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The Best PG Coming Of Age Movies

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List of PG coming of age movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG coming of age movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG coming of age movie of all time is. This list of popular PG coming of age movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG coming of age movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG coming of age films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG coming of age film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Dead Poets Society and The Karate Kid are included in this list.

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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke
    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter...  more

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon
    Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren...  more

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  • 3

    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald
    Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael...  more

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    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio
    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G....  more

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    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard
    American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written...  more

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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  • 7

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and...  more

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  • 8

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty...  more

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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos
    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math...  more

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    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller
    Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's...  more

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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
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    Big Wednesday

    Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent
    Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Co-written by...  more

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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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  • 14

    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern
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    My Girl 2

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
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    A Little Romance

    Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier
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    My Dog Skip

    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon
    My Dog Skip is a 2000 film, directed by Jay Russell. It is based on the autobiographical book...  more

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    The Baby-Sitters Club

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn
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    The Paper Chase

    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The...  more

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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi
    Adaptation of the children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After the sudden death of her...  more
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    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver
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    Teen Wolf

    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant
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    Secondhand Lions

    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment
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    Gregory's Girl

    Clare Grogan, John Gordon Sinclair
    Gregory's Girl is a 1981 Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more

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