Top 20 Family Movies Ever: Audience Favorites Revealed!

Roll out the popcorn, gather the troops, and prepare for a cinematic journey through the annals of family movie history! Welcome to our definitive list of the “Top 20 Family Movies Ever: Audience Favorites Revealed!” We’ve scoured the archives, polled the masses, and even had a few heated debates to bring you a collection of films that have warmed hearts, sparked imaginations, and stood the test of time. From animated adventures that have us believing in magic, to heartwarming tales of courage and friendship, these movies have been the backdrop to countless family nights, sleepovers, and lazy Sunday afternoons. So, whether you’re looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, or seeking inspiration for your next family movie night, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be reminded of the power of a great movie to bring us all a little closer together. Let the countdown begin!
Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Release Date: 2001-07-20

Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy

“Spirited Away” is a captivating family movie released on July 20, 2001. It follows the story of Chihiro, a young girl who finds herself trapped in a mysterious world of spirits. When her parents undergo a strange transformation, Chihiro must summon her hidden courage to save her family. With a talented cast including Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, and Mari Natsuki, this enchanting film is sure to captivate both children and adults alike.

Cast: Rumi Hiiragi (Chihiro Ogino / Sen (voice)) , Miyu Irino (Haku (voice)) , Mari Natsuki (Yubaba / Zeniba (voice)) , Takashi Naito (Akio Ogino (voice)) , Yasuko Sawaguchi (Yuko Ogino (voice)) , Tsunehiko Kamijō (Chichiyaku (voice)) , Takehiko Ono (Aniyaku (voice)) , Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji (voice)) , Akio Nakamura (Kaonashi (voice)) , Yumi Tamai (Rin (voice)) , Ryunosuke Kamiki (Boh (voice)) , Tatsuya Gashûin (Aogaeru (voice)) , Yo Oizumi (Bantai Frog Service (voice)) , Ken Yasuda (Mr. Oshira (voice)) , Koba Hayashi (God of the River (voice)) , Shigeru Wakita ((voice)) , Shiro Saito ((voice)) , Michiko Yamamoto ((voice)) , Keiko Tsukamoto ((voice)) , Shinji Tokumaru ((voice)) , Kaori Yamagata ((voice)) , Yayoi Kazuki ((voice)) , Masahiro Asano ((voice)) , Kazutaka Hayashida ((voice)) , Ikuko Yamamoto ((voice))

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki

Tags: witch, parent child relationship, magic, darkness, bath house, spirit, parallel world, amusement park, youkai, japanese mythology, anime

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is an upcoming family movie set to be released on December 7, 2022. Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Pinault, and an ensemble cast, the film follows the adventurous feline as he embarks on a quest to find the mythical Last Wish. With only one life left after burning through eight, Puss must restore his nine lives and overcome thrilling challenges along the way. It promises to be an epic journey filled with excitement and heartwarming moments for the whole family to enjoy.

Cast: Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots (voice)) , Salma Hayek Pinault (Kitty Softpaws (voice)) , Harvey Guillén (Perrito (voice)) , Wagner Moura (Wolf (voice)) , Florence Pugh (Goldilocks (voice)) , Olivia Colman (Mama Bear (voice)) , Ray Winstone (Papa Bear (voice)) , Samson Kayo (Baby Bear (voice)) , John Mulaney (Jack Horner (voice)) , Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Mama Luna (voice)) , Anthony Mendez (Doctor (voice)) , Kevin McCann (Ethical Bug (voice)) , Bernardo de Paula (Governor / Little Boy’s Father / Male Partier (voice)) , Betsy Sodaro (Jo Serpent / Additional Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice)) , Artemis Pebdani (Jan Serpent (voice)) , Conrad Vernon (Gingy (voice)) , Cody Cameron (Pinocchio (voice)) , Kailey Crawford (Little Goldi (voice)) , Al Rodrigo (Bartender (voice)) , Bob Persichetti (Ohhh Cat (voice)) , Miguel Matrai (Little Boy (voice)) , Pilar Uribe (Governor’s Assistant / Female Partier (voice)) , Heidi Gardner (Last Baker (voice)) , Joel Crawford (Band Member / Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice)) , Januel Mercado (Band Member / Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice))

