Two recently-released and critically-acclaimed movies are about the lives of three boys growing up together. One, Minding the Gap, is a Hulu documentary that follows three young men as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Their bonds (and their skateboards) help them to manage volatile family situations, but these bonds are threatened as they move closer and closer to the harsh realities of young adulthood.
The other, We the Animals, follows three brothers through their youth as they deal with their parents’ tumultuous relationship. At its core, the film is about masculinity, growing up in a chaotic family, and how children develop a sense of who they are and what they stand for. Take your teenage sons to see both if you think they are mature enough (both movies are rated R).