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Film The Best PG-13 Family Drama Movies  

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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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Did you know that Ridley Scott and Diane Keaton have both directed PG-13 Family Drama movies?

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Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael ...more

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Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy ...more

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Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit and written and co-produced by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Jim ...more

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Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. Sarandon won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and ...more

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Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, Charlotte Sullivan How to Deal is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Mandy Moore, Allison Janney and Trent Ford. It is based on two novels by Sarah Dessen which were That Summer and ...more

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Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an ...more

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Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery, Juliette Lewis The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, Diane Keaton, and Tom Skerritt. It was filmed in Long Beach, ...more

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Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric Garcia's 2002 novel of the same name, the film stars Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman.

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Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a ...more

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Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will ...more

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Raquel Welch, Constance Marie, Héctor Elizondo Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez and Vera Blasi is based on the film Eat Drink Man Woman, ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, and ...more

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Tyler Perry, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson Madea's Family Reunion is a 2002 video of the stage play with the same name directed by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross.

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Annabella Sciorra, Brad Renfro, Diana Scarwid The Cure is a 1995 comedy-drama film starring Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello about two boys searching for the cure of AIDS, from which one of them is suffering. It was produced by Eric Eisner ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an ensemble cast headed by Sandra Bullock, directed and written by Callie Khouri. It is based on Rebecca ...more

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Elijah Wood, Eugene Hütz, Jonathan Safran Foer Everything Is Illuminated is a 2005 biographical drama film, written and directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hütz. It was adapted from the novel of the same name ...more

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Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul and Janice Rule about bicycle racing. It was directed by John Badham and written by ...more

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Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea ...more

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John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley Ladder 49 is a 2004 American drama film, directed by Jay Russell, about the heroics of fictional Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, who is trapped inside a warehouse fire, and his recollection ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Danny DeVito Jack the Bear is a 1993 American drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz, written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Dan McCall, and starring Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Toni Collette In Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner. It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars ...more

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Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney A Simple Twist of Fate is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The screenplay by Steve Martin is loosely based on the 1861 novel Silas Marner by George Eliot. Martin stars, ...more

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America Ferrera, George Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros Real Women Have Curves is a 2002 American movie starring America Ferrera. Directed by Patricia Cardoso and produced by George LaVoo from a screenplay by LaVoo and Josefina Lopez, it debuted at ...more

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Brian Glover, Bill Dean, Colin Welland Kes is a 1969 drama film directed by Ken Loach and produced by Tony Garnett. The film is based on the 1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave, written by the Barnsley-born author Barry Hines. The film ...more

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James Nesbitt, Leslie Phillips, Alun Armstrong Millions is a 2004 British comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, and James Nesbitt. The screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce adapted his novel while the ...more

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Stephanie Morgenstern, Yannick Bisson, Winston Rekert Toby McTeague is a 1986 film about a teenager who does not care much about school. In fact, he has his eyes on the title of a prestigious dogsled race. The film is assumed to be public domain as ...more

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Chyler Leigh, Daphnée Duplaix, Steven Bauer

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Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl, Buster Larsen Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama film co-written and directed by Bille August that tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a ...more

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Finding Home Misha Collins, Louise Fletcher, Geneviève Bujold Finding Home is a 2003 drama film directed by Lawrence D. Foldes.

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Penelope Ann Miller, Jane Alexander, David Alan Basche An explosion of drums. Men in crisp tailored suits march down the aisle. Women throw their hands up and shout. Men with top hats and canes parade the streets. A brass band joins in. Everyone is ...more

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Cybill Shepherd, Kate Capshaw, Robert Forster

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Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Juliette Lewis The Evening Star is a 1996 sequel to Academy Award for Best Picture-winning Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine, who reprises the role of Aurora Greenway she won an Oscar for playing ...more

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Alison Pill, Christine Lahti, Kirsty Mitchell

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Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson Immediate Family is a 1989 drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It stars Glenn Close and James Woods as a married childless couple who want a baby. They decide to adopt from a pregnant ...more

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Rodrigo Santoro, Wagner Moura, José Dumont Behind the Sun is a 2001 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles, produced by Arthur Cohn, and starring Rodrigo Santoro. Its original Portuguese title means Shattered April, and it is based on ...more

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Olga Kurylenko, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro There Be Dragons is a 2011 English-language historical epic film written and directed by Roland Joffé. It is a drama set during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s and features themes such ...more

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Colin Firth, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio My Life So Far is a 1999 film about a year in the life of a ten-year old Scottish boy. It was directed by Hugh Hudson, with screenplay by Simon Donald. The film is set in 1927 and is based on ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman Moonlight Mile is a 2002 American romantic drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling. This film was loosely inspired by writer/director Brad Silberling's own experience. He was dating ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek, Claire Malis 'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, is based on Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. It ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Ray Liotta, David Strathairn Dominick and Eugene is a 1988 American drama film directed by Robert M. Young about twin brothers, Dominick and Eugene. Dominick has an intellectual disability due to an accident in his youth. ...more

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Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a 2007 British drama film directed by Anand Tucker. The screenplay by David Nicholls is based on the 1993 memoir of the same title by Blake Morrison.

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Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Calista Flockhart Telling Lies in America is a 1997 drama film directed by Guy Ferland and written by Joe Eszterhas.

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The Seagull Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll The Seagull is a 2018 American drama film directed by Michael Mayer, based on the novel by Anton Chekhov. During one summer visit to her brother and her son (Billy Howle), an aging actress ...more

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Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. The screenplay focuses on two families, one wealthy and the other working class, whose lives ...more

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Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Anywhere but Here is a 1999 American dramatic film, based on the novel of the same name by Mona Simpson. The screenplay was written by Alvin Sargent, and the film was directed by Wayne Wang. It ...more

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Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu The Namesake is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City. It was directed by Mira Nair and is ...more

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Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Bernadette Peters It Runs in the Family is a 2003 comedy-drama movie directed by Fred Schepisi and starring three generations of the Douglas family: Kirk Douglas, his son Michael Douglas, and Michael's son ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani Sarafina! is a 1992 South African film starring Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani and Tertius Meintjies.

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Sanaa Lathan, Paul Winfield, Mary Alice Catfish in Black Bean Sauce is a 1999 comedy-drama film about a Vietnamese brother and sister raised by an African American couple. The film stars Chi Muoi Lo, Paul Winfield, Sanaa Lathan, and ...more