To Watch List: 12 Coming Of Age Movies From The Last 5 Years

Sometimes life throws us curveballs but we manage anyway. Such is the world and we learn to deal with it growing up. This learning usually makes for the best stories. Coming-of-age experiences are great sources of inspiration. Whether it’s about two twelve year olds who ran off into the wild, an adult heir to a multi million hotel business who just got disowned, or a young divorcee who has an affair with a 19 year old, the human experience becomes a wonderful narrative. 

I’ve compiled a list of my favourite movies from the last 5 years with similar themes. In no particular order, these are must watch movies from the last 5 years if you’re a sucker for this genre.


12. Boyhood (2014)

Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Director: Richard Linklater

11. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Director: Wes Anderson

10. Laggies (2014)

Cast: Kiera Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz

Director: Lynn Shelton

9. HappyThankYouMorePlease (2010)

Cast: Josh Radnor, Malin Ackerman, Kate Mara

Director: Josh Radnor

8. Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Cast: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike

Director: Peter Chelsom 

7.  Longest Week (2014)

Cast: Jason Bateman, Billy Crudup, Olivia Wilde

Director: Peter Glanz

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