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

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Robert Redford and Sean Penn have both directed a R Family Drama film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more

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There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American epic drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. The film was inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel ...more

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Big Night Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by David Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn ...more

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Billy Elliot Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. Set in north-eastern England during the 1984-85 coal miners' strike, it stars Jamie Bell as ...more

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Monsoon Wedding Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mira Nair Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. Writer Sabrina ...more

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Five Easy Pieces Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, ...more

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Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu Ran is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-era warlord who decides to ...more

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Life as a House Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Mark Andrus focuses on a man who is anxious to repair his relationship with his ex-wife ...more

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Win Win Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey Win Win is a 2011 comedy-drama directed and written by Thomas McCarthy. The main characters are played by Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young and ...more

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The Joy Luck Club Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy, Vivian Wu The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese mothers. Directed by Wayne Wang, the film is based on the eponymous 1989 novel ...more

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Rachel Getting Married Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger. The film was released in the U.S. to select ...more

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Soul Food Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa L. Williams Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, and Robert Teitel, and released by Fox 2000 Pictures. Featuring an ensemble ...more

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Nowhere in Africa Matthias Habich, Juliane Köhler, Mechthild Grossmann Nowhere in Africa is a 2001 German film that was written and directed by Caroline Link. The screenplay is based on the 1995 autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig. It tells ...more

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Ulee's Gold Jessica Biel, Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson Ulee's Gold is a 1997 film written and directed by Victor Nuñez, and starring Peter Fonda in the title role. Co-stars include Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood, Jessica ...more

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Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

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Transamerica Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. The film tells the story of Bree, a transgender woman, who goes on a road trip with her ...more

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Liberty Heights Misha Collins, Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth Liberty Heights is a 1999 comedy-drama by writer-director Barry Levinson. The film is a semi-autobiographical account of his childhood growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s. It is the fourth of ...more

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The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in ...more

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Cries and Whispers Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson Cries and Whispers is a 1972 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann. The film is set at a mansion at the ...more

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This Boy's Life Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author Tobias Wolff. It is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, ...more

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Fanny and Alexander Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Erland Josephson Fanny and Alexander is a 1982 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The plot focuses on two siblings and their large family in Uppsala, Sweden in the 1900s. It was ...more

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Nil by Mouth Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Laila Morse Nil by Mouth is a 1997 British-French drama film portraying a family of characters living in South East London. It was Gary Oldman's debut as a writer and director; the film was produced by ...more

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Hilary and Jackie David Morrissey, Charles Dance, Emily Watson Hilary and Jackie is a 1998 British biographical film directed by Anand Tucker. The screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce is often claimed to have been based on the memoir A Genius in the Family by ...more

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Reign Over Me Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith In Reign Over Me, two former college roommates Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) run into each other years later and rekindle their friendship. Charlie, who recently ...more

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The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who ...more

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Around the Bend Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, Josh Lucas Around the Bend is a 2004 road movie written and directed by Jordan Roberts VI. The film is inspired by the relationship between Roberts and the absentee, criminally insane, substance-abusing ...more

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The Debut Eddie Garcia, Dante Basco, Dion Basco The Debut is an independent feature-length film directed and co-written by first-time Filipino American filmmaker Gene Cajayon. It is the first Filipino American film to be released theatrically ...more

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The Hotel New Hampshire Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Seth Green The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, ...more

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Little Voice Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent Little Voice is a 1998 British musical written and directed by Mark Herman and made in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The screenplay is based on Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise and Fall of Little

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In Country Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Emily Lloyd In Country is a 1989 American drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. The screenplay by Frank Pierson and Cynthia Cidre was based on the novel ...more

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Antonia's Line Jan Decleir, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Victor Löw Antonia's Line is a 1995 Dutch film written and directed by Marleen Gorris. The film, described as a "feminist fairy tale," tells the story of the independent Antonia who, after ...more

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You Can Count on Me Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Laura Linney You Can Count on Me is a 2000 American drama film starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin, and Matthew Broderick. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, it tells the story of Sammy, ...more

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Nowhere Boy Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, David Morrissey Nowhere Boy is a 2009 British biographical musical drama film about John Lennon's adolescence, his relationships with his guardian aunt and his mother, the creation of his first band, the ...more

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Julien Donkey-Boy Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Will Oldham Julien Donkey-Boy is a 1999 American drama film written and directed by Harmony Korine. The story concentrates on the schizophrenic Julien, played by Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, and his ...more

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Pride and Glory Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Lake Bell Pride and Glory is a 2008 crime drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor. It stars Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, and Noah Emmerich. The film was released on October 24, 2008, in the ...more

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Bastard out of Carolina Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern Bastard out of Carolina is a 1996 film made by Showtime Networks, directed by Anjelica Huston. It is based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith. Jena Malone ...more

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Mary S Spiegel added The Man in the Moon Reese Witherspoon, Sam Waterston, Jason London The Man in the Moon is a 1991 American coming of age drama film and was the final film of director, Robert Mulligan and is also Reese Witherspoon's debut role.

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Mary S Spiegel added That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler That Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and co-starring Tom Hanks. Set in the summer of 1964, the movie tells the story of the quick rise and fall ...more

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Burnt by the Sun Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Vladimir Ilyin Burnt by the Sun is a 1994 film by Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov and Azerbaijani screenwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov. The film depicts the story of a senior Red Army officer and his ...more

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Four Brothers Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more

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Festen Ulrich Thomsen, Klaus Bondam, Thomas Vinterberg Festen is a 1998 Danish film, produced by Nimbus Film and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. It was released under the title The Celebration in the United States. The film tells the story of a ...more

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Junebug Amy Adams, Jill Wagner, Benjamin McKenzie Junebug is a 2005 American comedy-drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It was released on August 3, 2005 and stars Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Benjamin McKenzie, and Scott Wilson. It was filmed ...more

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Twin Falls Idaho Sasha Alexander, Lesley Ann Warren, Garrett Morris Twin Falls Idaho is a 1999 independent film directed by Michael Polish, who co-wrote and co-stars in the film with his identical twin brother, Mark Polish.

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The Deep End Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas, Goran Višnjić The Deep End is a 2001 film written and directed by David Siegel and Scott McGehee. It stars Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker and Josh Lucas and was released by Fox Searchlight ...more

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One True Thing Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham One True Thing is a 1998 American drama film directed by Carl Franklin. It tells the story of a woman who is forced to put her life on hold in order to care for her mother who is dying of ...more

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The Winter Guest Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Sean Biggerstaff The Winter Guest was British actor Alan Rickman's debut as a director, and stars Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson.

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City by the Sea Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku City by the Sea is a 2002 film starring Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, Frances McDormand and William Forsythe. It deals with the family problems of a wayward youth and is set ...more

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Margot at the Wedding Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.

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Skins Graham Greene, Winona LaDuke, Tina Keeper Skins is a 2002 feature film by Chris Eyre and based upon the novel of the same name by Adrian C. Louis. The film is set on the fictional Beaver Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota near the ...more

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Wah-Wah Julie Walters, Gabriel Byrne, Nicholas Hoult Wah-Wah is a 2005 drama film, written and directed by British actor Richard E. Grant and loosely based on his childhood in Swaziland. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, ...more