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.

There are 31 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • The Foundling
  • 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