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1. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

2. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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87 Metascore

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Writers: James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

3. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

4. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family

5.0
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This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode.

Creator: Brenda Hampton | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell

5. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Writers: Anne Fine, Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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68 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten-year-old son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

7. Roseanne (1988–1997)

22 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

8. Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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41 Metascore

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Writers: Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse

9. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Harling | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

10. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Writer: Michael Arndt | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

11. RV (2006)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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33 Metascore

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

Writer: Geoff Rodkey | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque

12. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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68 Metascore

A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time.

Writers: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur | Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes

13. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

14. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Writers: Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson | Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

15. Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

16. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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75 Metascore

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.

Writers: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta | Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

17. Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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39 Metascore

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Writer: Geoff Rodkey | Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn

18. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.8
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43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

19. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

20. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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55 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

21. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Writers: Coline Serreau, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

22. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

7.4
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A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.

Writer: Robert Anderson | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons

23. Dan in Real Life (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Writers: Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges | Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

24. Mermaids (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Writers: Patty Dann, June Roberts | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling

25. Endless Love (1981)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Judith Rascoe | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

26. Terms of Endearment (1983)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry McMurtry, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

27. Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Writers: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere

28. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.6
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Writers: Seth Margolis, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

29. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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After he's laid off, a husband and wife switch roles with her returning to the work force and he becoming a stay at home dad, a role to which he doesn't have a clue.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

30. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Writers: Beverly D'Onofrio, Morgan Ward | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

31. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

32. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

7.8
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Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

33. thirtysomething (1987–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

34. A Goofy Movie (1995)

TV-G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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When Max makes an preposterous promise to his girlfriend, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Writers: Jymn Magon, Chris Matheson, Brian Pimental, Curtis Armstrong, John Doolittle | Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

35. The Banger Sisters (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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48 Metascore

Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative life-style.

Writer: Bob Dolman | Director: Bob Dolman | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen

36. 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken ... See full summary »

Writers: Coline Serreau, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, Charlie Peters | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

37. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

38. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »

Writers: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

39. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Writer: Amanda Silver | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

40. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their ... See full summary »

Writer: Ernest Thompson | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

41. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

42. The Shipping News (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Writers: Annie Proulx, Robert Nelson Jacobs | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

43. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A bitter ex-husband. A put upon momma's boy. Both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off?

Writer: Stu Silver | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

44. The Boys Are Back (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

Writers: Simon Carr, Allan Cubitt | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay

45. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.3
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45 Metascore

The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Writers: Jacquelyn Mitchard, Stephen Schiff | Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson

46. Nine Months (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

Writers: Patrick Braoudé, Chris Columbus | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack

47. Teen Mom (2009– )

Reality-TV

3.4
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A documentary series that follows four of 16 & Pregnant's first season stars, Farrah, Maci, Amber and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood.

Creator: Lauren Dolgen | Stars: Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood

48. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

49. The Turning Point (1977)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

Writer: Arthur Laurents | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skerritt

50. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister.

Writers: Amy Heckerling, Neal Israel | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas