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Old 04-10-23, 06:06 PM
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Favorite coming of age movies?

I’ve been watching my fair share of these recently and know there are so many good ones, I need a little memory jog. Now, I don’t know exact definition, but hopefully people get it.

For me, I love:

Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
Stand By Me
Boyz n the Hood
Brooklyn



hoping to remind me of some great ones.
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

One of the very best is Fresh (1994). Sad to say the movie got one mediocre Blu-ray release by Echo Bridge which has been out of print for years and years. It's a Miramax film and lost in the Weinstein vortex.
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Sticking with the 80s teen comedy/drama genre:

Vision Quest
Valley Girl
Heaven Help Us
My Tutor
Meatballs
Gregory's Girl
Three O'Clock High



1960s & 70s European & World Cinema:

Deep End
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Valerie & Her Week Of Wonders
Picnic At Hanging Rock
Walkabout




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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Dazed and Confused
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Almost Famous
Breaking Away
Boyhood
Stand By Me
An Education
The Fabelmans
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Fast Times gets a hearty second from me. I'll fling you a Footloose for good measure
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Wyrm
Ghost World
Back to the Future
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Flirting by John Duigan. For crying out loud, give me an HD version.

And, yeah, Fast Times and Boyhood, too.

Oh, and I'm embarrassed that I almost forgot Summer of '42.

And now that I see Dan's post, before mine, I'd add Ghost World as well.
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

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Oh, and I'm embarrassed that I almost forgot Summer of '42.
I was going to mention this one but didn't think anyone would know it. I had such a crush on Jennifer O'Neill. She's still alive at 72.
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

In addition to some mentioned
Lady Bird
Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Maybe an odd choice but Iíll add:

It: Chapter 1
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What No American Pie?
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

My favorites would be
Hope And Glory
Au revoir les enfants
My Life As A Dog
About A Boy
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Boyhood

The Outsiders
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Going more for drama then comedy.

Cider House Rules
Bicentennial Man
- more of a guilty pleasure. And I guess not coming of age in the traditional sense. But still a story about growing up and the changes of life.
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

American Graffiti
Stand By Me
Sixteen Candles
The Last Picture Show
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Summer of '42
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

My personal favorite Big Wednesday
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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

The only things I can think of offhand are every version of LITTLE WOMEN (1933, 1949, 1994, 2019) and a 2016 indie set in contemporary Brooklyn called LITTLE MEN, directed by Ira Sachs.



+ A ton of anime, but I'll single out a 1993 Studio Ghibli film I originally knew as I CAN HEAR THE OCEAN, but released in the U.S. as OCEAN WAVES.


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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
One of the very best is Fresh (1994). Sad to say the movie got one mediocre Blu-ray release by Echo Bridge which has been out of print for years and years. It's a Miramax film and lost in the Weinstein vortex.
Fresh is so great. Sam L. Great story and the kid was so good. I donít even like Chess, but the real life chess he played was so just masterfully done.
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Watching it right now…Angus. Great soundtrack too. 👍🏻

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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

This is my favorite genre. Here's a few of mine:
The Way Way Back
The Last American Virgin
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Angus
American Graffiti
Dazed and Confused
The Breakfast Club
The Last Picture Show
Finding Forrester
Almost Famous
Lady Bird

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Re: Favorite coming of age movies?

Originally Posted by lwhy?
This is my favorite genre. Here's a few of mine:
The Way Way Back
The Last American Virgin
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Angus
American Graffiti
Dazed and Confused
The Breakfast Club
The Last Picture Show
Finding Forrester
Almost Famous
Ladybird
with the exception of Lady Bird. Wasnít fond of.

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