The Best Family Drama Movies Films

The Best Family Drama Movies

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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.

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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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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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  4. 4
    + 58
    - 25
    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    - 19

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    + 46
    - 26
    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    - 14
    Charlotte's Web

    Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

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    - 6
    Lassie Come Home

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester

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    - 15
    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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  10. 10
    + 23
    - 10
    Miracle on 34th Street

    Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott

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    - 6
    The Little Princess

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise

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    + 15
    - 4

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    Swiss Family Robinson Annick Obonsawin, Don Francks, Janet-Laine Green

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    - 13
    Bridge to Terabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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  14. 14
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    - 15
    The Secret Garden

    Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly

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  15. 15
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    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

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  16. 16
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    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Mr. Holland's Opus

    Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard

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    - 7
    A Christmas Carol

    Patrick Stewart, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant

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    The Black Stallion

    Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

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    - 9
    Lassie

    Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth

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    Pleasantville

    Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    - 2
    Mary Poppins

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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  24. 24
    + 14
    - 7
    Pollyanna

    Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Hayley Mills

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    - 8
    Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

    Michael Madsen, Joan Lunden, M. Emmet Walsh

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    - 9
    White Fang

    Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Bill Moseley

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    - 11
    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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    - 13
    Stepmom

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Billy Elliot

    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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    - 6
    Fly Away Home

    Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels

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    Gnomeo & Juliet

    Ozzy Osbourne, Emily Blunt, Hulk Hogan

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    Little Women

    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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    - 16
    Rebel Without a Cause

    Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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    - 10
    Meet Me in St. Louis

    Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

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    + 19
    - 14
    The Karate Kid, Part II

    Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita

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    Secondhand Lions

    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

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    - 14
    National Velvet

    Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury

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    Frequency

    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

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    Angels in the Outfield

    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

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    - 9
    A Little Princess

    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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    - 8
    East of Eden

    James Dean, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey

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    The Yearling

    Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Forrest Tucker

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    Whale Rider

    Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner

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    The Karate Kid, Part III

    Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

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    Big

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    - 15
    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

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    - 11
    Follow Me, Boys!

    Kurt Russell, Lillian Gish, Vera Miles

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    - 8
    Scrooge

    Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More

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