10 Must Have Coming Of Age DVDs
Compiling a list of 10 must have coming of age DVDs is never easy. It is a genre that many writers and directors have focused a countless number of times. Creating a never-ending supply of films all centered on that one very heart warming and uplifting theme: the rite of passage. With such a long list of deserving movies, narrowing the field down to ten is virtually impossible. Even so, there are certain coming of age flicks that do deserve to be called must haves; and without these DVDs, your collection cannot be complete.
- “Dead Poets Society.” Yes, the bitter ending of the movie does make you want to cry; but there is not a soul around who can walk away from this movie without feeling a sense of inspiration.
- “Coach Carter.” This choice is probably left off most top ten coming of age lists, but this is probably due to the fact that this movie did not garner a whole lot of immediate media popularity. Even so, given time, this movie, revolving around the lives of an urban high school basketball team, will certainly be come a classic.
- “Stand by Me.” This film that has been touching the hearts of movie fans for decades. The story of these four boys and their friendships, which endures throughout their entire tension filled journey, is something that just about everyone can relate to.
- “About a Boy.” Everyone feels like an outcast at some point in their. Which is probably makes this movie about a socially awkward boy, played by Nicholas Hoult, so compelling. Also staring Hugh Grant, this story illustrates how the simple act of friendship can change someone’s life.
- “The Sandlot.” Honestly, who does not love “The Sandlot?” This simple story of a group of boys journey through adolescence, centered around a ball field, is so compelling that it certainly deserves a place in a list of ten must have coming of age DVDs.
- “The Outsiders.” This movie featured a star-studded cast, including Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Diane Lane, and Ralph Machio. It is nice to see that these now old and past their prime actors, once had promising careers.
- “The Goonies.” For some reason, this film about the search for buried treasure by a band of some very lovable misfits has become a holiday classic. Even though it features bad acting, and awkward stunts, there is no way it can be left off a list of top ten coming of age DVDs.
- “Old Yeller.” A movie about a boy and his dog needs to end up on this list somewhere. So, even if you disagree with this movie choice, it needs to be replaced with some other coming of age favorite that is centered on the bond between a boy and his best friend with four legs.
- “American Pie.” What is more coming of age than a group of boys who make a pact to lose their virginity? This instant comedic classic is a must see for everyone.
- “Dazed and Confused.” A fantastic telling of the high school experience. Even though it was set in the 70’s, this movie can relate to just about any generation of moviegoer.