13 Black Coming-of-Age Films You'll Watch Again and Again

Feel good music, relatable storylines and unforgettable quotes are the makings of a classic. Chances are the indie comedy Dope will become an instant coming-of-age classic, as well as Seventh Grade, ESSENCE's pick for the Black Women In Hollywood Short Film Contest. However, we can't forget the originals. From "Cooley High" to "Crooklyn" and "ATL." Here are the coming-of-age movies we'll never stop watching.

Dominique Hobdy Jun, 12, 2015