Highest-Rated Movies about 'Growing Up', Sort by Popularity


Gloria (2013), Jeune femme (2017), A Summer's Tale (1996), Chimes at Midnight (1965), Nothing Like a Dame (2018), Bar Bahar (2016), Woman at War (2018), Spirited Away (2001) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Growing Up movies.


Gloria (2013)

An aging divorcee (Paulina García) embarks on an intense affair with a man (Sergio Hernández) she picked up at a disco.

divorcée, mother, love interest, charming, engaging, endearing, moving

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Jeune femme (2017)

Left by Joachim, an artist with whom she shared her life for 10 years, Paula finds herself wandering the streets of Paris, lonely and fixated.

young woman, frenchwoman, city girl, friend, love interest, colleague, uplifting

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A Summer's Tale (1996)

While having strong romantic feelings for one woman, a young man finds himself being drawn to a few others.

young man, girlfriend, waitress, friend, aunt, charming, passionate

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Welles' adaptation of "Falstaff" and other Shakespearean works, chronicling the nobleman's relationship with Henry V.

friend, girlfriend, prince, hostess, wife, brash, cheeky

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Nothing Like a Dame (2018)

Spend a delightfully bawdy afternoon with four legends of British stage and cinema -- Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright -- as they spill the tea on life, love and art.

elderly woman, actress, amusing, endearing, inspiring, lighthearted, home

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Bar Bahar (2016)

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

woman, roommate, brooding, engaging, fiery, frenetic, hedonistic

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Woman at War (2018)

Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

environmentalist, political activist, choir director, adopted daughter, amusing, charming, creative

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Spirited Away (2001)

10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. To her surprise, Chihiro's parents begin eating and then transform into pigs. In this supernatural realm, Chihiro encounters a host of characters and endures labor in a bathhouse for spirits, awaiting a reunion with her parents.

daughter, boy, parent, spirit, eerie, fascinating, offbeat

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Big (1988)

A wishing machine turns a boy into a 35-year-old man (Tom Hanks) with a fun job and a girlfriend (Elizabeth Perkins).

boy, friend, owner, executive, love interest, rival, charming

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A One and a Two... (2000)

A man (Nien-Jen Wu) deals with the possibility of losing his job, a wedding, a mother-in-law's stroke and an ex-girlfriend.

father, son, daughter, charming, tender, profound, funeral

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

A Glasgow youth (Martin Compston) turns to drug dealing to provide financial security for himself, his sister (Annmarie Fulton) and his imprisoned mother.

teen boy, stepfather, mother, grandfather, prisoner, drug dealer, tense

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Billie (2020)

In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Over 8 years, she tracked down and tape-recorded over 200 hours of interviews with the characters that populated the iconic singer's short life.

jazz singer, journalist, friend, character, confident, passionate, engaging

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Flirting (1990)

A white preppie (Noah Taylor) loves a Ugandan girl (Thandie Newton) in 1965 Australia in this sequel to "The Year My Voice Broke."

teen boy, teen girl, student, teacher, father, mother, winsome

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Amanda (2018)

When 20-year-old David's elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he takes charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda.

brother, sister, niece, mother, murder victim, friend, brooding

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)

Chinese law mandates that a young woman (Lu Lu) leave her family and travel to the Tibetan countryside for manual labor in 1975.

young girl, rancher, mother, sister, father, friend, moving

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My Skinny Sister (2015)

An adolescent girl discovers her older sister is hiding an eating disorder.

parent, sister, skater, sad, heartwarming, ice skating rink, living with disability

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Promises (2001)

A glimpse at the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the eyes of seven Palestinian and Jewish children.

young boy, young girl, moving, profound, israel, palestine, family home

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Sound and Fury (2000)

Cousins Heather and Peter Artinian -- ages 6 and almost 2, respectively -- are deaf. Their condition could be changed by a cochlear implant, a device that stimulates hearing. The benefits are obvious, but this documentary focuses on why the children's families face a tough decision. There are concerns about how the device will change the recipient's relationship with deaf culture and whether there can ever be a true connection between those who hear sounds and those who hear only silence.

child, doctor, family member, cousin, deaf child, emotional, gripping

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Amy (2015)

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

musician, singer, parent, alcoholic, drug addict, moving, inspiring

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Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Preston Sturges' satire about a sickly soldier discharged from duty and mistaken for a war hero when he returns home.

good guy, soldier, mother, girlfriend, mayor, playful, charming

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Divan (2003)

In this film, documentarian Pearl Gluck chronicles her Hasidic Jewish upbringing and her subsequent, more secular life as a Manhattanite. Gluck then documents her return trip to her old neighborhood, where she tries to reconcile with her devout father, who hopes that she will move back to Brooklyn. Gluck strikes an on-camera compromise with her dad, and agrees to trek to Hungary in order to find a long-lost family heirloom -- a couch that many notable rabbis have crashed on.

jew, great-grandfather, filmmaker, relative, rabbi, touching, amusing

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Little Sister (2015)

After the death of their estranged father, three siblings (Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho) invite their half sister (Suzu Hirose) to live with them.

sister, mother figure, estranged father, sibling, half sister, friend, caregiver

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The Unloved (2009)

Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing.

child, father, social worker, teen girl, dark, sad, raw

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Two sisters encounter a mythical forest sprite and its woodland companions when they move to rural Japan.

schoolgirl, sister, father, mother, spirit, amusing, endearing

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A Simple Life (2011)

A film producer (Andy Lau) helps care for his family's lifelong servant (Deanie Ip) after she suffers a stroke and must move into a nursing home.

film producer, servant, family, emotional, household, nursing home, childhood

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Loveling (2018)

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Irene has only a few days to overcome her anxiety about sending her eldest son out into the world on his own.

mother, father, child, brother, sister, teen boy, touching

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain custody of their grandson.

filmmaker, friend, ex-girlfriend, son, victim, parent, emotional

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The Little Prince (2015)

The Aviator introduces a girl to a world where she rediscovers her childhood and learns that it's human connections that matter most, and that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

little girl, neighbor, mother, prince, engaging, amusing, creative

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Blame It on Fidel (2006)

Anna must deal with losing her privileges when her well-off parents become leftist activists.

girl, frenchwoman, political activist, socialist, gutsy, hedonistic, gripping

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The Devil's Miner (2005)

Filmmakers Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani profile Basilio, a 14-year-old Bolivian who supports his family by working in a silver mine. Like his fellow workers, the boy looks to Satan for protection from the daily hazards he encounters in the bowels of the Earth.

teen boy, miner, coworker, townsperson, fascinating, bleak, bolivia

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