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What are some good "Coming of Age" movies?

I think I'm always a sucker for Coming of Age movies. By that I mean movies where it focuses on a character (usually a kid/teen) and the way events shape/affect their outlook/behavior on life.

Some good ones I really liked:
White Oleander
My Girl
My Life as a Dog
Life as a House
Ponnette
Thirteen

Some I didn't like as much:
Igby Goes Down
Me Without You

I'm sure I've seen lots of others, but thats just off the top of my head. Can anyone recommend some other goods ones?
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Almost anything with Winona Ryder from the 80's to the early 90's.
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Ice Age....the transition from the prehistoric era to the ice age. That was a huge event in history
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Breakfast Club. (not a single person, and only a short period of time, but the events changed their outlooks/behaviors somewhat)
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Malena
Cinema Paradiso
Billy Elliot
October Sky
Welcome to the Dollhouse
The War (Elijah Wood)
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Magdalene Sisters (not the prototypical coming-of-age film but perhaps can be considered in that light as well)
City of God (primarily a gangster film but a bit of a stretch could lead you to consider it as a coming-of-age film)

classic films pick (not on DVD): Captains Courageous - 1937
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Stand By Me
Last American Virgin
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Teen Wolf
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Two more classics to the list

400 Blows (Truffaut)
Apu trilogy (Satyajit Ray )
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without a doubt, the single greatest coming of age flick is STAND BY ME
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No mention of the Goonies?
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Dazed and Confused...

sort of.

I'd agree with Stand by Me also.
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Seven Samurai, one of the best
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"Pretty Baby" starring Brooke Shields
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Big Wednesday
Breaking Away
Cinema Paradiso
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Good Will Hunting
Malena
Pump Up The Volume
Rushmore (my absolute favorite)
Stand By Me
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Most might not consider them 'Coming of Age' but I do

Swingers
Clerks
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Man in the Moon is a great choice. It came out around the same time as My Girl, and is a very underated movie.
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Originally posted by matome
Almost anything with Winona Ryder from the 80's to the early 90's.
Lucas.

Edit: to add a link.. http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=3:K|29948. A couple of additions from it that may get overlooked (agree with The Man in the Moon and Pump Up the Volume).

Dogfight
Flirting

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Pump up the volume
Sixteen Candles
Some Kind of Wonderful
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The Sandlot.

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