Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
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.
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!
Young women awakening to their sexual impulses as well as the societal forces working against them. Whether you are watching these out of pure academic interest, or with some other motive we can't even conceive of, we're not one to judge!
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.
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!
The female equivalent of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig has made a solid Hollywood career from being awkward on screen. How come all our innate awkwardness has left us with is a tiny number of facebook friends and an overpowering fear of approaching doors at the same time as others?
Enjoy our collection of the best romance movies of 2015, including tween-marketed phenomenon 'The Fault in Our Stars', sweeping romance-fantasy 'Winter's Tale', and yet another Sparks banker 'The Best of Me'.