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The Best Coming of Age Movies and TV Shows on HBO

Finding a good Coming of Age movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Coming of Age movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. City of God

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8.6/10
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95/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. American Beauty

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8.3/10
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94/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Cinema Paradiso

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8.5/10
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90/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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4. Euphoria

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8.4/10
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85/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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5. Bridesmaids

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6.8/10
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84/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Chronicle

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7.0/10
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84/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Dirty Dancing

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. American Pie

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all "score." by their senior prom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Blinded by the Light

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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10. Hanna

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6.8/10
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78/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. We Are Who We Are

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7.0/10
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76/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy explore friendship, first love, identity, and all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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12. Beautiful Girls

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Tolkien

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73/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Drama, Biography

What it's about: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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14. Piranha

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5.9/10
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64/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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15. Brighton Beach Memoirs

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Girl in Progress

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56/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Miriam Lies

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6.6/10
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48/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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18. Transhood

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5.5/10
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48/100
Released: 2020
Documentary

What it's about: Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four transgender kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families show us the intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a unique and unprecedented chronicle of growing up transgender in the heartland.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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19. Loser Leaves Town

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8.6/10
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37/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: Jose, an eleven-year-old luchador, retreats into a fantasy world until it is infiltrated by a tough 12-year-old girl. He uses his vivid imagination to make it through the toughest weekend of his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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