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Recommendations for upcoming coming-of-age list

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I really like coming-of-age and want to participate in the upcoming ICM list. I'd like to see more, but it's hard to find good recommendations.

So far i've seen these:
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Cidade de Deus 2002
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
American Pie 1999
Spring Breakers 2012
Slumdog Millionaire 2008
Klass 2007
Ben X 2007
It Follows 2014
Fly Away Home 1996
Tillsammans 2000
Jeux d'enfants 2003
Mean Creek 2004
Project X 2012
If I Stay 2014
Victoria 2015
Sommersturm 2004
Twilight 2008
Boyhood 2014
Lilja 4-ever 2002
Elephant 2003
Fucking Åmål 1998
Después de Lucía 2012
Plemya 2014
Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei 2004
Nói albinói 2003
Back to the Future 1985
Mustang 2015
La vie d'Adèle 2013
Sangailes vasara 2015
Donnie Darko 2001
Black 2015
Su-ki-da 2005
Short Term 12 2013
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi 2001
Ixcanul 2015
Little black spiders 2012
Hotaru no haka 1988
Yuke yuke nidome no shojo 1969
101 Reykjavík 2000
Nerve 2016
Mr. Nobody 2009
We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011
Respire 2014
Spijt! 2013
Lover of Loser 2009
Þrestir 2015
Kid 2012
The Edge of Seventeen 2016
20th Century Women 2016
Boyz n the Hood 1991
Naissance des pieuvres 2007
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012
Kreuzweg 2014
Lore 2012
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo 1981
Aoi haru 2001
Moonlight 2016
Almost Famous 2000
Soshite chichi ni naru 2013
Los olvidados 1950
Jeune et jolie 2013
The Spectacular Now 2013
I Believe in Unicorns 2014
Sin nombre 2009
Låt den rätte komma in 2008
Janghwa, Hongryeon 2003
Manchester by the Sea 2016
To the Bone 2017
Dare mo shiranai 2004
Little Miss Sunshine 2006
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain 2001
The Inbetweeners Movie 2011
Superbad 2007
American Honey 2016
A Girl Like Her 2015
Like Me 2017
Call Me by Your Name 2017
Easy A 2010
Kick-Ass 2010
Juno 2007
Good Will Hunting 1997
Der Nachtmahr 2015
Moonrise Kingdom 2012
Bo 2010
Las elegidas 2015
The Fault in Our Stars 2014
Home 2016
Into the Wild 2007
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993
White Bird in a Blizzard 2014
Carrie 1976
Eighth Grade 2018
Thelma 2017
Le gamin au vélo 2011
L'enfant 2005
Mean Girls 2004
Assassination Nation 2018
Himizu 2011
Thirteen 2003
Skate Kitchen 2018
Hjartasteinn 2016
Heathers 1988
Thoroughbreds 2017
Never Goin' Back 2018
Blue My Mind 2017
The Florida Project 2017
So my question is what should I watch in time. I have some movies I want to watch, but had liked some recommendations, esp. Asian cinema and movies with good atmosphere, centering around teenagers rather than kids. Kreuzweg, Respire, Hjartasteinn, Heathers, Skate Kitchen, Thirteen, Blue My Mind, Mean Creek, Mean Girls, Mustang, Assassination Nation, Las elegidas, American Honey, Himizu, Fucking Amal, Lilya 4-Ever, Dare mo shiranai, Let the right one, Spring Breakers in are good examples of what I like
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I see point only in recommending films that you wouldn't discover otherwise; in that sense Matinee could be easily overlooked. (Harvey Starkweather reading his poetry is a classic!) :)
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Morvern Callar and Margaret spring to mind.

Otherwise in Asian cinema I think about the pretty obscure Tabi no omosa but it's from 1972 so maybe a bit old for you?
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pitchorneirda wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:02 pm Morvern Callar and Margaret spring to mind.

Otherwise in Asian cinema I think about the pretty obscure Tabi no omosa but it's from 1972 so maybe a bit old for you?
How is Morvern Callar coming-of-age? No character there is younger than 20 something.
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Mario Gaborović wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:57 pm
pitchorneirda wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:02 pm Morvern Callar and Margaret spring to mind.

Otherwise in Asian cinema I think about the pretty obscure Tabi no omosa but it's from 1972 so maybe a bit old for you?
How is Morvern Callar coming-of-age? No character there is younger than 20 something.
Yeah OK she's 21 but still struggles for identity and relationship with the external world
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Water Lilies
Girlhood


Can't go wrong with Celine Sciamma. Also, one of my favorite films is A Real Young Girl by Catherine Breillat.
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RYM lets you filter the top-rated list by theme. Here's the coming-of-age list:

https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/fi ... ,archival/

There are lots of great films on the list, but I think my favorite (and one that's very much coming-of-age) is Spirited Away.
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seems like mid90s is right up your alley if you haven't seen it yet
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sebby wrote: January 30th, 2021, 4:32 am seems like mid90s is right up your alley if you haven't seen it yet
On my list already, thanks
kongs_speech wrote: January 28th, 2021, 1:59 am Tomboy
Water Lilies
Girlhood


