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Best Coming Of Age Movies

If you're looking for a movie that will have you plunging right into the life and troubles of a young main character, a coming of age movie is for you. Here are some of the coming of age films from the last thirty years.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Storyline: An awkward teenager decides to live on the wild side by taking a day off school.
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Mean Girls (2004)

Storyline: After starting her sophomore year at a new school, Cady Heron begins a secret plan to win over the love of Aaron Samuels, the boyfriend of the most popular girl in school.
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Storyline: While stuck in Saturday detention, five teenagers from opposing cliques discover that they are not nearly as different as they first thought.
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Storyline: Young English teacher John Keating tries to instil a love of life and poetry in a group of prep school students.
Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Storyline: A shy and intelligent freshman named Charlie begins a new life in a Pittsburgh high school.
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Easy A (2010)

Storyline: Shy student Olive Penderghast gets wrapped up in her high school's rumor mill after one of her own secrets gets out.
Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Storyline: A group of graduating high school students have several misadventures on their last day of school in 1976.
Starring: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Storyline: A psychologist helps a disadvantaged young man find himself and unleash his hidden talents for mathematics.
Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Almost Famous (2000)

Storyline: Young high school student William Miller gets the opportunity to write a story about an up and coming rock band for the Rolling Stone.
Starring: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson

The Kite Runner (2007)

Storyline: The sons of a wealthy businessman and his servant are growing up in Afghanistan before being separated by the war.
Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni