Boyhood (2014) is a coming of age film, written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film captures the childhood and adolescence of Mason Evans Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up in Texas. The film was shot from 2002 to 2013 with the same cast.
The film has managed to attain a cult status as we literally see the cast grow onscreen right before our eyes. With a great soundtrack, brilliant dialogues and exceptionally realistic characters, this film managed to win all our hearts. Without further ado, here is the list of films similar to Boyhood that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Boyhood on Netflix on Hulu, Netflix or Hulu.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
This American coming of age, teen drama film was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, is based on Chbosky’s 1999 epistolary novel of the same name. Honest and refreshing, the film portrays, the protagonist, Charlie’s depression and anxiety as he goes through high school, meet new people and explores a whole new self. With some great performances by the likes of Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, this film is a great watch, especially if you love the book.
9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)