The best coming-of-age movies streaming right now
Whether you’re fleeing the heat or the crowds, summer invites you to lose yourself in the best coming-of-age stories in cinema.
Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, and Showtime all broadcast the best of their genre, reminding us of a time when life seemed a little simpler, but felt so complicated at the same time. Netflix has “Superbad” halfway, while you can watch its spiritual sister “Booksmart” on Hulu. Even the Disney Plus catalog, brimming with Disney Channel Originals, contains a number of films that delve into the intricacies of nascent adolescence, even when that sometimes means becoming a newt, as in “Thirteenth Grade.”
Whether you are looking for Oscar winners like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Moonlight” or want to feel inspired by the lasting resilience of young women in “Unpregnant”, “Plan B”, “Skate Kitchen” and “Bend It” Like Beckham, “the coming-of-age genre is a rich, often sun-drenched space distinguished by tales of unforgettable memories and life-changing revelations. Read below for the best streaming now.