Childhood Cinema and the Coming of Age Film

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


  • La Promesse
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Rosetta
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Lore
  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
  • The Red Balloon
  • The Butcher Boy
  • Time Bandits
  • Ice Palace
  • Honey
  • Jess + Moss
  • Summer
  • Before Your Eyes
  • The Mudge Boy
  • Crows
  • Blue Remembered Hills
  • Venice
  • Parents
  • If I Had a Gun
  • Class Trip
  • The Tin Drum
  • Pelle the Conqueror
  • Alice
  • Paperhouse
  • The Reflecting Skin
  • The Company of Wolves
  • What Maisie Knew
  • Satantango
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Alamar
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Shining
  • The Aerial
  • Time of the Wolf
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Two Birds
  • Confessions
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Shane
  • The Way Home
  • Mean Creek
  • Snowtown
  • Kabei: Our Mother
  • Miracle Fish
  • A Perfect World
  • Jeremy
  • Sweet Mud
  • The Way I Spent the End of the World
  • Hugo
  • Butterfly
  • Secrets of the Heart
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Millions
  • Yellow Earth
  • An Angel at My Table
  • Freedom Is Paradise
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Great Expectations
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • Tomka and His Friends
  • The First Movie
  • Kauwboy
  • Yaaba
  • Gasman
  • Long Live the Republic
  • Zero for Conduct
  • The Unseen
  • Two Solutions for One Problem
  • The Traveler
  • Homework
  • The Bread and Alley
  • Alyonka
  • A Hometown in Heart
  • Palle Alone in the World
  • The Yellow Balloon
  • Melody for a Street Organ
  • Emil and the Detectives
  • The Newest City in the World
  • Bag of Rice
  • Offside
  • Typhoon Club
  • hana & alice
  • It All Starts Today
  • George Washington
  • We Are the Best!
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Blackbird
  • Shell
  • Boyhood
  • I Used to Be Darker
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Our Song
  • Ripe
  • Stealing Beauty
  • Afterschool
  • Salaam Bombay!
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse