Boyhood was the hot topic during awards season back in 2014, and has gone down as one of the most acclaimed movies in the 21st century. The reason it stands out is that supremely talented director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused) filmed the coming-of age movie in real time. In that, he cast lead actor Ellar Coltrane back in 2002 when he was just six-years-old, with production not finishing up until 2013. The film even began without a completed script, with Linklater only having each character's basic plot points and the ending, other than that, each script was written by Linklater for the next year's filming after rewatching the previous year's footage, incorporating the changes he saw in each actor.
Also starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, the latter of which earned an Oscar for her performance, Boyhood is the type of movie you will want to watch over and over again and will inevitably bring back memories of the simplicities, and sometimes difficulties, of your own childhood. Quite simply put, it's beautiful.