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The 20 Best Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

The 20 Best Coming-of-Age Movies of All Time

From first love to first heartbreak, and everything in-between.
Will we show you in this topic a number of films that deal with the life of adolescents. whatever we tried to search for the point at which the transition from childhood to adulthood, we cannot find it precisely, because they are not the same, they vary from one person to another. For example, in some people this turning point may be the love, when another person might be bearing the burdens and responsibilities is the turning point.
What is important about these turning points however is that these turning points must be accompanied by a lot of feelings and emotions that affect the lives of the people and change their lives completely, here are some films that deal with these topics:
 

Lady Bird (2017) 

 Lady Bird (2017)
 
Lady bird’s Christine is different from other girls, she is a teenager that is not being exposed in other films, she is not very kind, and her academic achievement in her high school is not very good, but she lives a life full of adventures and interesting. It’s a fantastic film and presents the life of a teenage girl that is very close to the reality. 

 


Moonlight (2016) 

Moonlight (2016)
 
It is a fantastic film, tells you how the events witnessed by the person in his or her childhood may affect the life significantly, even places that he visits in his childhood had been telling him something in his future. the film won many awards and gained considerable effect.
 

 

Boyhood (2014) 

Boyhood (2014)
 
This film is one of the few movies that let you witness the birth of a new star; it tells you how the small star grows up and becomes a big star and a real representative plays a big role in the drama and representation.
 

 

An Education (2009) 

An Education (2009)
 
The events of this film took place in the 1960s, this film’s story is about a teenage girl who lives a very normal life and then she fell in love with an old man, here her life changes completely after this event and it becomes filled with strange emotional feelings and romance.
 

 

Juno (2007) 

Juno (2007)
 
Many were criticizing Juno because of her strange way in speech.  Quickly her entire life has changed and she turned from a young girl to a woman who is responsible as it was in the beginning struggling to find her parents and then she adopted a child, the child changed her life.
 

 

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) 

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
 
Every child knows what it means to search for something and continuing to search until her finds it. His movie shows the greatest competition, the achievements, and the struggle to get things, especially for children, it is the story of a great incentive.
 

 

Almost Famous (2000) 

Almost Famous (2000)
 
The establishment of the musical band in adolescence is very common, there is nearly no teenage stage without the establishment of a musical band and musical fun. this film shows how Cameron was able to create a distinctive musical band because he loved music since childhood, he was able to invest his music fascinating into something fun and beautiful.

 

 

Rushmore (1999)

Rushmore (1999)
 
This film shows how a youth in his adolescence succeeded in overcoming the burden of the changes in this stage, so he was running and trying and succeeded to occupy his time in something useful during this stage, many young people do not treat the exploitation of this important stage of their lives to make something useful for their future. this film is very successful and teach you how to make better use of your time.
 


 

Reality Bites (1994) 

Reality Bites (1994)
 
It talks about the life of a young girl from its childhood and addresses in detail all aspects of her life, focusing on youth and highlighted the changes taking place in her adolescence.
 

 

Man in the Moon (1991) 

Man in the Moon (1991)
 
It is a love story full of drama and tragedy. a First Love Story for a teen who is a 14-year-old only.  The first love story usually is distinctive with plenty of new and beautiful events, this film shares with you these beautiful moments.
 


 

Say Anything (1989) 

Say Anything (1989)
 
This film will teach you many useful lessons, it will teach you to rely on yourself since your childhood, there are many things and events in this life that you have to do alone, without the help of any one.
You would ask for the help of many friends and relatives but you will not get what do you want. so, you will realize that you should be ready for everything, the bad and good things.
 

 

Stand By Me (1986) 

Stand By Me (1986)
 
This film is talking about an interesting adventure of four young friends, they traveled away from the adult world and tried to live their own independent world. It’s a good movie for young children and teenagers that shows them the possible adventures they may do in the children world.
 

 

The Breakfast Club (1985) 

The Breakfast Club (1985)
 
This movie talks about clubs that adolescents visit. it shows how the high school students tend to divide into many groups with each group has its own interests.
 

 

Paper Moon (1976) 

 Paper Moon (1976)
 
This film talks about the story of the success of a father and his small daughter, both are artists and both are trying to survive the depression and loss of interests in work and they succeeded in that. it is inspiring and fascinating story.

 

 

American Graffiti (1973) 

 American Graffiti (1973)
 
This film is talking about a group of Friends on the last night before going to the college, he describes the life of the young people of the same age and presents important issues of concern to those in the same age, it has a distinctive nostalgic look.
 


 

The Graduate (1967) 

The Graduate (1967)
 
This film describes the life of a young man who did not know what to do after he graduated from his college. his life became focused on a strange sexual relationship with an old woman and her daughter, and this is what changed the course of his life. it describes the events that have shaped his new life and how this new relationship changed his entire life.
 

 

To Sir With Love (1967) 

To Sir With Love (1967)
 
The story of this film of another type, that describes the relationship between a teacher and his students, and his way of dealing inside the classroom. This movie has changed the concept of people about the Classism and racism.
 

 

To Kill a Mockingbrid (1962) 

To Kill a Mockingbrid (1962)
 
The story of this film was taken from a great novel, this film has won many awards, it talks about of a lawyer who is working in a complex issue, and tries to prove the innocence of a person involved in the crime. through this work, a six-year-old child appears, she is the daughter of the, the horrific nature of this law issue has important impact on the growth and maturation of this girl. She is able now to see the world in a new and different view.
 

 

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
 
What distinguishes this film from other films is that its hero has been died before it was displayed on the screen and this is what made the film sad and of tragic story of another kind, and makes it distinct from the other movies.
 

 

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
 
What distinguishes this film is that it is old, the old things are really special in the fact. it allows you to know how that the love is something constant over the ages and that true emotions cannot be forgettable whatever happened, whether in times of black and white or in a time of smart phones. how feelings can continue all this time and do not change? It is something really great.