The best coming-of-age movies of all time

These films capture all the pleasure and pain of growing up

Stars Insider

04/12/21 | StarsInsider

MOVIES Teenagers

Growing up isn't easy, but it does make for a fantastic movie. From fitting in during high school to finding–and losing–first loves, the transition from child to adult lends itself well to poignant movies, and many coming-of-age films are painfully funny as well as emotionally charged.

Directors have been capturing the bittersweet experience of growing up for decades, and these movies can cast the viewer right back to their own teenage years. So, ready for some nostalgia? Then click through this gallery to discover the best coming-of-age movies of all time.


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