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Top 100 Best Family Movies Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Posted Oct 7, 2021


Family Movies

 

The very first relationship that human shares with another is the one born within the family.

 

Irrespective of whether that bond is weak or strong, it does have an impact on the individual’s overall growth and shapes the nature of their relationship with others as they progress in life.

 

Therefore, it is safe to say that one’s family reinforces beliefs about relationships and one’s self.

 

Since cinema is a proven reflection of society, it goes without saying that it has gone to a great extent in portraying how different families function under different circumstances.

 

Keeping the aforementioned statement in mind, here is a list of the 100 Best Family Movies that are loved by people from different age groups all across the world:

 

 

100. THE GAME PLAN (2007)

 

THE GAME PLAN (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Game Plan
Year 2007
Watch time 110 min
Directors Andy Fickman
Cast Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez
Box Office $90.65M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 44
Writers Nichole Millard
Music By Nathan Wang
Cinematography By Greg Gardiner
Costume By James Edward Ferrell Jr.

 

Even though not a perfect family film, ‘The Game Plan’ is a Hollywood biggie whose cast is headlined by WWE megastar and cinema superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

 

While Johnson steps out of his comfort zone to showcase his acting prowess, he is ably assisted by the little Maddison Pettis who plays his beloved little daughter and is wholly believable in her roleplay.

 

The tough male ego of The Rock’s character coupled with his on-screen daughter’s theatrics ensures that the duo shares sparkling chemistry.

 

This mainstream feature may not be worthy of the Oscars but it is a definite family winner which is sure to bring a smile to the faces of each of the family members watching this motion picture together.

 

Even though not a perfect family film, 'The Game Plan' is one Hollywood biggie.

 

 

99. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)

 

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Year 2000
Watch time 104 min
Directors Ron Howard
Cast Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor
Box Office $260.04M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 46
Writers Dr. Seuss
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Donald Peterman
Costume By Merideth Boswell

 

Attempting to tell the story of a green-revengeful Grinch who plans to ruin for Christmas for citizens of Whoville, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ has a life of its own.

 

Jim Carrey is excellent with all his feelings and emotions intact behind 10 pounds of latex.

 

The sets in this much-admired full-length live-action family feature are great and the dialogues are super witty, and they all come together nicely to turn this motion picture into a watchable family fare during the Christmas holidays.

 

That said, what adds to the film’s beauty is the fact that it continues to get more relatable as you age.

 

 

98. SKY HIGH (2005)

 

SKY HIGH (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Sky High
Year 2005
Watch time 100 min
Directors Mike Mitchell
Cast Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker
Box Office $63.95M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 62
Writers Paul Hernandez
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Shelly Johnson
Costume By Bruce Robert Hill

 

Keeping the Disney tradition of being clear and fun, ‘Sky High’ is one family feature film that is set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted for their true worth.

 

The true adventure here begins when a seemingly ordinary teenager, William Stronghold, finds out that he is not so ordinary after all.

 

The sets and the special effects had to be up to the mark in this one and guess what, they truly are.

 

Having said that, the plot is trite and not so refreshing but the film does promise plain-old fun to its host of family viewers, courtesy of some dry humor about school life, decent plot twists, and a message for the youngsters.

 

 

97. THE KARATE KID (2010)

 

THE KARATE KID (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Karate Kid
Year 2010
Watch time 140 min
Directors Harald Zwart
Cast Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han
Box Office $176.59M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 61
Writers Christopher Murphey
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Roger Pratt
Costume By François Séguin

 

Starring Jaden Smith and movie legend Jackie Chan in the lead roles, ‘The Karate Kid’ was the much-awaited remake of the 1973 classic, and since it was a remake, it did open to mixed reviews as most remakes do.

 

Having said that, families that couldn’t catch the original did develop a liking for this action drama that told the story of a young boy who embraces kung fu to win big tournaments and tackle school bullies.

 

Even though this mainstream family feature failed to live up to the simplicity of its original, it still did try to convey a message that one can achieve anything if the willpower is strong and if one has the support of their loved ones.

 

 

96. DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967)

 

DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967)

 

Entity Detail
Title Doctor Dolittle
Year 1967
Watch time 152 min
Directors Richard Fleischer
Cast Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough
Box Office $13.52M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 34
Writers Hugh Lofting
Music By Leslie Bricusse
Cinematography By Robert Surtees
Costume By Ray Aghayan

 

Pleasing to the eyes, the inimitable ‘Doctor Dolittle’ is one such family movie that has often been overlooked.

 

If seeing a tall Englishman talk and sing to animals was not enough fun, this motion picture even relies on delightful characters to cement its place in the hearts of the kids and adults alike.

 

This feature film is incredibly atmospheric, well-acted, and highly musical. Add to that the fact that Rex Harrison’s commendable portrayal of the titular character only adds to the overall charm of this treasured family title.

 

It is also a definite must-watch for those who love watching animals on the screen.

 

 

95. THE LITTLE RASCALS (1994)

 

THE LITTLE RASCALS (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Little Rascals
Year 1994
Watch time 82 min
Directors Penelope Spheeris
Cast Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods
Box Office $51.76M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 45
Writers Penelope Spheeris
Music By William Ross
Cinematography By Richard Bowen
Costume By Larry Fulton

 

A happy-go-lucky motion picture for the kids that can be watched by the entire family in one sitting, ‘The Little Rascals’ stays true to its title and delivers non-stop entertainment.

 

The plot revolves around childhood buddies Spanky and Alfalfa, who have a group named the “He-Man-Woman-Hating” club with their other pals.

 

The antics of young girls and boys and how they partake in an unending ‘war’ against each other is a delight to watch.

 

As sloppy as the basic story sounds, it is amazingly sweet and funny and has developed a cult following among families and children over time.

 

And oh, the kids in this one are simply adorable and their mannerisms are just so fun-loving.

 

 

94. TURBO (2013)

 

TURBO (2013)

 

Entity Detail
Title Turbo
Year 2013
Watch time 96 min
Directors David Soren
Cast Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson
Box Office $83.03M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 58
Writers Darren Lemke
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Chris Stover
Costume By Michael Isaak

 

The titular character in ‘Turbo’ has been voiced by Ryan Reynolds and is a sweet story about a snail who wishes to achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

 

The plotline is sweet, the characters are immensely likable, and the one-liners are witty in the truest sense of the word.

 

Even though the basic idea of the motion picture sounds silly, and the story is rather predictable, it still proves to be an entertaining watch for the entire family.

 

Needless to say, this movie will be loved by youngsters and adults alike and the race in the finale is super-charged and is certain to charge the family audiences as well.

 

 

93. THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994)

 

THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Santa Clause
Year 1994
Watch time 97 min
Directors John Pasquin
Cast Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd
Box Office $144.83M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 57
Writers Leo Benvenuti
Music By Michael Convertino
Cinematography By Walt Lloyd
Costume By Carol Spier

 

Another Christmas movie that has made a name for itself among families, ‘The Santa Clause’ has the required Christmassy feel to it.

 

This may not exactly be the greatest Christmas film, but it certainly is among the most joyous ones meant to be watched in the spirit in which it was produced.

 

Banking on relentless comedy, this holiday classic has good repeat value and can be re-watched every Christmas with the whole family.

 

An authentic 90s story that has the ability to tug at your heartstrings, this film is reminiscent of the days that most families spent during the festival as kids.

 

 

92. BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966)

 

BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966)

 

Entity Detail
Title Batman: The Movie
Year 1966
Watch time 105 min
Directors Leslie H. Martinson
Cast Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 71
Writers Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Music By Nelson Riddle
Cinematography By Howard Schwartz
Costume By Margaret Donovan

 

Thriving on punchy dialogues and heroic situations, ‘Batman: The Movie’ is a stylish motion picture that has continued to appeal to families the world over.

 

Including iconic characters like The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin, this film is based on a purposely cheesy script which makes it eerily fun to watch.

 

As hilarious as this title is though, it keeps the elements of the Batman movies intact, even though not as seriously as its tent-pole counterparts.

 

The effects used here are a delight to watch, especially as they unfurl when the negative characters team up to take on the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin.

 

 

91. THE MIGHTY DUCKS (1992)

 

THE MIGHTY DUCKS (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Mighty Ducks
Year 1992
Watch time 104 min
Directors Stephen Herek
Cast Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling
Box Office $50.75M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 46
Writers Steven Brill
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Thomas Del Ruth
Costume By Randy Ser

 

A Disney family venture that combines drama and sport to deliver, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ is one mainstream feature film that isn’t typically a fairy-tale, but a rugged adventure drama for the entire family to relish together.

 

What makes this movie worth watching is the fact that it wishes to explain that winning is not the ultimate goal of sports and that participating in itself is a big deal and equally important.

 

This family film also has some well-shot Ice Hockey sequences, and the acting is full of charm and spirit; each of which ensures that this family film turns out to be one that refuses to age with time.

 

 

90. THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Polar Express
Year 2004
Watch time 100 min
Directors Robert Zemeckis
Cast Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis
Box Office $183.37M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 61
Writers Chris Van Allsburg
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Costume By Karen O'Hara

 

Aiming to tell the story of a young boy who embarks on a magical journey on Christmas Eve, ‘The Polar Express’ is a family animated feature film that sheds light on the importance of bravery, friendship, and the spirit of Christmas.

 

There is no doubt then that this makes for an enchanting festive watch for the whole family courtesy of its superb CGI animation, exemplary artwork, and an extremely sweet storyline.

 

The commendable background score also adds to the film’s theme of wonder and hope, two essential elements that make any motion picture a viable option to watch during Christmastime.

 

 

89. PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)

 

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Penguins of Madagascar
Year 2014
Watch time 92 min
Directors Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Cast Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon
Box Office $83.35M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 53
Writers Michael Colton
Music By Lorne Balfe
Cinematography By Nick Kenway
Costume By Samantha Finkler Brainerd

 

With a fun core story and a host of witty penguin characters to boot, ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ stakes its claim to become one of the most-liked films with the presence of “Madagascar” in its title.

 

This family film has a lot of references and cute twists and turns that only add to the great cartoon and special effects.

