The Best Family Dramas of the 1990s

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American Beauty

1999    Sam Mendes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Ice Storm

1997    Ang Lee    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Secrets & Lies

1996    Mike Leigh    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Reunion Films

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The Celebration

1998    Thomas Vinterberg    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Dogme 95    Drama

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Big Night

1996    Campbell Scott    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Family Drama    Ensemble Film

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A River Runs Through It

1992    Robert Redford    Rated PG

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Once Were Warriors

1994    Lee Tamahori    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Marriage Drama

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This Boy's Life

1993    Michael Caton-Jones    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Coming-of-Age

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The Godfather Part III

1990    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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October Sky

1999    Joe Johnston    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Legends of the Fall

1994    Edward Zwick    Rated R

Costume Romance    Drama    Epic

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Nobody's Fool

1994    Robert Benton    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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To Live

1994    Yimou Zhang    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Little Women

1994    Gillian Armstrong    Rated PG

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Affliction

1997    Paul Schrader    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Joy Luck Club

1993    Wayne Wang    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Avalon

1990    Barry Levinson    Rated PG

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Little Man Tate

1991    Jodie Foster    Rated PG

Childhood Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Radio Flyer

1992    Richard Donner    Rated PG13

Drama    Childhood Drama    Family Drama

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Little Voice

1998    Mark Herman    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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