Coming of Age Movies

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Award winning independent adolescent and coming of age films

ALA 2009 list of Fabulous Films for Young Adults: Coming of Age Around the World

Coming of age movies featured at 2008 Tribeca Film Festival



Bend it Like Beckham (2002)

Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)

Boyz in the Hood

This Christmas

Cooley High

Cornbread, Earl and Me

City of God

City of Men


Dance Me Outside



Finding Forrester

Friday Night Lights

 Gran Torino (2008 )

Guide to recognizing your saints

Hangin’ with the Homeboys

The Inkwell

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

Lackawanna Blues

Love and Basketball


The Motel

Our Song

Passing Strange (2008 )


Raising Victor Vargas

Real Women Have Curves

Roll Bounce

 Slumdog Millionaire (2008 )

Take the Lead

Towelhead (2008 )


The Wood


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