 

While it comes off as a film for the kids on the surface, it also has a lot of things to keep the adult audience engrossed too, thus, making it a decent option for families looking to squander a couple of hours during vacations.

 

 

88. FLY AWAY HOME (1996)

 

FLY AWAY HOME (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fly Away Home
Year 1996
Watch time 107 min
Directors Carroll Ballard
Cast Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney
Box Office $24.51M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore ---
Writers Bill Lishman
Music By Mark Isham
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Costume By Seamus Flannery

 

Jeff Daniels plays a father who takes his daughter on board post the untimely demise of his estranged wife.

 

A strong supporting cast, which includes a fantastic performance by Anna Paquin, and amazing photography help it look even more convincing to the families.

 

This family feature film could have easily turned into a sappy title, but it instead attempts to focus on its characters than on its moments.

 

Also, the believable plotline aided by an exciting conclusion to the story are an added advantage each.

 

No matter how strong one is from the inside, this movie is sure to get them emotional, without trying too hard to do so.

 

 

87. BABE (1995)

 

BABE (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Babe
Year 1995
Watch time 91 min
Directors Chris Noonan
Cast James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes
Box Office $66.60M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 83
Writers Dick King-Smith
Music By Nigel Westlake
Cinematography By Andrew Lesnie
Costume By Roger Ford

 

This sweet motion picture strives to tell the story of “Babe”, a pig raised by sheepdogs, who wishes to become a sheep itself.

 

Showcasing the kindness and goodwill of its titular character, this family film constructs a warm environment and allows every animal to bring its unique personality to make an impact.

 

The lip-sync here is spot-on which makes the punchlines easier to understand. Add to that the fact that the sets are easy on the eyes and there is an underlying message; one that conveys that common decency, faith in one’s abilities, and the support of family can make all good things possible.

 

 

86. ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006)

 

ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ice Age: The Meltdown
Year 2006
Watch time 91 min
Directors Carlos Saldanha
Cast Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Box Office $195.33M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 60
Writers Peter Gaulke
Music By Will Edwards
Cinematography By Craig Grasso
Costume By Thomas Cardone

 

The prehistoric animals return in this animated family feature to embark on a journey to salvation.

 

Besides having nasty villains, the focus of the screenplay here also shifts to the biggest villain of them all: global warming.

 

This also makes this film a worthy recommendation for families who wish to make their kids aware of global warming and its repercussions.

 

That said, ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’ is one such title that does not just depend on gags to connect.

 

The inclusion of a major natural issue and the interesting premise make it as enjoyable, if not more, than its predecessor.

 

 

85. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (2012)

 

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Year 2012
Watch time 93 min
Directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Cast Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
Box Office $216.39M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 60
Writers Eric Darnell
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Nick Fletcher
Costume By Shannon Jeffries

 

Arguably the funniest of the ‘Madagascar’ film series, this animated motion picture does what it was originally expected to – make the entire family laugh.

 

The movie stars the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sasha Baron Cohen, and Bryan Cranston among others., each of whom makes the characters even more endearing.

 

The most over-the-top animated feature among all Madagascar films, this one encompasses some of the best 3D effects, amiable characters, and a good villain to appeal to people of different age groups.

 

The narrative has depth here and the screenplay manages to squeeze a lot in merely 90 minutes.

 

 

84. MADAGASCAR (2005)

 

MADAGASCAR (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Madagascar
Year 2005
Watch time 86 min
Directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Cast Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith
Box Office $193.60M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 57
Writers Mark Burton
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Mark A. Hester Clare Knight
Costume By Shannon Jeffries

 

‘Madagascar’, even though a family movie at heart, still comprises a host of violent scenes that may startle children under the age of eight.

 

However, with parents around, this animated motion picture can turn out to be a pleasing watch with a lot of adventures in place.

 

That said, the primary focus of this title is to convey that freedom often comes with a price and that most things in life can lose their value over time if you don’t have anyone to share them with.

 

Also, sub-themes like loyalty and friendship are also smartly injected into the storytelling which attempts to tell the true worth of what it means to be free.

 

 

83. A GOOFY MOVIE (1995)

 

A GOOFY MOVIE (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Goofy Movie
Year 1995
Watch time 78 min
Directors Kevin Lima
Cast Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin
Box Office $35.35M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore ---
Writers Jymn Magon
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Gregory Perler
Costume By Larry Leker

 

A movie that continues to be as fun as it was when it was first released, ‘A Goofy Movie’ is still relatable to families worldwide.

 

This underrated full-length cartoon movie is a story about Goofy taking his son Max for the summer holidays.

 

The songs in this family feature film are very good and can make the viewers dance to its tunes.

 

Riding on a decent story and powerful humor, this is one Disney motion picture that needs to be watched to get its true impact.

 

Symbolic of deeper messages, this film gives an uplifting representation of adolescent life in an often-heart-warming fashion.

 

 

82. CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)

 

CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)

 

Entity Detail
Title Clash of the Titans
Year 1981
Watch time 118 min
Directors Desmond Davis
Cast Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith
Box Office $41.09M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 59
Writers Beverley Cross
Music By Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography By Ted Moore
Costume By Frank White

 

Trying to cash in on the mystic themes of the much-loved ‘Star Wars’ franchise, ‘Clash of the Titans’ banks on several iconic figures like Perseus, the owl, Medusa, and Kraken to carve a niche for itself among a large chunk of family audiences worldwide.

 

This motion picture does not claim to evoke a plethora of overwhelming emotions, but it does showcase a classic display of handsome heroes fighting bad-looking villains.

 

The special effects in this Greek mythology-based movie are a plus point and if a family simply watches a film for the purpose of enjoying, this one is certain to entertain.

 

 

81. FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

 

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Flight of the Navigator
Year 1986
Watch time 90 min
Directors Randal Kleiser
Cast Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright
Box Office $18.56M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 64
Writers Mark H. Baker
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By James Glennon
Costume By William J. Creber

 

This title may have been released in the late 80s, but it has refused to let go of its charm despite the years gone by and still holds its own in the face of the very many family movies that continue to be produced.

 

Telling the story of a likable boy who travels eight years into the future, this is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for several families.

 

This movie continues to strike a chord with the teens courtesy of the presence of relevant issues such as annoying sibling relations, pre-teen crushes, and the search for a ‘hero’ to look up to.

 

 

80. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1968)

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1968)

 

Entity Detail
Title Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Year 1968
Watch time 144 min
Directors Ken Hughes
Cast Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill
Box Office $7.50M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 64
Writers Ian Fleming
Music By Richard M. Sherman
Cinematography By Christopher Challis
Costume By Harry Pottle

 

A family musical drama, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is loosely based on the novel by Ian Fleming of James Bond fame.

 

It is a fantasy feature film about a magical flying car starring Dick Van Dyke and comprises excellent shots showing parts of England’s most beautiful countryside, most of which have turned out to be popular tourist destinations over the years.

 

The film, which relies on several comical moments and a piece of decent music to connect with the kids and adults alike, is a fun family movie, even though children who are very young may not be able to grasp everything that they witness on-screen.

 

 

79. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (2005)

 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Year 2005
Watch time 143 min
Directors Andrew Adamson
Cast Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes
Box Office $291.71M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 75
Writers Ann Peacock
Music By Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography By Donald McAlpine
Costume By Roger Ford

 

Banking on terrific performances by the entire cast, this motion picture tells the magical tale of four kids who travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their ultimate destiny.

 

This film has cemented its place in the hearts of many family audiences globally and credit must be given to its splendid look, snowy sets, and the spirited enactments of the children; each of which has helped it turn into a massive hit among its ardent fans.

 

The music and the direction in the first on-screen adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s children’s epic fantasy series are commendable, to say the least.

 

 

78. THE ROAD TO EL DORADO (2000)

 

THE ROAD TO EL DORADO (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Road to El Dorado
Year 2000
Watch time 89 min
Directors Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul, Jeffrey Katzenberg
Cast Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante
Box Office $50.86M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 51
Writers Terry Rossio
Music By John Powell Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By John Carnochan Vicki Hiatt Dan Molina Lynne Southerland
Costume By Paul Lasaine Wendell Luebbe Raymond Zibach

 

This animated mainstream feature film may not particularly revolve around themes of love, friendship, but it is still quite watchable.

 

The plot is straightforward enough for the children to grasp and the witty lines get the job done for the adults, making this a balanced family viewing experience.

 

The songs in this motion picture have a catchy tune each and the characters are fun-loving.

 

In addition, this movie is bright because of the fine job done by its animators, and the coherent plot is a surprise and knows what it is talking about.

 

This film is a welcome change from the conventional Disney-formula-based features.

 

 

77. CHARLOTTE’S WEB (1973)

 

CHARLOTTE’S WEB (1973)

 

Entity Detail
Title Charlotte's Web
Year 1973
Watch time 94 min
Directors Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Cast Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen
Box Office $5.23M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 73
Writers E.B. White
Music By Irwin Kostal
Cinematography By Pat Foley
Costume By Jan Green

 

Based on E. B. White’s well-appreciated children’s tale, ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is a classic animated feature that found its way into many households back in the 70s.

 

This motion picture preserves the essence of its source material and is a heart-warming tale about love and friendship.

 

The voice cast here is superb and Debbie Reynolds’ sweet singing voice and the funny lyrics work big time.

 

The film found favor among the kids courtesy of the variety of animals that it presents and because it carries the feel of the old-school cartoon animation.

 

It also talks about the cycle of life: birth, life, and eventual death, which helps it retain its originality.

 

 

76. THE RESCUERS (1977)

 

THE RESCUERS (1977)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Rescuers
Year 1977
Watch time 78 min
Directors John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens
Cast Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn
Box Office $71.22M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 74
Writers Margery Sharp
Music By Artie Butler
Cinematography By James Koford
Costume By Jeffrey C. Patch

 

One of the finest and underrated Disney gems from the 1970s, ‘The Rescuers’ is as charming as it is heart-warming.

 

A classic family film that has sadly been overlooked over the years, it thrives on its humor, fine artwork, a grim atmosphere, and a decent soundtrack.

 

Even though this motion picture is slow, it does not lag per se and has some very artistic palette colors which are more than apparent in its gorgeous opening sequence.

 

It is also equally touching and thrilling and has something for everyone in the family.

