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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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Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita
The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more
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Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
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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Chuck Norris, Danica McKellar, Joe Piscopo
Sidekicks is a 1992 action film starring Jonathan Brandis and Chuck Norris.
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Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels
Fly Away Home is a 1996 family drama film directed by Carroll Ballard. The film stars Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels and Dana Delany. The film was released on September 13, 1996 by Columbia Pictures. ...more
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Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more
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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita
The Karate Kid, Part II is a 1986 American martial arts film. A sequel to 1984's The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita reprise their respective roles as young karate student Daniel ...more
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Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt
Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams. Based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, ...more
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Joshua Jackson, Keith Carradine, Gregory Smith
Andre is a 1994 family comedy feature film starring Tina Majorino about a child's encounter with a seal. The film is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Maximilian Schell, Ethan Embry
A Far Off Place is a 1993 adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works, A Far-Off Place and its prequel A Story Like the Wind, and stars Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack ...more
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Mel Gibson, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel
FairyTale: A True Story is a 1997 film from Icon Productions, loosely based on the story of the Cottingley Fairies.
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Joaquin Phoenix, Carole King, Peter Billingsley
Russkies is a 1987 American drama film starring Whip Hubley and Leaf Phoenix, directed by Rick Rosenthal with cinematography by Reed Smoot.
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Beau Bridges, Bindi Irwin, Kevin Otto
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove is a 2010 direct-to-video family film and the fourth and final installment in the Free Willy series. It stars Beau Bridges and Bindi Irwin. The film was ...more
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Fred Savage, Jason Priestley, John Carpenter
The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 film written and directed by Nick Castle. It was produced by Lorimar Productions for 20th Century Fox, and released theatrically on August 14, 1986. The film ...more
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Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard
Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. It stars Richard ...more
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Kevin Spacey, Brian Cox, David Ogden Stiers
Iron Will is a 1994 American adventure film directed by Charles Haid, it stars Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, George Gerdes, Brian Cox, Penelope Windust and August
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Christopher Lee, Sean Pertwee, James Cosmo
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby is a family-based Scottish film released in the US in 2005 and the UK in 2006, and directed by John Henderson. It is set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and tells the ...more
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John Turturro, Noah Emmerich, Kari Väänänen
Joulutarina is a 2007 Finnish film directed by Juha Wuolijoki. It is the story of how an orphan called Nikolas became Santa Claus. The Finnish premiere was on 16 November 2007. It was largely ...more
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Margot Kidder, Amanda Peterson, Jake Busey
Windrunner is a 1994 family fantasy film written by Mitch Davis and directed by William Clark and William Tannen.
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Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston
Martian Child is a 2007 American comedy-drama film about a writer who adopts a strange young boy who believes himself to be from Mars. Martian Child was released on November 2, 2007. The film ...more
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Stephen Fry, Rick Allen, Rob Brydon
MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman from a story they developed together, starring Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and ...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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Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn
Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, loosely based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight in the Irish courts to be reunited with his children. The film stars Sophie Vavasseur in the title ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Bonnie Bedelia, Hanna R. Hall
Homecoming is an American drama television film. On April 14, 1996, the TV film Homecoming was released and aired on the American cable channel, Lifetime. The screenplay was written by ...more
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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack
My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, ...more
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Jon Voight, Cheryl Ladd, Jack Warden
A Dog of Flanders is a 1999 drama film directed by Kevin Brodie.