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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.

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    Dead Poets Society
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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Footloose
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    Footloose

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon

    Released1984

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Sixteen Candles
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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

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  • 4
    The Karate Kid
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    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    American Graffiti
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    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Outsiders
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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Breakfast Club
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    7

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Back to the Future
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    12

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 9
    Stand and Deliver
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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos

    Released1988

    Directed byRamón Menéndez

    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Empire of the Sun
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    20

    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller

    Released1987

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Sound of Music
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Big Wednesday
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    Big Wednesday

    Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Co-written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    A River Runs Through It
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Redford

    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    October Sky
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    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern

    Released1999

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • 15
    My Girl 2
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    My Girl 2

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1994

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl 2 is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Christine Ebersole,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    A Little Romance
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    A Little Romance

    Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    A Little Romance is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    My Dog Skip
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    My Dog Skip

    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Russell

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  • 18
    The Baby-Sitters Club
    31
    17

    The Baby-Sitters Club

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1995

    Directed byMelanie Mayron

    The Baby-Sitters Club is a 1995 family comedy drama film directed by Melanie Mayron, in her... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Paper Chase
    34
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    The Paper Chase

    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann

    Released1973

    Directed byJames Bridges

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  • 20
    Holes
    20
    7

    Holes

    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    32
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

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  • 22
    Teen Wolf
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    Teen Wolf

    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant

    Released1985

    Directed byRod Daniel

    Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Gregory's Girl
    24
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    Gregory's Girl

    Clare Grogan, John Gordon Sinclair

    Released1981

    Directed byBill Forsyth

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  • 24
    Real Genius
    31
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    Real Genius

    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase

    Released1985

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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    The Secret Garden
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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi

    Released1987

    Directed byAlan Grint

    Adaptation of the children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After the sudden death of her... more on Wikipedia