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Kids (Coming of age)

131 films

Films about kids, teenagers, coming of age stories, difficult childhoods..

  • The Mirror
  • Offside
  • The Circle
  • Crimson Gold
  • The White Balloon

Jafar Panahi

8 films

  • The Crowd
  • The Big Parade
  • Show People
  • The Stranger's Return
  • Our Daily Bread

King Vidor

11 films

  • Pickpocket
  • Platform
  • The World
  • A Touch of Sin
  • Ash Is Purest White

Jia Zhangke

15 films

  • Street Angel
  • Lucky Star
  • Little Man, What Now?
  • No Greater Glory
  • After Tomorrow

Frank Borzage

11 films

  • Il Posto
  • Shoeshine
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Roof
  • The Organizer

Italian Neo Realism

35 films

Some of these are not pure examples of neo-realism as they have mainstream/professional actors but for me the key thing…

  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • One Hour with You
  • The Merry Widow
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Cluny Brown

Ernst Lubitsch

12 films

  • Flowing
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Lightning
  • Every-Night Dreams
  • Mother

Mikio Naruse

65 films

Not ranked.

  • French Cancan
  • The Golden Coach
  • The Lower Depths
  • Swamp Water
  • Grand Illusion

Jean Renoir

19 films

After a rough start with The Rules of the Game which I need to revisit soon, Renoir has quickly become…

  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Four Sons
  • 3 Bad Men
  • Pilgrimage
  • Young Mr. Lincoln

John Ford

18 films

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Meet John Doe
  • Lady for a Day
  • American Madness

Frank Capra

12 films

  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Street of Shame
  • Sisters of the Gion
  • The Crucified Lovers

Kenji Mizoguchi

25 films

Not properly ranked.