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Batty
What are some lesser-known/not talked about as much coming of age movies you love?

The first that always comes to my mind is That Night.


I first saw this movie on TV in the 90's and I instantly fell in love with it. 

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Vaporman87
I think that some consider The Craft as a coming of age genre movie. I always liked that movie for some reason. I also found it funny that Faruza Balk played a witch in her youth (The Worst Witch), and in adulthood.
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Batty
Vaporman87 wrote :

I think that some consider The Craft as a coming of age genre movie. I always liked that movie for some reason. I also found it funny that Faruza Balk played a witch in her youth (The Worst Witch), and in adulthood.
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Two great movies, also I can't think of her without thinking of Return to Oz...such a wonderfully weird movie.
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massreality
I love The Craft. Great soundtrack too.
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kstrom22
Is "Adventures in Babysitting" considered "coming of age" or "obscure."  

I never heard of it until I was in college. Though I assume by starring Elizabeth Shue and others it was a rather popular film in its own day. Also had Anthony Rapp and Vincent D'Onofrio in earlier roles.



How do we define "coming of age" anyway? Is The Goonies a CoA film? Is Brideshead Revisited a CoA mini-series? 

She was in BttF 2 & 3 and I think those "coming of age" (?) films need no introduction.


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kstrom22 wrote :
How do we define "coming of age" anyway? Is The Goonies a CoA film? Is Brideshead Revisited a CoA mini-series?
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"In genre studies, a coming-of-age story is a genre of literature and film that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood ("coming of age"). Coming-of-age stories tend to emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and are often set in the past." - Wikipedia.org

I think that this does not necessarily mean that we see the protagonist physically go from child to adult, but rather we see childhood from the adult's perspective, or see the child protagonist grow in wisdom or grow emotionally as the film progresses. Basically, he or she learns a thing or two as a result of the events in the movie.
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Vaporman87 wrote :
"In genre studies, a coming-of-age story is a genre of literature and film that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood ("coming of age"). Coming-of-age stories tend to emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and are often set in the past." - 
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Does Back to the Future count?

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Vaporman87
echidna64 wrote :

Does Back to the Future count?
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In my opinion it counts (though not as a "lesser-known" one).
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Batty
To Sir, with Love is another one of my favorites that never seems to be mentioned.

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Mr Magic
I don't know it's lesser known, but The Outsiders is good.
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FlixtheCatJr
Gotta go with Angus and My Bodyguard.

Two really fun and heartfelt teen dramas.
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