Can't go wrong with Celine Sciamma. Also, one of my favorite films is A Real Young Girl by Catherine Breillat.
Have seen Water Lilies, but not the other two. Both are on my list, as well as Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu
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I can recommend my last week discovery, Two Blue Stripes, Indonesian drama about teenagers found in the pregnancy situation that stays away from either comical or totally bleak territory, so it's neither Juno or 4 months etc. It's just fresh and fairly realistic with a lot of original ideas and only some little flaws typical to cinematically underdeveloped countries, but the actors are great and the cinematography is totally world class.
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Closet Monster (2015)
Dear Prudence (2010)
Ghost World (2001)
Land of Ashes (2019)
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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Maybe it's staring me in the face, but I don't see All About Lily Chou Chou on your list, which seems like something you would have already seen--so if you haven't seen that, that's my main recommendation. I was about to warn you about how dark it is, but then I saw After Lucia, The Tribe, and Breathe on your list, so you'll probably be fine. :lol:

I also second Girlhood (a perfect film) and Closet Monster.

Some others:

Take Care of My Cat (2001) -> I joined OldAle1 (and other IMDbers) some years back on the bandwagon championing this film about school friends drifting apart after high school. There's still plenty of room on the bandwagon.
Salaam Bombay! (1988) -> Gritty street coming-of-age classic.
American Graffiti (1973) -> Does anyone dislike this? :shrug:
Forbidden Games (1952) ->grim
Hope and Glory (1987) -> despite the subject matter, super fun
I'm Not Scared (2003) -> Really excellent Italian thriller
Evolution (2015) -> More of a semi-experimental, eerie art film. A cautious recommendation as apparently not many share my pure love for this film

+ lots of other older/black & white titles that might not be up your alley (The Two of Us, Last Summer, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn f.e.)?
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Some good recommendations, thanks. I'm not usually a fan of older cinema, but mostly because I haven't delved that much into it, which I plan to change later on. I have seen Los olvidados and liked it, so i don't think age is a problem, but i'm more specialized in / familiar with contemporary movies.

I have added all films to my ever-growing list. Some however catched my attention, and i'll try to see them soon, in particular Closet Monster and Land of Ashes. That Indonesian movie seems good too, but the problem will be accessibility or availability.
outdoorcats wrote: January 31st, 2021, 4:33 am Maybe it's staring me in the face, but I don't see All About Lily Chou Chou on your list, which seems like something you would have already seen--so if you haven't seen that, that's my main recommendation. I was about to warn you about how dark it is, but then I saw After Lucia, The Tribe, and Breathe on your list, so you'll probably be fine. :lol:

I also second Girlhood (a perfect film) and Closet Monster.

Some others:

Take Care of My Cat (2001) -> I joined OldAle1 (and other IMDbers) some years back on the bandwagon championing this film about school friends drifting apart after high school. There's still plenty of room on the bandwagon.
Salaam Bombay! (1988) -> Gritty street coming-of-age classic.
American Graffiti (1973) -> Does anyone dislike this? :shrug:
Forbidden Games (1952) ->grim
Hope and Glory (1987) -> despite the subject matter, super fun
I'm Not Scared (2003) -> Really excellent Italian thriller
Evolution (2015) -> More of a semi-experimental, eerie art film. A cautious recommendation as apparently not many share my pure love for this film

+ lots of other older black & white titles that might not be up your alley (The Two of Us, Last Summer, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn f.e.)?
I haven't seen All About Lily Chou Chou, but I was going to next week, and perhaps i'll watch it today. Girlhood and Evolution were on my radar too. The others not. So all added to watchlist, doesn't mean i'll watch them before the list, but for some i'll try.

I have like 200 Korean movies on my watchlist, was surprised to see: Take Care of My Cat wasn't, but it really sounds like something I should like a lot!

EDIT: Only 103, but I probably deleted some (searched Korean language on my watchlist, excluding the english language ones manually). My total number is 2293 films that I have to watch :lol:
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More specific, does someone have a recommendation for psychological coming-of-age drama's like Kreuzweg (focusing on radicalisation and indoctrination) and Home (2016) (focusing on communication issues between generations) that are realistic and very thought-provoking?
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Lakigigar wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 8:04 pm More specific, does someone have a recommendation for psychological coming-of-age drama's like Kreuzweg (focusing on radicalisation and indoctrination) and Home (2016) (focusing on communication issues between generations) that are realistic and very thought-provoking?
I haven't seen Kreuzweg but Alice Rohrwacher's debut Corpo Celeste is about the same topic
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Yes, Corpo celeste is awesome.

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I don't much go for romantic coming-of-age, am more interested in moral/sociopolitical awakenings, reaching across diferences, etc.

