10 Best Coming Of Age DVDs To Own

Thursday, January 27 by Kimberly Hays

 Here is a list of the 10 best coming of age DVDs to own.

  1. "American Graffiti"  Who can forget this 1973 classic directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. This one is the ultimate coming of age DVD.

  2. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"Starring Matthew Broderick, this movie is as funny today as it was in 1986. It was directed by John Hughes. This DVD is a must have for any collection.

  3. "The Outsiders" – This movie features an all-star rebellious teenage cast that includes: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze. It was directed by hit filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

  4. "The Breakfast Club" – Starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and many others, this blockbuster continues to withstand the test of time. This zany group of eclectic teens spend most of their time coming of age in detention.

  5. "Porky's" – In a rural 1954 Florida setting, "Porky's" is hilarious as a group on high school pals set out to lose their virginity. What else does a group of teen age boys set out to do? Every serious collector should own this coming of age DVD.

  1. "Can't Buy Me Love" – An important DVD for any coming of age collection, this teen age comedy stars Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson and is about a geek who gives a cheerleader $1000 to pretend being his girlfriend. 

  1. "American Pie" – Starring a relativel unknown cast of characters (at the time), this movie has endured. Two direct sequels were produced as a result of this movies huge success.

  1. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" – This is a 1985 release starring Janey Glenn as an Army brat who is elated when her Dad gets transferred to Chicago where her favorite TV show, "Dance TV," is aired. This is a classic coming of age DVD.

  1. "The Last American Virgin" Filmed in 1982, this movie is a remake of the Israeli film, "Eskimo Limon." It stars Lawrence Monoson and Rick Antin.

  1. "Never Been Kissed" – This is a 1999 film directed by Raja Dosnell and starring Drew Barrymore and David Arquette. Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, co-produced the movie. It is a DVD that will make you smile and chuckle.