 

Also, the song video ‘Someone’s Waiting for You’ is an imaginative addition to its storytelling.

 

 

75. RIO (2011)

 

RIO (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Rio
Year 2011
Watch time 96 min
Directors Carlos Saldanha
Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher
Box Office $143.62M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 63
Writers Carlos Saldanha
Music By John Powell
Cinematography By Renato Falcão
Costume By Thomas Cardone

 

Rich in colors, ‘Rio’ is one animated family feature film that is predictable but fun to watch, courtesy of its animation quality and vibrant scenic shots.

 

The music here is a lot of fun and the screenplay hauls some humorous sequences, especially in the latter half.

 

The action scenes in this motion picture have some great aerial views to add to their beauty, and the locations of Rio are a delight to watch.

 

Having said that, this family film is also a portrayal of animal trafficking, which has been a centuries-old problem in Brazil.

 

That said, this movie is about birds so there’s a lot of flying; something that is certain to bring a smile to the faces of its family audiences.

 

 

74. ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (2009)

 

ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Year 2009
Watch time 94 min
Directors Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier
Cast Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho
Box Office $196.57M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 50
Writers Michael Berg
Music By John Powell
Cinematography By Harry Hitner
Costume By Debra K. Chinn

 

Putting faith in its old characters and some new adventures, ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ has proven to be a joyous delight for family audiences globally.

 

While not on par with its much more acclaimed predecessor, this film has an even mix of verbal and visual gags that connects to people of all age groups and it is a worthy addition to the ‘Ice Age’ franchise.

 

The characters have a distinctive touch each and the comic relief is palpable right from the beginning to the very end.

 

The plot is simple and this animated film’s base of prehistoric times makes it a unique watch in its own way.

 

 

73. CINDERELLA (2015)

 

CINDERELLA (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Cinderella
Year 2015
Watch time 105 min
Directors Kenneth Branagh
Cast Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter
Box Office $201.15M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 67
Writers Chris Weitz
Music By Patrick Doyle
Cinematography By Haris Zambarloukos
Costume By Dante Ferretti

 

Even though not an original, this ‘Cinderella’ remake carries the dated feel of its source material and banks heavily on its direction and cinematography to recreate the impact of the original ‘Cinderella’ movie on the family audiences.

 

The story is as familiar as it can get which makes it easy for the families to sit through this remake.

 

Not only that but this motion picture does look pretty, has a decent cast, and a fair amount of humor placed here and there in the screenplay.

 

The detailed costumed and special effects help this already-told story come alive among its viewers once again.

 

 

72. MALEFICENT (2014)

 

MALEFICENT (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Maleficent
Year 2014
Watch time 97 min
Directors Robert Stromberg
Cast Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville
Box Office $241.41M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 56
Writers Linda Woolverton
Music By James Newton Howard
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Costume By Dylan Cole Gary Freeman

 

If the trailer of ‘Maleficent’ gave you the vibe of being another cheesy good-vs-evil kind of movie, then no trailer ever was more misleading.

 

This Angelina Jolie starrer relies on a spectacular performance by its lead star and makes a well-known Disney villain a bit relatable to its viewers.

 

The heavy CGI is coupled with good-looking sets and a fantastical world of creatures that make this motion picture an exciting watch for the entire family.

 

Having said that, even though the titular character has been humanized a bit here, the makers have also taken utmost care to express that she isn’t human after all.

 

 

71. SOUL SURFER (2011)

 

SOUL SURFER (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Soul Surfer
Year 2011
Watch time 112 min
Directors Sean McNamara
Cast AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood
Box Office $43.85M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 53
Writers Sean McNamara
Music By Marco Beltrami
Cinematography By John R. Leonetti
Costume By Rusty Smith

 

CGI sharks have been shown in a much better way in many shark movies, but ‘Soul Surfer’ doesn’t just back on its sharks to be a part of this list.

 

Worth your time and money, this motion picture rides high on its eye-catchy cinematography and well-done surf sequences to provide a tinge of thrill to the family audiences worldwide.

 

Even though its potential target are teenage girls who dare to take the leap in their lives despite all odds, it still can turn into a wholesome viewing experience for the entire family.

 

Also, this one is very uplifting from the start to the end and can even leave you in tears.

 

 

70. LOVE’S ABIDING JOY (2006)

 

LOVE’S ABIDING JOY (2006)

 

A motion picture about loss and the ultimate restoration of faith, ‘Love’s Abiding Joy’ is a western family drama that cuts across genres to create an inimitable impact on its viewers.

 

Irrespective of its western touch, violence, and lewdness in this drama are not present. Although the loud musical score downs the dialogues in some of the scenes, the film’s finale surprises you pleasantly and leaves you swooning.

 

This film, which initially opened to mixed reviews, also has a romantic angle to it that the viewers are almost certain to enjoy.

 

That said, even though subtle, a certain Christian message is present in this one.

 

 

69. THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)

 

THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Peanuts Movie
Year 2015
Watch time 88 min
Directors Steve Martino
Cast Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi
Box Office $130.18M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 67
Writers Craig Schulz
Music By Christophe Beck
Cinematography By Renato Falcão
Costume By Nash Dunnigan

 

A sweet family-friendly animated feature film, ‘The Peanuts Movie’ offers a range of positive messages about feelings and growing up to its viewers.

 

This motion picture, which talks a lot about the significance of being yourself and never giving up, is primarily like a host of episodes, rather than one cohesive plot.

 

There’s enough dancing and singing to keep the younger kids in the family engrossed. The victorious climax and characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and state-of-the-art 3D animation help this animated feature hold on to its simplicity and sweetness throughout its runtime, all while managing to convey that every underdog has its day.

 

 

68. BUGS BUNNY’S 3RD MOVIE: 1001 RABBIT TALES (1982)

 

BUGS BUNNY’S 3RD MOVIE: 1001 RABBIT TALES (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
Year 1982
Watch time 74 min
Directors Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble, Hawley Pratt
Cast Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Shepard Menken, Lennie Weinrib
Box Office $0.08M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore ---
Writers John W. Dunn
Music By Milt Franklyn William Lava
Cinematography By Jim Champin
Costume By Mark Henley

 

A boon for the fans of Looney Tunes, ‘Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 10001 Rabbit Tales’ might be driven by slightly predictable characters, but they are all immensely likable.

 

In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim that the characters make the story look better.

 

While the animation in the cartoons is fluid and colorful, the humor sticks to the style of old-school cartoons, thus, making this animated feature film a fun way for the entire family to pass their time.

 

Even though the pacing is slightly uneven, it is still a satisfactory watch that provides a decent family viewing experience.

 

 

67. BRAVE (2012)

 

BRAVE (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Brave
Year 2012
Watch time 93 min
Directors Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Cast Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
Box Office $237.28M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 69
Writers Brenda Chapman
Music By Patrick Doyle
Cinematography By Nicholas C. Smith
Costume By Paul Cichocki

 

Encompassing attractive environments and character designs, ‘Brave’ is a brave mixture for classic Disney and classic Pixar fans.

 

Relatively underrated when compared to other Pixar movies, it thrives on decent animation and good music to make an impact.

 

Even though the story is lucid, the imagery helps it appear vivid for the purpose of pleasing kids and a chunk of family audiences worldwide.

 

Besides showcasing the importance of physical bravery, this family animation feature also talks a lot about facing one’s own misgivings and standing up for what one considers to be right, no matter what.

 

The storyline might be predictable but it is still a fair family movie to sit through.

 

 

66. CARS (2006)

 

CARS (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Cars
Year 2006
Watch time 117 min
Directors John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Cast Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy
Box Office $244.08M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 73
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jean-Claude Kalache
Costume By William Cone Bob Pauley

 

Director John Lasseter’s strong attention to detail ensures that every car and truck in this animated family motion picture becomes a unique character.

 

The story here contains such a nice theme that even the families and kids who don’t particularly fancy racing would be thoroughly entertained by ‘Cars.’ The animation here is so good that it brings the imagination of the makers to life with utmost charm.

 

Add to that the fact that the story and each of the characters has been developed with care and implanted with subtle nudges and winks to keep the family audiences happy and engaged.

 

 

65. TREASURE PLANET (2002)

 

TREASURE PLANET (2002)

 

Entity Detail
Title Treasure Planet
Year 2002
Watch time 95 min
Directors Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne
Box Office $38.18M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 60
Writers Robert Louis Stevenson
Music By James Newton Howard
Cinematography By Rasoul Azadani
Costume By Frank Nissen Steven Olds

 

Tight in line with the classic swashbuckling children’s tale, “Treasure Island”, this motion picture is one visually stunning animated family feature film to come out of the powerhouse Disney animation industry.

 

What makes ‘Treasure Planet’ work is the fact that it stays faithful to its source material and banks on breath-taking color and beauty to amuse families and kids worldwide.

 

It is a fine adventure drama with moments of joy and pathos infused thoroughly in its screenplay.

 

In addition, it is interesting to catch a science-fiction twist on a pirate classic such as this.

 

This movie captures the spirit of Disney, and the soundtrack fits the storytelling well.

 

 

64. THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

 

THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Parent Trap
Year 1961
Watch time 129 min
Directors David Swift
Cast Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 73
Writers Erich Kästner
Music By Paul J. Smith
Cinematography By Lucien Ballard
Costume By Hal Gausman Emile Kuri

 

A feature film about teenage twin sisters who swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents, ‘The Parent Trap’ is a rather warm family comedy that is as reasonable as it is humorous.

 

The star cast is amazing and even though the story idea appears familiar, it is still amusing.

 

An ageless family film, this one is a light-hearted drama that is a must-see for both the children and adults alike and is certain to take the entire family back in time.

 

The premise is original which makes the story even more lovable and easy to get into from the beginning.

 

 

63. A BUG’S LIFE (1998)

 

A BUG’S LIFE (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Bug's Life
Year 1998
Watch time 95 min
Directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Cast Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere
Box Office $162.80M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 77
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Sharon Calahan
Costume By William Cone

 

A family film with a heart, ‘A Bug’s Life’ might just come off as a kids’ movie on the surface, but it truly is smart enough to appeal to people of all age groups.

