Top rated 25 rite of passage movies with directorial flair

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a rite of passage and directorial flair! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a rite of passage and directorial flair, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 West Beirut (1998)

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from West to East is a game. His mother wants to leave; his father refuses. Tarek spends time with May, a Christian, orphaned and living in his building. By accident, Tarek goes to an infamous brothel in the war-torn Olive Quarter, meeting its legendary madam, Oum Walid. He then takes Omar and May there using her underwear as a white flag for safe passage. Family tensions rise. As he comes of age, the war moves inexorably from adventure to tragedy.

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1998-09-01 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli

Rating

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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    directorial flair
  2. Ranked #3 for
    for dissertation
  3. Ranked #4 for
    slice of history

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2 Bronson (2008)

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

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2008-10-09 | Drama / Action

Cast

Tom Hardy, Matt King

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hyperviolent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    overly violent
  3. Ranked #7 for
    highly stylized acting

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3 Vox Lux (2018)

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

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2018-09-07 | Drama / Music

Cast

Natalie Portman, Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    meteoric rise
  2. Ranked #3 for
    rise to stardom
  3. Ranked #5 for
    glittery imagery

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4 Date Night (2010)

Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves—and now a number of unsavoury characters want Phil and Claire killed.

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2010-04-08 | Comedy

Cast

Steve Carell, Tina Fey

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    clear conscience
  2. Ranked #6 for
    comedic chemistry
  3. Ranked #7 for
    quite amusing

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5 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.

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2020-01-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Radha Blank, Peter Y. Kim

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    considerably talented cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with artistic vision
  3. Ranked #2 for
    undeniably talented cast

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6 Booksmart (2019)

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

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2019-05-24 | Comedy

Cast

Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for graduation season
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real hard
  3. Ranked #2 for
    whippy and smart dialogue

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7 Gook (2017)

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend their store—and contemplate the meaning of family, their personal dreams and the future.

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2017-08-18 | Drama

Cast

Justin Chon, Simone Baker

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    director with bright future ahead
  2. Ranked #13 for
    very rewarding
  3. Ranked #16 for
    new perspective

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8 Small Faces (1996)

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story focuses on Lex, who begins a downward spiral after he accidentally shoots the leader of Bobby's gang. Lex's cockiness and immaturity unfortunately prevent him from understanding the effect his subsequent crimes will have on both himself, and on those around him.

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1996-04-05 | Drama

Cast

Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    striking image
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rite of passage
  3. Ranked #2 for
    visual flourish

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9 Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.

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2017-09-08 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of life
  2. Ranked #2 for
    adolescent
  3. Ranked #4 for
    interesting dynamic

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10 Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

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2001-07-24 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    hip movie
  2. Ranked #3 for
    noteworthy performance
  3. Ranked #3 for
    experienced director

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