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The Best R-Rated Family Drama Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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Mary S Spiegel added 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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Mary S Spiegel added 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix
The Yards is a 2000 American crime film directed by James Gray. It was written by Gray and Matt Reeves, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron and James Caan. The setting is ...more
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Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall
Skin is an American biographical drama film written and directed by Guy Nattiv. A notorious white supremacist decides to transform his life with the help of a black activist and the woman he ...more
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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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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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Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman
This film is a 2007 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was written by Kelly Masterson, and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney. The film unfolds ...more
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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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Denzel Washington, Charles S. Dutton, Sharmila Tagore
Mississippi Masala is a 1991 romantic drama film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, and Roshan Seth. Set ...more
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Connie Britton, Edward Burns, Maxine Bahns
The Brothers McMullen is a 1995 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Edward Burns. It deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from ...more
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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. In 1997 the ...more
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Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Lake Bell
Pride and Glory is a 2008 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 United ...more
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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