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The Best R-Rated Coming Of Age Movies

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List of R-Rated coming of age movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated coming of age movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated coming of age movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated 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 R-Rated 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 R-Rated coming of age films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated coming of age film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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