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Stand By Me 1 Your Top Three: Coming of Age Movies

Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is not just one of the best coming-of-age movies in years, but it just might be the most genuinely qualified to exempify the genre. Not only does it depict the story of a boy coming of age, but because… Continue reading Your Top Three: Coming-of-Age Movies

thespectacularnow The Spectacular Now and the Return of the Great Coming of Age Movie

Hey Stupid Teen Sex Comedy, the coming-of-age genre called and it wants its movies back.

In all seriousness, what happened to the coming-of-age genre? Can we pinpoint the exact moment it disappeared and was replaced by movies about kids throwing parties, lighting patio furniture on fire and sticking their private parts in pies? When, exactly, did we stop taking teenagers seriously? When did we stop making… Continue reading 'The Spectacular Now' and the Return of the Great Coming-of-Age Movie