The The Best Family Drama Movies Films
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The The Best Family Drama Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Family drama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best family drama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To find your favorite family movies that are streaming, check out the Best Kids & Family Movies on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant. This family drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more.

This list of family drama films also contains family drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This family drama films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best family drama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films.  This family drama movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by clicking thumbs up on them.

List of family drama films includes family drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list on your social media to get your friends to vote too. Then we'll have all the votes in the world.

These are the top films in the family drama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the family drama genre in it, be it the motifs of the family drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What belongs closer to the top of this list, Little Man Tate or The Namesake? If we missed any family drama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous family drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about family drama movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the family drama movies. List includes photos and family drama movie trailers next to the names of the movies. If you're looking for other thinly-sliced movie lists, be sure to take a look at the Best Historical Drama Movies, Best R-Rated Drama Movies, and the Best PG-13 Drama Movies

List movies include Night Crossing, Oriana, and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these family drama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good family drama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest family drama movies, here is the full family drama movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Johnny Depp and Orson Welles are among the directors who have worked on Family Drama movies in the past.

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    June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

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    Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr.

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    Kenneth More, Gordon Jackson, Anton Rodgers

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    Ralph Macchio, Clarence Gilyard, B. D. Wong

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