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Old 07-09-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I know lots of good coming-of-age movies for boys (STAND BY ME probably is the best). But I'm wracking my brain to think of something comparable for girls.

And no, I do not mean the '80s "lose my virginity" sex comedies. I mean movies where the theme is the transition from childhood to adulthood.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (I & II)
Dirty Dancing
Now & Then
Lady Bird

First few that come to mind.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Ghost World
My Girl
Little Women
Whale Rider
Brooklyn
Welcome to the Dollhouse
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Edge of Seventeen
Blockers in an American Pie for girls way.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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Mermaids

Now and then

My girl

Man in the Moon

Anne of green gables (mini series)

Spork

The kissing booth

Where the heart is
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Gas, Food, Lodging

Clueless

An Education

Now and Then

My Girl

Sixteen Candles

Juno
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Wild hearts can’t be broken

Paradise

The year my voice broke

Circle of friends
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love:

Whale Rider
Juno
Lady Bird
Man In The Moon
The House of the Spirits
Muriel's Wedding
Bend It Like Beckham
Where The Lilies Bloom
Little Voice
Amelie


On the darker side:
Girl, Interrupted
Precious

On the more inane side:
Endless Love
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:24 AM
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Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by KathrynAragon View Post
I love:

Whale Rider
Juno
Lady Bird
Man In The Moon
The House of the Spirits
Muriel's Wedding
Bend It Like Beckham
Where The Lilies Bloom
Little Voice
Amelie
These are great choices.

I'll add:

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Mona Lisa Smile
My Brilliant Career
Brooklyn
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
I Remember Mama
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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These are all foreign. The good English language ones are already listed (Ghost World, Muriel's Wedding).

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Rosetta (1999)

Together (2001)

Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

We Are the Best! (2013)

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