Top Family Movies


The Top Family Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Family List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. The Lion King

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Roger Allers
Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly
Plot: The son of the King of the Jungle believes he killed his father where he goes into exile. The rest of the pack believes he's dead when he decides to come back to regain control several years later when he questions his confidence.

2. Finding Nemo

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Andrew Stanton
Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Gould
Plot: Follow this young fish's hilarious adventures while he tries to get back to his dad.

3. Beauty and the Beast

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Actors: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Angela Lansbury
Plot: When her father is imprisoned by "The Beast" in his castle, Belle, his outspoken daughter, takes his place only to find that there's more to the Beast than meets the eye.

4. Monsters, Inc.

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pete Docter
Actors: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly
Plot: The lives of monsters are maintained by scaring children, but they are afraid of children entering their lives; not for fear of ruining a secret but for fear of disease - when one monster accidentally lets a child into the monster world, his life and many others are turned upside down.

5. It's a Wonderful Life

Year of Release: 1946
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Frank Capra
Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Plot: A down and out man is shown the light by an Angel who treats him to life on earth without himself.

6. The Incredibles

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Brad Bird
Actors: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Spencer Fox
Plot: The world is rid of villains, when a family of Super Heroes are called up on a task to save the world, bringing out the other super heroes of the world.

7. Home Alone

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Plot: During the Holiday season a young boy from a wealthy family is forgotten at home while his family flies to France. He must defend his own home while growing up in the process.

8. To Kill a Mockingbird

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Robert Mulligan
Actors: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Frank Overton
Plot: A black man is charged with rape while a white man defends him in the 1930's south. The story is told through the eyes of his daugther.

9. Up

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Actors: Edward Asner, John Ratzenberger, Paul Eiding, Christopher Plummer
Plot: A 78-year-old man sets out to fulfill his dream of seeing the wilds of South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home and floating down. What he didn't count on was another eager, 8-year-old explorer to hitch a ride with him.

10. Mary Poppins

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Robert Stevenson
Actors: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
Plot: A pair of British children and their family will find the magic in their lives after Mary Poppins becomes the new nanny.

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