Top Coming of Age movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Secondhand Lions on DVD Secondhand Lions
Synopsis
In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm, where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nicky Katt, Jennifer Stone, Josh Lucas, Deirdre O'Connell
Director
Director
Tim McCanlies
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent My Dog Skip on DVD My Dog Skip
Synopsis
Lonely, 9-year-old Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) lives in the flea-bitten town of Yazoo, Miss. He stinks at sports and has no playmates. So, over the strenuous objections of his hardnosed father (Kevin Bacon), Willie's mother (Diane Lane) buys him a dog that he promptly dubs "Skip." Before you know it, Skip transforms Willie's life: He makes friends, plays sports and develops an unbreakable bond with the spunky terrier. Based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon, Bradley Coryell, Daylan Honeycutt, Cody Linley, Caitlin Wachs, Peter Crombie, Clint Howard
Director
Director
Jay Russell
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Jungle Book (2016) on DVD The Jungle Book (2016)
Synopsis
Inspired by the animated Disney classic, this live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved novel follows young Mowgli as he navigates a jungle full of wonder and peril with his animal allies Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear.
Cast
Cast
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Neel Sethi
Director
Director
Jon Favreau
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Adventures, Fantasy, Disney, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Drumline on DVD Drumline
Synopsis
Set against the high-energy world of show-style marching bands, Drumline is a fish-out-of-water dramedy about a talented Harlem street drummer who enrolls in a Southern university expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory.
Cast
Cast
Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones, Zoe Saldana, Leonard Roberts, GQ, Jason Weaver, Earl Poitier, Candace Carey, Shay Roundtree, Omar J. Dorsey, Miguel Gaetan, J. Anthony Brown, Angela Gibbs
Director
Director
Charles Stone III
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent Flicka 2 on DVD Flicka 2
Synopsis
Sent to stay at her father's ranch -- far from the big-city lights she's used to -- young skateboarder Carrie McLaughlin feels as if she's serving a prison sentence. But she soon finds unexpected friendship in an untamed horse named Flicka.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black, Reilly Dolman, Emily Tennant, Ted Whittall, Lorne Cardinal, Dwayne Wiley, Craig Stanghetta, Alvin Sanders
Director
Director
Michael Damian
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Bee Season on DVD Bee Season
Synopsis
Competing for the approval of her parents -- a professor of Jewish mysticism (Richard Gere) and a dedicated scientist (Juliette Binoche) -- 11-year-old Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) is used to appearing ordinary. But winning the school spelling bee could be her chance to make an impression. It might also convince her father that she's destined for greatness. Kate Bosworth co-stars in this coming-of-age drama based on the novel by Myla Goldberg.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth, Angie Ruiz, Heather Barberie, Jared Dorrance, Aida Bernardino, Corey Fischer
Director
Director
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Little Manhattan on DVD Little Manhattan
Synopsis
Set against the backdrop of the Big Apple, director Mark Levin's (Wimbledon) quirky tale of first love puts the spotlight on pint-sized passion as young urbanites Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) and Rosemary (Charlie Ray) explore their budding emotions. And there's one thing that makes them perfect for each other: They're both in the fifth grade. Cynthia Nixon and Bradley Whitford co-star in this winning comedy that proves bigger isn't necessarily better.
Cast
Cast
Josh Hutcherson, Bradley Whitford, Charlie Ray, Cynthia Nixon, Talia Balsam, Tonye Patano, Josh Pais, Lynn Chen, Paul Borghese, Austin Majors
Director
Director
Mark Levin
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Teen Romance, Teen Comedies, Coming of Age
Rent The Sandlot: Heading Home on DVD The Sandlot: Heading Home
Synopsis
When arrogant pro baseball superstar Tommy Santorelli is knocked unconscious by a pitch, he awakes as a 12-year-old playing ball on his neighborhood sandlot and must help his friends save the field from a loathsome real estate developer.
Cast
Cast
Danny Nucci, Luke Perry, Sarah Deakins, Sonja Bennett, Jay Brazeau, Chris Gauthier, Cainan Wiebe, Paul Jarrett, Brendan Beiser, Jason Bryden, Kai James, Keanu Pires, Cole Heppell
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Baseball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Sandlot 2 on DVD The Sandlot 2
Synopsis
Ten years after a quirky group of boys first gathered in the titular sandlot to play America's favorite pastime, a new generation of baseball enthusiasts has formed -- and this time, they've even agreed to let three girls join the team! Things go well for the young players until a run-in with menacing neighbor Mr. Mertle and his ferocious dog threatens to ruin their summer fun. Stars Cole Evan Weiss and James Earl Jones. David M. Evans directs.
Cast
Cast
James Earl Jones, Cole Evan Weiss, Brett Kelly, James Willson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Samantha Burton, Neilen Benvegnu, Karen Allen, Sean Berdy, Teryl Rothery, Reece Thompson, McKenzie Freemantle
Director
Director
David M. Evans
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Baseball, Sports Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Sports Stories
Rent Moondance Alexander on DVD Moondance Alexander
Synopsis
When plucky teen Moondance (Kay Panabaker) finds a lost pony named Checkers, she immediately feels a bond with him. Convinced that he's a champion jumper, Moondance persuades Checkers' owner (Don Johnson) into training the two of them for the Bow Valley Classic. Based on a true story, this touching family drama from director and co-writer Michael Damian also stars James Best and Lori Loughlin.
