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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 Palo Alto': A Bit Old For Them?

This contemporary romantic collection featuring Cougars, Creeps, Lolitas, and teachers with poor impulse control and a serious lack of foresight. Make sure to also check out our 'Student/Teacher Affair' list for some more illicit action!

'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.

'Britsters (Brit + Hipsters)': Modern British Indie

The ever-modest British have been quietly churning out quality independent dramas for some time now. Enjoy the very best of them, including recent musical number "God Help the Girl' (with Cassie from Skins!), and critically acclaimed coming-of-age story 'Wild Bill'.

'Brits Get Grit': British Social Realism

Ever since Dickens, the Brits have had a fascination with the social realist aesthetic: unflinching, unromanticized portrayals of working class life. Enjoy the best examples of this gritty genre from 1990 onwards (and check out our 'Kitchen Sink Classics' for the movement's progenitor).

'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!

Intensely Dysfunctional Family Dramas

Dysfunctional barely begins to cover the web of deceit, resentment, and jealousy that defines the families portrayed in this list of contemporary dramas. For some lighter subject-matter, more in the vein of 'Little Miss Sunshine, check out our 'Dysfunctional Family Dramedy' list!

List Of 2009 Drama Films

Some seriously heavy hitting dramas were released at this time. Our highlights would have to be 'A Prophet', 'Fish Tank' and 'Sin Nombre'.

Michael Fassbender Movies

Smoldering German-Irish star Michael Fassbender most recently captivated audiences playing Magneto in 2014 blockbuster 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', but his magnetism extends far beyond the role.

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