Favorite Children/Teen/Family Movies

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1.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
2.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in elementary, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. (94 mins.)
 
3.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year. (111 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
4.
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
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An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach. (103 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Allen
 
5.
Enchanted (2007)
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A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
 
6.
Pollyanna (1960)
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
7.
Mean Girls (2004)
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
8.
Aquamarine (2006)
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Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool. (104 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Allen
 
9.
What a Girl Wants (2003)
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An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. (105 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
 
10.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
11.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
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A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention. (89 mins.)
Director: Sara Sugarman
 
12.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
 
13.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
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In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that. (90 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
14.
Up (2009)
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Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
 
15.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
16.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
 
17.
Home Alone (1990)
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An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
18.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
 
19.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
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A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law. (85 mins.)
 
20.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
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The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
21.
Teen Witch (1989)
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High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what? (90 mins.)
Director: Dorian Walker
 
22.
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains. (94 mins.)
Director: Melanie Mayron
 
23.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
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Five kids are left home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation to Australia, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen, to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
24.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
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A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
25.
Just My Luck (2006)
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Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
26.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
27.
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
28.
Surf's Up (2007)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. (85 mins.)
 
29.
Ice Princess (2005)
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With the help of her coach, her mum, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
30.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team (soccer in America). (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
31.
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
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A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
32.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
 
33.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
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Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. (119 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
 
34.
Chasing Liberty (2004)
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Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter... (101 mins.)
Director: Andy Cadiff
 
35.
Ella Enchanted (2004)
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Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling. (96 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
36.
Raise Your Voice (2004)
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A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school. (103 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
37.
Dolphin Tale (2011)
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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. (113 mins.)
 
38.
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
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The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall. (89 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
39.
Home Alone (1990)
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An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
40.
The Monster Squad (1987)
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
41.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo