Being a teenager isn’t easy.
Whether it’s the awkward transition from childhood to puberty or the moment you finally leave home and find your own way in the world, adolescence is a messy, emotionally-fraught business.
Which is probably what makes it so appealing to filmmakers. Coming-of-age movies (i.e. any story that charts the passage from youth to adulthood) have been around for decades, from socially awkward comedies like Booksmart to the poignant nostalgia of Boyhood.
In the list below, from the year 2000 onwards, we’ve picked out some of our favourites…
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