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'Struggles of Girlhood' Movies

Society tends to focus more on boys' transition into manhood; after all, where's the 90s band 'Girls 2 Women'? This modern collection of movies explores young women maturing under hardship, love, and the hands of caring mentors.

'Movies Like Precious': Black Coming-of-Age Cinema

A list of movies following African-American youths as they come of age in an intolerant world, including such modern classic as 'Pariah' and 'Precious'. Also check out 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' for a relatively unknown hidden-gem!

'Movies Like Big Fish': 21st Century Magical Realism

Like Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Check out this collection of movies that partake in an aesthetic of realism tinged with fantasy, including 'Life of Pi' and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'. Worth checking out for the posters alone!

'Put Away Childish Things': Indie Comings-of-Age

Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.

A Tale of Two Americas

See how the other half (actually way more than half) in this hodge-podge of social realism, depicting the parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

'Welcome to Womanhood': Girls' Coming-of-Age Drama

The greatest modern coming-of-age dramas focusing on the transition from girl to woman. Perfect viewing for the expectant teen or reminiscent woman!

'Fetch the Kleenex': Most Emotional Tearjerker Movies

This list of highly emotional modern (21st century) tearjerkers is officially sponsored by Kleenex; because if these don't get the waterworks flowing, you are either a robot or are afflicted with a serious ailment of the tear-ducts.

'Movies Like ATL': Modern African-American Indie Films

There are guaranteed to be at least a couple of superb flicks you've never heard of on this list of the very best independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

Great Modern African-American Drama

We've seen a slew of fantastic African-American dramas in recent years, including '12 Years a Slave', 'Selma', and 'The Butler'. Enjoy this list of the greatest black masterpieces from 2000 onwards.

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