Top Family Movies


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

31. Miracle on 34th Street

Year of Release: 1947
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: George Seaton
Actors: Gene Lockhart, Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, John Payne
Plot: A department store Santa claims to be the real deal, but Doris Walker, who hired to man and rejects the fantasy behind the claim, begins to investigate his condition. It winds up in a court of law where a lawyer defends Kris Kringle and tried to prove he is indeed the real Santa Claus.

32. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Year of Release: 1989
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland
Plot: When a struggling inventor creates a shrink-ray, his and his neighbor's children are shrunk and must now find their way through the hazards of insects, lawnmowers and rain in order to find their way home and back to their normal size.

33. Pinocchio

Year of Release: 1940
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
Actors: Mel Blanc, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards
Plot: A man named Geppetto wishes his puppet Pinocchio were a real boy.

34. Whale Rider

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Niki Caro
Actors: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Cliff Curtis, Mabel Wharekawa, Elizabeth Skeen
Plot: Based on tradition and culture a young girl fulfills her grandfathers wish and prayers.

35. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Year of Release: 1977
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
Actors: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, Junius Matthews, John Fiedler
Plot: Join dear friends Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together and sing their way through escapades that include honey, bees, bouncing, balloons, floods, Pooh sticks and more.

36. The Karate Kid

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: John G. Avildsen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Elisabeth Shue, Pat Morita, Martin Kove
Plot: A boy who movies into a new neighborhood, meets his Japanese neighbor who choses to teach him Karate, but that there is more to it than just fighting.

37. 101 Dalmatians

Year of Release: 1961
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Actors: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, Cate Bauer, Ben Wright
Plot: A pair of dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, have a litter of 15 puppies but come under the evil gaze of Cruella De Vil, who wants nothing more than a dalmatian-skin coat. When two dull-witted thugs kidnap the puppies, along with 84 other dalmatians, it's up to the parents to save the day.

38. Hachi: A Dog's Tale ( Hachiko: A Dog's Story )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Lasse Hallström
Actors: Sarah Roemer, Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander
Plot: A man finds a puppy at the train station. They get very attached to each other and the dog follows his owner everyday to the train station and waits for him when he gets back from work. Even after the owners death he meets up everyday for years.This is the real story of the most loyal and loving companion to ever exist.

39. Hugo

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley
Plot: A 12-year-old orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station circa 1930 must unravel a mystery involving his late father and a robot.

40. The Sword in the Stone

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Actors: Sebastian Cabot, Rickie Sorensen, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews
Plot: A humble young squire named Arthur allies himself with the powerful magician Merlin and discovers his destiny. No one would have guessed that a sword trapped in a churchyard stone would transform Arthur into England's next king.

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