5 Best Coming-of-Age Movies That Will Inspire You to Be Yourself

Anushka Halve

Frances Ha (2012)

Frances, a 27-year-old aspiring dancer trying to find her place in the world. The film beautifully captures the challenges and uncertainties of young adulthood, and inspires viewers to embrace their true selves and pursue their passions.

Lady Bird (2017)

The film humorously and poignantly portrays Lady Bird’s journey towards self-realization, exploring themes of identity, family relationships, and the pursuit of dreams.

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood is a groundbreaking coming-of-age film shot over the course of 12 years. It captures the nuances of growing up, highlighting the personal growth, challenges, and triumphs that shape us into who we become.

Eighth Grade (2018)

Written and Directed by Bo Burnham, it follows Kayla during her final week of eighth grade. It delves into the anxieties and insecurities of adolescents in the digital age, emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

A heartwarming and comedic film about a dysfunctional family on a road trip navigating personal struggles and differences. They learn valuable lessons about self-acceptance, family bonds, and the pursuit of happiness.

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