Article: Top 10 Coming of Age Films

10.It (2017 – 2019)

Twenty – seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Definitely one of the best psychological horror films which is so memorable and it like a coming-of-age film with great character study, Bill Skarsgard who play Pennywise is absolutely amazing and the casting is perfect, in a superbly made film.

9.Call Me By Your Name

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. Beautifully acted in a sincere film that is so different and the main two lead got really good chemistry together, bits of the film is generally moving and the pacing is just right. The supporting cast is spot on and that what made this film really good.

8.Easy A

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school’s rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing. Easy A is one of those film that is so relatable and it basically about making assumption and have a huge expectation on an individual, I personally connect to this message and I know some people will like it and some don’t and just focus on that message with this film, it is funny and heartfelt with a likeable lead.

7.Kiki’s Delivery Service

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. A lesser-known film which certainly enchanted you in so many ways, it is one of those film that is suitable for a family viewing and all ages will enjoy this film. The story is so simple and easy to follow in an underrated with a gem of a film.

6.The Goonies

A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long – lost treasure. It is one of my favourite golden oldies film that will thrilled you in a good-looking film, the story is brilliant and it is so watchable and it is highly recommended as everyone will certainly enjoyed this film. It is action package with great chemistry between the main lead and it will entertained you.

5.The Hate U Give

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. One of the best films that is suitable for an important message of diversity and it is sensitive to this subject, it is one of those film that is generally powerful and once you watch it, you will always remember it as it is so memorable.

4.Love, Simon

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Calming, relaxing and this film is easy to watch with likeable performance especially Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner are excellent as the parents. Everyone will connect to this film as they might be in the same position, with an important film that work really well.


A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometres from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. With stunning scenery and with a brilliant story that is based on a true story, everyone in the film is truly exceptional  and it is poignancy and moving and especially the ending to this film. It is uplifting and sad at the same time, in a remarkable and majestic film.

2.Goodbye Christopher Robin

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. Some people will think this film is just about AA Milne but it also focus on the son Christopher Robin, I personally think the moral to this film is the price of fame and the consequences and for me personally that ring true to me and everyone else. The acting is amazing in a true-life film which is so heartfelt and sincere.

1.The Lion King (1994)

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paws, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy. The reason why this film is my number one it has all the element of a perfect family film that is so suitable for all ages, with a simple story with a brilliant soundtrack that made this classic a truly spectacular and it is so memorable as well.

One thought on “Article: Top 10 Coming of Age Films

  1. The only ones of these that I have seen are It (with you) and The Goonies. I obviously have a lot to catch up on.
    Very surprised that you didn’t include A Monster Calls, the Breadwinner and Kubo.
    Have you never seen Stand by Me?


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