Top Ten Family Movies, 2016- Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Reviewer, Publicistby DrDianeHoward | created - 04 Jan 2017 | updated - 29 Jan 2020 | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), entertainment editor, picks top ten Family Movies for content and artistry, 2016, which contribute Good to our world (dianehoward.com)
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1. Ben-Hur (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi
Votes: 45,380 | Gross: $26.41M
2. The Young Messiah (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Sean Bean
Votes: 3,767 | Gross: $6.46M
3. Miracles from Heaven (2016)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.
Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino
Votes: 26,933 | Gross: $61.71M
4. Finding Dory (2016)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Votes: 286,559 | Gross: $486.30M
5. Moana (I) (2016)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison
Votes: 351,229 | Gross: $248.76M
6. The Jungle Book (2016)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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: 283,442 | Gross: $364.00M
7. Pete's Dragon (2016)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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: 60,111 | Gross: $76.23M
8. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice is appointed to save her beloved Mad Hatter from deadly grief by travelling back to the past, but this means fatally harming Time himself, the noble clockwork man with the device needed to save the Hatter's family from the Red Queen.
Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Votes: 114,661 | Gross: $77.04M
9. Zootopia (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
Votes: 515,968 | Gross: $341.27M
10. Sing (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.
Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson
Votes: 178,510 | Gross: $270.40M
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