Directors Best Coming-of-Age/Young Love Films?

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I'm in the middle of writing a book, and I need some more inspiration.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Rushmore

    And that's all I can think of.

    P.S. It's 3 in the morning, and I still can't finish my Physics lab report. [​IMG]

    Of course, I'd get done sooner if I actually concentrated on it. [​IMG]
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Hmmm....


    Lucas
    The Sure Thing
    Say Anything...
    Summer of '42
    Breaking Away
    Sixteen Candles
    Diner
    Ghost World
    Harold and Maude
    Cinema Paradiso
    American Pie
     
  3. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Almost Famous
    Dazed & Confused
    American Graffiti
    Breaking Away
    Stand By Me
     
  4. JamieD

    JamieD Supporting Actor

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    Stealing Home .. Cheesy, but works.
    My Girl .. Ditto.

    Just in case you're looking for some cheesy type stuff.
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Second Jim’s list in total—may have more later.
     
  6. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    Y tu Mama Tambien (sp?)
    The Cider House Rules

    I luv this kind of movies btw, I need to cath up, there is a lot I haven't seen.

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    H
     
  7. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    A few other titles:

    A Little Romance
    Pretty In Pink
    Some Kind of Wonderful - essentially a gender switch on Pretty In Pink

    Definitely check out Say Anything, for myself one of the best films in this category.

    - Walter.
     
  8. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    When you say "coming of age", do you mean movies about growing up? Well, that's what I'm taking it to mean, anyway...

    In addition to some great ones already mentioned:

    The Chocolate War
    My Life as a Dog
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Wish You Were Here

    the final act of Red Beard
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Catch Me If You Can

    the beginning of Female Trouble ("I wanted cha-cha heels! Black ones!")
    The Scent of Green Papaya
    Donnie Darko
    Fame
    Heathers
    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
    Mask
    Ordinary People
    River's Edge
    Suburbia
    (Spheeris, not Linklater)
    To Kill a Mockingbird
     
  9. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    A Scene At The Sea
    Hoop Dreams
    The Sandlot
    Badlands
    Blue Velvet
    Bullet In The Head
    Not One Less
    Rio Das Mortes
    Stolen Kisses
    Antoine et Collete
    La Collectioneuse
    Breathless
    Aparajito
    The World of Apu
     
  10. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Producer

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    The Man in the Moon
    A Little Romance
    Lucas
     
  11. Matt_Smith

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    I second Dazed and Confused
     
  12. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    In order:
    Stolen Kisses
    Breathless (Godard)
    Chungking Express
    Before Sunrise
    Raising Victor Vargas
    Say Anything...
    Antoine et Collete
    Cinema Paradiso
    The Story of Adele H
    Chunhyang
     
  13. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Keep em coming.
     

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