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1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 375,156 | Gross: $234.04M

2. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt

Votes: 23,919 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 190,825 | Gross: $128.34M

4. A Cat in Paris (2010)

PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 9,988 | Gross: $0.31M

5. A Town Called Panic (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar | Stars: Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, François De Brigode

Votes: 7,095 | Gross: $0.17M

6. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $1.10M

7. Animal Crackers (2017)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro | Stars: Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, John Krasinski, Ian McKellen

Votes: 450

8. Wonderstruck (2017)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds

Votes: 8,431 | Gross: $1.03M

9. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

84 Metascore

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 108,220 | Gross: $48.02M

10. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 36,413 | Gross: $68.55M

11. Spitfire (III) (2018)

TV-PG | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.

Directors: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer | Stars: John Ackroyd, Charles Dance, Mary Ellis, Paul Farnes

Votes: 631

12. Spies in Disguise (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Completed

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: Tom Holland, Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Rachel Brosnahan

13. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris

Votes: 48,653

14. 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: 111,799 | Gross: $433.03M

15. Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

53 Metascore

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio

Votes: 22,557

16. The Princess Switch (2018)

TV-PG | 101 min | Romance

A Chicago baker (V.Hudgens) is competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia. There she bumps into the prince's fiancee. They look alike and switch for 2 days. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Director: Mike Rohl | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Alexa Adeosun

Votes: 14,866

17. 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: 109,861 | Gross: $540.08M

18. Artemis Fowl (2020)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Judi Dench, Hong Chau, Josh Gad, Miranda Raison

19. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

81 Metascore

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

Votes: 28,751 | Gross: $0.69M

20. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 572,773 | Gross: $10.06M

21. Frozen II (2019)

PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

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, Jonathan Groff, Evan Rachel Wood, Jason Ritter

22. Curious George (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,669 | Gross: $58.64M

23. My Spy (2020)

PG-13 | Action, Comedy, Family | Completed

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, Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong, Greg Bryk

24. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Action, Adventure, Family | Post-production

A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, James Marsden, Neal McDonough

25. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Completed

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, Teresa Mahoney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning

26. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 56,805 | Gross: $40.58M

27. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Stars: Neil Sterenberg, Beccy Henderson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton

Votes: 13,375

28. Abominable (I) (2019)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A magical Yeti must return to his family.

Directors: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman | Stars: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo

Votes: 3,661 | Gross: $20.61M

29. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 92,721 | Gross: $38.18M

30. 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: 5,022 | Gross: $1.27M

31. Ratchet & Clank (2016)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

29 Metascore

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

Directors: Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 9,208 | Gross: $8.55M

32. Blended (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 108,835 | Gross: $46.29M

33. Mulan (2020)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'

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

34. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Madison Iseman, Jack Black

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

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family

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 Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria

Votes: 6,008 | Gross: $54.89M

36. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 65,697 | Gross: $65.71M

37. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 34,307 | Gross: $82.99M

38. The Perfect Game (2010)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

42 Metascore

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin

Votes: 3,114 | Gross: $1.09M

39. Mosley (2019)

Animation

A species of creatures known as "thoriphants" rebel against their life of servitude and embark on a treacherous journey to find the fabled city of Uprights.

Directors: Kirby Atkins, Jun Huang | Stars: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison, Rhys Darby

Votes: 20

40. 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: 22,013 | Gross: $54.86M



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