A widowed lawyer (Gregory Peck) with two children (Mary Badham, Philip Alford) defends an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama.
In a coming-of-age movie, a young main character is usually faced with a challenge that aids in the transition from the innocence of youth to the realities of adulthood. While the formula of a character's personal growth is usually the same, the way the story is told is usually different — and successful — which is why the coming-of-age movie is a constant year after year.
Whether it's a young wizard learning how he will face the adult nemesis that killed his parents or four friends sneaking off to see a dead body in the woods, everyone has their favorite coming-of-age movie, which is why Hollywood Dailies decided to take a look back at a few classics of the genre, and have included a few surprises along the way. Check out the clip above to see if your favorite made our list.
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