Top 10 Coming of Age Movies of All Time

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 coming of age movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Stand by Me (1986) 91% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

9. Dazed and Confused (1993) 93% at Rotten Tomatoes

Dazed an Confused beats Rebel Without a Cause

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Rating: R
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey

8. The Breakfast Club (1985) 88% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson

7. The Graduate (1967) 89% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

6. Juno (2007) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Diablo Cody
Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

5. The Outsiders (1983) 63% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

4. Ghost World (2001) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson

3. Garden State (2004) 86% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman

2. Almost Famous (2000) 89% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson

1. Big (1988) 97% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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