Childhood Cinema and the Coming of Age Film

Always adding to this list - please comment with any films missed off!


  • Willow and Wind
  • A Story of Children and Film
  • Kes
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • A Room for Romeo Brass
  • This Is England
  • The Boot
  • The White Balloon
  • Stand by Me
  • Tomboy
  • Water Lilies
  • Innocence
  • The 400 Blows
  • Hugo and Josephine
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • Cría cuervos…
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Treeless Mountain
  • I Wish
  • Pather Panchali
  • Naked Childhood
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Hope and Glory
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Celia
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • The Apple
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • A Real Young Girl
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Tideland
  • Mud
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Aniki-Bóbó
  • A Summer at Grandpa's
  • My Childhood
  • Forbidden Games
  • The Steamroller and the Violin
  • Ponette
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
  • Alice in the Cities
  • Mirror
  • Berta's Motives
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Girls in Uniform
  • Tale of Tales
  • El sur
  • Muddy River
  • The Rose Seller
  • Moving
  • The Return
  • Landscape in the Mist
  • Blood
  • Eternity and a Day
  • The White Ribbon
  • The River
  • Times and Winds
  • Mouchette
  • Come and See
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger
  • White Mane
  • Freeze Die Come to Life
  • Central Station
  • Sundays and Cybele
  • The Ritual
  • My Life in Pink
  • Adoption
  • West Beirut
  • My Life as a Dog
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • The Kid
  • The Young One
  • God's Gift
  • Murmur of the Heart
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Show Me Love
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • The Fallen Idol
  • XXY
  • Fish Tank
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Pixote
  • Oliver Twist
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Good Morning
  • Broken Wings
  • Kikujiro
  • A Swedish Love Story
  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
  • Machuca
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Nobody Knows
  • The Thief
  • Children of Heaven
  • Toto the Hero