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The Best PG Family Drama Movies 

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

Examples of movies on this list include The Karate Kid and Terms of Endearment.

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

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What kind of directors have worked on PG Family Drama movies in the past? Robert Redford and Jodie Foster both have, as have other great directors.

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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage, Samantha Morton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

Lassie is a 2005 British-American-French-Irish adventure comedy-drama family film based on Eric Knight's 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home about the profound bond between Joe Carraclough and his rough ...more

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Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth

Released: 1994

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional collie Lassie.

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 1993

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott

Released: 1994

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield. It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, ...more

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Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Kingsley

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jay Russell

Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 fantasy family romantic drama film based on the children's book of the same title by Natalie Babbitt published in 1975. The Walt Disney Pictures release was directed ...more

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Where the Red Fern Grows Kris Kristofferson, Dave Matthews, Ned Beatty

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sam Pillsbury, Lyman Dayton

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
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George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner

Released: 1984

Directed by: Clive Donner

A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 holiday novella of the same name. The film is directed by Clive Donner who had been an editor of the 1951 ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gábor Csupó

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more

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Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Released: 1992

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Newsies is a 1992 American musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega in his film directing debut. It is loosely based on the New York City ...more

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Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tim McCanlies

Secondhand Lions, a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies, tells the story of an introverted young boy who is sent to live with his eccentric great-uncles on a ...more

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Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Chip Rosenbloom

Shiloh is a family drama film produced and directed by Dale Rosenbloom in 1996. It was shown at the Heartland Film Festival in 1996, but its general release came on April 27, 1997. The original ...more

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Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels

Released: 2005

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, written by Joan Singleton, produced by Trevor Albert and directed by ...more

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Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National ...more

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Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Bill Moseley

Released: 1991

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Hughes

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Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

Released: 1979

Directed by: Robert Benton

Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American drama film adapted by Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman, and directed by Benton. The film tells the story of a married couple's divorce and its ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper

Released: 1999

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Maria Bello, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Mayer

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

Released: 1983

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra ...more

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Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Rebecca De Mornay

Released: 2004

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Raise Your Voice is a 2004 American teen musical drama film directed by Sean McNamara. Canadian rock band Three Days Grace appeared in this movie as special guests, performing the songs ...more

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Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 1989

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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Shirley Temple, Claire Trevor, James Dunn

Released: 1934

Directed by: Harry Lachman

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