Directors: Joel Crawford

Writers: Cody Cameron, Tommy Swerdlow, Simon Wells, Etan Cohen, Jeff Biancalana, Bill Riling, Chris Mitchell, John Puglisi, Paul Fisher, Tom Wheeler, Anthony Zierhut, Matt Flynn, Colin Jack, Warren Leonhardt, Heidi Jo Gilbert, Evon Freeman, Johane Matte, David Wolter, Taylor Meacham, Hanna Kim, Aaron Austin, Steven A. MacLeod, Kaan Kalyon, Gary Graham, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Anthony Holden, Alice Herring, Michael Lester, Lyle Nagy, Marceline Tanguay, Danny Langston

Tags: fairy tale, talking dog, spin off, aftercreditsstinger, talking cat, fear of death

It's a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Release Date: 1946-12-20

Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a heartwarming holiday classic that has been cherished by generations. The film follows the story of George Bailey, a selfless man who has dedicated his life to helping the people of Bedford Falls. When he faces a financial crisis on Christmas Eve, George’s world is turned upside down, but with the support of his loved ones, he learns the true value of family, friendship, and the impact one person can have on an entire community. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and released on December 20, 1946, this timeless movie is a must-watch for the whole family.

Cast: James Stewart (George Bailey) , Donna Reed (Mary Hatch) , Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter) , Thomas Mitchell (Uncle Billy) , Henry Travers (Clarence) , Beulah Bondi (Mrs. Bailey) , Frank Faylen (Ernie) , Ward Bond (Bert) , Gloria Grahame (Violet) , H.B. Warner (Mr. Gower) , Frank Albertson (Sam Wainwright) , Todd Karns (Harry Bailey) , Samuel S. Hinds (Pa Bailey) , Mary Treen (Cousin Tilly) , Virginia Patton (Ruth Dakin) , Charles Williams (Cousin Eustace) , Sarah Edwards (Mrs. Hatch) , William Edmunds (Mr. Martini) , Lillian Randolph (Annie) , Argentina Brunetti (Mrs. Martini) , Robert J. Anderson (Little George) , Ronnie Ralph (Little Sam) , Jean Gale (Little Mary) , Jeanine Ann Roose (Little Violet) , Danny Mummert (Little Marty Hatch)

Directors: Frank Capra

Writers: Frank Capra, Philip Van Doren Stern, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

Tags: holiday, angel, bank, suicide attempt, small town, great depression, family business , black and white, nervous breakdown, old house, alternate reality, newlywed, magic realism, told in flashback, guardian angel, high school dance, christmas

The Lion King

The Lion King

Release Date: 1994-06-24

Genres: Family, Animation, Drama

“The Lion King” is a beloved family movie that was released on June 24, 1994. It tells the story of a young lion prince who is banished from his pride by his wicked uncle, falsely accused of killing his father. As he grows up in the wilderness, he embraces a carefree philosophy, but when his past catches up with him, he must confront his demons and decide his destiny. Starring Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, and a talented ensemble cast, this timeless film is a must-watch for all ages.

Cast: Matthew Broderick (Simba (voice)) , James Earl Jones (Mufasa (voice)) , Jeremy Irons (Scar (voice)) , Moira Kelly (Nala (voice)) , Nathan Lane (Timon (voice)) , Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa (voice)) , Robert Guillaume (Rafiki (voice)) , Rowan Atkinson (Zazu (voice)) , Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi (voice)) , Cheech Marin (Banzai (voice)) , Jim Cummings (Ed / Scar (singing) (voice)) , Madge Sinclair (Sarabi (voice)) , Zoe Leader (Sarafina (voice)) , Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Young Simba (voice)) , Niketa Calame-Harris (Young Nala (voice)) , Frank Welker (Lion Roars (voice) (uncredited)) , Cathy Cavadini ((voice) (uncredited)) , Judi M. Durand (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Daamen J. Krall (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , David McCharen (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Mary Linda Phillips (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Phil Proctor (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , David J. Randolph (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Brian Tochi (Fighting Hyena (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Writers: Joe Ranft, Jonathan Roberts, Jim Capobianco, Linda Woolverton, Irene Mecchi, Lorna Cook, Burny Mattinson, Gary Trousdale, Chris Sanders, Barry Johnson, Francis Glebas, Larry Leker, Thom Enriquez, Jorgen Klubien, Mark Kausler, Kevin Harkey, Tom Sito, Ed Gombert, Rick Maki, Andrew Gaskill