 

As technologically sound as this motion picture is, it is equally touching, funny, and dazzling with great usage of colors and fine character development in its cinematic arsenal.

 

Even though not as entertaining as the ‘Toy Story’ series, this family film is still full of zest and energy.

 

So, stepping into this rather fun-loving world of bugs is a gateway to great comedy aimed at pleasing its young viewers.

 

 

62. SHREK 2 (2004)

 

SHREK 2 (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Shrek 2
Year 2004
Watch time 93 min
Directors Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
Cast Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews
Box Office $436.47M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 75
Writers William Steig
Music By Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography By Mike Andrews Sim Evan-Jones
Costume By Steve Pilcher

 

One of the finest animated sequels ever produced, ‘Shrek 2’ commands a massive fan following among families worldwide.

 

Not only does this movie make you laugh right from the start till the very end, but it also relies on funny dialogues, lovely imagery, and loving characters to awe its viewers.

 

Shrek’s character carries the weight of this amazing, animated family feature and conveys the message of carrying the burden of those who depend on you with elan.

 

Not only that but this movie also has strong romantic chemistry between its two lead characters and can, in fact, be called better than its predecessor.

 

 

61. SECRETARIAT (2010)

 

SECRETARIAT (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Secretariat
Year 2010
Watch time 123 min
Directors Randall Wallace
Cast Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis
Box Office $59.71M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 61
Writers Mike Rich
Music By Nick Glennie-Smith
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Costume By Thomas E. Sanders

 

A well-made motion picture, ‘Secretariat’ is a commendable family film that can be relished by the kids and the adults alike, and especially for families who would love to have horses for pets.

 

This film tells the inspiring true story of a determined woman who raises one of the most successful racehorses of all time.

 

Banking on a strong performance by Diane Lane, this motion picture uses no off-color language and has enough excitement to keep the entire family entertained.

 

Overall, this is a decent feel-good movie that blends sports and a whole lot of drama to leave an impact.

 

 

60. KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011)

 

KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Kung Fu Panda 2
Year 2011
Watch time 90 min
Directors Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman
Box Office $165.25M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 67
Writers Jonathan Aibel
Music By John Powell Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Damon O'Beirne
Costume By Raymond Zibach

 

Setting the bar high for sequels, ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ builds on its already adorable characters, constructs a plot that is larger than life, and digs deeper when it comes to its themes than its predecessor.

 

Since the story goes in flashbacks and sheds light on panda Po’s life, it has a good emotional quotient that justifies its characters, what they do, and how they feel.

 

The storyline works majorly with family audiences worldwide is because it is serious, amusing, and somber in equal measure.

 

The story from the first part continues in a fluid manner and has enough humor, spectacular animation, and an outstanding negative character, each of which connects in a big way.

 

 

59. MEGAMIND (2010)

 

MEGAMIND (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Megamind
Year 2010
Watch time 95 min
Directors Tom McGrath
Cast Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey
Box Office $148.42M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 63
Writers Alan Schoolcraft
Music By Lorne Balfe Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Mike Andrews
Costume By Timothy Lamb

 

Thriving on great punchlines and a solid story, ‘Megamind’ is a terrific family movie that comprises an astounding 3D animation and deep characters to connect.

 

However, the animation is only a part of the film’s appeal, and the dialogues and characterization are equally fantastic.

 

What gives this animated family feature film an edge is a fact that it has appropriate reasons to show why its cowardly characters act in a certain way.

 

While Will Ferrell’s Megamind truly steals the show, Brad Pitt’s small but memorable role as Metro Man is commendable.

 

In addition, the script is genuinely funny and unpretentious, to say the least.

 

 

58. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017)

 

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Lego Batman Movie
Year 2017
Watch time 104 min
Directors Chris McKay
Cast Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Box Office $175.75M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 75
Writers Seth Grahame-Smith
Music By Lorne Balfe
Cinematography By David Burrows
Costume By Sandra Beerenbrock

 

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is a feel-good animated family feature film that makes both the adults and kids laugh, thus, making it a fun way for the entire family to pass their time.

 

While the colors help the kids relate to this movie in a big way, the subtle punchlines make it more relatable to the adult audience.

 

This movie has decent action sequences, fine voice-work, and takes apparent jibes at live-action Batman movies to leave an impact.

 

That said, what truly makes it a worthy successor to ‘The Lego Movie’ and an attractive family watch is a fact that it also carries a heartfelt message.

 

 

57. TARZAN (1999)

 

TARZAN (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title Tarzan
Year 1999
Watch time 88 min
Directors Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Cast Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close
Box Office $171.09M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 79
Writers Tab Murphy
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Gregory Perler
Costume By Karenna Mazur Alderton

 

Based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the movies from the 1930s, ‘Tarzan’ follows the story of a baby boy who loses his parents, and is adopted by a clan of gorillas, who raise him up as their own.

 

Banking on a well-detailed animation and a poignant storyline, this film was among the final movies of the Disney Renaissance and instantly became a family favorite, courtesy of its amazing character development and action sequences.

 

Since the plot is familiar to most families worldwide, this has resulted in this motion picture being liked by both the kids and adults alike.

 

 

56. THE FOX AND THE HOUND (1981)

 

THE FOX AND THE HOUND (1981)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Fox and the Hound
Year 1981
Watch time 83 min
Directors Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens, David Hand, Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson
Box Office $63.46M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 65
Writers Daniel P. Mannix
Music By Buddy Baker
Cinematography By James Koford
Costume By Don A. Duckwall

 

One of the finest Disney family films of all time, ‘The Fox and the Hound’ thrives on its realism to connect with its viewers.

 

What makes the story of this feature come alive is the fact that it is not your usual good-against-evil-good-eventually-triumphs story, but it has, in fact, no specific villain or hero present.

 

The realistic characters also help the whole plot look even more real, and the songs have little orchestration and need good ears to be caught.

 

The story is distinct, quiet, and provocative and the families continue to accept this animated feature courtesy of its emotional touch and drama.

 

 

55. CINDERELLA (1950)

 

CINDERELLA (1950)

 

Entity Detail
Title Cinderella
Year 1950
Watch time 74 min
Directors Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Cast Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
Box Office $85.00M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 85
Writers Charles Perrault
Music By Paul J. Smith Oliver Wallace
Cinematography By Donald Halliday
Costume By Bill Peet

 

One of the greatest fairy tales in the world, ‘Cinderella’ is one of those on-screen adaptations that remained faithful to its origins.

 

An amalgamation of fine animation and great voice talents, this animated feature film brought Cinderella’s story to life with great wit and charm.

 

The elegant French-period background and an enhanced stereo soundtrack helped better the overall quality of this movie.

 

While the characters, both noble and villainous, are interesting, the beauty of this movie truly comes to the surface as the melodrama allows the viewers to connect with its admirable titular character.

 

Overall, Walt Disney’s Cinderella is a remarkable family mainstream film that has continued to hold its ground even after half a century.

 

 

54. PETER PAN (1953)

 

PETER PAN (1953)

 

Entity Detail
Title Peter Pan
Year 1953
Watch time 77 min
Directors Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Cast Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson
Box Office $87.40M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 76
Writers J.M. Barrie
Music By Oliver Wallace
Cinematography By Donald Halliday
Costume By Robert O. Cook

 

One of the most renowned animated feature movies of all time, ‘Peter Pan’ has developed a cult following among families over the years, and deservedly so.

 

Carrying one of the finest lead characters and Disney animated villains of all time, this motion picture promises a hilarious viewing experience for families across the globe.

 

The story has been told wonderfully and lucidly that one can’t help but fall in love with the characters.

 

That said, the story isn’t too deep or meaningful but there was no kid back in the day who didn’t wish to have adventures like our beloved protagonist, Peter.

 

 

53. RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN (1977)

 

RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN (1977)

 

Entity Detail
Title Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Year 1977
Watch time 76 min
Directors Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Cast Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis
Box Office $3.22M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 55
Writers Charles M. Schulz
Music By Ed Bogas
Cinematography By Roger Donley Chuck McCann
Costume By James A. Corbett

 

‘Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown’ furthers the image developed by its predecessors. It is an enlightening family feature that has also, again, been called the best Peanuts film by many.

 

Slightly less static in comparison, this one is a great watch for the families that are blessed with kids, courtesy of the characters that it comprises and its originality.

 

The songs are lively and are certain to make the entire family hum to their tunes.

 

The wonderful animation and adventurous spirit make this a highly entertaining full-length family picture to watch.

 

 

52. A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN (1969)

 

A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN (1969)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Year 1969
Watch time 86 min
Directors Bill Melendez
Cast Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich
Box Office $13.08M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore ---
Writers Charles M. Schulz
Music By Vince Guaraldi
Cinematography By Robert T. Gillis Chuck McCann
Costume By Wally Bulloch

 

Riding high on fair animation, fantastical sequences, and imaginative writing, ‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ is a nicely done animated family feature that manages to catch the spirit of the strip well.

 

The humorous screenplay and the effective display of original Peanuts characters, especially the central character named Charlie Brown, is a job well done.

 

Hailed as one of the best Peanuts movies by families, this film also has some “artsy-fartsy” moments that make it come across as unusual and delightful at the same time.

 

Oh, and the trippy montages only help it look better.

 

 

51. FINDING DORY (2016)

 

FINDING DORY (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Finding Dory
Year 2016
Watch time 97 min
Directors Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Cast Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Box Office $486.30M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 77
Writers Andrew Stanton
Music By Thomas Newman
Cinematography By Axel Geddes
Costume By Bert Berry Craig Foster Don Shank

 

The strength of ‘Finding Dory’ most certainly lies in its themes of family, friendship, teamwork, and perseverance.

 

Add to that the fact that the CGI is mesmerizing and the execution visibly emotional; both of which help in making this animated feature as admirable as its much-successful predecessor, ‘Finding Nemo.’ Not only did the film excel in giving the waters a realistic blue tone, but it also made the overall colors look far more striking.

 

The message of self-discovery and not giving up on both oneself and the people that you love reverberates throughout this movie, thus, making it one of the nicer family animated films to be experienced out there.