Here's a helter-skelter list from various times and places:

David and Lisa (1962)
The chosen (1981)
Das schreckliche Mädchen / The nasty girl (1990)
Koe no katachi / A silent voice (2016)
Walkabout (1971)
Mustang (2015)
Munyurangabo (2007)
Mud (2012)
River’s edge (1986)
October sky (1999)
Kes (1969)
Gregory’s girl (1980)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Rebelle/War witch (2012)
Difret (2014)
Umimachi Diary / Our little sister (2015)
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I think Ava(2017) could be right up your alley.
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3eyes wrote: February 6th, 2021, 7:26 pm I don't much go for romantic coming-of-age, am more interested in moral/sociopolitical awakenings, reaching across diferences, etc.

Here's a helter-skelter list from various times and places:

David and Lisa (1962)
The chosen (1981)
Das schreckliche Mädchen / The nasty girl (1990)
Koe no katachi / A silent voice (2016)
Walkabout (1971)
Mustang (2015)
Munyurangabo (2007)
Mud (2012)
River’s edge (1986)
October sky (1999)
Kes (1969)
Gregory’s girl (1980)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Rebelle/War witch (2012)
Difret (2014)
Umimachi Diary / Our little sister (2015)
A Silent Voice is a good tip. I was going to see Walkabout soon. Mustang is a movie I really like (9/10). Mud is good (8/10). Umimachi Diary was ok, but it was the latest movie i've ever watched in a movie theatre for a reason. Perhaps i would've liked it more, if there wasn't a score of talking grandmom's who think they're in a coffee bar. But someday i'll check all Koreeda movies chronologically, incl this one. It's also way to expensive, and they rarely show movies I want to see, even in arthouse cinema. (although i've only watched movies in arthouse cinema, even The Neon Demon.)

If covid is over, perhaps i'll see if there are some movies i want to watch in filmfest Ghent in oct, as i've moved and live closer there now.
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Lakigigar wrote:A Silent Voice is a good tip. I was going to see Walkabout soon. Mustang is a movie I really like (9/10). Mud is good (8/10). Umimachi Diary was ok, but it was the latest movie i've ever watched in a movie theatre for a reason. Perhaps i would've liked it more, if there wasn't a score of talking grandmom's who think they're in a coffee bar. But someday i'll check all Koreeda movies chronologically, incl this one. It's also way to expensive, and they rarely show movies I want to see, even in arthouse cinema. (although i've only watched movies in arthouse cinema, even The Neon Demon.)
I used to go almost exclusively to arthouses. (Last one I saw was I am not your Negro.) I had to give it up for age-related reasons.

Most memorable was Midnight in Paris, not the movie but the earthquake - I thought someone was kicking the back of my seat but there was no one behind me. Not the sort of thing we expect in Philadelphia so I didn't know until I met the mailman on my way home.
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3eyes wrote: February 7th, 2021, 12:11 am
Lakigigar wrote:A Silent Voice is a good tip. I was going to see Walkabout soon. Mustang is a movie I really like (9/10). Mud is good (8/10). Umimachi Diary was ok, but it was the latest movie i've ever watched in a movie theatre for a reason. Perhaps i would've liked it more, if there wasn't a score of talking grandmom's who think they're in a coffee bar. But someday i'll check all Koreeda movies chronologically, incl this one. It's also way to expensive, and they rarely show movies I want to see, even in arthouse cinema. (although i've only watched movies in arthouse cinema, even The Neon Demon.)
I used to go almost exclusively to arthouses. (Last one I saw was I am not your Negro.) I had to give it up for age-related reasons.

Most memorable was Midnight in Paris, not the movie but the earthquake - I thought someone was kicking the back of my seat but there was no one behind me. Not the sort of thing we expect in Philadelphia so I didn't know until I met the mailman on my way home.
i've never experienced an earthquake, but Belgium has the potential for intraplate earthquake activity like the New Madrid ones. (both here, W-Germany, SE NL and NE Belgium, and outside of southern Europe and Romania, earthquake risk is highest here in the EU.

5 km from here, there was a 5.6M earthquake in 1936 with some deaths. In 1600 (or bit later) there was a M6.3 earthquake in Belgium and it's considered the most severe earthquake in continental Europe (Basel in Switzerland also had a severe one in the medieval era). They've studied the fault lines more carefully here and in history it has produced earthquakes up to M7.5, but it's quite rare. April 1580 also had a M5.8 one. In the 80's there was one in Liege, in 1992 one in Roermond in the Netherlands which was the last big one, a 5.8 one.
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Ours was 5.7 (epicenter in Virginia) and apparently the largest ever recorded here. Most of ours are 2-ish. (My great-great uncle was chief of the US Geological Survey, photographed the movement along the San Andreas fault after the 1906 earthquake.)
Maybe we should move this discussion to the science forum. :)
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Another thought: There are numerous movie versions of classic Bildungsromane (David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Tom Jones, Huckleberry Finn, Little Women, some Jane Austen, etc.)
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Don't think anyone's mentioned Hou yet -- if I had to pick one film for this thread it'd be Dust in the Wind.
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