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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 Mean Girls, The Fundamentals of Caring, and Heathers. These films feature teens dealing with bullying, family issues, love, and friendship. 

Moonrise Kingdom and Grease 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 Instant has to offer and join the conversation in the comments section.

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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Sing Street Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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Miss Stevens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Miss Stevens Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Heathers 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 Fundamentals of Caring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
The Fundamentals of Caring 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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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to ...more

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Whale Rider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Whale Rider Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a ...more

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King Jack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
King Jack Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols, Christian Madsen

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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Fruitvale Station is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Fruitvale Station Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Fruitvale Station is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Ryan Coogler, based on true events. The story of Oscar Grant III (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, ...more

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St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
St. Vincent Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy St. Vincent is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theodore Melfi, making his "theatrical feature film debut". The film stars Bill Murray as the title character ...more

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Super Dark Times is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
grumpnoceros added Super Dark Times 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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The Confirmation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
The Confirmation Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt

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Copenhagen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Copenhagen Tamzin Merchant, Gethin Anthony, Baard Owe Copenhagen is an independent US-Canadian coming-of-age adventure film. It had its world premiere as the opening narrative feature at the 20th anniversary edition of the Slamdance Film Festival ...more

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Once I Was a Beehive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Once I Was a Beehive Paris Warner, Lisa Clark, Hailey Smith

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Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Sleeping Giant Jackson Martin, Erika Brodzky, Nick Serino

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Girlhood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Girlhood Tatiana Rojo, Rabah Nait Oufella, Karidja Touré

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Ask Me Anything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Ask Me Anything Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Martin Sheen Ask Me Anything is a 2014 American drama directed by Allison Burnett. Based on the novel Undiscovered Gyrl, the film follows Katie Kampenfelt (Britt Robertson) as she chronicles her sexual ...more

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Open Road is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Open Road Camilla Belle, Juliette Lewis, Andy Garcia Open Road is a 2012 Action and Drama Film directed by Márcio Garcia.

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Little Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Little Men 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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As Cool as I Am is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
As Cool as I Am Claire Danes, Alanis Morissette, James Marsden As Cool As I Am is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Pete Fromm. Claire Danes, Sarah Bolger and James Marsden star as the Diamond family. The film is directed ...more

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Coming Through The Rye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Coming Through The Rye Adrian Pasdar, Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff

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A Sort of Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
A Sort of Homecoming Katherine McNamara, Laura Marano, Shayne Topp

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Hello Sister, Goodbye Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Lacey Chabert, Wendie Malick, Sammi Hanratty Hello Sister, Goodbye Life is a 2006 ABC Family original Dramedy television film based on novelist Claire Scovell LaZebnik's book, Same as It Never Was. Starring Lacey Chabert as Olivia, Wendie ...more

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Mustang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Mustang 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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That's What I Am is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
That's What I Am Randy Orton, Ed Harris, Madison Pettis That's What I Am is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Michael Pavone and starring Ed Harris and Chase Ellison. It received a limited release on April 29, 2011, and was later released on DVD ...more

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Speech & Debate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Speech & Debate Liam James, Sarah Steele, Austin McKenzie

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The Sisterhood of Night is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
The Sisterhood of Night Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Willa Cuthrell

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Margarita With A Straw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Margarita With A Straw Claire Lautier, Patrick McKenna, Maya Ritter Margarita With A Straw, previously known as Choone Chali Aasman in the Indian market & Margarita With A Straw in the International market is a 2015 Indian film directed by Shonali Bose, ...more

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The Year Dolly Parton Was My M... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Dolly Parton, Gil Bellows, Macha Grenon The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is a 2011 Canadian coming-of-age movie written and directed by Tara Johns. Dolly Parton provides a voice cameo.

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Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Some Freaks 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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Ithaca is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Ithaca Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, Meg Ryan Ithaca is a 2015 American drama film directed by Meg Ryan, based on the 1943 novel The Human Comedy by William Saroyan. With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old telegram messenger ...more

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Young & Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Young & Beautiful Charlotte Rampling, Marine Vacth, Nathalie Richard Young & Beautiful is a 2013 French four-season drama film of adolescent sexuality directed by François Ozon and produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer. The film stars Marine Vacth as a ...more

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6 Years is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
6 Years Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge

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Read It and Weep is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
Read It and Weep Danielle Panabaker, Allison Scagliotti, Kay Panabaker Read It and Weep is a 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie which premiered on July 21, 2006. It is based on the novel How My Private, Personal Journal Became A Bestseller by Julia DeVillers. ...more

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The Adventures of Food Boy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant
The Adventures of Food Boy Lucas Grabeel, Brittany Curran, Kunal Sharma The Adventures of Food Boy is an independent comedy film that was released in 2008 by Cold Spark Films. It is based on the 2007 short film Food Boy. It stars Lucas Grabeel in his first lead role ...more