Tags: africa, loss of loved one, lion, father murder, manipulation, musical, uncle, murder, warthog, shaman, redemption, king, scar, family, hyena, meerkat, nature, mandrill, murder confession, wildebeest



“Klaus” is a heartwarming animated movie released on November 8, 2019. It tells the story of Jesper, a struggling postman who is sent to a remote village where people rarely communicate. However, everything changes when he meets a local teacher named Alva and a mysterious carpenter named Klaus, who lives in a cabin filled with handmade toys. Together, they embark on a magical journey that brings joy and love to the grumpy inhabitants of Smeerensburg. With a talented cast including Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, and Joan Cusack, this film is a must-watch for families who enjoy heartwarming tales.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman (Jesper (voice)) , J.K. Simmons (Klaus (voice)) , Rashida Jones (Alva (voice)) , Joan Cusack (Mrs. Krum (voice)) , Norm Macdonald (Mogens (voice)) , Will Sasso (Mr. Ellingboe (voice)) , Sergio Pablos (Pumpkin / Olaf (voice)) , Mila Brener (Ellingboe Girl 3 (voice)) , Neda Margrethe Labba (Margu (voice)) , Sydney Brower (Ellingboe Girl (voice)) , Teddy Blum (Small Ellingboe Boy (voice)) , Julian Zane Chowdhury (Krum Boy (voice)) , Emma Shannon (Creepy girl 1 (voice)) , Kendall Joy Hall (Annelise (voice)) , Sky Alexis (Ellingboe Girl 2 (voice)) , Tucker Meek (Ellingboe Boy / Krum Boy (voice)) , Amanda Philipson (Ellingboe Councilwoman (voice)) , Finn Carr (Ellingboe Boy 1 (voice)) , Lucian Perez (Krum Boy / Creepy Boy 2 (voice)) , Emma Yarovinsky (Little Krum Girl (voice)) , Jaeden Bettencourt (Krum Boy / Jesper Son (voice)) , Hailey Hermida (Krum Girl 1 (voice)) , Evan Agos (Ellingboe Boy (voice)) , Leo Miller (Ellinboe Boy 5 (voice)) , Bailey Rae Fenderson (Creepy Girl 2 (voice))

Directors: Sergio Pablos

Writers: Sergio Pablos, Edgar Martins, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis

Tags: holiday, small town, santa claus, island, postman, friendship, cartoon, reindeer, toy maker, christmas, 19th century, origin story, town, good versus evil

Wolf Children

Wolf Children

“Wolf Children” is a heartwarming and emotional family movie released on July 21, 2012. It tells the story of a woman who must navigate the challenges of raising her son and daughter after her werewolf lover tragically passes away. As the children inherit their father’s unique traits, the woman faces a remarkable journey in embracing their extraordinary nature. Starring Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii, Aoi Miyazaki, and other talented actors, this film is sure to captivate and touch your heart.

Cast: Haru Kuroki (Yuki (voice)) , Yukito Nishii (Ame (voice)) , Aoi Miyazaki (Hana (voice)) , Takao Osawa (Wolf Man (voice)) , Momoka Ohno (Young Yuki (voice)) , Amon Kabe (Young Ame (voice)) , Takuma Hiraoka (Sohei (voice)) , Megumi Hayashibara (Sohei’s Mother (voice)) , Tadashi Nakamura (Hosokawa (voice)) , Tamio Ohki (Yamaoka (voice)) , Tomie Kataoka (Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)) , Hajime Inoue (Tendo (voice)) , Shota Sometani (Mr. Tanabe (voice)) , Taichi Masu (Radio Announcer (voice)) , Kumiko Aso (Mrs. Hotta (voice)) , Bunta Sugawara (Nirasaki (voice)) , Takashi Kobayashi (Mr. Nirasaki (voice)) , Mitsuki Tanimura (Mrs. Doi (voice))