 

 

50. THE KARATE KID (1984)

 

THE KARATE KID (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Karate Kid
Year 1984
Watch time 126 min
Directors John G. Avildsen
Cast Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
Box Office $90.82M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 60
Writers Robert Mark Kamen
Music By Bill Conti
Cinematography By James Crabe
Costume By William J. Cassidy

 

A classic underdog story of the 80s, ‘The Karate Kid’ is a multi-genre motion picture whose cult has only grown with time.

 

Telling the story of a martial arts master and a bullied teenager, the film subtly touches upon the relationship between a teacher and his student.

 

Having said that, what makes this film a cult family film for the ages is the message that it carries; one that expresses that we might form the strongest bonds with the unlikeliest of people.

 

In addition, this coming-of-age family film is as informative as it is engaging, courtesy of the implicit role that it played in helping alleviate many of the stereotypes associated with Asian people.

 

 

49. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (2018)

 

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title I Can Only Imagine
Year 2018
Watch time 110 min
Directors Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins
Box Office $83.48M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 30
Writers Bart Millard
Music By Brent McCorkle
Cinematography By Kristopher Kimlin
Costume By Joseph T. Garrity

 

‘I Can Only Imagine’ is truly a one-of-a-kind family film and it shows in its inimitable style and execution.

 

The well-told story and critically acclaimed performances are coupled with noteworthy character development and a commentary on Christianity.

 

However, one does not really have to believe in a certain faith to comprehend its screenplay.

 

That said, what makes this motion picture a rather mature family feature film is the fact that it attempts to cast light on the power of forgiveness; something that this convoluted world is steadily forgetting.

 

Although some of the scenes could be tough to watch for kids, the film holds on to its light-heartedness and strong emotions to create an impact.

 

 

48. THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (2000)

 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Emperor's New Groove
Year 2000
Watch time 78 min
Directors Mark Dindal
Cast David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton
Box Office $89.30M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 70
Writers Chris Williams
Music By John Debney
Cinematography By Thomas Baker
Costume By Paul A. Felix

 

An animated movie designed for children, ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ is one that has been enjoyed by middle-aged people and families as well.

 

The dialogues here are adult-friendly but certainly without crudeness in any form. The plotline is interesting, offers unique turns, and is coupled with David Spade’s fabulous narration skills.

 

The humor in this film is sharp and works for all age groups. That said, the movie is a tale about betrayal, love, and friendship – three of the most important elements that help this motion picture become a worthy family drama.

 

The pace of this animated feature is good and the music is surprisingly decent.

 

 

47. PINOCCHIO (1940)

 

PINOCCHIO (1940)

 

Entity Detail
Title Pinocchio
Year 1940
Watch time 88 min
Directors Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen
Cast Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
Box Office $84.25M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 99
Writers Carlo Collodi
Music By Leigh Harline Paul J. Smith Frank Churchill
Cinematography By Ken Anderson
Costume By Edwin Aardal

 

Arguably one of the first mainstream movies produced on the famous fictional character, ‘Pinocchio’ is a fantasy-adventure drama that has been liked by families all over.

 

There are several morals in this movie for the children which makes it a decent film for the parents to watch with their kids.

 

The scenes are colorful, the adventures super adventurous, and the characters quite lively. Although it is darker in tone when compared to most Disney-animated features, Pinocchio thrives on its attractive animation and impressive special effects; both of which are aided by a notable use of the multiplane camera.

 

 

46. SNOOPY COME HOME (1972)

 

SNOOPY COME HOME (1972)

 

Entity Detail
Title Snoopy Come Home
Year 1972
Watch time 81 min
Directors Bill Melendez
Cast Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey
Box Office $0.19M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore ---
Writers Charles M. Schulz
Music By Don Ralke
Cinematography By Robert T. Gillis Chuck McCann
Costume By Jim Dickson

 

A fine mix of humor and pathos, ‘Snoopy Come Home' is as breezy an entertainer as they come.

 

A family film for the ages, this buddy movie carries a range of themes such as rejection by your loved ones and sadness of separation; each of which helps in making sure that the kids have a decent amount to learn from the movie.

 

Among the most special childhood specials, this motion picture continues to provide families all over with a bittersweet viewing experience.

 

As enjoyable as this film is, it is wacky, has great music, is wonderfully subtle and appropriate for all age groups.

 

 

45. WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (2005)

 

WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Year 2005
Watch time 85 min
Directors Steve Box, Nick Park
Cast Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay
Box Office $56.11M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 87
Writers Steve Box
Music By Julian Nott
Cinematography By Tristan Oliver
Costume By Phil Lewis

 

Witty and charming, ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’ is one of the most liked family movies of 2005.

 

While the animation no doubt is exemplary, it is not marred by too many digital effects that could make the scenes unnecessarily exaggerated.

 

The background score of the movie works fine, the characters are remarkably expressive, and their adventures are pure fun.

 

That said, there is a massive amount of detail that is added to the animation which requires more than one sitting to truly notice.

 

Upon its release, this neat feature film left the families asking for more and the right reasons.

 

 

44. THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH (1994)

 

THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Secret of Roan Inish
Year 1994
Watch time 103 min
Directors John Sayles
Cast Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey
Box Office $6.10M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore ---
Writers Rosalie K. Fry
Music By Mason Daring
Cinematography By Haskell Wexler
Costume By Adrian Smith

 

‘The Secret of Roan Inish’ is not particularly made for the youngsters, but it is a great family film, nevertheless.

 

The fact that it is an intelligent film, carrying a vivid and beautiful plot makes it even more appropriate to be shown to the children as they come of age.

 

Families who have a thing for folklore would fancy this motion picture more than anyone else.

 

Not only that but the beautiful cinematography and believable performances by the entire cast make it a delightful experience; all while giving it immense repeat value.

 

The makers must be complimented for not succumbing to Hollywood norms and special effects to make this folk tale connect with the family audiences.

 

 

43. ICE AGE (2002)

 

ICE AGE (2002)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ice Age
Year 2002
Watch time 81 min
Directors Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Cast Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic
Box Office $176.39M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 60
Writers Michael J. Wilson
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By John Carnochan
Costume By Maria Criscuolo

 

Banking on the state-of-the-art digital animation and the perfectly cast voice talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Leary (among others), ‘Ice Age’ is one of those family features that keep the elements that could startle the children rather sanitized, albeit with a touch of reality.

 

Carrying a strong political message about getting along with people who share the same space as you, this animated motion picture would, in fact, make for a decent viewing experience for leaders the world over.

 

Good use of colors, believable fantasyland of snow, and the facial expressions of its lead characters make this film a treat to watch.

 

 

42. SECONDHAND LIONS (2003)

 

SECONDHAND LIONS (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Secondhand Lions
Year 2003
Watch time 109 min
Directors Tim McCanlies
Cast Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick
Box Office $41.41M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 52
Writers Tim McCanlies
Music By Patrick Doyle
Cinematography By Jack N. Green
Costume By David J. Bomba

 

A coming-of-age story about a shy young boy who is sent to his uncles by his mother, ‘Secondhand Lions’ is a rather underrated family drama that has found its much-deserved place in this list.

 

The script, the direction, and the acting are all first-class, and the storytelling commands the attention of the viewers.

 

The flashback scenes are intentionally cartoonish, and the casting is just right. Add to that the fact that the characterization is top-notch and the emotions deep enough to connect with the rather mature family audiences worldwide.

 

Even though the adult members of the family might enjoy this motion picture more, it asks to be seen by pre-teens as well.

 

 

41. WHALE RIDER (2002)

 

WHALE RIDER (2002)

 

The story of ‘Whale Rider’ runs high on pride and tradition and is a total surprise.

 

The screenplay is simple but very well told and features a fantastic performance by a child actor, Keisha Castle-Hughes.

 

This motion picture has been filmed wonderfully and acted convincingly and contains a depth that is applicable for all age groups.

 

Even though the plot also carries grim undertones that may not be suitable for kids very young, there is no overdose of violence that can hamper the viewing experience for the entire family.

 

Also, this brilliant movie is a lesson in cultural diversity and does not include preachy social or political slogans.

 

 

40. MOANA (2016)

 

MOANA (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Moana
Year 2016
Watch time 107 min
Directors Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams
Cast Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison
Box Office $248.76M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 81
Writers Jared Bush
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Jeff Draheim
Costume By Elise Aliberti

 

Riding high on great characters, memorable music, and decent scares, ‘Moana’ is yet another animated feature that has managed to win over family audiences worldwide.

 

It is a good, old-fashioned Disney movie that follows a traditional narrative that is infused with high morals and attractive animation.

 

The screenplay has an effective awareness attached to it which is connecting enough but never overpowering or in the least bit gimmicky.

 

In addition, the colors in the movie are good and it has a heart, imagination, and creativity; each of which helps in making this family drama one for the ages and all age groups.

 

 

39. HOME ALONE (1990)

 

HOME ALONE (1990)

 

Entity Detail
Title Home Alone
Year 1990
Watch time 103 min
Directors Chris Columbus
Cast Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard
Box Office $285.76M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 63
Writers John Hughes
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By Julio Macat
Costume By John Muto

 

Vacations are the best time for family members to come together and exhibit their affection towards each other.

 

However, sometimes, plans for holidays can go haywire. Nowhere was this better on display than in creator John Hughes’s ‘Home Alone’ series of Christmas comedy flicks.

 

A cult classic for the ages, the entertainer has got several hilarious cinematic moments to keep the whole family entertained.

 

This enormous box office success also exhibited the talent that a child artist like Macaulay Culkin who became an overnight star following the film’s release.

 

In addition, the comical burglar duo of Joe Pesci Daniel Stern only adds to the overall likeability factor of this motion picture.

 

 

38. MULAN (1998)

 

MULAN (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title Mulan
Year 1998
Watch time 88 min
Directors Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Cast Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer
Box Office $120.62M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 71
Writers Robert D. San Souci
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography By Michael Kelly
Costume By Ric Sluiter

 

Boasting of a strong female lead and a highly effective villain, ‘Mulan’ has pleased family audiences worldwide with grace.

 

It is a lively mainstream feature that doesn’t have one boring moment in its screenplay. As light as this movie is, it is equally captivating for both the kids and families alike; especially for young girls who wish to watch a strong and intelligent female character saving the day.

