Tag: coming-of-age

True Adolescents (2009) 6.1

True Adolescents (2009)

Craig Johnson's poised and poignant first feature follows Sam (Mark Duplass), an, unbeknownst to him, washed-up rocker in the early stages of haggard. Jobless and apartment-less, he crashes with his aunt (a compassionate...

The Girls of Summer (2020) 5.9

The Girls of Summer (2020)

After her two younger sisters leave home, Maren -- Midwest sod farmer by day, drummer by night -- is left alone to take care of her depressed, narcotic-abusing father. Eventually recognizing her unhappiness, Maren's fath...

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Doll Factory: The Musical (2021)

Faced with numerous obstacles and pressure to exceed her Mums expectations, 12-year-old Liverpudlian tomboy Aliza tries her best to raise money to save her fathers dance studio from permanent closure. While adapting to n...

Sounder (1972) 7.6

Sounder (1972)

The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. A...

Chizuko’s Younger Sister (1991) 6.9

Chizuko’s Younger Sister (1991)

Follows two sisters, one clumsy and ignored, the other a perfect child. After the latter dies in an accident, she returns as a ghost to guide her little sister.::Samovarkov...

Gueros (2014) 7.5

Gueros (2014)

Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.::Anonymous...

Mademoiselle Strip-tease (1957) 5.1

Mademoiselle Strip-tease (1957)

Originally titled Mademoiselle Striptease, this classic French sex comedy is a charming frolic through luscious Parisian cabarets with outstanding striptease performances. Agnes Laurent plays a spoiled young provincial g...

Beware of Dog (2020) 6.1

Beware of Dog (2020)

Alienated in politically-ambiguous Moscow, a young woman deals with severe OCD, while her cousin in Berlin tries to build a romantic relationship ignoring her own condition. In a parallel New York City realm, a heartbrok...

The Rocking Horsemen (1992) 6.5

The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "The Rocking Horsemen." A warm an...

Lonelyheart (1985) 7.3

Lonelyheart (1985)

Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Is she a figment of his lonely psyche, or real? An intricate triangle develops, and the viewer can't q...

Raspberry Magic (2010) 5.3

Raspberry Magic (2010)

"Raspberry Magic" is a coming-of-age story about 11-year-old Monica Shah, who thinks she must win the science fair in order to bring her father back after he runs out on the family. She blames herself for her parents' pr...

Summer with Monika (1953) 7.5

Summer with Monika (1953)

Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat ...

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011) 7.2

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.::Anonymous...

Adolescents (2019) 7.4

Adolescents (2019)

Born in a small, provincial French town, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It's a friendship that's blind to differences in social backgrounds and character. Given incredible access, Sébastien Lifshi...

Matinee (1993) 6.9

Matinee (1993)

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suit...

Seashore (2015) 5.9

Seashore (2015)

During a weekend in the winter, two young men attempt to rekindle their friendship, witnessed by a cold raging sea. BEIRA-MAR is a film about memories. When the directors met in film school, they realized they had had a ...

Shelter (2007) 7.6

Shelter (2007)

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives ...

Jess & James (2015) 5.4

Jess & James (2015)

Jess is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, the two young men set off on a spontaneous road trip acro...

Fat Girl (2001) 6.5

Fat Girl (2001)

A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, E...

Padre Padrone (1977) 7.4

Padre Padrone (1977)

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal fathe...

Sarah Plays a Werewolf (2017) 6.4

Sarah Plays a Werewolf (2017)

On the stage of her high school drama class 17-year-old Sarah gives it all. When she performs, there is an instant of suspense in which she appears to transform completely into her character. But what lies behind Sarah's...

Class (1983) 6

Class (1983)

Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to ...

Chicken (2015) 6.7

Chicken (2015)

Richard, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, Polly, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply t...

When We Last Spoke (2019) 7.8

When We Last Spoke (2019)

In 1967, two sisters are abandoned and raised by grandparents in the town of Fireside. Humor, heartbreak and triumph are served with whipped cream and lots of local nuts in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship an...

Whisper of the Heart (1995) 7.9

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

A young Japanese middle school girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from the lib...

Boys (2014) (TV) 7.4

Boys (2014) (TV)

BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intrig...

Girl with Green Eyes (1964) 7

Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

An awkward young Irish farm girl Kate Brady moves to Dublin and shares a room with funny, outgoing Baba Brennan, where she soon meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged writer, who is immediately attracted to the shy and inn...

Sweet Sixteen (2002) 7.4

Sweet Sixteen (2002)

Liam is a young, restless teen struggling to realize his dream in the gritty and dismal streets of Greenock, where unemployment is rampant and little hope is available to the city's youth. He is waiting for the release o...

Sugar (2004) 5.6

Sugar (2004)

A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff's sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a ...

Chasing a Dream (2009) (TV) 6.3

Chasing a Dream (2009) (TV)

When his best friend, a championship runner, is killed in a car accident while running home from a party, high school football star CAM STILES suffers a nervous breakdown from the guilt and pain. It also tears apart his ...

Yes, God, Yes (2017) 6.4

Yes, God, Yes (2017)

A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.::Colleen Hammond...

That’s What I Am (2011) 7

That’s What I Am (2011)

A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and pun...

Hallam Foe (2007) 7

Hallam Foe (2007)

The seventeen year-old Hallam Foe is a weird teenager that misses his mother, who committed suicide by drowning in a lake near their house in Edinburgh after an overdose of sleeping pills. Hallam spends his spare time pe...

Worst Friends (2014) 4.7

Worst Friends (2014)

WORST FRIENDS is the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childh...

Buoyancy (2019) 7.3

Buoyancy (2019)

A 14-year-old Cambodian boy leaves home in search of a better life but is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he realises his only hope of freed...

Cock Crows at Eleven (1978) 6

Cock Crows at Eleven (1978)

Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother Vera, who concocts a plan with...

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) 6.5

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a work...

Four (2012) 5.8

Four (2012)

In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbeque fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for t...

Turning Green (2005) 5.6

Turning Green (2005)

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs f...

A River Runs Through It (1992) 7.2

A River Runs Through It (1992)

The Maclean brothers, Paul and Norman, live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana, spending much of their time fly fishing. The sons of a minister, the boys eventually part company when Norman moves east to attend c...