Cast
Cast
Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best, Sasha Cohen, Whitney Sloan, Joe Norman Shaw, Aedan Tomney, Greg Lawson
Director
Director
Michael Damian
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Cowgirls n' Angels on DVD Cowgirls n' Angels
Synopsis
Feisty youngster Ida longs for adventure and hopes to find her father, a rodeo performer. When she seeks refuge with a troupe of female trick riders and their ornery leader, an ex-rodeo star, she finds a new family and an all-encompassing passion.
Cast
Cast
Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison, Dora Madison Burge, Leslie-Anne Huff, Drew Waters, Noell Coet, Andrew Sensenig, Louanne Stephens
Director
Director
Timothy Armstrong
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Moonlight on DVD Moonlight
Synopsis
Growing up in the drug-soaked world of 1980s Miami, young Chiron struggles to make his way through a helter-skelter adolescence while also grappling with confusion and anxiety about his emerging sexuality.
Cast
Cast
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Patrick Decile
Director
Director
Barry Jenkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, African-American Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, Coming of Age
Rent The Derby Stallion on DVD The Derby Stallion
Synopsis
When quiet 15-year-old misfit Patrick learns his friend Mr. Jones, a hard-drinking former jockey, is nursing an injured racehorse back to health, the teen helps train the animal for the State Cup -- and gains the self-confidence he never had.
Cast
Cast
Bill Cobbs, Zac Efron, William R. Moses, Tonja Walker, Michael Nardelli, Crystal Hunt, Colton James, Rob Pinkston, Billy Preston
Director
Director
Craig Clyde
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Shiloh on DVD Shiloh
Synopsis
Young Marty Preston (Blake Heron) lives in an isolated, rural area with little to do during summer vacation. But he finds a purpose when Shiloh, a mistreated, runaway beagle pup, tails Marty home one day. Shiloh kindles a fervor in the youngster that immerses him in an emotional and ethical quagmire -- and pits him against the dog's brutish owner (Scott Wilson). Michael Moriarty and Rod Steiger co-star in this poignant family drama.
Cast
Cast
Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Blake Heron, Rod Steiger, Ann Dowd, Bonnie Bartlett, J. Madison Wright, Shira Roth, Tori Wright, Montrose Hagins, Amzie Strickland, Rachel Winfree
Director
Director
Dale Rosenbloom
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Book Characters
Rent The Indian in the Cupboard on DVD The Indian in the Cupboard
Synopsis
Nine-year-old Omri (Hal Scardino) gets some odd gifts for his birthday: a wooden cupboard, antique keys and a figure of an Iroquois warrior. Much to Omri's surprise, the figurine -- known as Little Bear -- comes to life overnight in the cabinet. Omri shares his secret with best pal Patrick (Rishi Bhat), who promptly locks a toy cowboy in with Little Bear. Will the boys learn any lessons as they try to make peace between the cowboy and the Indian?
Cast
Cast
Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat, Steve Coogan, David Keith, Sakina Jaffrey, Vincent Kartheiser, Nestor Serrano
Director
Director
Frank Oz
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Coming of Age
Rent Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove on DVD Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove
Synopsis
Orphaned Kirra lives with her grandfather Gus (Beau Bridges) at his Australian water park, where a baby orca whale washes ashore. Enchanted by the whale, Kirra champions him when the curmudgeonly Gus threatens to get rid of him. Aided by her friends, Kirra races to return Willy to a life of freedom in the open sea. Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, makes her film debut as Kirra in this charming family film about wildlife preservation.
Cast
Cast
Beau Bridges, Bindi Irwin, Mike Falkow, Kevin Otto, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Jeanne Neilson
Director
Director
Will Geiger
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent All Roads Lead Home on DVD All Roads Lead Home
Synopsis
Following a tragic automobile accident that claims her mother's life, rebellious 12-year-old, Belle Lawlor, is sent to live with her cantankerous grandfather on his ranch in this heartwarming family tale inspired by a true story.
Cast
Cast
Peter Coyote, Jason London, Peter Boyle, Vivien Cardone, Vanessa Branch, Evan Parke, April Bowlby, Walter Coppage, Allan Kayser, Bruce Heinrich, Patton Oswalt
Director
Director
Dennis Fallon
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent National Velvet on DVD National Velvet
Synopsis
Although it's a vintage flick resurrected from Hollywood's vaults, National Velvet is first-rate entertainment. Among its highlights are a young and beguiling Elizabeth Taylor as the horse-crazy Velvet Brown; Mickey Rooney as the peripatetic lad who coaches her to greatness; and a thrilling race finale as Taylor and her horse go undercover to compete in England's famed Grand National Steeplechase race!
Cast
Cast
Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury
Director
Director
Clarence Brown
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Now and Then on DVD Now and Then
Synopsis
Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.