 

The music here is nice, the animation is first-rate, the plot is character-driven, and the voice-work is superb, to say the least.

 

Mulan, overall, is lavishly made and that’s why it continues to work with family audiences globally.

 

 

37. ROBIN HOOD (1973)

 

ROBIN HOOD (1973)

 

Entity Detail
Title Robin Hood
Year 1973
Watch time 83 min
Directors Wolfgang Reitherman, David Hand
Cast Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov
Box Office $32.06M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 57
Writers Larry Clemmons
Music By George Bruns
Cinematography By Tom Acosta
Costume By Dan Alguire

 

The legend of Robin Hood has transcended generations and the Disney classic 'Robin Hood' tries its best to bring this legendary tale to life.

 

The animation here is praiseworthy and personal in the sense that it carries the old-school feel when animators used to draw the pictures themselves.

 

Not to mention that this was indeed an incredible on-screen adaptation of the Robin Hood story for the children.

 

Even adults have thoroughly relished watching this motion picture courtesy of its funny and romantic sub-themes and a touching but entertaining screenplay; each of which makes this a fun entertainer to watch.

 

That said, even though this movie could come across as a little corny, it does continue to hold its charm, which is why the families refuse to let go of this buried Disney treasure even today.

 

 

36. KUNG FU PANDA (2008)

 

KUNG FU PANDA (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Kung Fu Panda
Year 2008
Watch time 92 min
Directors Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Cast Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman
Box Office $215.43M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 74
Writers Jonathan Aibel
Music By John Powell Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Yong Duk Jhun
Costume By Raymond Zibach

 

One of the best comedy animated movies any family could come across, 'Kung Fu Panda' is loaded with both action and intelligence to connect.

 

Communicating a message that asks one to believe in themselves no matter how hard the circumstances, the movie carries strong moral values and educational tone for the kids; something that has been well-appreciated by the adults as well.

 

In addition, its visual appeal and charming execution are a major plus point each. You can't help but fall in love with adorable panda Po who dreams of becoming one of the greatest warriors, only to wake up to the reality of serving noodle soup in his father's shop.

 

The touching screenplay is for people of all age groups and is certain to bring a lot of laugh and love to family viewers worldwide.

 

 

35. THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967)

 

THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Jungle Book
Year 1967
Watch time 78 min
Directors Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman
Box Office $141.84M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 65
Writers Larry Clemmons
Music By George Bruns
Cinematography By Tom Acosta
Costume By Bill Peet

 

Hailed as one of the best Disney animated features of the golden era, ‘The Jungle Book’ is a commendable on-screen adaptation of author Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name.

 

While following the basic structure of the book that tracked the adventures of Mowgli, the “man-cub” who was raised by wolves in the jungle, the film adds an even more dramatic angle, higher stakes, and better visual effects to connect to the family audiences worldwide.

 

The title, which respected the emotions and requirements of its viewers, has aged like fine wine.

 

This animated title is a trailblazer of sorts for its attempt to ascertain that on-screen adaptations can be just as innovative as its source material.

 

 

34. THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)

 

THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Muppet Movie
Year 1979
Watch time 95 min
Directors James Frawley
Cast Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
Box Office $76.66M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 74
Writers Jerry Juhl
Music By Kenny Ascher
Cinematography By Isidore Mankofsky
Costume By Joel Schiller

 

Even though ‘The Muppet Movie’ may not be entirely suitable for children under the age of five years, it still is an attractive watch for families who have kids aged six years or above.

 

The film, which has slightly frightening scenes, carries the message of friendship; all while giving due importance to the significance of adventures in the life of children.

 

It features beloved Muppet favorites including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Beaker, Miss Piggy, and the Great Gonzo.

 

A fun journey likely to appeal to the families even today, The Muppet Movie aims to convey that one should not only follow their own dreams but help others achieve theirs if they can.

 

 

33. STARDUST (2007)

 

STARDUST (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title Stardust
Year 2007
Watch time 127 min
Directors Matthew Vaughn
Cast Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen
Box Office $38.63M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 66
Writers Jane Goldman
Music By Ilan Eshkeri
Cinematography By Ben Davis
Costume By Gavin Bocquet

 

Not all dreams come true but the bravest are the ones who indeed continue to dream.

 

Relying heavily on the important theme of overcoming one’s fears to shape our respective futures, ‘Stardust’ is a big-scale fantasy drama and carries the weight of comprising a strong strong cast.

 

It is a highly positive and slightly distinct screenplay that avoids stereotypes, misogyny, and religious agenda to turn into a motion picture that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

 

Add to that the fact that the action scenes are brilliant, and the comedy is spread throughout its runtime; both of which make it a joyous mainstream watch.

 

 

32. DESPICABLE ME (2010)

 

DESPICABLE ME (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Despicable Me
Year 2010
Watch time 95 min
Directors Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Cast Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
Box Office $251.51M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 72
Writers Cinco Paul
Music By Heitor Pereira
Cinematography By Gregory Perler
Costume By Christelle Balcon

 

The plot of ‘Despicable Me’ revolves around an evil character named Gru: the main protagonist of this movie who devises an ambitious plan to steal the moon itself with the help of three adopted little girls.

 

As entertaining and mysterious as this movie is though, its strength lies in the message that it tries to convey – that anyone’s heart can be changed by love and that anyone who has the support of their loving family and go against all odds and try to deal with the complexities of life with grace.

 

No wonder then that Despicable Me has continued to be an admirable family film ever since its release.

 

 

31. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

 

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Year 1988
Watch time 104 min
Directors Robert Zemeckis
Cast Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Box Office $156.45M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 83
Writers Gary K. Wolf
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Costume By Roger Cain Elliot Scott

 

Essentially a fairy-tale that was marketed as a kid movie during the time of release, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ has consolidated its position as one of the most liked family movies over the years.

 

Banking on its inimitable concept and storytelling, the film awed family audiences across the globe during its time of release and after.

 

Even though the fanfare around this motion picture is slightly less today, it still stands as a remarkable multi-million-dollar project that was released by Disney.

 

Needless to say, this movie was a “game-changer” of sorts in the true sense of the word and that is no hyperbole.

 

 

30. FINDING NEVERLAND (2004)

 

FINDING NEVERLAND (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Finding Neverland
Year 2004
Watch time 106 min
Directors Marc Forster
Cast Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell
Box Office $51.68M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 67
Writers Allan Knee
Music By Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography By Roberto Schaefer
Costume By Gemma Jackson

 

Starring movie legends Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in the lead roles, ‘Finding Neverland’ is as exciting as it is dramatic.

 

The story revolves around J. M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, and his voyage to writing the well-known play.

 

While the film highlights Barrie’s genius, it also attempts to convey that isolation can often result in great things for the mind.

 

This film is liked by families everywhere courtesy of its informative storyline, incredible performances, and a patient screenplay that doesn’t rush things to communicate what it needs to.

 

And oh, the kids in the movie are a lot of fun to watch and play their parts perfectly.

 

 

29. WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)

 

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wreck-It Ralph
Year 2012
Watch time 101 min
Directors Rich Moore
Cast John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman
Box Office $189.42M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 72
Writers Rich Moore
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Rob Dressel
Costume By Mike Gabriel

 

A blessing for those who love video games, this game-themed movie thrives on a bag full of humor and decent messages to convey those movies that revolve around video-game themes can be more than what they promise to be on the outside. ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ has been wonderfully created and its brilliant action pieces make it an amazing watch for families.

 

Thriving on decent direction, writing, voice-work, and visual design, this animated mainstream feature film is satisfying in more ways than one.

 

Add to that the fact that it also includes a popular song by pop-star Rihanna, which may or may not work for the viewers, depending on their personal taste.

 

 

28. THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

 

THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Lego Movie
Year 2014
Watch time 100 min
Directors Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Cast Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Box Office $257.76M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 83
Writers Phil Lord
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Pablo Plaisted Barry Peterson
Costume By Grant Freckelton

 

A 3D animated movie based on the world of Legos, ‘The Lego Movie’ is arguably the best family-oriented movie of the year that it was released in.

 

While the kids have loved the film to the core, even the older crowd has been left astounded by its seamless CGI effects and chirpy execution.

 

Right from the start to its very end, the film throws a wide range of jokes to its viewers.

 

Also, the fact that voice-work is great for most of the parts and that the characters, environment, and vehicles in the movie are made from Lego pieces are each an advantage.

 

 

27. TANGLED (2010)

 

TANGLED (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Tangled
Year 2010
Watch time 100 min
Directors Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Cast Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman
Box Office $200.82M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 71
Writers Dan Fogelman
Music By Alan Menken
Cinematography By Tim Mertens
Costume By Dan Cooper

 

Wrapped in gorgeous visuals and spot-on animation, ‘Tangled’ is supposedly a movie loved by families all over the world.

 

While the characters are incredibly deep and likable and the plot relatively predictable, the film does have its fair share of wit and drama that makes it connect almost instantly.

 

Needless to say, the scenery in the movie is fantastic and the brisk pace ensures that the romance does not come across as forced at any point.

 

In addition, the CGI is so good that it, sometimes, does not feel like CGI at all.

 

Although riding on its share of slapstick comedy, this animated feature has a heart too, and for the right reasons.

 

 

26. WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)

 

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)

 

People often claim that true love lasts a lifetime, and the love that ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ has continued to receive over the years bears testimony to this statement.

 

Although the film pledged to bring the story of a dignified Charlie Bucket to life, it was the story of several kids who come from a modest background and dare to dream big.

 

The screenplay of this film not only teaches families to embrace life as it comes but also gives a much-needed message to be modest with success.

 

The beauty of this motion picture lies in the fact that it attempts to merge elements of cinematic entertainment with an underlying message; one that would continue to stand the test of time.

 

 

25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

 

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Year 1982
Watch time 115 min
Directors Steven Spielberg
Cast Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
Box Office $435.11M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 91
Writers Melissa Mathison
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By Allen Daviau
Costume By Lola 'Skip' McNalley

 

Director Stephen Spielberg made a world of difference to the family audiences around the world, with this simple story that followed the life of a boy who stumbled upon an alien.

 

Embedding this blockbuster with everything that a family audience enjoys set this science-fiction feature film apart from its immediate contemporaries. ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ banked heavily on sub-plots of love, care, share, and childlike innocence, to connect with kids and families alike.

