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Girlhood Revisited: Women's Coming-of-Age Films

A chronological roundup of women's coming-of-age movies written and/or directed by women. Starts from the silent era and goes all the way up through today.

  • Rags
  • The Foundling
  • A Girl's Folly
  • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • A Little Princess
  • Stella Maris
  • Johanna Enlists
  • The Velvet Hand
  • Daddy-Long-Legs
  • The Hoodlum
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Pollyanna
  • Penny of Top Hill Trail
  • East Is West
  • Zander the Great
  • Are Parents People?
  • Little Annie Rooney
  • Our Dancing Daughters
  • The Wind
  • Show People
  • Linda
  • Diary of a Lost Girl
  • Their Own Desire
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Little Women
  • Finishing School
  • Blind Date
  • Jane Eyre
  • Three Smart Girls
  • When Love Is Young
  • Nobody's Wife
  • Little Miss Roughneck
  • Little Miss Thoroughbred
  • The Toy Wife
  • Four Daughters
  • Girls' School
  • Just Around the Corner
  • Nancy Drew... Reporter
  • The Foundling
  • Children of Divorce
  • High School
  • It's a Date
  • Tomboy
  • Haunted House
  • The Old Swimmin' Hole
  • Girls Under 21
  • Nice Girl?
  • Small Town Deb
  • Kathleen
  • Heart of the Rio Grande
  • Alejandra
  • My Sister Eileen
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Youngest Profession
  • Shantytown
  • Nobody's Darling
  • Janie
  • My Pal Wolf
  • National Velvet
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Como todas las madres
  • Twice Blessed
  • Junior Miss
  • Child of Divorce
  • Banjo
  • Holiday Camp
  • Mother Wore Tights
  • Good-Time Girl
  • Mickey
  • Little Women
  • Outrage
  • Una gringuita en México
  • Hard, Fast and Beautiful
  • Take Care of My Little Girl
  • On the Loose
  • Mandy
  • Tower of Lilies
  • Lili
  • Problem Child
  • Jedda
  • The Story of Pure Love
  • All Mine to Give
  • Eighteen and Anxious
  • Bonjour Tristesse
  • High School Hellcats
  • Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan
  • Gidget
  • The Diary of a High School Bride
  • Blue Denim
  • Too Young to Love
  • Pollyanna
  • Wild for Kicks
  • A Taste of Honey
  • En el balcón vacío
  • Susan Slade
  • A Blade of Grass on the Kunlun Mountains
  • The L-Shaped Room
  • David and Lisa