Cast
Cast
Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Rita Wilson, Devon Sawa, Walter Sparrow, Cloris Leachman, Lolita Davidovich, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, Bonnie Hunt, Brendan Fraser
Director
Director
Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Wild Stallion on DVD The Wild Stallion
Synopsis
A school project to photograph wild mustangs sends young urbanite Hanna Mills (Miranda Cosgrove) to a Utah ranch for the summer, where she becomes an unlikely champion of the vanishing breed in this direct-to-video family drama. When Hanna and her new friend C.J. Adams (Danielle Chuchran) discover that profiteering poachers are rounding up the endangered equines, can the girls stop the horse thieves? Connie Sellecca and Corbin Allred also star.
Cast
Cast
Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle Chuchran, Fred Ward, Connie Sellecca, Robert Wagner, K.C. Clyde, RaeAnn Christensen, Paul Sorvino, Corbin Allred, Carlisle Studer, Scotty Meek, Michael Lawson, Gib Gerard
Director
Director
Craig Clyde
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Journey of Natty Gann on DVD The Journey of Natty Gann
Synopsis
Set during the Great Depression, this inspirational story chronicles a young girl's journey to find her father and her never-waning faith that they'll be reunited. Meredith Salenger is Natty, whose cross-country determination leads her to characters who ultimately teach her much about life. John Cusack gives a charming performance as the shy drifter who befriends Natty and is also longing for familial connections.
Cast
Cast
Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Barry Miller, Verna Bloom, Bruce M. Fischer
Director
Director
Jeremy Kagan
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Classics, Coming of Age, Disney
Rent Black Beauty on DVD Black Beauty
Synopsis
Anna Sewell's timeless Victorian novel comes touchingly to life in this episodic big-screen adaptation. Lyrically recounted from the handsome stallion's perspective, the film traces his fortunes -- from his happy beginnings on a sprawling, verdant country manor to working-class London's sooty, teeming streets. As he passes from owner to owner during a two-decade span, the ever-faithful steed encounters the best and worst of the human spirit.
Cast
Cast
Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Alan Cumming, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong, John McEnery, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, Adrian Ross Magenty
Director
Director
Caroline Thompson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Book Characters, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Free Willy 3: The Rescue on DVD Free Willy 3: The Rescue
Synopsis
Keiko, the Orca star of the Free Willy franchise, is back in this third adventure, which finds Willy happily acclimated to the ocean and having a child in the waters off the Pacific Northwest coast. But there's still danger out there, as Willy's human pal, Jesse (Jason James Richter), discovers when he encounters a local fishing boat illegally harvesting whales.
Cast
Cast
Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Patrick Kilpatrick, Vincent Berry, Tasha Simms, Peter LaCroix, Stephen E. Miller, Ian Tracey, Matthew Walker, Roger R. Cross, Rick Burgess, Roman Danylo
Director
Director
Sam Pillsbury
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Coming of Age
Rent Saving Shiloh on DVD Saving Shiloh
Synopsis
Join beloved beagle Shiloh and his trusted companion Marty once again for a heartwarming adventure in which they befriend a grumpy old man distrusted by the townspeople and unveil the goodness beneath his grouchy facade. Adapted from the best-selling series of books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, the third film in the series continues the incredible saga of the powerful pup with a heart of gold in a captivating tale of redemption and acceptance.
Cast
Cast
Jason Dolley, Ann Dowd, Gerald McRaney, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett, Jordan Garrett, Kyle Chavarria, Taylor Momsen, Lawrence Arancio
Director
Director
Sandy Tung
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Book Characters
Rent The Edge of Seventeen on DVD The Edge of Seventeen
Synopsis
Nadine and Krista are the closest of high school chums. But after Nadine finds out that Krista is secretly dating Nadine's detested older brother, the two friends soon turn into the worst of enemies.
Cast
Cast
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto
Director
Director
Kelly Fremon Craig
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Coming of Age
Rent The Yearling on DVD The Yearling
Synopsis
After the Civil War, the Baxter family struggles to eke out an existence. All the children -- except for 11-year-old Jody -- have died, leaving Ma (Jane Wyman) embittered, Jody lonely and Penny (Gregory Peck) working hard. Jody befriends an orphaned fawn, but as the fawn grows, it continually breaks into the small garden that is the family's source of food and money. The choice they face in this award-winning film is potentially tragic.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Forrest Tucker, June Lockhart
Director
Director
Clarence Brown
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Book Characters, Classic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Coming of Age
Rent Perfect Harmony on DVD Perfect Harmony
Synopsis
Taylor (Justin Whalin) is a top student and choir star at his prep school in South Carolina. But his cachet soon suffers a dip when he befriends an African-American orphan, Landy (Eugene Byrd), the grandson of the school's caretaker (Moses Gunn). Despite its veneer of wholesomeness, the 1950s town hides an ugly but all-too-common secret -- racism -- and soon, the new choirmaster (Peter Scolari) must step in to help.
Cast
Cast
Peter Scolari, Darren McGavin, Catherine Mary Stewart, Moses Gunn, Justin Whalin, Eugene Byrd, David Faustino, Casey Ellison, Richie Havens, Cleavon Little, Jeff Cohen
Director
Director
Will Mackenzie, Michael Robison
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Teen Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10
Rent Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home on DVD Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
Synopsis
When Jesse (Jason James Richter) meets up with the Orca friend he liberated two years earlier, an offshore oil spill forces them into another race-against-time adventure. They must band together to save Willy and his family by getting them back into the open ocean. Meanwhile, Jesse faces some of his own personal demons when his biological mother, a drug addict, dies -- and his half-brother arrives unannounced.
