Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her Top Ten Family Movies for content, artistry for 2018

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1. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 33,446 | Gross: $170.61M

2. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams

Votes: 24,148 | Gross: $270.60M

3. Peter Rabbit (2018)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia

Votes: 25,870 | Gross: $115.25M

4. Buttons (I) (2018)

115 min | Family

Two orphan children meet a pair of unexpected visitors who change their fortunes and lives forever.

Director: Tim Janis | Stars: Alivia Clark, Julia Burrows, Roma Downey, McClairen Eisenhour

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.15M

5. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 42,281 | Gross: $99.22M

6. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 463,421 | Gross: $700.06M

7. Show Dogs (2018)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

31 Metascore

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 3,228 | Gross: $17.74M

8. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 178,527 | Gross: $608.58M

9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

87 Metascore

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 97,436 | Gross: $183.47M

10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 53,056 | Gross: $199.18M



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