Directors: Mamoru Hosoda

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera

Tags: wolf, forest, growing up, death of father, rural area, werewolf, single mother, werewolf child, farming community, farming, anime, mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship



“Coco” is a heartwarming family movie that tells the story of Miguel, a young boy with a passion for music. Despite his family’s long-standing ban on music, Miguel embarks on a magical journey to the Land of the Dead to uncover the truth about his family history. Along the way, he befriends a charming trickster named Hector, and together they unravel the mysteries that lie within Miguel’s ancestral past. With a talented cast and a release date of October 27, 2017, this movie is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel Rivera (voice)) , Gael García Bernal (Héctor (voice)) , Benjamin Bratt (Ernesto de la Cruz (voice)) , Alanna Ubach (Mamá Imelda Rivera (voice)) , Renée Victor (Elena Rivera (voice)) , Ana Ofelia Murguía (Mamá Socorro “Coco” Rivera (voice)) , Edward James Olmos (Chicharrón (voice)) , Jaime Camil (Papá Enrique Rivera (voice)) , Alfonso Arau (Papá Julio Rivera (voice)) , Herbert Siguenza (Tío Oscar Rivera / Tío Felipe Rivera (voice)) , Lombardo Boyar (Mariachi / Gustavo (voice)) , Sofía Espinosa (Mamá Luisa Rivera (voice)) , Dyana Ortelli (Tía Victoria Rivera (voice)) , Gabriel Iglesias (Head Clerk (voice)) , Selene Luna (Tía Rosita Rivera (voice)) , Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Frida Kahlo (voice)) , Carla Medina (Departure Agent (voice)) , Luis Valdez (Tío Berto Rivera / Don Hidalgo (voice)) , Blanca Araceli (Emcee (voice)) , Polo Rojas (Abel Rivera (voice)) , Montse Hernandez (Rosa Rivera (voice)) , Octavio Solis (Arrival Agent (voice)) , Cheech Marin (Corrections Officer (voice)) , Salvador Reyes (Security Guard (voice)) , John Ratzenberger (Juan Ortodoncia (voice))

Directors: Lee Unkrich

Writers: Lee Unkrich, Matthew Aldrich, Jason Katz, Madeline Sharafian, Tony Maki, Vladimir Kooperman, Adrian Molina

Tags: mexico, guitar, musician, skeleton, afterlife, singer, life after death, child, day of the dead

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Release Date: 2019-08-08

Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Family

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a heartwarming family movie that tells the story of a race-car driver and his extraordinary bond with his dog. Through the eyes of the dog, who possesses a near-human soul and a philosopher’s mind, we witness the ups and downs of life and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried, this film is set to hit theaters on August 8, 2019.

Cast: Milo Ventimiglia (Denny Swift) , Kevin Costner (Enzo (voice)) , Amanda Seyfried (Avery “Eve” Swift) , Martin Donovan (Maxwell) , Ian Lake (Mike) , Gary Cole (Don Kitch) , Kathy Baker (Trish) , McKinley Belcher III (Mark Finn) , Ryan Kiera Armstrong (Young Zoe Swift) , Lily Dodsworth-Evans (Teenage Zoe Swift) , Al Sapienza (Actor) , Andres Joseph (Tony) , Karen Holness (Doctor) , Aliza Vellani (Assistant) , Elizabeth Bowen () , Aias Dalman (Friend of Zoë (uncredited)) , Giacomo Finn (Italian Boy) , Jackie Minns (Mrs. Spangle)

Directors: Simon Curtis

Writers: Mark Bomback, Garth Stein

Tags: washington dc, usa, based on novel or book, car race, reincarnation, friendship, sports, racing, race car driver, dog, animal, pets, father daughter relationship, animal narrator



