Boyhood(2014)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 97

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.



Moonlight(2016)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 98

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.



Lady Bird(2017)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 95

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.



Slumdog Millionaire(2008)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"



Room(2015)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.



The Tree of Life(2011)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.



Almost Famous(2000)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.



Booksmart(2019)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 90

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.



Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.



Juno(2007)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(2009)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.



True Grit(2010)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.



The Jungle Book(2016)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.



An Education(2009)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.



Shazam!(2019)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.



Turning Red(2022)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.



Ghost World(2001)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 84

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.



Spider-Man(2002)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.




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