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'Movies Like The Duff': Modern Teen Movies

The landscape of modern teen cinema is hardly a wasteland, boasting such recent hits as 'DOPE' and 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'. Enjoy this eclectic post millennial collection, which spans the comedic, dramatic, romantic, and everything inbetween!

'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!

A Tale of Two Americas

A list of films that depict the diverse experience of economically disadvantaged groups in parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

'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.

Great Modern African-American Drama

A list of powerful African-American dramas from recent years, including 'Fences', 'Moonlight', and 'Selma'.

'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 ATL': Modern African-American Indie Films

Great independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

'More Than Lunch Money': Bullies, Victims, and Consequences

Bullying movies where the little tyrants in question take more than their peers' lunch money: they take their happiness, dignity, and safety. No wonder some of the victims react in the way they do! Make sure to check out 'Mean Creek' for a gritty revenge story.

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