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9 Female Coming-of-Age Films Streaming on Netflix Now: 'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' 'The Virgin Suicides' And More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire July 11, 2014 at 6:07PM

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" does an amazing job depicting a boy's coming-of-age experience, but these terrific films on Netflix show a range of female coming-of-age experiences.
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"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
"Blue Is the Warmest Color"

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" does a remarkable job depicting a boy's coming-of-age experience in real time, but these nine terrific films on Netflix explore a range of female coming-of-age experiences -- including grappling with sexuality, friends, family situations and even matricide. Refreshingly, a number of them were even directed by women.

They're listed below in alphabetical order, along with their average Criticwire rating. Perfect weekend viewing!

"Blue Is the Warmest Color" (Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
Average Criticwire Rating: A-

"Fish Tank" (Dir: Andrea Arnold, 2009)
Average Criticwire Rating: A-

"Heavenly Creatures" (Dir: Peter Jackson, 1994)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

READ MORE: Great Women-Directed Films Streaming on Netflix Now

"I Used To Be Darker" (Matthew Porterfield, 2013)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+

"Just Another Girl on the I.R.T." (Dir: Leslie Harris, 1992)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

"Our Song" (Dir: Jim McKay, 2000)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

"Ripe" (Dir: Mo Ogrodnik, 1997)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

"Stealing Beauty" (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1996)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

"The Virgin Suicides" (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
Average Criticwire Rating: N/A

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