In Honor Of ‘Perks': The Top 50 Coming Of Age Movies


Most genres have a few key calling cards. Superheroes have capes and/or superpowers. Gangster films have guns and cars. But all a “Coming of Age” film, like this week’s new release “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” needs is a young character learning his or her place in the world.

The folks over at have broken down this ubiquitous genre into an easy-to-manage Top 50, but you’ll be surprised how many movies you know and love fall under the category of “Coming of Age.” All you need to do is look at the #50 movie to see how far-reaching this genre can be.

Head over to to see which movie made it to the top.