Best new Coming-of-age movies in 2022 & 2021 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest coming-of-age movies in 2022 and the best coming-of-age movies of 2021 & the 2010's. Top coming-of-age movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New coming-of-age movies in 2022 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2022 in cinema and on VOD
  • Who’s Stopping Us

    DIRECTOR: Jonás Trueba
    CAST: Candela Recio, Pablo Hoyos & Silvio Aguilar
    The lives of teenagers are created in Spain for this five-year project from director Jonás Trueba (The August Virgin). Teenagers from the country speak openly with how they feel about themselves and the world around them, starting from 2016. They touch on tough topics of politics, school, and their very futures. They also grapple with more internal struggles of love, loneliness, and the increasing anxieties and stresses of demands from adulthood to find themselves fast. This slice-of-life teen drama stars Pablo Gavira, Pablo Hoyos, and Clàudia Navarro. Read more

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Best coming-of-age movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and the 2010's best rated coming-of-age movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Belfast

    DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh
    CAST: Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe & Judi Dench
    From the Academy Award winning writer and director Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Hamlet) comes his most personal of films about childhood, Ireland, and an observation on hatred. Semi-based on his upbringing, Belfast takes place in 1960s Ireland where tensions are brewing. A young boy grows up amid a working class family finds himself appreciating all the wonders of Belfast, Northern Ireland. That life, however, will soon lose its innocence when violence erupts in the streets and a bitter hatred consumes the populace. Premiering at the Telluride Film Festival, this coming-of-age drama stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, and Jude Hill. Read more

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  • Driveways

    DIRECTOR: Andrew Ahn
    CAST: Hong Chau, Brian Dennehy & Lucas Jaye
    Cody (Lucas Jaye) is considered the odd kid out in that he doesn’t integrate as well with his difference in sensitivity and general sweetness. He travels with his mother, Kathy (Hong Chau), to clean out the house of their recently deceased aunt and put it up for sale. Despite not being familiar with this New York town, Cody doesn’t mind and manages to find a new friendship with the aged Korean war vet Del (Brian Dennehy). Director Andrew Ahn (Spa Night) crafts this tender drama of coming to terms with the past and embracing the next generation. Read more

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  • Honey Boy

    DIRECTOR: Alma Har'el
    CAST: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges & Noah Jupe
    A poignant, unusual movie about the troubled relationship between a TV-actor and his addicted father. Written by actor Shia LaBeouf. Read more

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  • Teen Spirit

    DIRECTOR: Max Minghella
    CAST: Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall & Zlatko Burić
    When Violet, a shy teenager from the Isle of Wight, participates in an international singing competition, she has to learn to face the things that come with success. Read more

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  • Mid90’s

    DIRECTOR: Jonah Hill
    CAST: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith
    Actor Jonah Hill thought it was about time to get behind the camera. With great results. Mid90s, a coming of age flick about a troubled LA kid spending the summer with a bunch of skateboarders is spot on. Great 90s vibes and soundtrack! Read more

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  • Skate Kitchen

    DIRECTOR: Crystal Moselle
    CAST: Kabrina Adams, Emmanuel Barco, Tom Bruno, Alexander Cooper
    A young skater girl from Long Island joins an all-girl skateboarding crew in New York City. A energetic, slice of life stuffed with teenage angst, sun-dappled images of NYC in summer and great skateboarding action scenes. Read more

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  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

    DIRECTOR: Xavier Dolan
    CAST: Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Bella Thorne
    A young actor looks back on the written correspondence between him and a (yet) deceased actor ten years ago. Read more

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    RATING: 88/100

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  • Lean on Pete

    DIRECTOR: Andrew Haigh
    CAST: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
    After a moody film about old age and fading love ('45 Years'), British director Andrew Haigh's next film is something different completely. Charley Thompson moves from town to town quite often, as his dad changes jobs the whole time. When Charley settles down for the summer in Oregon, he takes a summer job at a farm and befriends a racing horse. Read more

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    RATING: 78/100

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  • Mud

    DIRECTOR: Jeff Nichols
    CAST: Matthew McConaughey Tye Sheridan Jacob Lofland
    The plot follows a fugitive who is in love, and while he is on the run from the law, he comes across two young boys who promise him to help him evade his seekers and... Read more

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    RATING: 74/100

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  • Boyhood

    DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
    CAST: Ellar Coltrane Patricia Arquette Ethan Hawke
    An epic endeavour that defines the passion of movie making; the story highlights the life of a boy as he transforms from a young kid into a college lad; all the years of... Read more

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    RATING: 79/100

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  • My Life as a Dog

    DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallström
    CAST: Anton Glanzelius Tomas von Brömssen Anki Lidén
    Based on a captivating novel that showcases the story of a boy who doesn't seem to go well with his brother, hence considering the ill health of their mother the two... Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Fish Tank

    DIRECTOR: Andrea Arnold
    CAST: Katie Jarvis Michael Fassbender Kierston Wareing
    A young teenager lives with her mother at home, but things take an unexpected and abrupt turn for her when her mother makes a decision to bring her boyfriend home. Read more

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    RATING: 73/100

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  • Respire

    DIRECTOR: Mélanie Laurent
    CAST: Joséphine Japy Lou de Laâge Isabelle Carré
    An ordinary French sub-urban teenager befriends an outrageous, rebellious girl at school and then begins to realize how extra-ordinary and uncommon her feelings really... Read more

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    RATING: 71/100

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  • La meraviglie

    DIRECTOR: Alice Rohrwacher
    CAST: Alba Rohrwacher Maria Alexandra Lungu Sam Louwyck
    Rohrwacher’s second feature after her promising debut Corpo Celeste (2011) is a poetic, sundrenched portrait of an Italian family of bee-keepers and a coming-of-age story of a young girl at the same time. Through the eyes of the eldest daughter, we follow the family’s attempts to keep their heads above the water in a society that is undervaluing a traditional rural lifestyle more and more. Cinematographer Helene Louvart camerawork is outstanding in its elegance, use of color and simplicity. Read more

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    RATING: 66/100

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  • 20th Century Women

    DIRECTOR: Mike Mills
    CAST: Annette Bening Elle Fanning Greta Gerwig
    Surrounded by a bunch of eccentric and free-spirited women, 16 year old punk rock kid Jamie grows up in Los Angeles in the 1970's. Another brilliant dramedy from the writer/director of 'Beginners'. Soaked in Californian sunlight and full of wisdom. Read more

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    RATING: 84/100

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  • The Hand of God

    DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino
    CAST: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo & Teresa Saponangelo
    Fabietto Schisa, a boy in 1980s Naples whose teenage years are marked by unexpected joys like the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy... Read more

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  • Ava

    DIRECTOR: Léa Mysius
    CAST: Noée Abita Laure Calamy Juan Cano
    Ava is 13 years old when she finds out she is about to lose her sight. Spending the summer on the Atlantic coast, she is determined to make the most out of her... Read more

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    RATING: 81/100

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