Most Voted Family Feature Films Released 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31


1. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 802,714 | Gross: $293.00M

2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 391,246 | Gross: $301.96M

3. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 210,156

4. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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50 Metascore

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 193,274 | Gross: $196.57M

5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan

Votes: 177,373 | Gross: $124.87M

6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 168,571 | Gross: $21.00M

7. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

Votes: 152,586 | Gross: $177.24M

8. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 130,627 | Gross: $198.35M

9. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 103,959 | Gross: $104.40M

10. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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71 Metascore

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Pepita Emmerichs

Votes: 94,657 | Gross: $77.23M

11. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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39 Metascore

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez

Votes: 92,779 | Gross: $20.82M

12. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 86,616 | Gross: $137.86M

13. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 82,857 | Gross: $49.20M

14. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.9
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38 Metascore

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack

Votes: 69,150 | Gross: $44.28M

15. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 49,317 | Gross: $67.17M

16. Planet 51 (2009)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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39 Metascore

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long

Votes: 45,861 | Gross: $42.09M

17. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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36 Metascore

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia

Votes: 37,769 | Gross: $35.92M

18. G-Force (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.1
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41 Metascore

A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.

Director: Hoyt Yeatman | Stars: Will Arnett, Penélope Cruz, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Nighy

Votes: 37,581 | Gross: $119.44M

19. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.5
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41 Metascore

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long

Votes: 37,224 | Gross: $219.61M

20. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.3
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47 Metascore

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles

Votes: 35,662 | Gross: $79.57M

21. Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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19 Metascore

Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Preston

Votes: 33,740 | Gross: $49.49M

22. Astro Boy (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.3
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53 Metascore

When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron

Votes: 29,263 | Gross: $19.55M

23. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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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: 27,158 | Gross: $0.69M

24. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 21,228 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 18,941 | Gross: $73.03M

26. Aliens in the Attic (2009)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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42 Metascore

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler

Votes: 18,852 | Gross: $25.20M

27. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 12,904 | Gross: $5.21M

28. Imagine That (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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54 Metascore

A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox

Votes: 11,939 | Gross: $16.09M

29. Little Nicholas (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles

Votes: 10,805

30. Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.3
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Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Selena Gomez, Mia Farrow, Logan Miller

Votes: 6,741 | Gross: $0.35M

31. Panique au village (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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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: 6,647 | Gross: $0.17M

32. Shorts (2009)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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53 Metascore

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, James Spader, Kat Dennings, Jake Short

Votes: 6,027 | Gross: $20.92M

33. Nativity! (2009)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.

Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 5,690

34. The Perfect Game (2009)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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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: 2,921 | Gross: $1.09M

35. Wickie und die starken Männer (2009)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Jonas Hämmerle, Waldemar Kobus, Günther Kaufmann, Michael Herbig

Votes: 2,530

36. A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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52 Metascore

A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell, Jack Gleeson

Votes: 1,973

37. Mommo (2009)

94 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.

Director: Atalay Tasdiken | Stars: Elif Bülbül, Mehmet Bülbül, Mete Dönmezer, Mustafa Uzunyilmaz

Votes: 1,556

38. Happily N'Ever After 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

3.9
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Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again. This time Princess Snow White is a misguided teenager who'd rather have fun with friends Red Riding Hood,... See full summary »

Directors: Steven E. Gordon, Boyd Kirkland | Stars: G.K. Bowes, Kelly Brewster, Doug Erholtz, Jennie Fahn

Votes: 1,479

39. Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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Jack goes up the beanstalk to rescue a little girl who has been transformed into a harp.

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Colin Ford, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lloyd, Adair Tishler

Votes: 1,470

40. 1981 (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson, Gabriel Maillé

Votes: 1,448

41. Flickan (2009)

100 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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69 Metascore

Story of a nine-and-a-half year old girl left alone in Sweden while her family is in Africa during the summer of 1981.

Director: Fredrik Edfeldt | Stars: Blanca Engström, Shanti Roney, Annika Hallin, Calle Lindqvist

Votes: 1,403

42. Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Arceus, creator of the world, comes to pass judgement on humanity for the theft of the Jewel of Life, but Ash Ketchum and his friends are sent back in time to discover and possible reverse the events that led to Arceus' vendetta.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama | Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Michele Knotz, Emily Bauer, James Carter Cathcart

Votes: 1,379

43. Lover of Loser (2009)

110 min | Drama, Family

5.1
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Eva is afraid of her sex-obsessed stepfather Willem. Feeling forlorn, she meets Ricardo, a streetwise hustler who cheers her up, promising a trip to Paris. But instead he drags her to a sex... See full summary »

Director: Dave Schram | Stars: Gaite Jansen, Martijn Lakemeier, Claire Bender, Lucas Hamming

Votes: 1,360

44. Alabama Moon (2009)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Uriah Shelton, Clint Howard

Votes: 1,206

45. Xun zhao Cheng Long (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.1
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Jackie Chan is the undefeated Kung Fu Master who dishes out the action in traditional Jackie Chan style. When a young boy sets out to learn how to fight from the Master himself, he not only... See full summary »

Directors: Gangliang Fang, Ping Jiang | Stars: Yishan Zhang, Jackie Chan, Qixing Aisin-Gioro, Bing Bai

Votes: 978

46. Naadodigal (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Three friends decide to do whatever it takes to unite one of their old friends with the girl he is in love with which gradually takes a turn for the worst, but strengthening their bond with each other nonetheless.

Director: Samuthirakani | Stars: M. Sasikumar, Vijay Vasanth, Bharani, Ananya

Votes: 901

47. Kerala Cafe (2009)

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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A series of related and unrelated tales together linking them in subtle ways and discuss different shades of life.

Directors: Uday Ananthan, Lal Jose, Shaji Kailas, Anjali Menon, M. Padmakumar, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Anwar Rasheed, Revathy, Shyamaprasad, B. Unnikrishnan | Stars: Sathyan Anthikad, Augustine, M.A. Baby, Nandan Chalissery

Votes: 847

48. Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)

G | 80 min | Animation, Family

5.6
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George embarks on a cross-country trip to reunite a baby elephant with her family.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Frank Welker, Amy Hill, Ed O'Ross, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 826

49. Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber (2009)

70 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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Junior, a teenage gnome, dreams of inventing gizmos in his tree house laboratory. His father however, wants him to be sensible and help distribute food rations to the animals of the forest.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Rhodin | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Greg Berg, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 826

50. Vorstadtkrokodile (2009)

98 min | Adventure, Family

6.2
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Hannes wants to be a member of the crocodiles. To be a part of them he has to do something dangerous. When he is finally a member of them they experience dangerous adventures together.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Nick Romeo Reimann, Fabian Halbig, Leonie Tepe, Manuel Steitz

Votes: 824



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