Coming of Age movies

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1. Jet Boy (2001)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama

A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in a runaway kid trying to dodge social services.

Director: Dave Schultz | Stars: Branden Nadon, Joe Norman Shaw, Dylan Walsh, Matthew Currie Holmes

Votes: 1,209

2. Twist (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

39 Metascore

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 1,306

3. The Dream Catcher (1999)

99 min | Drama

61 Metascore

An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Radtke | Stars: Maurice Compte, Paddy Connor, Jeanne Heaton, Joseph Arthur

Votes: 531

4. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer, John Trudell

Votes: 1,419

5. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 9,456 | Gross: $6.72M

Adam Beach is in this.

6. Adult World (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 16,470 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Dope (2015)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 79,100 | Gross: $17.47M

8. The Wood (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson

Votes: 8,075 | Gross: $25.05M

9. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

Votes: 26,205 | Gross: $27.40M

10. Quinceañera (2006)

R | 90 min | Drama

72 Metascore

As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo González, Jesus Castanos

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $1.69M

11. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

R | 108 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks Thomas, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 5,034 | Gross: $0.49M

12. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

Votes: 8,982 | Gross: $2.57M

13. Hellion (2014)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »

Director: Kat Candler | Stars: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 70,884 | Gross: $7.42M

15. Simon Birch (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

39 Metascore

A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

Votes: 20,190 | Gross: $18.25M

16. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 350,514 | Gross: $52.29M

17. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 31,495 | Gross: $4.68M

18. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 12,071 | Gross: $2.64M

19. Sweet 15 (1990 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

Sweet 15 is a 1990 American made-for-television family drama film about a fourteen-year-old girl whose dreams of having a perfect quinceanera are suddenly halted when she realizes that her family is not in the United States legally.

Director: Victoria Hochberg | Stars: Giselle Anthony, Lennard Camarillo, Robert Covarrubias, Jenny Gago

Votes: 303

20. The Slaughter Rule (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith | Stars: Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale

Votes: 2,263 | Gross: $0.01M

Ryan Gosling and Eddie Spears.

21. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 78,004 | Gross: $4.60M

22. Almost Kings (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Wanting a closer connection with his older brother, freshman Ted Wheeler seeks initiation into a group called "The Kings". But, as the corruption of The Kings is revealed, Ted must expose the ugly truth about the brother he once idolized.

Director: Philip G. Flores | Stars: Portia Doubleday, Billy Campbell, Alex Russell, Alex Frost

Votes: 265

23. Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

This movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.

Director: Terry Loane | Stars: John Joesph Mcneill, Niall Wright, Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 1,865

24. Metropolitan (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols

Votes: 9,105 | Gross: $2.94M

25. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $0.06M

26. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

In 1965, 13 y.o. paperboy Andy is paired up with a geek on a project in the popular junior high teacher's class. Andy learns and grows from it.

Director: Michael Pavone | Stars: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 10,146

27. Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 1,066 | Gross: $0.30M

28. The We and the I (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn, Raymond Delgado, Jonathan Ortiz

Votes: 1,888 | Gross: $0.03M



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