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The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.6k votes 72 voters 8.1k views

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List of PG-13 family drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 family drama movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Family Drama movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 family drama movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Family Drama movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Family Drama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Family Drama film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List features movies like Big Fish and The Blind Side.

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  • 1
    Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Stepmom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Stepmom

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon

    Released1998

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Elizabethtown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Elizabethtown

    Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2005

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    How to Deal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    How to Deal

    Mandy Moore, Allison Janney

    Released2003

    Directed byClare Kilner

    How to Deal is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Mandy Moore,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Other Sister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    The Other Sister

    Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1999

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Matchstick Men

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

    Released2003

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric... more on Wikipedia

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    This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    This Christmas

    Chris Brown, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

    This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Whale Rider is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Whale Rider

    Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes

    Released2002

    Directed byNiki Caro

    Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Pleasantville

    Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker

    Released1998

    Directed byGary Ross

    Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Tortilla Soup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Tortilla Soup

    Raquel Welch, Constance Marie

    Released2001

    Directed byMaria Ripoll

    Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia

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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family R is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler... more on Wikipedia

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Cure is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    The Cure

    Annabella Sciorra, Brad Renfro

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Horton

    The Cure is a 1995 comedy-drama film starring Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello about two boys... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd

    Released2002

    Directed byCallie Khouri

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    American Flyers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    American Flyers

    Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Badham

    American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Everything Is Illuminated is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Everything Is Illuminated

    Elijah Wood, Eugene Hütz

    Released2005

    Directed byLiev Schreiber

    Everything Is Illuminated is a 2005 biographical drama film, written and directed by Liev... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Frequency is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Frequency

    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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  • 19
    Madea Goes to Jail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Madea Goes to Jail

    Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2009

    Directed byTyler Perry

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    Ladder 49 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Ladder 49

    John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Russell

    Ladder 49 is a 2004 American drama film, directed by Jay Russell, about the heroics of... more on Wikipedia

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    In Her Shoes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    In Her Shoes

    Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine

    Released2005

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    In Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    Jack the Bear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Jack the Bear

    Reese Witherspoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Released1993

    Directed byMarshall Herskovitz

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    Real Women Have Curves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Real Women Have Curves

    America Ferrera, George Lopez

    Released2002

    Directed byPatricia Cardoso

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    A Simple Twist of Fate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    A Simple Twist of Fate

    Steve Martin, Anne Heche

    Released1994

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    A Simple Twist of Fate is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Teen Boxer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies
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    Teen Boxer

    Chyler Leigh, Daphnée Duplaix

    Released2009

    Directed byRichard Gabai

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