The transition away from childhood must be one of the most terrifying yet beautiful stages of one’s life. The stage poses different struggles ranging from crushes and friendships to purpose or identity in life.
Today, Maimovie would like to focus on the beauty of that transition by giving you a list of “feel-good” “Coming of Age” movies ranked by the Maimovie AI.
So, sit back and relax as you watch the characters venture out of childhood. Laugh and cry (maybe even cringe) as you watch these young characters learn and grow through different experiences.
How was your “Coming of Age”? Were any of these films like your own experience?
The following list was based on Maimovie on February 17, 2022, under the “feel-good” and “Coming of Age” keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2017, 1h 34m
Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.
2014, 1h 36m
Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.
2016, 1h 41m
Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
1988, 2h 4m
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.
2012, 1h 34m
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
2000, 2h 2m
In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller’s unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.
2019, 2h 15m
Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
2007, 1h 36m
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
2000, 1h 50m
Set against the background of the 1984 Miners’ Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family’s set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.
2021, 1h 52m
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.