Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her top ten family movies for content and artistry for 2015by dhoward-9 | created - 04 Jan 2016 | updated - 04 Jan 2016 | Public
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1. Woodlawn (2015)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport
A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Votes: 5,870 | Gross: $14.39M
2. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
Votes: 38,203 | Gross: $130.18M
3. Cinderella (I) (2015)
PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 136,264 | Gross: $201.15M
4. Little Boy (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Votes: 20,565 | Gross: $6.42M
5. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Votes: 88,457 | Gross: $123.09M
6. The Letters (II) (2014)
PG | 114 min | Drama
A drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.
Votes: 848 | Gross: $1.65M
8. Noble (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama
Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Votes: 1,315 | Gross: $0.35M
9. Max (I) (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Votes: 23,497 | Gross: $42.65M
10. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 54,234 | Gross: $35.09M