Cast
Cast
Jason James Richter, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson, Mykelti Williamson, Elizabeth Peña, Jon Tenney, M. Emmet Walsh, John Considine, Al Sapienza
Director
Director
Dwight H. Little
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent That's What I Am on DVD That's What I Am
Synopsis
A 12-year-old boy is convinced he's been pushed toward social suicide when his teacher pairs him up for a project with the school's biggest reject. But the boys form an unexpected bond when bullies turn their attention to an unlikely target.
Cast
Cast
Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck, Randy Orton, Daniel Yelsky, Alexander Walters, Mia Rose Frampton, Amy Madigan, Sean Michael Cunningham, Cameron Deane Stewart
Director
Director
Michael Pavone
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Greening of Whitney Brown on DVD The Greening of Whitney Brown
Synopsis
City girl Whitney is thrown out of her comfort zone when her family moves from Philadelphia to the country. As she wrestles with this strange new life, Whitney becomes close with a horse, which teaches her the meaning of family and belonging.
Cast
Cast
Sammi Hanratty, Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, Kris Kristofferson, Charlotte Matthews, Keith David, Slade Pearce, Anna Colwell, Morgan Saylor
Director
Director
Peter Skillman Odiorne
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Family Dramas, Teen Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent Alice Upside Down on DVD Alice Upside Down
Synopsis
In this charming coming-of-age tale, 11-year-old Alice McKinley's life turns topsy-turvy when her father moves the family to a new town six years after her mother's death. But as Alice tries to adjust, she's sometimes derailed by her imagination.
Cast
Cast
Alyson Stoner, Luke Perry, Lucas Grabeel, Penny Marshall, Parker Posey, Ann Dowd, Dylan McLaughlin, Bridgit Mendler, Jona Xiao, John Golden, Joshua Olson, Ashley Eckstein, Boris Kodjoe, Marcus Smith, Jaxon Stanford
Director
Director
Sandy Tung
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Flicka: Country Pride on DVD Flicka: Country Pride
Synopsis
When Toby takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner's teenage daughter, Kelly, quickly bonds with the wild horse. A budding equestrian rider, Kelly hopes to break Flicka for an upcoming competition, despite her mother's disapproval.
Cast
Cast
Clint Black, Lisa Hartman, Kacey Rohl, Lily Peal Black, Teryl Rothery, Siobhan Williams, Max Lloyd-Jones, Emily Rickards, Laura Soltis
Director
Director
Michael Damian
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent My Louisiana Sky on DVD My Louisiana Sky
Synopsis
Newcomer Kelsey Keel stars in this touching coming-of-age drama directed by Adam Arkin. Tiger Ann (Keel) is a 12-year-old girl in 1950s Louisiana who's coming to terms with living with mentally handicapped parents. Old enough now to realize the gravity of the situation, she struggles to cope with these unsettling revelations. Her lively aunt (Juliette Lewis) soon comes to the rescue, helping to ease both Tiger Ann's mind and her parents' burden.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Lewis, Kelsey Keel, Shirley Knight, Chris Owens, Michael Cera, Amelia Campbell, Karen Robinson
Director
Director
Adam Arkin
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent Tom Brown's Schooldays on DVD Tom Brown's Schooldays
Synopsis
Alex Pettyfer stars as the titular Tom Brown in this BBC adaptation of Thomas Hughes's classic novel, a tale about bullies, heroes and courage set in 19th-century England as Tom moves through his adolescence as a student at the Rugby School for Boys. He must learn to stand up for himself against an imposing set of obstacles, including ridicule from his teachers and his classmates. Stephen Fry plays the reform-minded new headmaster
Cast
Cast
Alex Pettyfer, Stephen Fry, Jemma Redgrave, Harry Michell, Joseph Beattie, Harry Williams, John Carlisle, Max Benitz, Georgia Moffett, Harry Smith
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent A Plumm Summer on DVD A Plumm Summer
Synopsis
Based on a true story, this family film set in late-1960s Montana tells the tale of the Plumm boys (Owen Pearce and Chris Massoglia), two young brothers from a hardscrabble background who set out to solve the kidnapping of their favorite TV puppet, Froggy Doo. Though the intriguing FBI-caliber search for a missing marionette is great fodder for adventure, equally compelling is the theme of repairing familial rifts as a part of coming of age.
Cast
Cast
Henry Winkler, Jeff Daniels, William Baldwin, Lisa Guerrero, Chris Massoglia, Owen Pearce, Morgan Flynn, Brenda Strong, Tim Quill, Peter Scolari, Rick Overton
Director
Director
Caroline Zelder
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on DVD A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Synopsis
Set in the early 1900s, Elia Kazan's first film centers on a poor Brooklyn family struggling not only to survive, but to improve their meager existence. Young Francie (Peggy Ann Garner) worships her father, Johnny (James Dunn), despite his alcoholism. Mother Katie (Dorothy McGuire) holds the family together as an impetuous aunt (Joan Blondell) keeps everyone on their toes. Dunn and Garner each won Oscars for their performances.
Cast
Cast
Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Peggy Ann Garner
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Family Classics, Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Book Characters, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on the Book, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Alabama Moon on DVD Alabama Moon
Synopsis
Escaping from reform school and returning to the forest where he was raised by his survivalist father, 11-year-old Moon Blake and two pals dodge the law and live off the land. But soon Moon begins to question his prejudices against the outside world.
