High School - Teen - Coming of Age - moviesby vicjenj | created - 19 Aug 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
We were all young once. I have always loved movies and I loved the young coming of age type movies then, and although I am a little more critical of them now I still love them. Some of the movies aren't youth but they have a good message that when I was young they had value. For example "Trading Places" taught me that if you change your environment it could make a difference. The way a youth could change their environment was to quit hanging out with losers, etc. Also some of my favorite movie characters are in these teen movies. In my opinion James Spader easily established himself as one of the best villains in movie history. Established: 8/19/17 Victor J.
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1. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Votes: 274,991 | Gross: $38.18M
This is one of my favorite coming of age movies. When I reflect to my high school days I can recall so many of my friends in this movie. It also has four of my favorite teen movie characters.
1. Patrick Verona - (Health Ledger) 2. Cameron James - (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 3. Katarina Stratford - (Julia Stiles) 4. Michael Eckman - (David Krumholtz)
One of my favorite movie lines was:
Patrick (Heath Ledger): "Well, she is or she isn't. See first of all, Joey is not half the man you are. Secondly, don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it."
3. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 96,346 | Gross: $23.69M
4. Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.
Votes: 68,986 | Gross: $40.47M
5. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 308,091 | Gross: $86.06M
6. School Ties (1992)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.
Votes: 20,904 | Gross: $14.72M
8. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 160,986 | Gross: $56.63M
9. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Votes: 72,935 | Gross: $32.42M
10. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 785,811 | Gross: $138.43M
13. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Votes: 86,720 | Gross: $27.09M
16. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 76,145 | Gross: $115.00M
17. The Hollywood Knights (1980)
R | 91 min | Comedy
Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,905 | Gross: $10.00M
18. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 114,709 | Gross: $57.50M
19. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 69,330 | Gross: $25.60M
20. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Votes: 161,482 | Gross: $90.82M
23. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 92,508 | Gross: $16.76M
25. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 95,781 | Gross: $2.42M
26. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 187,330 | Gross: $44.54M
27. Old Yeller (1957)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.
Votes: 10,721 | Gross: $21.91M
30. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 447,475 | Gross: $32.39M
31. The Last American Virgin (1982)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Votes: 7,329 | Gross: $5.83M
32. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 169,727 | Gross: $64.17M
33. Carbon Copy (1981)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.
Votes: 2,346 | Gross: $9.57M
34. 50 First Dates (2004)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
Votes: 308,571 | Gross: $120.91M
36. Growing Up Smith (2015)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his family's ideals than ever before.
Votes: 996 | Gross: $0.01M
37. 16 Wishes (2010 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Abby's made a 16 wishes list for her 16th birthday. She gets 16 magic candles - 1 wish per hour. Things are fine in the beginning.
39. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Votes: 110,706 | Gross: $66.31M
41. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music
A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.
Votes: 26,209 | Gross: $29.33M
43. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.
Votes: 30,059 | Gross: $31.62M
5-Star: CLASSIC (can watch again & again)
Watched: 7/22/19 -- Victor J.
44. Three O'Clock High (1987)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy
A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end.
Votes: 10,067 | Gross: $3.69M
4-Star: Favorite (watch once a year)
Watched: 8/8/19 --- Victor J.