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 654 dramatic films in this list.

  • The Girl Spy Before Vicksburg
  • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • A Little Princess
  • Stella Maris
  • The Velvet Hand
  • Daddy-Long-Legs
  • Pollyanna
  • Penny of Top Hill Trail
  • Zander the Great
  • Little Annie Rooney
  • Our Dancing Daughters
  • The Wind
  • Linda
  • Diary of a Lost Girl
  • Their Own Desire
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Little Women
  • Finishing School
  • Jane Eyre
  • Nobody's Wife
  • Little Miss Thoroughbred
  • The Toy Wife
  • Four Daughters
  • The Foundling
  • Tomboy
  • The Old Swimmin' Hole
  • Girls Under 21
  • Kathleen
  • Alejandra
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • National Velvet
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Como todas las madres
  • Child of Divorce
  • Banjo
  • Good-Time Girl
  • Outrage
  • Hard, Fast and Beautiful
  • Take Care of My Little Girl
  • On the Loose
  • Mandy
  • Tower of Lilies
  • Lili
  • Problem Child
  • The Moon Has Risen
  • Jedda
  • Lovers and Lollipops
  • 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
  • Blue Denim
  • Too Young to Love
  • Pollyanna
  • Beat Girl
  • The Greengage Summer
  • A Taste of Honey
  • En el balcón vacío
  • Susan Slade
  • The L-Shaped Room
  • David and Lisa
  • The Chalk Garden
  • Girl with Green Eyes
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Early in the morning
  • Joy in the Morning
  • A Patch of Blue
  • The Group
  • Georgy Girl
  • The White Bus
  • Blow Up My Town
  • Without a Stitch
  • Baby Love
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • A Touch of Love
  • Season of the Senses
  • Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
  • The Buttercup Chain
  • Madeleine Is...
  • Runaway, Runaway
  • Faustine and the Beautiful Summer
  • Dream Life
  • The Other Side of the Underneath
  • Go Ask Alice
  • The Girls of Huntington House
  • She Lives!
  • Message to My Daughter
  • Our Time
  • The Cousin
  • Cage Without a Key
  • A Real Young Girl
  • Small Change
  • Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway
  • Brother and Sister
  • I Want to Keep My Baby!
  • Hotel Fear
  • Mary White