Cast
Cast
John Goodman, Jimmy Bennett, Clint Howard, Gabriel Basso, Gary Grubbs, Uriah Shelton, J.D. Evermore, Annalise Basso
Director
Director
Tim McCanlies
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent Read It and Weep on DVD Read It and Weep
Synopsis
The target of endless verbal abuse at school, 14-year-old Jamie (Kay Panabaker) documents her pain in a private journal. When she unwittingly submits the journal to a writing contest, Jamie becomes famous and very, very popular. Stardom comes at a price, however, and Jamie must judge the quality of her own character. Director Paul Hoen brings Julia De Viller's book to life in this screen adaptation originally aired on the Disney Channel.
Cast
Cast
Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Alexandra Krosney, Marquise C. Brown, Allison Scagliotti, Jason Dolley, Chad Broskey, Tom Virtue, Connie Young, Robin Riker, Nick Whitaker
Director
Director
Paul Hoen
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, Disney Channel, Made-for-TV Movies, Disney
Rent My Summer Story on DVD My Summer Story
Synopsis
Set in the 1940s, this sequel to the beloved holiday movie A Christmas Story depicts a summer in the life of Ralphie Parker (Kieran Culkin) and his eccentric family. Ralphie learns some lessons that lead him closer to adulthood; meanwhile, his father (Charles Grodin) fuels the fire of an ongoing feud with their hillbilly neighbors. Mary Steenburgen and Christian Culkin co-star in this family comedy based on the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd.
Cast
Cast
Mary Steenburgen, Charles Grodin, Kieran Culkin, Christian Culkin, Al Mancini, Troy Evans, Roy Brocksmith, Glenn Shadix, Dick O'Neill, Wayne Grace
Director
Director
Bob Clark
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Children on Their Birthdays on DVD Children on Their Birthdays
Synopsis
With an intricate cast of characters, this nostalgic coming-of-age drama tells the story of Lily Jane Bobbit (Tania Raymonde), a delightful 13-year-old girl who moves into town and makes a strong impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, changing the town forever. Based on the short story by Truman Capote, Children on Their Birthdays is set in a small Alabama town in the summer of 1947.
Cast
Cast
Sheryl Lee, Joe Pichler, Jesse Plemons, Tania Raymonde, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold, Phyllis Frelich
Director
Director
Mark Medoff
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Coming of Age, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent My Friend Flicka on DVD My Friend Flicka
Synopsis
This ageless story about a beautiful colt and the young boy (Roddy McDowell) who loves her seems to get better every year. The boy's rancher father (Preston Foster) has misgivings about the horse, as it's the offspring of a wild mare that could be mad. Flicka's training is arduous for both the boy and horse, but through unflagging love and devotion, the boy raises the colt into adulthood.
Cast
Cast
Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Diana Hale, Jeff Corey, Arthur Loft
Director
Director
Harold D. Schuster
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Our Very Own on DVD Our Very Own
Synopsis
Set in 1978, writer-director Cameron Watson's valentine to small-town life and the age of innocence follows a group of teens hoping to catch up with movie star Sondra Locke, who's returned to her hometown for the premiere of her latest film. Shot entirely in Shelbyville, Tenn., this nostalgic coming-of-age tale stars Jason Ritter, Autumn Reeser, Derek Carter, Hilarie Burton and Michael McKee leading the impressive ensemble cast.
Cast
Cast
Allison Janney, Keith Carradine, Cheryl Hines, Beth Grant, Jason Ritter, Hilarie Burton, Faith Prince, Mary Badham, Autumn Reeser, Derek Carter, Michael McKee
Director
Director
Cameron Watson
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent Lost Stallions: The Journey Home on DVD Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
Synopsis
While accompanying his mother to a special retreat named Harmony Ranch, which is designed for grieving families, troubled teen Jake Gattison (Alex Hugh) forms an uncommon bond with a difficult young stallion named Troubadour. When Troubadour suddenly runs off, Jake sets out on an exhilarating journey through the wilderness to find the horse and bring him home. Mickey Rooney co-stars as the ranch's wisdom-dispensing owner.
Cast
Cast
Alex Hugh, Mickey Rooney, Jan Rooney, Megan Blake, Rachael Handy, R. Keith Harris, Evan Tilson Stroud, Roger Willie, Samuel Elliott Whisnant, Dean Whitworth
Director
Director
David Rotan
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent Where the Red Fern Grows 2 on DVD Where the Red Fern Grows 2
Synopsis
After losing his leg in World War II, an emotionally barren Billy Coleman (Doug McKeon) returns home to live with his grandfather (Wilford Brimley). As he heals his body and mind, he relives his childhood by raising a pair of coonhounds and teaching a young boy how to hunt. Lisa Whelchel (best known as Blair Warner from TV's "The Facts of Life") co-stars in this continuing saga based on the award-winning book by Wilson Rawls.
Cast
Cast
Doung McKeon, Wilford Brimley, Chad McQueen, Lisa Whelchel, Adam Faraizl, Karen Carlson, Colvin Roberson
Director
Director
Jim McCullough Sr.
