Bone Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston

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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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

Released: 2015

Directed by: Felix Thompson

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Space Between Us is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Super Dark Times is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Brain on Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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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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Then Came You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Joe Donley added Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Hutchings

Then Came You is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hutchings. A terminally ill teenage girl (Maisie Williams) helps a hypochondriac (Asa Butterfield) overcome his fear ...more
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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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Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Released: 2019

Directed by: McG

Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more

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After is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Barely Lethal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophie Turner (actress)n

Released: 2014

Directed by: Kyle Newman

Barely Lethal is a 2014 comedy film written by John D'Arco and directed by Kyle Newman.
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Ginger & Rosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix
Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sally Potter

Ginger & Rosa is a 2012 drama film directed by Sally Potter. A look at the lives of two teenage friends, Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) growing up in 1960s London as the ...more
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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ... is listed (or ranked) 25 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