Release Date: 2019-12-20

Genres: Adventure, Family

“Togo” is a heartwarming and thrilling family movie set in the winter of 1925. It follows the incredible journey of Leonhard Seppala and his lead sled dog, Togo, as they brave the treacherous Alaskan tundra. With an all-star cast including Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, this exhilarating adventure will test the strength, courage, and determination of its characters. Get ready to be uplifted by this untold true story when it hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Cast: Willem Dafoe (Leonhard Seppala) , Julianne Nicholson (Constance Seppala) , Christopher Heyerdahl (George Maynard) , Richard Dormer (Dr. Curtis Welch) , Adrien Dorval (Bill Clark) , Madeline Wickins (Sally Burdett) , Michael Greyeyes (Amituk) , Nive Nielsen (Atiqtalik) , Nikolai Nikolaeff (Dan Murphy) , Thorbjørn Harr (Charlie Olsen) , Catherine McGregor (Sarah Foley) , Michael McElhatton (Jafet Lindeberg) , Michael Gaston (Joe Dexter) , Zahn McClarnon (Tulimak)

Directors: Ericson Core

Writers: Tom Flynn

Tags: husky, snowstorm, puppy, based on true story, alaska, snow, historical, dog, sled dogs, run, 1920s, pets



Release Date: 2016-06-16

Genres: Family, Animation

“Piper” is a heartwarming family movie released on June 16, 2016. It tells the story of a mother bird who embarks on a journey to teach her little one how to find food. Along the way, they both face a challenging experience that tests their survival skills. With stunning animation and a touching storyline, this film is a must-watch for all ages.


Directors: Alan Barillaro

Writers: Alan Barillaro, Brian Larsen

Tags: fear, short film



Release Date: 2017-11-13

Genres: Drama, Family

“Wonder” is a heartwarming family movie that tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, as he embarks on his first year of mainstream elementary school. With an incredible cast including Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson, this film is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Released in 2017, “Wonder” has become one of the best-voted family movies of all time.

Cast: Jacob Tremblay (Auggie Pullman) , Julia Roberts (Isabel Pullman) , Owen Wilson (Nate Pullman) , Izabela Vidovic (Via Pullman) , Noah Jupe (Jack Will) , Millie Davis (Summer Dawson) , Bryce Gheisar (Julian Albans) , Mandy Patinkin (Mr. Tushman) , Danielle Rose Russell (Miranda Navas) , Daveed Diggs (Mr. Browne) , Elle McKinnon (Charlotte Cody) , Ali Liebert (Ms. Petosa) , Nadji Jeter (Justin Hollander) , Ty Consiglio (Amos Conti) , Kyle Breitkopf (Miles Noury) , James A Hughes (Henry Joplin) , Nicole Oliver (Mrs. Will) , Rachel Hayward (Mrs. Navas) , Crystal Lowe (Melissa Albans) , Steve Bacic (Julian Albans, Sr.) , Ben Immanuel (Mr. Davenport) , Sônia Braga (Grandma) , Izzy Lieberman (Reid Kingsley) , Hannah Hoberman (Rebecca) , Erika McKitrick (Ella)

Directors: Stephen Chbosky

Writers: Steven Conrad, Stephen Chbosky, Jack Thorne, R.J. Palacio

Tags: exclusion, bullying, coney island, prejudice, school, based on children’s book, family, physical disability, treacher collins syndrome



Release Date: 2020-12-25

Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

“Soul” is a heartwarming family movie that follows the journey of Joe Gardner, a passionate middle school teacher and jazz lover. After a life-changing accident, Joe’s soul is transported to the You Seminar, where souls develop and find their passions before being born. With the help of 22, a soul with centuries of experience, Joe must find a way back to Earth. Featuring an incredible cast including Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and Angela Bassett, this highly anticipated film is set to release on December 25th, 2020.

Cast: Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner (voice)) , Tina Fey (22 (voice)) , Graham Norton (Moonwind (voice)) , Rachel House (Terry (voice)) , Alice Braga (Counselor Jerry (voice)) , Richard Ayoade (Counselor Jerry (voice)) , Phylicia Rashād (Libba Gardner (voice)) , Donnell Rawlings (Dez (voice)) , Questlove (Curly (voice)) , Angela Bassett (Dorothea (voice)) , Cora Champommier (Connie (voice)) , Margo Hall (Melba (voice)) , Daveed Diggs (Paul (voice)) , Rhodessa Jones (Lulu (voice)) , Wes Studi (Counselor Jerry (voice)) , Sakina Jaffrey (Doctor (voice)) , Fortune Feimster (Counselor Jerry (voice)) , Calum Grant (Hedge Fund Manager (voice)) , Laura Mooney (Therapy Cat Lady (voice)) , Zenobia Shroff (Counselor Jerry (voice)) , June Squibb (Gerel (voice)) , Ochuwa Oghie (Dancerstar (voice)) , Jeannie Tirado (Principal Arroyo (voice)) , Cathy Cavadini (Dreamerwind (voice)) , Dorian Lockett (Dorian (voice))

