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 158 romance films in this list.

  • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Johanna Enlists
  • East Is West
  • Our Dancing Daughters
  • The Wind
  • Show People
  • Their Own Desire
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Finishing School
  • Blind Date
  • Jane Eyre
  • Three Smart Girls
  • Nobody's Wife
  • Little Miss Roughneck
  • Little Miss Thoroughbred
  • Four Daughters
  • Tomboy
  • Kathleen
  • Alejandra
  • The Youngest Profession
  • Janie
  • Little Women
  • Finishing School
  • Lili
  • The Moon Has Risen
  • Lovers and Lollipops
  • The Story of Pure Love
  • All Mine to Give
  • Gidget
  • The Greengage Summer
  • Susan Slade
  • David and Lisa
  • Gidget Goes to Rome
  • Girl with Green Eyes
  • A Patch of Blue
  • Georgy Girl
  • Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
  • The Buttercup Chain
  • Madeleine Is...
  • Faustine and the Beautiful Summer
  • Swami
  • The Fruit Is Ripe
  • Bilitis
  • The Debut
  • First Love
  • The Last Concert
  • Sooner or Later
  • The Party
  • Endless Love
  • Starstruck
  • Carnival
  • Grease 2
  • Prem Rog
  • Love Child
  • The Party 2
  • Miss All-American Beauty
  • Valley Girl
  • Private School
  • À Nos Amours
  • Joy of Sex
  • Irreconcilable Differences
  • Shattered Vows
  • Breaking All the Rules
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • Oriana
  • Smooth Talk
  • A Question of Loving
  • The Allnighter
  • Student Exchange
  • For Keeps
  • Junior Size 36
  • The Student
  • Mystic Pizza
  • The Dressmaker
  • Teen Witch
  • Amelia Lópes O'Neill
  • Dogfight
  • The Man in the Moon
  • Gas Food Lodging
  • Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Only the Brave
  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels
  • Little Women
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
  • Mad Love
  • Pocahontas: The Legend
  • Is Mausi Coming Out?
  • Art for Teachers of Children
  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
  • I Love You, I Love You Not
  • Lying Eyes
  • All Over Me
  • Love, Math and Sex
  • Frivolous Lola
  • Set Me Free
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Coming Soon
  • Anywhere But Here