‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Could Top All These Coming-of-Age Tales

Netflix has finally released the official Stranger Things season three trailer and the series continues to give off strong Stand By Me vibes. Everyone is eager to find out what the big bads have in store for our favorite Hawkins residents, but season three is as much about growing up as it is about fighting monsters. With the main characters getting older, expect to see them experience some growing pains when the season launches on July 4.

The coming-of-age series flashing with its signature ’80s aesthetic might be told through a sci-fi horror lens, but the real storylines lie with its characters, especially the young leads. To celebrate the new footage from the highly-anticipated season, we put together some of the best unique and current coming-of-age shows.

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