vote on everything
Watchworthy
28 voters

The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 233 votes 28 voters 2.0k views27 items

List RulesAdd your favorite movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

List of PG-13 melodramatic movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 melodramatic movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Melodrama movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 melodramatic 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 Melodrama 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 Melodrama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Melodrama film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Rocky V and Beaches are only the beginning of the movies on this list.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 melodramatic movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 melodramatic movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new melodramatic movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great melodramatic movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

Share this list with your friends to get more great movies to the top ranks. {#nodes}

list.itemsDescription

...more
  • 1
    Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    24
    2

    Rocky V

    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    More Rocky V 

    #81 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#119 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • 2
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family R is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    25
    4

    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

    More Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion 

    #82 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#100 of 134 The Best Directorial Debuts of Famous Actors

  • 3
    Beaches is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    24
    4

    Beaches

    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik

    Released1988

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    More Beaches 

    #226 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#200 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

  • 4
    I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    18
    4

    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

    Released2001

    Directed byJessie Nelson

    More I Am Sam 

    #45 of 70 The Most Pretentious Movies Ever Made#118 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

  • 5
    Far from Heaven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    12
    4

    Far from Heaven

    Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid

    Released2002

    Directed byTodd Haynes

    More Far from Heaven 

    #1586 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#37 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

  • 6
    A Simple Twist of Fate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    10
    2

    A Simple Twist of Fate

    Steve Martin, Anne Heche

    Released1994

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    More A Simple Twist of Fate 

    #14 of 51 The Best Movies About Adoption#118 of 179 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time

  • 7
    White Oleander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    8
    4

    White Oleander

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Kosminsky

    More White Oleander 

    #22 of 34 The Best Mother-Daughter Movies Ever Made#66 of 157 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • 8
    Kolya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    10
    6

    Kolya

    Silvia Šuvadová, Rafael Kubelík

    Released1996

    Directed byJan Svěrák

  • 9
    Ladder 49 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    8
    4

    Ladder 49

    John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Russell

    More Ladder 49 

    #91 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#160 of 404 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

  • 10
    The Pilot's Wife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    4
    0

    The Pilot's Wife

    Alison Pill, Christine Lahti

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

    amazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Due East is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    0
    0

    Due East

    Cybill Shepherd, Kate Capshaw

    Released2002

    Directed byHelen Shaver

    amazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    An Unfinished Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    0

    An Unfinished Life

    Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    More An Unfinished Life 

    #64 of 91 The Best Southern Movies#39 of 55 The Best Morgan Freeman Movies

  • 13
    Aspen Extreme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    0

    Aspen Extreme

    David Boreanaz, Teri Polo

    Released1993

    Directed byPatrick Hasburgh

    More Aspen Extreme 

    #53 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases#3 of 15 The Best Ski Movies

  • 14
    Brokedown Palace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    8
    6

    Brokedown Palace

    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes

    Released1999

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    More Brokedown Palace 

    #54 of 204 The Best Drug Movies of All Time#118 of 120 Movies That Need Sequels

  • 15
    Dominick and Eugene is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    0
    0

    Dominick and Eugene

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Ray Liotta

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert M. Young

  • 16
    Fire with Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    0
    0

    Fire with Fire

    Virginia Madsen, Jean Smart

    Released1986

    Directed byDuncan Gibbins

  • 17
    Ginger and Fred is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    0

    Ginger and Fred

    Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina

    Released1986

    Directed byFederico Fellini

    amazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Just Between Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    0

    Just Between Friends

    Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson

    Released1986

    Directed byAllan Burns

  • 19
    Memoirs of a Geisha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    4
    0

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Marshall

    More Memoirs of a Geisha 

    #172 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#265 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • 20
    My Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    0

    My Life

    Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah

    Released1993

    Directed byBruce Joel Rubin

  • 21
    The Mirror Has Two Faces is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    2
    2

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    More 

    #647 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#271 of 375 The Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time

  • 22
    The Next Best Thing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    4
    2

    The Next Best Thing

    Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    More The Next Best Thing 

    #187 of 207 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies#10 of 24 The Best Madonna Movies

  • 23
    The Omega Code is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    4
    2

    The Omega Code

    Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Marcarelli

    More The Omega Code 

    #85 of 90 The Best Movies with Christian Themes#25 of 29 The Best Christian Movies About the Rapture

  • 24
    The Spitfire Grill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    4
    0

    The Spitfire Grill

    Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1996

    Directed byLee David Zlotoff

    amazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    The Wool Cap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Melodrama Movies
    0
    2

    The Wool Cap

    William H. Macy, Don Rickles

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Schachter

    amazon_watch buy button
FilmsFilmEntertainmentDramatop 25