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Movies Like Hounddog: Bad Girls Hit the Road

Young women with flexible moral frameworks and a taste for adventure hit the road, often without their parent's consent.

'Shouldn't Have Started the Civil War, Then': Southern Gothic Tales

Southern gothic describes films set in the American south, with deeply flawed, occasionally grotesque characters inhabiting areas in decline. While the genre has its roots in literary giants like Faulkner and Williams, the movies in this collection are only from the 1990s onwards. Make sure to check out recent addition 'Winter's Bone' for a great, gritty coming-of-age story!

'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.

Movies Like An Education: Girls' Coming-of-Age Drama

The greatest modern coming-of-age dramas focusing on the transition from girlhood to womanhood.

'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.

The Lives of Poor White People

This list takes its title from a New Yorker article, and its contents from directors focusing on the lives of white Americans who must struggle against severe economic depression, often in the Rust-Belt or deep South.

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