There — I said it! You know the drill. Below, in no particular order, are my picks for the 10 Best Queer Coming of Age Films ever committed to celluloid.
Coming of age is a young person's transition from being a child to being an adult. It continues through the teenage years of life. The certain age at which this transition takes place changes in society, as does the nature of the change.
Ah, to be 13 again. Just kidding—being 13 was awkward enough the first time. And since it's much less embarrassing and much more fun to reminisce about adolescence by proxy than it is to relive those actual "firsts," let's watch some coming-of-age movies instead.
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Three teen outcasts in Stockholm form a punk band, lack of musical talent be damned. In Dublin, an outcast teenager starts a band to impress a girl and escape from stresses at home and school. A shy boy in a poor Miami neighborhood struggles with a drug-addicted mother and his own sexuality in this story told in three parts, at three different ages of his life.
Posted on Friday, June 19th, by Ethan Anderton. Last week, the fantastic adaptation of Me and Earl an the Dying Girl hit theaters in a limited run, and this week the lively Dope also arrives on the big screen. Both are spectacular coming of age tales from two very different sides of the spectrum, but they both have wonderful young characters, engaging relationships, and are special in their own ways.
Perfect movie combination. John Milius wrote and directed this beautiful film, and -- for whatever reason -- it doesn't seem to get nearly enough recognition it's far more grounded and realistic than his '80s offerings, which include "Red Dawn". The film is a real stunner, and Gary Busey gives one of his finest performances for me, it's up there with "The Buddy Holly Story".
The future is bright for the young leading men of classic coming of age films. The best boys coming of age movies feature boys becoming men as they deal with tough situations and strained friendships. This is a list of the best coming of age movies about boys, including everything from The Lost Boys to Goonies to The Outsiders.
Teenage years can be a scary experience. They can also be fun, passionate, daring and hugely impactful. In the coming of age film - defined by the transition from adolescence into adulthood through a legal, sexual, spiritual or emotional maturity - these experiences are captured beautifully in a number of different, but equally engaging, ways.