Directors: Pete Docter

Writers: Pete Docter, Michael Yates, Kristen Lester, Rosana Sullivan, Aphton Corbin, Kemp Powers, Mike Jones

Tags: new york city, cat, jazz, self-discovery, jazz singer or musician, musician, teacher, life after death



“WALL·E” is an incredible family movie that has been voted as one of the best of all time. Released in 2008, it tells the heartwarming story of WALL·E, the last robot on Earth, who tirelessly cleans up the planet covered in garbage. With a touch of human-like qualities, WALL·E’s life takes an exciting turn when a new robot arrives, leading to an unforgettable adventure. Featuring a talented cast including Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, and Sigourney Weaver, this film is a must-watch for all ages.

Cast: Ben Burtt (WALL·E / M-O (voice)) , Elissa Knight (EVE (voice)) , Jeff Garlin (Captain (voice)) , Fred Willard (Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO) , John Ratzenberger (John (voice)) , Kathy Najimy (Mary (voice)) , Sigourney Weaver (Ship’s Computer (voice)) , Teddy Newton (Additional Voices (voice)) , Bob Bergen (Additional Voices (voice)) , John Cygan (Additional Voices (voice)) , Pete Docter (Additional Voices (voice)) , Paul Eiding (Additional Voices (voice)) , Donald Fullilove (Additional Voices (voice)) , Teresa Ganzel (Additional Voices (voice)) , Mickie McGowan (Additional Voices (voice)) , Laraine Newman (Additional Voices (voice)) , Lori Alan (Additional Voices (voice)) , Jeff Pidgeon (Additional Voices (voice)) , Jan Rabson (Additional Voices (voice)) , Lori Richardson (Additional Voices (voice)) , Andrew Stanton (Additional Voices (voice)) , Jim Ward (Additional Voices (voice)) , Colette Whitaker (Additional Voices (voice)) , Kim Kopf (Hoverchair Mother (uncredited)) , Angus MacLane (BURN-E (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Andrew Stanton

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon

Tags: garbage, space travel, dystopia, loneliness, distant future, robot, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Release Date: 1988-04-16

Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Family

“My Neighbor Totoro” is a heartwarming family movie released in 1988. It follows two sisters who move to the countryside with their father to be closer to their sick mother. Little do they know, the surrounding trees are home to Totoros, magical forest spirits. When the youngest sister goes missing, her older sister seeks the help of these enchanting creatures to find her. With a captivating storyline and a talented cast, this film is a must-watch for all ages.

Cast: Noriko Hidaka (Satsuki Kusakabe (voice)) , Chika Sakamoto (Mei Kusakabe (voice)) , Hitoshi Takagi (Totoro (voice)) , Shigesato Itoi (Tatsuo Kusakabe (voice)) , Sumi Shimamoto (Yasuko Kusakabe (voice)) , Tanie Kitabayashi (Granny (voice)) , Toshiyuki Amagasa (Kanta Ogaki (voice)) , Yuko Maruyama (Kanta’s Mother (voice)) , Masashi Hirose (Kanta’s Father (voice)) , Reiko Suzuki (Kanta’s Aunt (voice)) , Machiko Washio (Teacher (voice)) , Naoki Tatsuta (Catbus (voice)) , Tomohiro Nishimura (Postman (voice)) , Chie Koujiro (Michiko (voice)) , Yuko Mizutani (Ryoko (voice)) , Shigeru Chiba ((voice)) , TARAKO ((voice)) , Mitsuko Ishida ((voice)) , Daiki Nakamura ((voice)) , Akiko Hiramatsu ((voice)) , Ikue Otani ((voice))

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki

Tags: sibling relationship, mother, leave, village, rural area, hospital, new neighbor, new home, super power, magical creature, anime

