Childhood Cinema and the Coming of Age Film

Always adding to this list - please comment with any films missed off!


  • When Father Was Away on Business
  • The Cement Garden
  • Children in the Wind
  • My Ain Folk
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • The White Dove
  • The Holy Girl
  • A Little Princess
  • Not One Less
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • No One Will Play with Me
  • Flirting
  • Her Children
  • Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame
  • The Bridge
  • Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
  • Walkabout
  • The Railway Children
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • The Land Beyond the Sunset
  • July
  • A Walk in the Old City of Warsaw
  • The Blind Child
  • Ten Minutes Older
  • The Tree of Life
  • A Separation
  • Amelia and the Angel
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • Billy Elliot
  • The Magnet
  • Mandy
  • A High Wind in Jamaica
  • Sammy Going South
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Boy and the Bridge
  • U.S. Go Home
  • Peppermint Soda
  • Stella
  • The Class
  • The Party
  • Fat Girl
  • Warrendale
  • Palindromes
  • Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl
  • Ratcatcher
  • Somers Town
  • About a Boy
  • Son of Rambow
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Liam
  • Let the Right One In
  • The Fall
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • To Be and to Have
  • Kids
  • City of God
  • Gomorrah
  • Spellbound
  • Wadjda
  • Winter's Bone
  • Maria Full of Grace
  • Wondrous Oblivion
  • Elephant
  • The Story of the Weeping Camel
  • Magnolia
  • The Faculty
  • Fresh
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Taking Off
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Rushmore
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Matilda
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Super 8
  • Better Things
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Gummo
  • Little Red Flowers
  • Johnny Mad Dog
  • Ezra
  • Michou d'Auber
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Turtles Can Fly
  • Leolo
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Unloved
  • Phantasm
  • The Goonies
  • I'm Not Scared
  • Now and Then
  • Submarine
  • Small Change
  • Pariah
  • Precious
  • Girlhood