 

Also, the film emphasizes the importance of compassion, inclusion, empathy, and communication; each of which are important traits in ensuring that one lives a healthy, wealthy, and wise lifestyle.

 

 

24. BIG HERO 6 (2014)

 

BIG HERO 6 (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Big Hero 6
Year 2014
Watch time 102 min
Directors Don Hall, Chris Williams
Cast Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller
Box Office $222.53M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 74
Writers Jordan Roberts
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Rob Dressel
Costume By Paul A. Felix

 

A movie for all age groups, ‘Big Hero 6’ is another fine addition to the list of many great animated films produced by Disney.

 

With action-packed sequences and decent comedy in its arsenal, the film strives to reinstate the faith of its audience in the goodness of science and technology, albeit at a cost of slightly rushed storytelling.

 

The upbeat yet emotional soundtrack and a smart screenplay are the biggest merits of this motion picture.

 

That said, the script of this movie is certainly not flawless, but it works for families and kids who have a liking for science and wish to see its goodwill with an equal amount of fun.

 

 

23. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title How to Train Your Dragon 2
Year 2014
Watch time 102 min
Directors Dean DeBlois
Cast Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson
Box Office $177.00M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 76
Writers Dean DeBlois
Music By John Powell
Cinematography By Gil Zimmerman
Costume By Pierre-Olivier Vincent

 

A sequel to one of the most liked animated movies of all time, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is a darker and more mature successor to its original.

 

While the second installment of the franchise continues to remain as eventful and entertaining as the first part, its themes are much more noticeable in comparison.

 

That said, the storyline here may not be as straightforward as originally expected, but the promising screenplay and character development make it a satisfying watch.

 

The beauty of this title lies in the fact that it not only develops the already known characters but also introduces a few interesting ones.

 

 

22. SHREK (2001)

 

SHREK (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Shrek
Year 2001
Watch time 90 min
Directors Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Cast Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Box Office $267.67M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 84
Writers William Steig
Music By Harry Gregson-Williams John Powell
Cinematography By Sim Evan-Jones
Costume By Guillaume Aretos Sean Mullen

 

An enjoyable animated feature on the surface, ‘Shrek’ is one such movie that carries a lot of messages.

 

Not only does the film bring to light a societal problem like domestic abuse, but it also tends to shift its focus towards the mistreatment of an animal like a donkey for commercial purposes.

 

The lovable characters and the extremely funny and moving elements have turned this picture into one of the most loved animated family movies of al,l time.

 

Even though it is filmed for the kids, the themes that it brushes past are ones that need to be better understood by the grownups as well.

 

 

21. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

 

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

 

Entity Detail
Title Miracle on 34th Street
Year 1947
Watch time 96 min
Directors George Seaton
Cast Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart
Box Office $2.65M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 88
Writers George Seaton
Music By Cyril J. Mockridge
Cinematography By Lloyd Ahern Sr.
Costume By Ernest Lansing

 

Besides ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, if there is another American classic that has been a family favorite around Christmastime, it is ‘Miracle on 34th Street’.

 

Starring icons like Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn in important roles, this motion picture, besides working as a social satire, also attempts to shed ample light on the social and economic situation of a divorced working woman with a child in the late 1940s.

 

What makes this movie one of the most likable and informative mainstream family features is its legal backdrop coupled with a storyline that unfolds in a festive environment.

 

 

20. TOY STORY 2 (1999)

 

TOY STORY 2 (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title Toy Story 2
Year 1999
Watch time 92 min
Directors John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
Cast Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
Box Office $245.85M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 88
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Sharon Calahan
Costume By William Cone Jim Pearson

 

Sequels are not often thought to be as good as the original, but that is truly not the case with the second installment of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise.

 

As thematically compelling as its predecessor and with better action set-pieces in place, Toy Story 2 is as good as its first part and has emotionally rich content to deliver.

 

The voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, and Jim Varney help in consolidating the belief that Toy Story is one of the most admired animated movie series by families across the globe.

 

The fact that the film continues to showcase the traditional lives of characters shown in the original movie helps the script flow better.

 

 

19. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Sound of Music
Year 1965
Watch time 172 min
Directors Robert Wise
Cast Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn
Box Office $163.21M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 63
Writers George Hurdalek
Music By Ted D. McCord
Cinematography By William Reynolds
Costume By Ruby R. Levitt

 

Banking heavily on layered characters, good music, and a solid storyline, ‘The Sound of Music’ is an all-time classic family musical feature that was destined for greatness on the paper itself.

 

Set in the backdrop of the Second World War, the motion picture is known to have gotten kids and young adults curious about Nazi Germany and the repercussions that followed the second great war.

 

The singing in this movie by some talented artists is astounding and the performances are par excellence; especially Julie Andrews’s ground-breaking portrayal of Maria.

 

In addition, the costumes and the settings help the families worldwide in transporting back to the era that this movie attempts to project on-screen.

 

 

18. ALADDIN (1992)

 

ALADDIN (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Aladdin
Year 1992
Watch time 90 min
Directors Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
Box Office $217.35M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 86
Writers Ron Clements
Music By Alan Menken
Cinematography By H. Lee Peterson
Costume By Ralph Eggleston Michael Peraza Jr. Bill Perkins

 

Like many classics of yesteryear, ‘Aladdin’ has also recently been made but the original continues to be a true-blue classic.

 

One of the best examples of Disney’s fairy-tale formula, this motion picture relies heavily on three of the most important tropes of a Disney animated feature film: great songs, a strong villain, and a fantastic sidekick.

 

The noteworthy voices of Robin Williams and Jonathan Freeman, the excellent pacing and fabulous visuals have helped turn this movie into a timeless classic.

 

A favorite among kids and families, Aladdin has love and laughs in abundance to continue to remain a family favorite for years to come.

 

 

17. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)

 

Entity Detail
Title Beauty and the Beast
Year 1991
Watch time 84 min
Directors Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Cast Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart
Box Office $218.97M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 95
Writers Linda Woolverton
Music By Alan Menken
Cinematography By John Carnochan Ellen Keneshea
Costume By Pawel Araszkiewicz

 

A romantic musical fantasy comedy, in essence, this animated movie has stood the test of time beautifully.

 

Released three decades ago to thunderous response, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ promises an epic adventure with Belle, Beast, and a plethora of loving characters and great music that one won’t easily forget.

 

As promisingly as the film shows the adventure of love between Beauty and Beast, it is equally romantic and fantastical in nature.

 

Add to that the fact that the romance between the two chief protagonists is layered and moving and themes of self-loathing, sacrifice, loyalty, and learning to love oneself remains paramount throughout its screenplay.

 

 

16. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Wizard of Oz
Year 1939
Watch time 102 min
Directors Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor
Cast Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Box Office $2.08M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 92
Writers Noel Langley
Music By Harold Rosson
Cinematography By Blanche Sewell
Costume By Adrian

 

A live-action mainstream feature ahead of its time, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is a classic family drama that swirls around themes of fantasy and perseverance; all while trying to convey to the children that there is no solidarity without stability and that one should always come to the aid of their friends and family.

 

Judy Garland’s enactment of Dorothy only enhances the love that this classic, innocent, fantasy drama has received over the years.

 

This mainstream family title has also inspired a lot many adaptations, with some of them indeed having a decent point of their own.

 

However, what distinguishes this movie from its remakes is the fact that it has been crafted in the right spirit and should be viewed with the same energy.

 

 

15. ZOOTOPIA (2016)

 

ZOOTOPIA (2016)

 

Entity Detail
Title Zootopia
Year 2016
Watch time 108 min
Directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Cast Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
Box Office $341.27M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 78
Writers Byron Howard
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Nathan Warner
Costume By Dan Cooper

 

This motion picture might open with a scene showing a predator chasing its prey, but it is quite simply the story of a place called ‘Zootopia’ in which the predator and prey animals live in harmony.

 

Even though the themes of this movie allow it to be a tad violent, courtesy of sub-plots of kidnapping and discrimination, it still is suitable for children aged over eight years.

 

That said, the message of following one’s dreams and teamwork are paramount throughout the movie which also wishes to convey that one should never judge people based on their appearance or stereotypes.

 

 

14. THE INCREDIBLES (2004)

 

THE INCREDIBLES (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Incredibles
Year 2004
Watch time 115 min
Directors Brad Bird
Cast Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
Box Office $261.44M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 90
Writers Brad Bird
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Andrew Jimenez
Costume By Lou Romano

 

Promising action-packed fun for the entire family, 'The Incredibles' is yet another addition to the rich list of computer-animated films by Pixar Animation Studios that has seen a steady rise in its fondness meter among the family audiences worldwide.

 

The film, which runs high on action and adventure courtesy of its "super-heroic" theme, is one of the very few mainstream features that tries to deconstruct the idea of a superhero; all while showing the conventional family elements under unusual and rather funny circumstances.

 

What sets the film apart from other animated mainstream features is the fact that it doesn't try to sell itself short or rush things to convey what it had to.

 

Keeping the sub-theme of family and its importance intact, The Incredibles relies on sharp wit and observance to connect with both the kids and the adults alike.

 

 

13. WONDER (2017)

 

WONDER (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wonder
Year 2017
Watch time 113 min
Directors Stephen Chbosky
Cast Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts
Box Office $132.42M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 66
Writers Stephen Chbosky
Music By Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Costume By Kalina Ivanov

 

Starring child actor Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson in pivotal roles, ‘Wonder’ is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name and tells the story of one Auggie Pullman, who is born with facial differences; something that has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

 

As sensitive and authentic as the storyline is, it attempts to shed light on the importance of acceptance and compassion among children and how the presence of both these elements helps shape their mental growth in the cycle of life.

 

In addition to its relevant script, the wonderful performances by the entire cast are a major advantage.

 

 

12. MONSTERS, INC. (2001)

 

MONSTERS, INC. (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Monsters, Inc.
Year 2001
Watch time 92 min
Directors Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Cast Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Box Office $289.92M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 79
Writers Pete Docter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jim Stewart
Costume By Tia W. Kratter Dominique Louis

 

The kids might fear monsters, but the monsters in ‘Monsters, Inc.’ give them a light-hearted viewing experience.

