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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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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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Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage, Samantha Morton 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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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright 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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Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth 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 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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Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott 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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Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography 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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George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner 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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Where the Red Fern Grows Kris Kristofferson, Dave Matthews, Ned Beatty 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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Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Kingsley 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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Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels 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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Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson 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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Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb 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 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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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd 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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Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine 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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Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer 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 White Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. Based on Jack London's novel White Fang, it tells the ...more

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Maria Bello, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer Flicka is a 2006 film loosely based on the 1941 children's novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. The film is directed by Michael Mayer. The novel has previously been made into a film in 1943, ...more

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Shirley Temple, Claire Trevor, James Dunn Baby Take a Bow is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by Harry Lachman. The screenplay by Philip Klein and Edward E. Paramore Jr. is based on the play Square Crooks by James P. Judge. ...more

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Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch Curly Sue is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film and starred Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch and Alisan Porter as the titular character. It was the final film directed by John Hughes and the ...more

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Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams 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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Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Rebecca De Mornay 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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Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's ...more

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Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film about a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow 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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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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Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG Family Drama Movies
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Little Heroes Craig Clyde, K. C. Clyde, Katherine Willis Little Heroes is a 1992 family TV movie directed by Craig Clyde. A girl's heroic spirit and her faithful dog's phenomenal courage join to perform an impossible rescue! Snubbed by her small-town ...more

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Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...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