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.

  • The Greengage Summer
  • 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
  • Summer Magic
  • Gidget Goes to Rome
  • 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
  • The Trouble with Angels
  • Georgy Girl
  • The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean
  • Daisies
  • The White Bus
  • Blow Up My Town
  • Windy Day
  • Without a Stitch
  • Baby Love
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • A Touch of Love
  • Happy Magic
  • Season of the Senses
  • Caged Desires
  • Nicht Fummeln, Liebling
  • Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
  • The Buttercup Chain
  • I Start Counting
  • Madeleine Is...
  • Runaway, Runaway
  • Faustine and the Beautiful Summer
  • Daddy's Deadly Darling
  • About Show-White
  • Dream Life
  • The Girl on the Broomstick
  • The Other Side of the Underneath
  • The Girl Most Likely to...
  • Go Ask Alice
  • The Girls of Huntington House
  • In Your Dad's Pocket
  • She Lives!
  • Message to My Daughter
  • Our Time
  • The Cousin
  • Cage Without a Key
  • Aloïse
  • The Night Child
  • Tantörténet
  • Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
  • A Real Young Girl
  • Smokes and Lollies
  • Addie and the King of Hearts
  • Small Change
  • Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino
  • Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway
  • Brother and Sister
  • I Want to Keep My Baby!
  • Hotel Fear
  • Mary White
  • Swami
  • The Fruit Is Ripe
  • Une fille cousue de fil blanc
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't
  • As Easy as Pie
  • Bilitis
  • The Indians Are Still Far Away
  • The Debut
  • First Love
  • The Getting of Wisdom
  • A Major Role for Rosmaryna
  • Peppermint Soda
  • Wilma
  • Sea of Roses
  • Teach Me to Dance
  • Abigél
  • The Girls
  • Pretty Baby
  • International Velvet
  • The Last Concert
  • The Adolescent
  • Willa
  • The Bell Jar
  • Sooner or Later
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Félicité
  • Uncommon Women and Others
  • Rich Kids
  • Barnförbjudet
  • The Party
  • Cocktail Molotov
  • The Hunger Years: In a Land of Plenty
  • That's me too
  • Little Darlings
  • Manganinnie