Family films to watch in 2019

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1. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

39 Metascore

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Directors: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston | Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

Votes: 32,574 | Gross: $54.86M

2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet

Votes: 58,655 | Gross: $158.87M

3. Frozen II (2019)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Votes: 159,143 | Gross: $477.37M

4. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.

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

Votes: 229,563 | Gross: $316.83M

5. The Addams Family (2019)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

46 Metascore

The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard

Votes: 36,378 | Gross: $100.04M

6. UglyDolls (2019)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

Director: Kelly Asbury | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton

Votes: 6,642 | Gross: $20.15M

7. Spies in Disguise (2019)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Directors: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Jarrett Bruno, Claire Crosby, Toru Uchikado

Votes: 44,656 | Gross: $66.76M

8. Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Getafix/Panoramix decides it's time to pass the magic potion recipe on to a young, trustworthy druid. He looks all over Gaul with Asterix and Obelix as Demonix is out to get the recipe.

Directors: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy | Stars: Christian Clavier, Guillaume Briat, Alex Lutz, Alexandre Astier

Votes: 9,262 | Gross: $1.27M

9. Artemis Fowl (2020)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart

Votes: 26,751

10. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 231,156 | Gross: $434.04M

11. The Queen's Corgi (2019)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The British monarch's (Dame Julie Walters') favorite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home.

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen | Stars: Rusty Shackleford, Jo Wyatt, Leo Barakat, Mari Devon

Votes: 6,509

12. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 232,607 | Gross: $543.64M

13. Men in Black: International (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 126,916 | Gross: $80.00M

14. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy

Votes: 153,914 | Gross: $144.11M

15. Harvie and the Magic Museum (2017)

86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Harvie is a smart but a bit too lively boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his computer game. Once in the Gamers Hall of Fame, his absent-minded father, would finally be ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Kotík, Inna Evlannikova | Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Mike Pollock, Marc Thompson, Tyler Bunch

Votes: 264

16. Luis and the Aliens (2018)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An 11-year-old boy befriends three aliens after they crash their spaceship onto the grounds of an closed gas station by his house.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein, Sean McCormack | Stars: Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis, Ian Coppinger, Paul Tylak

Votes: 2,502 | Gross: $0.15M

17. Wonder Park (2019)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Director: Dylan Brown | Stars: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 11,575 | Gross: $45.22M

18. The Willoughbys (2020)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Directors: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans, Rob Lodermeier | Stars: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews

Votes: 17,347

19. Klaus (2019)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directors: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso

Votes: 136,778

20. Dumbo (2019)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

Votes: 72,609 | Gross: $114.77M

21. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp

Votes: 249,390 | Gross: $159.56M

22. Aladdin (2019)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

53 Metascore

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 251,807 | Gross: $355.56M

23. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria

Votes: 29,063 | Gross: $54.89M

24. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

47 Metascore

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Votes: 113,428 | Gross: $148.97M

25. My Spy (2020)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

46 Metascore

A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 28,697

26. Missing Link (2019)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Director: Chris Butler | Stars: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas

Votes: 24,873 | Gross: $16.65M

27. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Family

66 Metascore

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Director: Joe Cornish | Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor

Votes: 16,150 | Gross: $16.79M

28. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.

Director: Joachim Rønning | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 98,384 | Gross: $113.93M

29. Mulan (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li

Votes: 140,721

30. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 401,883 | Gross: $334.19M

31. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 261,227 | Gross: $219.20M

32. Stardust (2007)

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

66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Votes: 266,493 | Gross: $38.63M

33. Dolittle (2020)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

26 Metascore

A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 58,918 | Gross: $77.05M

34. Little (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

49 Metascore

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Director: Tina Gordon | Stars: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley

Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $40.67M

35. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic paleontologist touring an almost complete theme park on an island in Central America is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 928,059 | Gross: $402.45M

36. Onward (I) (2020)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 133,961 | Gross: $61.56M

37. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

Buckle up for the wildest road trip of the year. A comedy adventure about a misfit family trying to survive outrageous obstacles (includeing each other) on a cross-country trek to their annual family reunion.

Director: Christopher Erskin | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Shannon Elizabeth, Shad Moss, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 7,655 | Gross: $31.18M

38. Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of the three little pigs, so they raise him as their own.

Directors: Howard E. Baker, Arish Fyzee | Stars: Jon Cryer, Brad Garrett, Steve Zahn, Tom Kenny

Votes: 768

39. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 64,527 | Gross: $50.75M

40. Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 73,095 | Gross: $39.25M

41. Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor

Votes: 8,691 | Gross: $31.89M

42. Cop and a Half: New Recruit (2017 TV Movie)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A 12 year old girl who thinks she's a police officer joins forces with a real police officer to catch a criminal mastermind who has an army of drones that attack the public.

Director: Jonathan A. Rosenbaum | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lulu Wilson, Janet Kidder, Michael Coleman

Votes: 773

43. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family

66 Metascore

In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $2.14M

44. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Family

72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 19,634 | Gross: $18.81M

45. Racing Stripes (2005)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama