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The Best PG Drama Movies

Updated August 28, 2020 3.2k votes 78 voters 6.6k views

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

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  • 1
    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Moonstruck

    Nicolas Cage, Cher

    Released1987

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice... more on Wikipedia

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    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1979

    Directed byRobert Wise

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount... more on Wikipedia

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    Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Laurence Olivier, Michael York

    Released1968

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian romance film based on the tragic play of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden

    Released1957

    Directed byDavid Lean

    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Strangers on a Train

    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger

    Released1951

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 10
    The Natural is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Paper Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Paper Moon

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    A Streetcar Named Desire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh

    Released1951

    Directed byElia Kazan

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American drama film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole

    Released1962

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Redford

    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Strictly Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Strictly Ballroom

    Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides

    Released1992

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz... more on Wikipedia

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    East of Eden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    East of Eden

    James Dean, Burl Ives

    Released1955

    Directed byElia Kazan

    East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Cabaret

    Liza Minnelli, Michael York

    Released1972

    Directed byBob Fosse

    Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York... more on Wikipedia

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    The Purple Rose of Cairo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The Purple Rose of Cairo

    Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow

    Released1985

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The NeverEnding Story

    Gerald McRaney, Limahl

    Released1984

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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  • 22
    The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 23
    The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Weir

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  • 24
    Hugo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin... more on Wikipedia

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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Drama Movies
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    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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