[request] 90s/2000s coming of age movies

I'm kinda pissed. Because Clueless and American Pie are the Mean Girls and Superbad of my generation, but Superbad and Mean Girls are SO MUCH BETTER!
Superbad is an all-timer. Every time I put that movie on I fucking LOVE it. Maybe it’s a bit nostalgia from literally crying the in the movie theatre the first time I saw it, but fuck is it still hilarious as ever.
Was about to say the same thing. There are so many actually.
Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, American Pie
They are total comedies, but I grew up with them and really connected with them because they talked about/showed what I was going through.
Edit: crap, just realized which sub I’m in. I’m not sure which of these are actually on Netflix.
Honestly man we might as well just talk about movies in general because Netflix barely has any now.
Thank you for contributing! Maybe not on Netflix but still great coming of age movies for the early 00’s.
I think can't hardly wait was on Amazon or Hulu a few months ago at least
Empire records
100%. I shaved my head when I was 15 (I wasn’t goth, I was punk), and this movie was quoted at me several times because of it. It also ignited my first love of Ethan Embry.
What with today, today?
Damn the man!
Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused is the best teen movie ever.
That is a 70s coming of age movie. The characters in that are baby boomers.
Almost Famous
I thought they took this off netflix a while ago
I know this is pushing it for 2000s but Perks of Being a Wallflower. The movie came out in 2012 but the book was in 1999.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it also set in the ‘90s?
Since nobody has mentioned it yet, Now and Then.
Angus(1995).... not a hugely popular movie, but definitely encapsulates life as a teen in the late 90s. Good blend of heart and comedy.
Mean girls. 10 things I hate about you.
You guys speak like grown ups
Life As a House.
Edit: Whoops...didn’t read the subreddit title. This movie is no longer on Netflix US.
Is that the movie with Hayden in it? I agree, it was surprisingly good
Pleasantly surprised by this film when I rented it back in the day.
So underrated; I recommend it all the time.
Juno (2007)
Boyhood. It captures growing up as the internet came into society. Maybe a bit later, but dammit it’s a piece of art.
Directed by linklater who also directed Dazed and Confused.
Still haven't watch it . Not even award circuit could give me necessary push
Now and Then, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Billy Elliot
It won't disappoint
This is a great film. But I watched in on Prime. I don't think it's on Netflix.
Filmed in 2018.
Great movie and the cast has great potential for future movies.
Secondhand Lions
(Sorry, I somehow didn't realize this was
Rules of Attraction
From the 90's. Sandlot, Gilbert Grape, Clueless, Rushmore are good. But also check out the two below if you haven't seen them.
Dope isn't set in the 90's, it has characters obsessed with the 90s.
Ghost World was great.
Can’t hardly wait, 10 things I hate about you, she’s all that, clueless, Josie and the pussycats
Literally none of those movies are on Netflix.
It's not on Netflix anymore, but I think it's on Prime:
Stand By Me
Though great, it's neither released nor set in the 90s or 2000s.
This is supposed to be movies, however the TV show Derry Girls is really funny and is based around a group of 16 year olds living in Ireland during the 90s. Highly recommend. Also the episodes are really short (25-ish minutes I think) and there are only 2 seasons with 6 episodes each.
Kicking and Screaming
Great recommendation, and it’s actually on Netflix unlike most of these suggestions. Caveat for those who haven’t seen it - it’s NOT the Will Ferrell soccer movie
Thirteen (2003)
Netflix US:
Now and Then (1995)
Wild Child (2008)
The Squid And The Whale (2005)
The director, Noah Baumbach, has worked with Wes Anderson so it has some of those vibes.
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
American Pie
Not sure if it’s been said already but Now and Then with Christina Ricci is amazing
One of my top 5 coming of age movies from 90/00s, just got knocked off streaming services unfortunately...
High Fidelity. Bonus points if you like Chicago.
Check out Zombieland (2009) though. Coming of age in a zombie apocalypse lol.
Trainspotting. Not because I was into heroin just the goofy Nilhism, the film portrayed. Also "Go" that was as late 90's as it got.
The spectacular now. Very under rated... Actors actually looked and acted their part
May not fit the mould perfectly but “the beach” in a way.
The edge of seventeen, Spectacular Now and Wild Child. Both are currently streaming on netflix. Also, Perks of Being a Wallflower is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Road trip
American Pie
Dazed and Confused. Would have been cooler if you watch it...
I’m gonna say Adventureland and girl next door are both great movies
That thing you do
Mid 90s
Billy Madison
They are definitely all amazing.
Drive Me Crazy, Clueless, She’s All That, Save the Last Dance, A Cinderella Story, Freaky Friday, 10 Things I Hate About You
igby goes down, running with scissors, life as a house, reality bites, empire records, thirteen
sorry- didn't read the netflix part
Dazed and Confused
Mid 90's but it's on Amazon Prime
Palo Alto
Adventureland (2009)
The Squid and The Whale and About A Boy are the only ones on Netflix I can think of
The breakfast club
Breakfast Club is 1984. OP asked for 90s and 00s.
About a Boy
Benjamin Button
How about Loser....
Ginger Snaps Coming of age and werewolves. Extrememly 90s
Almost certainly not on Netflix but:
The Squid and the Whale
It is on Netflix
I’m not looking for a movie, rather for a coming of age series like Sex Ed. Is there anything similar to that?
With Honors
wow look at all these competition in the market driving the prices down.
Jesus’ Son