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Animal Tales, Book Characters
Rent What Girls Learn on DVD What Girls Learn
Synopsis
Mama (Elizabeth Perkins) is the single mother of two teenage girls in 1980s rural Georgia. She shares everything with the girls -- but there is one secret she has been harboring: She's been carrying on a long-distance relationship with Nick (Scott Bakula). He lives in Long Island and wants Mama and her family to move there, but on the heels of this life-changing news comes an even more painful issue.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Perkins, Scott Bakula, Alison Pill, Margo Martindale, Tamara Hope, Kyle Schmid, Sarah Gadon, Gloria Slade, Paulette Sinclair
Director
Director
Lee Rose
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Teen Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent Jack on DVD Jack
Synopsis
Young Jack (Anton Yelchin) is struggling through his teenage years, and his life is about to get even tougher. His world collapses when he learns that his parents (Ron Silver and Stockard Channing) are divorcing -- and his father is moving in with another man. Stunned by the revelation, Jack must come to terms with new family dynamics in this sensitive family drama. Lee Rose ("Cashmere Mafia") directs.
Cast
Cast
Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Anton Yelchin
Director
Director
Lee Rose
Genres
Genres
Drama, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, LGBT Dramas
Rent Against Time on DVD Against Time
Synopsis
Small-town athlete and scholar Z.T. (Ean Mering) dreams of a prosperous career as an inventor. But those plans change with the arrival of Zack (Robert Loggia), a 67-year-old drunk who claims to be Z.T.'s older self, sent from the future to warn Z.T. about a tragic turn of events. The film, winner of the Best Drama prize at the International Family Film Festival, also stars Craig T. Nelson as Z.T.'s widowed father and John Amos as Coach Zeller.
Cast
Cast
Ean Mering, Robert Loggia, Craig T. Nelson, John Amos, Cory King, Emilie Jacobs, Monique Edwards, Shane McRae
Director
Director
Cleve Nettles
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent Little Women on DVD Little Women
Synopsis
Four New England sisters -- tomboy Jo (Susan Dey), responsible eldest Meg (Meredith Baxter), shy Beth (Eve Plumb) and mercurial Amy (Ann Dusenberry) -- are distraught when their father leaves to fight in the Civil War. Under the guidance of their mother (Dorothy McGuire), the girls learn to rely on one another to get through life's challenges. William Shatner and Greer Garson co-star in this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel.
Cast
Cast
Dorothy McGuire, Susan Dey, Meredith Baxter, Greer Garson, William Shatner, Eve Plumb, Ann Dusenberry, Robert Young, Richard Gilliland
Director
Director
David Lowell Rich
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Dramas Based on the Book, TV Miniseries, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent Summer Eleven on DVD Summer Eleven
Synopsis
In this family drama from director Joseph Kell, 11-year-old best friends Lizzie, Jess, Vanessa and Peri share an eventful summer before they head to middle school in the fall. As the girls lean on each other through crises -- including a newfound interest in boys and Jess's parents' divorce -- they help each other begin the journey out of childhood.
Cast
Cast
Valerie Mahaffey, Adam Arkin, Deborah Theaker, Lisa Langlois, Steven Grayhm, Mark Humphrey, Eamon Hunt, Alice Ziolkoski, Jamie Butterworth, Sarah Butterworth, Sydney Fox, Meaghan Hughes
Director
Director
Joseph Kell
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12
Rent When Zachary Beaver Came to Town on DVD When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Synopsis
Billed as "the fattest boy in the world," sideshow attraction Zachary Taylor (Sasha Neulinger) has a big effect on gawkers in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas, including 12-year-old Toby Wilson (Jonathan Lipnicki), whose initial attitude of derision is transformed into one of empathy and tolerance. Cody Linley, Eric Stoltz and Jane Krakowski co-star in this heartwarming tale of friendship based on the award-winning book by Kimberly Willis Holt.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Lipnicki, Eric Stoltz, Sasha Neulinger, Cody Linley, Jane Krakowski, Brady Coleman, Kevin Corrigan, Jesse Plemons
Director
Director
John Schultz
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Ages 11-12, Book Characters, Coming of Age
Rent Dishdogz on DVD Dishdogz
Synopsis
While working a summer job as a dishwasher at an extreme sports camp, young skateboarder Kevin (Marshall Allman) and his kitchen co-workers compete during their off-hours for supremacy on the half-pipe -- and for the attention of a pretty camper (Haylie Duff). But it's not all fun and games as Kevin tries to keep his disagreeable boss (Luke Perry) happy in this lighthearted coming of-age tale featuring plenty of radical skating action.
Cast
Cast
Marshall Allman, Haylie Duff, Luke Perry, Ryan Sheckler, Tony Alva, Art Alexakis, Jane Brucker, John Cantwell, Francis Capra, Timothy Lee DePriest, Danny Gonzalez
Director
Director
Mikey Hilb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Sports Dramas, Coming of Age, Skateboarding
Rent Carry Me Home on DVD Carry Me Home
Synopsis
From director Jace Alexander, this Showtime original feature tells the story of Carrie (Ashley Rose Orr) and the heartbreak she faces following her father's death during World War II. She takes her grief out on her mother, Harriet (Penelope Ann Miller), and spurns the affections of her classmate Zeke (Nicholas Braun). Things go from bad to worse when her mother meets Bernard (David Alan Basche), who has hopes of marrying Harriet.
