A Childhood (2015)

A Childhood features stunning visuals and wonderful acting by the entire cast resulting in cinematic magic. A must see!

Les Choristes (2004)

The French film, Les Choristes, is at times sad, even violent, but it always conveys to the viewer a wonderful feeling of hope.

Gutta Boys

Review of the Norwegian TV- Series Gutta Boys ( also known as Boys Will Be Boys and Poikien jutut ). A highly recommended coming of age drama.

Nene (1977)

Nenè genuinely portrays the voyage  of a seven-year-old boy and his 14-year-old cousin, from childhood to adulthood.

Cowards (2008)

Cobardes is an excellent Coming-of-Age drama focused on violence at school better known by its proper term - Bullying.

Adeus, Pai (1996)

Adeus, Pai is a heartwarming story with a superb Coming-of-Age narrative. It is the film I would refer anyone to who asks for a pure example of the Coming-of-Age genre in cinema.

Enclave (2015)

Scenes from the life of a 10-year-old Serbian boy growing up in the tense surroundings of Kosovo.

Simon Says Goodbye To His Foreskin (2015)

A Coming-of-Age film without false pretense, with an incredible cast, great directing, and precise editing. It's engaging, inspiring and so much more.

Venice (2010)

A story of an eleven-year-old boy who experiences first-hand life in Poland during World War II and features an outstanding performance by Marcin Walewski.

Il Miracolo

Il Miracolo (2003)

Il Miracolo is a film in the coming of age genre featuring good acting, even better cinematography and musical score, but a slowly developing storyline and an overall weak narrative.

Møv og Funder (1991)

Despite its relatively short screen time, Møv og Funder's simple narrative is filled with nuances that make it intriguing and action that makes it intense and a joy to watch.
Jaime (1999)

Jaime (1999)

A masterpiece of the Portuguese cinema, Jaime is a must see film for every fan of the coming of age genre. The story portrays the everyday life of a boy whose tough childhood is forcing him to enter into the exploitative world of underage employment, which little by little takes away his innocence.