Coming of age is a popular topic of discussion for filmmakers. But many of the movies chronicling the journey into adulthood seem cheesy and overwrought once you’ve made the jump to adult status yourself. Despite their tendency towards sappiness, there are a chosen few good ones that deserve their designation as classic. Let’s take a look at some coming-of-age films that only get better with even more age.
The aimlessness that comes with your twenties is made worse by the different paths that others often try to choose for you. Sometimes you have to aim for what you want, even if it goes against everything that is expected of you. In The Graduate, protagonist Benjamin Braddock may not have the approval of those around him, but his choices are fully his.
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