Cast
Cast
Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Anderson, David Alan Basche, Ashley Rose Orr, Jane Alexander, Leo Burmester, Nicholas Braun, Harrison Chad, Catrina Ganey, Dajon Matthews-Roach, Richard Fay
Director
Director
Jace Alexander
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Showtime, Ages 11-12, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Matinee on DVD Matinee
Synopsis
Aging movie producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) screens his latest schlock-licious B-movie -- filled with atomic blasts and human mutation -- and gets the attention of teen horror-flick buff Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton), all while the Cuban Missile Crisis intensifies. Joe Dante directs this hilarious, touching and nostalgic tale based in Key West, Fla., in 1962. Cathy Moriarty and Kellie Martin co-star.
Cast
Cast
John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Kellie Martin, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Jesse Lee Soffer, Lucinda Jenney, James Villemaire, Robert Picardo, Jesse White, Dick Miller, John Sayles, David Clennon, Lucy Butler, Naomi Watts, Joey Fatone
Director
Director
Joe Dante
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Coming of Age, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Always Will on DVD Always Will
Synopsis
When teenage misfit Will (Andrew Baglini) finds a forgotten time capsule, he discovers that he can change his past and thereby improve his present and future. He quickly becomes one of the popular kids in his high school, but soon realizes that he benefits only at the expense of others -- including his mother, Lydia (Jody Seymour). Now, Will faces the most important decision of his young life in this entertaining family film.
Cast
Cast
John Schmidt, Andrew Baglini, Mark Schroeder, Noelle Meixell, Andrew Sammaciccia, Matthew Petrilla, Bart Mallard, Jody Seymour, Katie Fitzpatrick
Director
Director
Michael Sammaciccia
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Coming of Age, Teen Dramas
Rent The Adventures of Food Boy on DVD The Adventures of Food Boy
Synopsis
When high school overachiever Ezra (Lucas Grabeel) discovers that he has the strange power to make food appear in his hands, his life quickly shoots to the head of the popular crowd at school. But as his ability starts to take over every area of his life, he must decide whether to give up his gift and live a normal life or embrace his identity and use his power for good. Dane Cannon directs this family drama that also stars Brittany Curran.
Cast
Cast
Lucas Grabeel, Kunal Sharma, Jeff Braine, Noah Bastian, Ryne Sanborn, McCall Clark, Curt Dousett, Brittany Curran, Joyce Cohen, Nenetzi Scott, Charles Halford
Director
Director
Dane Cannon
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Teen Comedies, Coming of Age, Food Stories
Rent Angel in Training on DVD Angel in Training
Synopsis
A spunky and spiritual 12-year-old asks for help from the heavens above in this heartwarming tale about keeping the faith when times get tough. When Desi's (Laila Dagher) father is threatened by a scheming rival, Desi prays for help. Enter guardian angel R.J. (Danielle Pessis), who guides Desi on the path to setting things right. In the end, both Desi and her father learn the importance of having faith in oneself in order to overcome adversity.
Cast
Cast
Laila Dagher, Gary Imhoff, Danielle Pessis, Sally Truitt
Director
Director
Gary Graver
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Coming of Age, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Inspirational Stories
Rent December on DVD December
Synopsis
Innocence is lost when, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, three close prep school friends (Wil Wheaton, Chris Young and Balthazar Getty) face the most difficult decision of their lives -- whether or not to go to war. A coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Dead Poets Society, December also features Jason London, Brian Krause and Robert Miller.
Cast
Cast
Balthazar Getty, Jason London, Brian Krause, Wil Wheaton, Chris Young, Robert Miller, Ann Hartfield, Soren Bailey
Director
Director
Gabe Torres
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, Period Pieces
Rent The Legend of Tillamook's Gold on DVD The Legend of Tillamook's Gold
Synopsis
After moving to coastal Oregon, 14-year-old Julie finds an old coin in the sand that spurs her interest in a local legend involving buried treasure. With guidance from her grandfather and his pal, Julie begins to unravel a trail of mysteries.
Cast
Cast
Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Suzanne Marie Doyon, Max Gail, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Escher Holloway, Bradley Stryker, Janine Doyon, Richard A. Doyon, Mary Stein
Director
Director
Jane Beaumont Hall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent My Brother's Keeper on DVD My Brother's Keeper
Synopsis
Aaron Ashmore ("Veronica Mars") brings his own real-life experience as an identical twin to his dual role here as Eric and Lou Woods, top high school rowers who swap identities so that one can attend college. Soon, however, the boys find themselves torn between loyalty to each other and personal ambition in this coming-of-age drama co-starring Alberta Watson of the popular TV series "24."
Cast
Cast
Aaron Ashmore, Steve Byers, Alberta Watson, Dave Nichols, James McGowan, Lesley Faulkner, Drew Nelson, Doug McGrath
Director
Director
Jordan Barker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Coming of Age
Rent New Port South on DVD New Port South
Synopsis
Maddux, a bright and creative student who sees school as a confining and oppressive institution, decides to rebel when he discovers that a former student who rebelled against the same administration a few years before has escaped from a mental institution. He enlists a group of students and begins spreading propaganda throughout the school in an effort to change the schools curriculum and policies.
