Coming of age movies are something everybody can relate to, no matter what are you are.
Let’s take a look at some great coming of age films for you to watch.
Boyz n the Hood
John Singleton’s breakthrough debut was a landmark for African American themes cinemas in the 1990s. Portraying the hood life of Los Angeles, it was based on Singleton’s own experiences.
It was the first film for Ice Cube and the first major role for Cuba Gooding Jr., and even if your life experiences are nothing like the characters they portray, you will be moved by their story.
Call Me By Your Name
Nothing is more powerful than young love, and this story shows that love in all of its messy glory.
Timothée Chalamet plays Elio, who falls in love with David, the visiting scholar living with his family for a summer, played by Armie Hammer.
This film from Turkey shows the lives of a group of free spirited young women oppressed by their conservative society.
While they want to play outside, they are forced to stay in their home, where raising them for marriage is the goal. The girls fight back though, and come of age in the process.
Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as a girl who came to New York from Ireland in the 1950s.
Over the course of the film, she goes through the trials and tribulations of being an immigrant as well as growing up.
An Education is the story of a young woman played by Carey Mulligan who falls in love with an older man named Peter Sarsgaard.
The thrill of the relationship is matched only in the pain that will come, and it’s all part of the experience of growing up.