Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her Top Ten Family Movies for content, artistry for 2017by dhoward-9 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Top Family Movies in theaters 2017
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2. Wonder (I) (2017)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 98,294 | Gross: $132.42M
3. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Votes: 171,472 | Gross: $174.34M
4. The Stray (2017)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Family
A young father takes his nine-year-old son, the family dog, and two of his son's friends backpacking in the mountains of Colorado only for all five of them to be struck by lightning..
Votes: 727 | Gross: $1.58M
5. Ferdinand (2017)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Votes: 35,534 | Gross: $84.41M
7. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Votes: 6,928 | Gross: $5.68M
8. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.
Votes: 17,281 | Gross: $1.74M
9. Despicable Me 3 (2017)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Votes: 83,747 | Gross: $264.62M
10. Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical (2017)
PG | 149 min | Musical
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "... See full summary »