Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Universal Pictures

The Coming-of-Age Movie Flow Chart

Whether your teen years shaped you, scarred you, or left you more or less unscathed, there's no denying that Hollywood harbors a special love for high school movies. While they each have their own set of one-liners, dated fashion trends, and even more dated soundtracks, there's a certain formula that coming-of-age cult classics share.

Take note, students; here is Jackalope Ranch's flow chart to getting popular, getting it on, or simply getting through high school (and college, and adulthood).

See also: Breaking Bad: 5 Ways the Show Might End

The Coming-of-Age Movie Flow Chart
Katie Johnson

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