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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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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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#36 of 81 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids #34 of 99 The Greatest Dog Movies Of All Time #43 of 167 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time

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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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#14 of 81 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids #31 of 179 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made #40 of 45 The Best Movies for Toddlers

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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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#192 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #479 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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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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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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#20 of 110 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time #44 of 69 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock #58 of 77 The Best Movies About Business

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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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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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#256 of 261 The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids #45 of 241 The Most Inspirational Movies Ever #28 of 110 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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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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#196 of 312 The Best Movies for Kids #7 of 53 What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time? #21 of 81 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids

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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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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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#85 of 719 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #468 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #181 of 261 The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids

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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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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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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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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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#77 of 139 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies #63 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #28 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

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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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#32 of 81 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids #72 of 179 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made #4 of 27 The Best Country Movies

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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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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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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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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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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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#54 of 250 The Best Teen Romance Movies #224 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #77 of 94 The Best Movies for Young Girls

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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