 

The charming characters, voiced by John Goodman and Billy Crystal, and the respect for the audience’s choice and their intelligence make this motion picture stand true to the values that made Disney movies so family-friendly and fun to watch back in the fifties and sixties.

 

One way to describe this movie is fun and the well-placed comical moments only help in consolidating this claim.

 

The storyline, to its credit, is easy to follow and that makes this movie a good watch for the whole family.

 

 

11. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010)

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title How to Train Your Dragon
Year 2010
Watch time 98 min
Directors Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Cast Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson
Box Office $217.58M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 75
Writers William Davies
Music By John Powell
Cinematography By Gil Zimmerman
Costume By Kathy Altieri

 

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is one of the most acclaimed animated feature movies in the world.

 

The film series has presented a wide variety of dragons to its viewers worldwide; each with its own set of challenges that, ultimately, reflect upon the challenges of life.

 

This movie takes its inspiration from a series of children’s books by Cressida Cowell and the franchise features strong female characters to connect.

 

In addition, the magnificent visual effects make the sky look far more realistic than in most animated films, more so in three-dimensional screens.

 

The background score in the movie helps in making the visuals look more attractive.

 

 

10. FINDING NEMO (2003)

 

FINDING NEMO (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Finding Nemo
Year 2003
Watch time 100 min
Directors Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Cast Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Box Office $380.84M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 90
Writers Andrew Stanton
Music By Thomas Newman
Cinematography By Sharon Calahan
Costume By Ralph Eggleston

 

A sweet father-son story that won hearts globally after its release, ‘Finding Nemo’ is an intelligent and entertaining animated feature film in which most of the humor is based on parodies of human behavior and day-to-day life.

 

Even though the storyline follows tropes of the already popular ‘Toy Story’ franchise, it takes a different route altogether by including a character named Dory – a fish with short-term memory loss.

 

Banking heavily on great computer animation skills and fine storytelling, this Pixar title relies on its shimmering underwater landscapes to appeal to both the youngsters and the grownups alike.

 

Executed by a team of highly skilled animation professionals, Finding Nemo perfected the Pixar technology with élan.

 

 

9. INSIDE OUT (2015)

 

INSIDE OUT (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Inside Out
Year 2015
Watch time 95 min
Directors Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
Cast Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling
Box Office $356.46M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 94
Writers Pete Docter
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Kevin Nolting
Costume By Bert Berry

 

A beautiful and equally original movie about handling complex emotions, ‘Inside Out’ is one Pixar feature that has been applauded by critics and adored by the family audiences alike.

 

Even though this motion picture has been a darling at the awards season during its time of release, its greatest achievement lies in the fact that it has managed to make its audience across different age groups look into their minds and contemplate.

 

Not only that but this movie also reminds the families watching it together to embrace themselves, irrespective of who they are or how the circumstances force them to behave.

 

The storyline, which takes place inside the head of an eleven-year-old girl, has some deep things to communicate about five different emotions that comprise the human mind: Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear.

 

 

8. THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

 

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Princess Bride
Year 1987
Watch time 98 min
Directors Rob Reiner
Cast Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
Box Office $30.86M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 77
Writers William Goldman
Music By Mark Knopfler
Cinematography By Adrian Biddle
Costume By Norman Garwood

 

Based on the 1973 novel of the same name, ‘The Princess Bride’ is a feature film that has enough wit to entertain the adults and enough adventure to please the children.

 

A family movie that has aged like fine wine, it has something for everyone courtesy of the romance, action, and parody infused in the screenplay.

 

The chemistry between Cary Elwes and Robin Wright is a pleasure to watch and how their love story unfurls in the background only heightens the intrigue factor of this much-admired motion picture.

 

The dialogues here are full of dry humor and quick wit and the funny catchphrases have continued to remain popular to date.

 

Since this motion picture relies on its characters to communicate the message of loyalty, it has continued to remain a family favorite for years now.

 

 

7. UP (2009)

 

UP (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Up
Year 2009
Watch time 96 min
Directors Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Cast Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer
Box Office $293.00M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 88
Writers Pete Docter
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Kevin Nolting
Costume By Daniel Lopez Muñoz

 

This brilliant film is one of the most uplifting and heart-warming animated features of all time.

 

Even though it is sad in parts, ‘Up’ is an attractive motion picture whose beauty lies in its message of friendship and unlikely bonds that we sometimes form with another.

 

It also goes on to showcase that the only real adventures in life are the relationships that we share with other people in our life.

 

Needless to say, this picture is a treat for kids and adults alike and is a fair mix of action, adventure, humor, and emotion.

 

Add to that the fact that its peculiar but noteworthy storyline has an old character as the chief protagonist, and this gives the movie a much-needed distinctive touch and an edge over other animated features by Pixar.

 

 

6. TOY STORY 3 (2010)

 

TOY STORY 3 (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Toy Story 3
Year 2010
Watch time 103 min
Directors Lee Unkrich
Cast Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty
Box Office $415.00M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 92
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Ken Schretzmann
Costume By Marty Baumann

 

The second sequel to Pixar's 'Toy Story' franchise, Toy Story 3 is another one of Pixar's highly acclaimed animated feature films that run highly on animation and imagination.

 

A significant hit that revolves around the themes of love, loss, and friendship, the screenplay also talks a lot about the inevitable growth of children and how, as they grow, they end up putting their toys away.

 

It makes sense because no matter how naïve and childlike we wish to be, life does get us to age; sometimes sooner than we thought that it would.

 

Like its predecessors, this film also encompasses a near-flawless script, fast and furious action sequences, and carries a weight of realism; all while keeping the family audience thoroughly engaged.

 

 

5. TOY STORY (1995)

 

TOY STORY (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Toy Story
Year 1995
Watch time 81 min
Directors John Lasseter
Cast Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Box Office $191.80M
IMDb Rating 8.3
Metascore 95
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Robert Gordon Lee Unkrich
Costume By Patsy Bouge

 

A kids' movie that also is equally enjoyable for adults, ‘Toy Story’ was released more than 25 years ago and paved the way for high-quality family entertainment.

 

Credited with launching the new studio Pixar in the annals of cinema history, Toy Story deals with a range of issues like jealousy, leadership, and change.

 

The feature film was a visually stunning experience for its time and the humor continues to strike a chord with the viewers more than two decades after its release.

 

Even though the story is remarkable and the execution a total delight, what truly sets the film apart is the fact that it was produced entirely on the computer and it truly shows when you see that it’s not just the characters that are animated, but also the entire space that they occupy while in motion on the screen.

 

 

4. COCO (2017)

 

COCO (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Coco
Year 2017
Watch time 105 min
Directors Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Cast Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
Box Office $209.73M
IMDb Rating 8.4
Metascore 81
Writers Lee Unkrich
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Steve Bloom
Costume By Bert Berry Tim Evatt

 

Reportedly inspired by the traditions of Mexico, this Disney-Pixar animated feature does its best to remind its viewers that the bond shared by one's family is a bond that lasts forever.

 

The film tells the story of an aspiring musician Miguel, who, after being confronted with his family's ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find a celebrated singer - his great-great-grandfather.

 

In the process, Miguel not only comes to learn a lot about his family but also starts feeling good about him.

 

A feel-good feature that motivates youngsters to follow the path of their choice, ‘Coco’ also talks about doing one's best to showcase their talent, even if it means going against the will of their immediate family.

 

However, what sets this movie truly apart and adds to its overall magnanimity is that it is an exploration of values that we fail to practice in the real world.

 

 

3. WALL.E (2008)

 

WALL.E (2008)

 

This motion picture is set in the future and talks about a small waste-collecting robot that undertakes a journey to space to change things for humankind.

 

Banking heavily on science fiction, comedy, and a rather dramatic love angle, ‘WALL. E’ is one of the most distinct Pixar films of all time.

 

Even though there is little dialogue in the movie between the two lead protagonists, the fact that it has personality and a heart keeps its true to its genre and helps it connect to a large family audience worldwide.

 

Add to that the fact that WALL. E is rich in adventure, humor, and action; each of which plays a huge role in telling the viewers the importance of Earth as our home.

 

Not only that but what makes this feature film one to be seen with the entire family is the fact that it does its best to express that humans misuse a lot of resources, which, in turn, can threaten to destroy the idea of sustainable development and burden our planet with toxicity.

 

 

2. THE LION KING (1994)

 

THE LION KING (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Lion King
Year 1994
Watch time 88 min
Directors Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Cast Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
Box Office $422.78M
IMDb Rating 8.5
Metascore 88
Writers Irene Mecchi
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Ivan Bilancio
Costume By Andy Gaskill

 

Hailed as one of the greatest Disney animated musicals of all time, ‘The Lion King’ has its fair share of jump-scares and drama for children.

 

Despite the few sad elements that the motion picture encompasses, the message in it remains that of hope, love, responsibility, and family bond.

 

No wonder then that this feature is a favorite exhibition for daycares and pre-schools all across the globe.

 

This animation here is top-notch and the motion picture features noteworthy work from the vocal cast starring the likes of James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Matthew Broderick (Simba), Jeremy Irons (Scar), and Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi) among others.

 

To add to the proceedings, Mufasa as the King and a father is as good as they come in this family feature that teaches both the kids and the adults to find their place in the complex ‘Circle of Life.’

 

 

1. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

 

Entity Detail
Title It's a Wonderful Life
Year 1946
Watch time 130 min
Directors Frank Capra
Cast James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 8.6
Metascore 89
Writers Frances Goodrich
Music By Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography By Joseph F. Biroc
Costume By Emile Kuri

 

Starring Hollywood legends James Stewart and Donna Reed in the lead, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is not only a memorable family drama at heart but also a subtle depiction of the very many crises that a middle-class man faces in society.

 

The film tells the story of George Bailey who considers his life a failure due to his inability to achieve his dreams and travel the world.

 

However, when he is shown an alternate reality of how life could have been if he was never born, Bailey understands the importance of living and having a family.

 

A classic display of the average American family, the film leans on a plethora of familial and non-familial emotions to connect.

 

A solid star-cast and elements of fantasy are aided by a hopeful message that the title carries: one that stands true for most of the world — never to lose hope and to stick with the ones you love, come what may.