A Dog's Journey

A Dog’s Journey

Release Date: 2019-05-03

Genres: Family, Adventure, Drama

“A Dog’s Journey” is a heartwarming family movie that follows the incredible journey of a dog as he discovers the true purpose of his life through the experiences of the people he encounters. Starring a talented cast including Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid, and the voice of Josh Gad, this film is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Get ready to be moved when it hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

Cast: Marg Helgenberger (Hannah Montgomery) , Betty Gilpin (Gloria Mitchell) , Henry Lau (Trent) , Kathryn Prescott (Clarity June “CJ” Mitchell) , Dennis Quaid (Ethan Montgomery) , Josh Gad (Bailey / Molly / Big Dog / Max (voice)) , Abby Ryder Fortson (Young CJ) , Emma Volk (Toddler CJ) , Ian Chen (Young Trent) , Jake Manley (Shane) , Johnny Galecki (Henry Montgomery) , Tyler Asher Xin-Qin (Saint) , Beckett Richard Pin (15-Month-Old Saint) , Daniela Barbosa (Liesl) , Kevin Claydon (Barry) , Arlene Duncan (Hilda) , Cherissa Richards (Joan) , Kenneth Liu (Trent’s Dad) , Stefanie Wiens () , Angela Narth (Old Woman) , Sally Shepard (Tour Bus Ticket Taker (uncredited)) , Conrad Coates (Big Joe)

Directors: Gail Mancuso

Writers: Wallace Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes, W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon

Tags: reincarnation, sequel, growing up, dog, animal shelter, pets, purpose of life

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

Release Date: 2014-09-06

Genres: Family, Animation, Fantasy

“Song of the Sea” is a heartwarming family movie about two siblings, Ben and Saoirse, who embark on a magical adventure to find their way back home after their mother disappears. With the help of mythical creatures from their mother’s folktales, they must race against time to ensure their survival. Released in 2014, this enchanting film features a talented cast including David Rawle, Lucy O’Connell, Brendan Gleeson, and Fionnula Flanagan.

Cast: David Rawle (Ben (voice)) , Lucy O’Connell (Saoirse (voice)) , Brendan Gleeson (Conor / Mac Lir (voice)) , Fionnula Flanagan (Granny / Macha (voice)) , Pat Shortt (Lug (voice)) , Jon Kenny (Ferry Dan / The Great Seanachaí (voice)) , Lisa Hannigan (Bronach (voice)) , Colm Ó’Snodaigh (Mossy (voice)) , Liam Hourican (Spud / Bus Driver (voice)) , Kevin Swierszcz (Young Ben (voice)) , Will Collins (Additional Voices (voice)) , Paul Young (Additional Voices)

Directors: Tomm Moore

Writers: Tomm Moore, Will Collins

Tags: fairy tale, lighthouse, folk music, lighthouse keeper , swimming, dog, seal (animal), irishman, folklore, selkie, irish music, underwater cave, irish folklore

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Release Date: 2009-06-08

Genres: Drama, Family

“Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” is a heartwarming drama that tells the true story of a college professor who forms an unbreakable bond with an abandoned dog. Starring Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Sarah Roemer, this touching film explores the loyalty and love between a man and his furry companion. Released in 2009, it’s a must-watch for any family looking for a heartwarming and emotional movie experience.

Cast: Richard Gere (Parker Wilson) , Joan Allen (Cate Wilson) , Sarah Roemer (Andy) , Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Ken) , Erick Avari (Jasjeet) , Robbie Sublett (Michael) , Davenia McFadden (Mary Anne) , Jason Alexander (Carl) , Kevin DeCoste (Ronnie (11 years)) , Robert Degnan (Teddy Barnes) , Tora Hallström (Heather) , Donna Sorbello (Myra) , Frank S. Aronson (Milton – The Butcher) , Troy Doherty (Sal) , Ian Sherman (Student Pianist) , Timothy Crowe (Evan Lock) , Denece Ryland (Miss Latham) , Blake Friedman (Student) , Bates Wilder (Harry Pinow) , Daniel Kirby (Commuter) , Gloria Crist (Commuter #2) , Rich Tretheway (Mover) , Tom Tynell (Man) , Robert Capron (Student (uncredited)) , Becki Dennis (Student (uncredited))

