Coming-of-age movies always shed light on the issues we’ve battled as teens, but in an honest and raw way. They educate teens and help them feel like they're less alone in their struggles. Here’s a list of coming-of-age movies to watch with your teen.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie (Logan Lerman) comes to terms with his best friend’s suicide and his first love in this moving coming-of-age tale based on the book by Stephen Chbosky.
Five Feet Apart
Cole Sprouse and Hayley Lu Richardson star in this beautiful movie about two patients with Cystic Fibrosis who fall for one another.
Catholic school. Mother-daughter friction. First love. Growing up is a mixed-bag, and she’s spreading her wings fast.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Craig checks into a psychiatric ward when he realises that he is feeling suicidal. He undergoes a transformation as he comes across people less fortunate than him.
When Margo mysteriously disappears one night, Quentin and his friends must follow the clues she has left behind for him to find her.
Simon Spier has not told his family about his sexuality, but a threat from a blackmailer forces him to accept who he really is.
The Art of Getting By
George, a lonely teen, has given up on going to school, that is until he meets Sally, who gives him the motivation he has always needed.