Best Family Movies (2000-2017)

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1. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 126,132 | Gross: $132.42M

2. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 58,687 | Gross: $81.61M

3. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 153,832 | Gross: $1.22M

4. A Dog's Purpose (2017)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar

Votes: 61,060 | Gross: $64.51M

5. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 250,264 | Gross: $364.00M

6. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 237,575

7. The Young Black Stallion (2003)

G | 50 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

51 Metascore

A young girl befriends a wild black stallion.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Biana Tamimi, Richard Romanus, Patrick Elyas, Gérard Rudolf

Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $6.75M

8. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 25,427 | Gross: $59.71M

9. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 209,255 | Gross: $77.59M

10. Secret Superstar (2017)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Music

A talented teenage singer-songwriter living amid domestic abuse becomes a YouTube sensation after a video in which she hides her identity goes viral.

Director: Advait Chandan | Stars: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Aamir Khan

Votes: 18,536

11. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 582,311 | Gross: $258.37M

12. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 736,802 | Gross: $303.00M

13. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 455,546 | Gross: $255.12M

14. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 36,674 | Gross: $40.41M

15. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 194,230 | Gross: $51.68M

16. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,083,655 | Gross: $760.51M

17. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 22,575 | Gross: $1.74M

18. Beauty and the Beast (I) (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 255,881 | Gross: $504.01M

19. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Votes: 293,708 | Gross: $404.52M

20. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 73,352 | Gross: $55.48M

21. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 51,670 | Gross: $76.23M

22. Leap! (2016)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Directors: Eric Summer, Éric Warin, Mimi Maynard, Paulette Victor-Lifton | Stars: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler

Votes: 18,246 | Gross: $24.70M

23. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

57 Metascore

When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Votes: 148,329 | Gross: $87.24M

24. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 387,721 | Gross: $234.04M

25. Nine Lives (I) (2016)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

11 Metascore

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 19,811 | Gross: $19.64M

26. Heidi (2015)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Anuk Steffen, Anna Schinz, Lilian Naef, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 4,189

27. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

Votes: 96,412 | Gross: $123.09M

28. Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family

September, 1945. Sebastian impatiently waits for the return of his friend Angelina, whom he has not seen for two years. When the plane carrying the young woman to her small village in the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Thierry Neuvic, Margaux Chatelier

Votes: 1,043

29. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 113,364 | Gross: $37.92M

30. Cinderella (I) (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 151,463 | Gross: $201.15M

31. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 57,870 | Gross: $35.09M

32. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 328,796 | Gross: $241.41M

33. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 99,447 | Gross: $113.75M

34. Belle & Sebastian (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 4,052

35. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy

Votes: 127,568 | Gross: $65.19M

36. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 195,430 | Gross: $234.91M

37. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 183,283 | Gross: $187.17M

38. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush

Votes: 43,835 | Gross: $51.85M

39. Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Dany Boon, Edouard Baer, Guillaume Gallienne

Votes: 12,760

40. HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

When reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) arrives in Palombia to hunt for a scoop, he never suspects that he is about to make an incredible discovery... With his resourceful local guide ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Alain Chabat, Fred Testot, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 3,396

41. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 88,061 | Gross: $103.86M

42. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 130,440 | Gross: $75.62M

43. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 294,064 | Gross: $73.86M

44. Tom Sawyer (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Family

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Leon Seidel, Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 721

45. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 289,414 | Gross: $85.47M

46. Dolphin Tale (2011)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

6.9