Directors: Lasse Hallström

Writers: Kaneto Shindō, Stephen P. Lindsey, Jason Mayoh

Tags: loyalty, human animal relationship, pet, friendship, friends, family relationships, dog, newspaper reporter, family dog, waiting, pets

The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast

“The Boy and the Beast” is a heartwarming family movie released on July 11, 2015. It follows the story of Kyuta, a young boy who stumbles upon an imaginary world and befriends Kumatetsu, a lonely beast. Together, they embark on exciting adventures, with Kumatetsu serving as Kyuta’s wise guide. With a talented cast including Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, and Shota Sometani, this film is sure to captivate both kids and adults alike.

Cast: Koji Yakusho (Kumatetsu (voice)) , Aoi Miyazaki (Young Kyuta (voice)) , Shota Sometani (Teenage Kyuta (voice)) , Suzu Hirose (Kaede (voice)) , Lily Franky (Hyakushūbō (voice)) , Yo Oizumi (Tatara (voice)) , Kazuhiro Yamaji (Iozen (voice)) , Mamoru Miyano (Teenage Ichirohiko (voice)) , Kappei Yamaguchi (Teenage Jiromaru (voice)) , Haru Kuroki (Young Ichirohiko (voice)) , Momoka Ohno (Young Jiromaru (voice)) , Sumire Morohoshi (Chico (voice)) , Keishi Nagatsuka (Kyuta’s Father (voice)) , Kumiko Aso (Kyuta’s Mother (voice)) , Masahiko Tsugawa (Lord (voice))

Directors: Mamoru Hosoda

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda

Tags: japan, runaway, parent child relationship, homelessness, training, portal, coming of age, tokyo, japan, orphan, beast, surrogate father, father figure, shadow, father son reunion, succession, anime, father son relationship, disciple, shibuya, tokyo



Release Date: 2012-11-02

Genres: Animation, Family, Romance

“Paperman” is a heartwarming animated film released on November 2, 2012. It tells the story of an urban office worker who discovers that paper airplanes play a surprising role in helping him meet a girl. With a talented cast including John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jeff Turley, and Jack Goldenberg, this movie is a must-watch for families who enjoy charming and unexpected love stories.

Cast: John Kahrs (George (voice)) , Kari Wahlgren (Meg (voice)) , Jeff Turley (Boss (voice) (uncredited)) , Jack Goldenberg (Finster (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: John Kahrs

Writers: Clio Chiang, Kendelle Hoyer

Tags: skyscraper, black and white, paper airplane, office romance, very little dialogue, short film

Ron's Gone Wrong

Ron’s Gone Wrong

“Ron’s Gone Wrong” is a heartwarming family movie that takes place in a world where kids have robot companions. When an 11-year-old boy discovers that his robot friend is not like the others, he embarks on an exciting adventure to uncover the truth. With a star-studded cast including Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Olivia Colman, this highly anticipated film is set to release on October 14, 2021, and promises to be a delightful and entertaining watch for the whole family.

Cast: Zach Galifianakis (Ron (voice)) , Jack Dylan Grazer (Barney (voice)) , Ed Helms (Graham (voice)) , Olivia Colman (Donka (voice)) , Justice Smith (Marc (voice)) , Rob Delaney (Andrew (voice)) , Kylie Cantrall (Savannah (voice)) , Ricardo Hurtado (Rich (voice)) , Marcus Scribner (Alex (voice)) , Thomas Barbusca (Jayden (voice)) , Ruby Wax (Ms. Hartley (voice)) , Ava Morse (Ava (voice)) , Krupa Pattani (Sita (voice)) , John Macmillan (Bubble Techs (voice)) , Megan Maczko (Miss Thomas (voice)) , David Menkin (Shayne The Biker / Mr. Cleaver (voice)) , Tristan Allerick Chen (Additional Voices (voice)) , Jadon Sand (Additional Voices (voice)) , Octavio E. Rodriguez (Additional Voices (voice))

Directors: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine

Writers: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith

Tags: family, best friend forever

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