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Stand By Me (1986): A Personal Reflection on the 25th Anniversary Edition

Stand By Me is one of the most iconic pieces in cinematic history and arguably the greatest Coming-of-Age film of all time.

The Role of Nostalgia in Coming-of-Age Movies

Coming-of-Age movies can exist in virtually any time period, because there are certain truths to growing up that almost everybody remembers. Anybody watching such a movie may be profoundly struck by how similar it was to their own experience growing up.

The Psychology of the Coming of Age Movie

Almost all world cultures throughout history have had some type of coming of age rite of passage. In the Western world today, rites of passage aren't so clearly defined. The Coming of Age genre in movies of today has evolved over the years; a look at that evolution...

Heroes (2010)

Héroes is a remarkable film. It is one of those movies that leaves no one indifferent. As a viewer, I couldn't wish for anything more. And as reviewer, I don't hesitate to recommend it to all of you - fans of the coming of age genre or not. I think chances are very high that you are going to love it as much as I did.

The Cast of Stand By Me Reunite

Twenty-five years after the film's release, the cast of Stand By Me reunited to celebrate the movie's anniversary.

Top 5 Coming of Age Films for Girls

If you’re a girl who is interested in coming of age films read this post to find out the Top 5 films that will give you the information you need regarding growing up, and taking on new challenges.

My Friend Joe (1996)

My friend Joe is a classic coming of age film. Directed by Chris Bould, the film is based on the book Janne.


I wanted to see Uranya ever since a friend of mine told me how good it was after seeing it at a movie festival....

Coming of age films – boy`s or girl`s thing

Yesterday I was given a link to an article in Newser titled " Gals Need Great Coming-of-Age Flick, Too" .   It dealt with the...