Coming-of-Age

Coming-of-Age

One could argue that most stories told are "Coming-of-Age" stories. We're all coming of age by the minute whether we like it or not. These films below, however, shine a spotlight on that particularly tricky development period between youth and adulthood.

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Coming-of-Age
  • Nevrland
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    Nevrland

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    2019 | Austria
    17-year-old Jakob wants nothing more than to feel alive. Uncontrollable anxiety attacks prevent him from doing so and force him to escape into virtual worlds. One night, he meets 26-year-old Kristjan in a cam chat. Their encounter marks the beginning of a transpersonal journey to t...

  • Last Summer
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    Last Summer

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    2013 | US
    Two high school sweethearts, Luke and Jonah, spend their final months together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural South--a world of baseball, bicycles, church and green bean casserole--contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.

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  • Esteros
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    Esteros

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    2016 | Argentina
    Two teenage boys living in Argentina find their longtime friendship turning into a tentative romance, but their familiesare upset by this possibility and decide to tear them apart. Reunited a decade later, they must face their feeling for each other. (subtitled)

    Director - Papu ...

  • You and I
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    You and I

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    2014 | Germany
    Two friends embark on a summer road trip through Germany. When they pick up an ingratiating hitchhiker along the way, his presence begins to drive a wedge between the two buddies, revealing certain secrets long kept hidden. (subtitled)

    Director - Nils Bökamp

    Starring - George Tay...

  • No Hard Feelings
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    No Hard Feelings

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    2020 | Germany
    Second-generation Irani-German Parvis works at a refugee shelter where he meets brother and sister Irani refugees and develops a tenuous romance with Amon as his friends attempt refugee status. (subtitled)

    Director - Faraz Shariat

    Starring - Benny Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, ...

  • Proud
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    Proud

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    2020 | France
    In 1981, love was forbidden. In 1999, starting a family seemed impossible. By 2013, everything had changed. From Philippe Faucon, the award-winning director of Fatima, this amazing new three-part cinematic event takes us through each of these years. 'Proud' tells the stories of Char...

  • Drive Me Home
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    Drive Me Home

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    2018 | Italy
    When former childhood friends Antonio and Agostino reunite in their thirties, they find that their lives have taken them down completely different paths. As the two embark on a road trip together through Europe to settle some unfinished business, old conflicts and new revelations are...

  • Mani
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    Mani

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    2019 | Iran
    Mani a 12-year-old boy is coming to terms with his burgeoning puberty and sexuality while navigating a series of male-dominated environments in contemporary Tehran. (subtitled)

    Director - Ashkan Mehri

    Starring - Taha Seyf, Milad Moayeri, Vesal Roozkhash

  • Take Me To The River

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    2015 | US
    A Californian teenager's plan to come out at his Nebraskan family reunion gets derailed when a bloodstain on his young cousin's dress makes him the unwitting suspect of abuse.

    Director - Matt Sobel

    Starring - Logan Miller, Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton, Richard Schiff

  • They
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    They

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    2017 | US
    Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun 'They' and is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision about whether or not to transition.

    Director - Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

    Starring - ...

  • White Frog
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    White Frog

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    2012 | US
    'Twilight' star Booboo Stewart stars as a Chinese-American teen with Asperger's syndrome who begins investigating the secret life of his late older brother. Joan Chen, BD Wong and "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. co-star in this moving family drama from writer-director Quentin Lee.

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  • The Demons
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    The Demons

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    2015 | Canada
    While Montreal is in the throes of a string of kidnappings targeting young boys, ten-year-old Felix is finishing his school year in the seemingly quiet suburb where he lives. A sensitive boy with a vivid imagination, Felix is afraid of everything. Little by little, his imaginary dem...

  • The Wound
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    The Wound

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    2017 | South Africa
    Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel. (subtitled)

    Direc...

  • Cubby
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    Cubby

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    2019 | US
    This dark comedy from writer-director-star Mark Blane concerns a self-involved gay man who becomes a nanny for a well-to-do couple...a job for which he's completely unqualified. As he begins to bond with his precocious new charge, he also starts having delusions involving a BDSM superhe...

  • Love Blooms
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    Love Blooms

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    2018 | France
    When Martin arrives in Paris to reconnect with his first love Lea, he is forced to accept that their relationship is over. But when Martin sets out to rebuild his life with dreams of being a film director he suddenly falls in love with another man. ‘Love Blooms’ is a poignant, sens...

  • Socrates
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    Socrates

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    2018 | Brazil
    After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of Sao Paulo's coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent worthy life reaches a breaking point. (subtitled)

    Director - Alexandre Moratto

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  • Cousins
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    Cousins

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    2019 | Brazil
    When Lucas and Mario, two young cousins who are only meeting for the first time, are forced to share a room in the home of their deeply religious aunt, they find their personalities clashing… until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them. (subtitled)

    Director - Mauro Carval...

  • These Peculiar Days
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    These Peculiar Days

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    2019 | Mexico
    When eight friends travel to a remote cabin to celebrate graduation the lines between their sexuality begin to blur. 'These Peculiar Days' is an unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults.

    Director - Chucho E. Quintero

    Starring - Gerardo Del Razo, ...

  • I Am Love
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    I Am Love

    1 season

    2018 | Brazil
    After a violent incident involving their abusive, homophobic father, teen siblings Robson and Marcelo are sent away to live with their elderly grandmother on the outskirts of the city. This colorful new coming-of-age series captures the lives and loves of today’s teens in Brazil. (...

  • Pedro
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    Pedro

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    2016 | Portugal
    At the beach with his mother, young Pedro stumbles upon a hidden sexual playground. (subtitled)

    Director - Marco Leão, André Santos

    Starring - Filipe Abreu, Rita Durão, Marcello Urgeghe, João Villas-Boas

  • Head On
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    Head On

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    1998 | Australia
    This edgy drama follows 19-year-old Ari, a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey.

    Director - Ana Kokkinos

    Starring - Alex Dimitriades, Elena Mandalis, Damien Fotiou, Alex Papps

  • Seeds
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    Seeds

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    2017 | Mexico
    In the wake of a family tragedy, Andy, an introverted student who seems different from the other boys, is forced to move in with his strict, no-nonsense grandmother. When he meets and develops a relationship with her sexy young gardener, he is opened up to a world of new possibilit...

  • About Us
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    About Us

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    2017 | Brazil
    Diego is leaving his hometown and must leave behind everything he has ever loved including Matheus, a handsome young man. Ten years later, back in Brazil, Diego decides to write a novel about their relationship using his camera instead of his pen. This heartfelt biopic shows how pa...

  • French Kisses
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    French Kisses

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    2017 | France
    Get seduced by the best short films from France in this exquisite new collection. Featuring six different short films, French Kisses is packed to the brim with sexy young actors in romantic stories that are bound to make you swoon. (subtitled)

    Director - Francisco Bianchi, Remi ...