Top Family Movies


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

11. A Christmas Story

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Bob Clark
Actors: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Scott Schwartz
Plot: A young boy is insistent on getting Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas while he puts up with his family during the holidays in the 1940's.

12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Mel Stuart
Actors: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear
Plot: Willy Wonka is secretive candy maker who invites five lucky winners to enter a world of pure imagination.

13. The Little Mermaid

Year of Release: 1989
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Actors: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll
Plot: Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, is a mermaid who dreams of life outside the sea. The king forbids this, and she decides to strike a bargain with the sea witch, Ursula, but the witch has an evil plan of her own.

14. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Bill Melendez
Actors: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Geoffrey Ornstein, Karen Mendelson
Plot: Charlie Brown seeks the true meaning of Christmas beyond the materialism that seems to be all around him. When its suggested he direct the school play, he takes on the task, hoping to restore the spirit of Christmas.

15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Year of Release: 1966
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Chuck Jones
Actors: Boris Karloff, June Foray
Plot: The Grinch, a green, mean creature steals Christmas by dressing as Santa Clause on Christmas Eve, and stealing everyone's Christmas presents.

16. Lady and the Tramp

Year of Release: 1955
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson
Actors: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson
Plot: A refined, upper class spaniel and a rapscallion mutt fall in love in this classic piece of Disney animation.

17. Despicable Me

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Sergio Pablos
Actors: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
Plot: The truly despicable Gru is used to getting what he wants and now he has his sights set on the moon. Trouble arises for his plan when a trio of orphan girls disrupts his life.

18. Coco

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Lee Unkrich
Actors: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor
Plot: Budding musician Miguel wants nothing more than to be like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, despite the fact is family has forbidden music. But when he finds himself in the Land of the Dead, he sets off on an adventure that will solve a centuries old mystery, and his families' true origins.

19. Toy Story 2

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: John Lasseter
Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
Plot: The toys are back this time Woody is stolen by a toy collector in which eventually he must decide to either stay or leave the museum.

20. Akeelah and the Bee

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Doug Atchison
Actors: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong
Plot: Despite her mother's lack of understanding and poor environment, a young girl tries her best to win the National Spelling Bee Competition.

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