100 Best Coming of Age Movies – The List

You know the drill. I consulted several of the most popular best of lists and used them to compile this list of the 100 Best Coming of Age Movies.

  1. The Breakfast Club
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Stand By Me
  4. Clueless
  5. Dazed and Confused
  6. Juno
  7. Mean Girls
  8. Sixteen Candles
  9. The Last Picture Show
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  11. The Sandlot
  12. A Bronx Tale
  13. American Pie
  14. Dead Poet’s Society
  15. Easy A
  16. Garden State
  17. Good Will Hunting
  18. Rebel Without a Cause
  19. Superbad
  20. The 400 Blows
  21. The Graduate
  22. The Karate Kid
  23. The Outsiders
  24. The Squid and the Whale
  25. American Graffiti
  26. An Education
  27. Big
  28. Boyhood
  29. Boyz ‘N the Hood
  30. Dirty Dancing
  31. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  32. My Girl
  33. Pan’s Labyrinth
  34. Pretty in Pink
  35. Rushmore
  36. Say Anything…
  37. The Spectacular Now
  38. The Virgin Suicides
  39. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  40. Y Tu Mama Tambien
  41. A River Runs Through It
  42. About a Boy
  43. Adventureland
  44. American Beauty
  45. American History X
  46. Aparajito
  47. Bambi
  48. Beautiful Girls
  49. Blue is the Warmest Color
  50. Breaking Away
  51. Can’t Buy Me Love
  52. Carrie
  53. City of God
  54. Cooley High
  55. Coraline
  56. Diner
  57. Donnie Darko
  58. Empire of the Sun
  59. Fat Girl
  60. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  61. Fish Tank
  62. Footloose
  63. Harold and Maude
  64. Heathers
  65. Heavenly Creatures
  66. How Green Was my Valley
  67. Kes
  68. Labyrinth
  69. Let the Right One In
  70. Mermaids
  71. Moonrise Kingdom
  72. Mysterious Skin
  73. Napoleon Dynamite
  74. Old Yeller
  75. Persepolis
  76. Pump up the Volume
  77. Quadrophenia
  78. Risky Business
  79. River’s Edge
  80. Rudy
  81. Rumble Fish
  82. Scent of a Woman
  83. School Ties
  84. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  85. Slumdog Millionaire
  86. Some Kind of Wonderful
  87. Splendor in the Grass
  88. Star Wars
  89. Submarine
  90. The Goonies
  91. The Lion King
  92. The Lost Boys
  93. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  94. The Sword in the Stone
  95. The Wizard of Oz
  96. This is England
  97. To Kill a Mockingbird
  98. Welcome to the Dollhouse
  99. Whale Rider
  100. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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