family movies The Best Movies About Parenting

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List Rules Films about parents and the ups and downs of parenting. Vote up the best movies about parenting.

Becoming a parent is both the scariest and most rewarding event of a person's life. All of one's hopes, dreams, and greatest fears are summed up in the life of their child. Parents want the best for them, and overcome all obstacles to make sure they succeed in life. Some of the most heartwarming stories of all time are centered on the bond between a parent and child, and the struggles of parenting. What are the best movies about parenting? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list tell stories of parenting in one way or another. Many are based on true events about parents beating incredible odds to protect their children. Some are completely fictional accounts and give viewers an inspirational message. Others take a comedic approach to the complications of raising a child. 
 
This list features the best movies about parenting including, Big Daddy, Marley and Me, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Kids Are All Right, Kramer vs. Kramer, Little Fockers, and Three Men and a Baby. Vote up the best parenting movies below or add one that isn't already on the list.

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Parenthood Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin Bryce Dallas Howard

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan Sally Field

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Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton Martin Short

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Elsa Lanchester

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Mr. Mom Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd Teri Garr

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Cheaper by the Dozen Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher Steve Martin

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Look Who's Talking John Travolta, Bruce Willis Joan Rivers

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Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson Steve Guttenberg

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The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton Jaden Smith

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson Paul Reubens

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Stepmom Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon Ed Harris

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston Toni Collette

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Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters Greta Garbo

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Parenting
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig David Tennant

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Big Daddy Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart Steve Buscemi

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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman JoBeth Williams

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman Holly Hunter

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Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Parenting
Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor Marion Cotillard

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Baby Boom Diane Keaton, James Spader Harold Ramis

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Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan Rosie O'Donnell

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Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert Elle Fanning

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The Family Man Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni Don Cheadle

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About a Boy Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant Toni Collette

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Happy Feet Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman Robin Williams

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Life as We Know It Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl Steve Nash - Great movie

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Curly Sue Steve Carell, Jim Belushi Kelly Lynch

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Raising Helen Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere Kate Hudson

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Riding in Cars with Boys Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal Brittany Murphy

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The Little Princess Mary Pickford, ZaSu Pitts Theodore Roberts

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August Rush Robin Williams, Keri Russell Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Little Fockers Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro Barbra Streisand

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Jennifer Garner, Common David Morse

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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Parenting
We're the Millers Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts Molly Quinn

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Les Misérables John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu Virginie Ledoyen

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A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Robert Redford

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Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning Ian McShane

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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Parenting
Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards John Ritter

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Look Who's Talking Now John Travolta, Kirstie Alley Charles Barkley

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett Elle Fanning

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Losing Isaiah Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson Jessica Lange

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Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker Scott Eastwood

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The Secret of NIMH Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton Derek Jacobi

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The Kids Are All Right Julianne Moore, Annette Bening Mark Ruffalo

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Not Without My Daughter Sally Field, Alfred Molina Roshan Seth

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We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Parenting
We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly Ezra Miller

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Bye Bye Love Eliza Dushku, Jack Black Janeane Garofalo

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray Willem Dafoe

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The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez Jordana Brewster

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I'll Do Anything Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell Nick Nolte