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 161 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • The Party
  • Cocktail Molotov
  • The Hunger Years: In a Land of Plenty
  • That's me too
  • Little Darlings
  • Manganinnie
  • The Child Woman
  • Øjeblikket
  • Touched by Love
  • Skyward
  • Children of Divorce
  • Violet
  • The Drive to Win
  • I Think I'm Having A Baby
  • The Dozens
  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches
  • Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better
  • Endless Love
  • Kamilla
  • Le Pont du Nord
  • Starstruck
  • Puberty Blues
  • Dina and Django
  • Carnival
  • Paper Dolls
  • Grease 2
  • Annie
  • Ehrengard
  • Prem Rog
  • Sarah and the Squirrel
  • The Useless Girl
  • Greetings from Wollongong
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Love Child
  • Donkey's Hide
  • The Party 2
  • Experience Preferred...But Not Essential
  • Miss All-American Beauty
  • Hey Babe!
  • The Story of Piera
  • Straight Through the Heart
  • Scrubbers
  • Just a Game
  • Valley Girl
  • Going Down
  • Private School
  • Peppermint-Peace
  • The Two Worlds of Angelita
  • Forever Young
  • À Nos Amours
  • Those Glory Glory Days
  • A Girl's Own Story
  • Childhood Friends
  • Over the Summer
  • Sonatine
  • The Country Girls
  • Secret Places
  • Desperate Teenage Lovedolls
  • Joy of Sex
  • Old Enough
  • Annie's Coming Out
  • Irreconcilable Differences
  • Shattered Vows
  • A Summer at Grandpa's
  • And Then Came Bumbo...
  • Streetwise
  • The Razor's Edge
  • Taipei Story
  • Not My Kid
  • Surviving
  • Louise... l'insoumise
  • Love Lives On
  • Notre mariage
  • Breaking All the Rules
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • The Future of Emily
  • My American Cousin
  • Oriana
  • Smooth Talk
  • An Impudent Girl
  • Two Friends
  • Desert Bloom
  • Choices
  • The More Things Change...
  • Welcome to 18
  • The Still Point
  • A Question of Loving
  • My Little Girl
  • Mix-Up
  • Ballerup Boulevard
  • Sacrificed Youth
  • The Worst Witch
  • Bach and Broccoli
  • Barndommens gade
  • Sunny Smile
  • Stacking
  • Supermom's Daughter
  • The Allnighter