Cast
Cast
Todd Field, Will Estes, Blake Shields, Kevin Christy, Melissa George, Raymond J. Barry, Gabriel Mann
Director
Director
Kyle Cooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age
Rent Hatley High on DVD Hatley High
Synopsis
From the moment Tommy Linklater (Nicolas Wright) enters the hallowed halls of Hatley High, the 18-year-old chess prodigy is a sought-after commodity. After all, his skills are perfect for Hatley's championship chess team, the Knights. With one eye on pretty cheerleader Hyacinthe Marquez (Rachelle Lefevre) and the other on an upcoming match against a formidable Russian foe, Tommy plots a winning strategy in this offbeat comedy.
Cast
Cast
James A. Woods, Rachelle Lefevre, Nicolas Wright, Ilona Elkin, Paul Van Dyke, Sam Oz Stone, Howard Rosenstein
Director
Director
Phil Price
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Coming of Age, Teen Comedies
Rent Girl Asleep on DVD Girl Asleep
Synopsis
With her 15th birthday bearing down on her, Greta Driscoll is anything but eager to abandon childhood for the quagmires of adolescence. But after a calamitous birthday party tosses her into a phantasmic world of dreams, nothing can be the same.
Cast
Cast
Bethany Whitmore, Imogen Archer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Eamon Farren, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Maiah Stewardson, Matthew Whittet
Director
Director
Rosemary Myers
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Toby McTeague on DVD Toby McTeague
Synopsis
Toby McTeague (Yannick Bisson) lives with his father, Tom (Winston Rekert), in a tiny Canadian town, where the two raise and train the sled dogs Tom races. When an injury sidelines Tom, Toby wants to take his place in an upcoming race. But in his father's eyes, the boy has a lot of growing up to do first. When Toby meets George Wild Dog (George Clutesi), a Native American shaman and advisor, he discovers the maturity he needs to compete.
Cast
Cast
Yannick Bisson, Winston Rekert, Andrew Bednarski, Stephanie Morgenstern, Timothy Webber, Liliane Clune, Evan Adams, George Clutesi, Hamish McEwan, Tom Rack
Director
Director
Jean-Claude Lord
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Coming of Age, Family Dramas
Rent I Was a Teenage Faust on DVD I Was a Teenage Faust
Synopsis
Mr. Five (Robert Townsend) is about to be tossed into the depths of hell unless he can bestow a soul to his boss, Lucifer. Fearful of what will happen to him if he arrives empty-handed, he finds a teenage geek named Brendan Willy (Josh Zuckerman), who agrees to swap his soul to be one of the popular kids. The deal is on until Five realizes that the task of making Brendan cool may be more difficult than he previously thought.
Cast
Cast
Robert Townsend, Morgan Fairchild, Stuart Margolin, Noel Fisher, Caroline Elliott, Iris Quinn, Stephen E. Miller, Crystal Heidrick, Josh Zuckerman, Betty Phillips
Director
Director
Thom Eberhardt
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Teen Comedies, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime
Rent Contest on DVD Contest
Synopsis
After school administrators threaten teen bully Matt with expulsion, the boy pretends to befriend his favorite victim, Tommy. But as the two get to know each other while teamed up for a cooking contest, the line between friend and foe is blurred.
Cast
Cast
Kenton Duty, Daniel Flaherty, Katherine McNamara, Mary Beth Peil, Kyle Dean Massey, Chris Riggi, Raviv Ullman, Jan Uczkowski
Director
Director
Anthony Joseph Giunta
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Teen Dramas, Coming of Age, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Rounding First on DVD Rounding First
Synopsis
In this coming-of-age tale from Jim Fleigner, three 12-year-olds (Soren Fulton, Matthew Borish and Sam Semenza) flee baseball camp to trail one of the boys' parents -- and end up learning valuable lessons about life and friendship in their last summer before junior high. Beginning their journey on bikes, they soon opt instead for a ride with a stranger who robs a convenience store, leading the boys to evade the police as well as their parents.
Cast
Cast
John Bolger, Soren Fulton, Scott Lawrence, Michael E. Knight, Matthew Borish, Sam Semenza, Aaron Fiore, Deborah Lee Johnson, Lou Irizarry
Director
Director
Jim Fleigner
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Coming of Age, Ages 11-12, Family Dramas
Rent London Town on DVD London Town
Synopsis
In this coming-of-age drama, 14-year-old Shay Baker finds an escape from his melancholy adolescence in the music of the Clash, whose rebellious and trenchant lyrics transform Shay's view of the world and himself.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone, Nell Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tom Hughes
Director
Director
Derrick Borte
Genres
Genres
Drama, Coming of Age, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent A Mermaid's Tale on DVD A Mermaid's Tale
Synopsis
When a twelve-year-old girl befriends a quirky teenage mermaid who's anything but mythical, their friendship could heal an age-old feud between humans and sea people. Jerry O'Connell ("Jerry Maguire") and Barry Bostwick ("Spin City") bring to life this family-friendly saga of a young girl's playful friendship with a teenage mermaid.
Cast
Cast
Jerry O'Connell, Caitlin Carmichael, Barry Bostwick
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Ages 11-12, Coming of Age, Family Adventures
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