favorite coming-of-age films

so far... (in no particular order)

  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Dogfight
  • Billy Elliot
  • Inside Out
  • Sparrows
  • Himizu
  • Lion
  • 20th Century Women
  • Then Came You
  • Lucas
  • I Killed My Mother
  • Lady Bird
  • Mustang
  • Mommy
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Booksmart
  • We the Animals
  • King Jack
  • Short Term 12
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Giant Little Ones
  • Boy Erased
  • Brooklyn
  • Juno
  • Suck Seed
  • Skate Kitchen
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mud
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Blue My Mind
  • Stand by Me
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Coconut Hero
  • Love of Siam
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • The Way Way Back
  • Wonder
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Florida Project
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Before I Fall
  • Closet Monster
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Back to the Future
  • Lean on Pete
  • Flipped
  • Okja
  • Güeros
  • Running on Empty
  • Whip It
  • The Kings of Summer
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Wood Job!
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Sing Street
  • A Gentle Breeze in the Village
  • Summer Storm
  • Wildlife
  • The Karate Kid
  • Miss Stevens
  • Heartstone
  • Never Goin' Back
  • Moonlight Whispers
  • Prince
  • Love, Simon
  • Almost Famous
  • Genesis
  • Shazam!