The Best Family Dramas of the 1990s

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American Beauty 1999, 122 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Ice Storm 1997, 112 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Kevin KlineJoan AllenSigourney Weaver

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Secrets & Lies 1996, 142 min.

Mike Leigh     Starring: Timothy SpallPhyllis LoganBrenda Blethyn

Drama    Family Drama    Reunion Films

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October Sky 1999, 108 min.

Joe Johnston     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalChris CooperChris Owen

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Legends of the Fall 1994, 133 min.

Edward Zwick     Starring: Brad PittAnthony HopkinsAidan Quinn

Costume Romance    Drama    Epic

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Nobody's Fool 1994, 110 min.

Robert Benton     Starring: Paul NewmanBruce WillisMelanie Griffith

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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To Live 1994, 125 min.

Yimou Zhang     Starring: Ge YouNiu BenGuo Tao

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Affliction 1997, 114 min.

Paul Schrader     Starring: Nick NolteJames CoburnSissy Spacek

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Joy Luck Club 1993, 139 min.

Wayne Wang     Starring: France NuyenLauren TomTamlyn Tomita

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Avalon 1990, 126 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Armin Mueller-StahlEve GordonElizabeth Perkins

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Radio Flyer 1992, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Elijah WoodJoseph MazzelloJohn Heard

Drama    Childhood Drama    Family Drama

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