Best Family Movies of 1993

1.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory, Kerry Katz, Carmen Twillie ..
Directed by: Henry Selick
Release date: 1993-10-09
2.

Mrs. Doubtfire

6.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Robert Prosky, Anne Haney ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 1993-11-24
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3.

The Wrong Trousers

5.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins ..
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 1993-12-17
4.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Andrea Beaumont strolls back into town, rekindling an old romance with Bruce Wayne. At the same time, Batman is mistaken for a masked vigilante assassin who has begun systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery, while navigating his relationship with Andrea.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Abe Vigoda, Stacy Keach, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Costanzo, Bob Hastings, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski
Release date: 1993-12-25
5.

The Sandlot

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, James Earl Jones, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marley Shelton, Daniel Zacapa, Herb Muller, Karen Allen, Denis Leary ..
Directed by: David M. Evans
Release date: 1993-04-07
6.

Addams Family Values

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

Starring: Raúl Juliá, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack, Carel Struycken, Harriet Sansom Harris, Julie Halston, Carol Kane, Barry Sonnenfeld ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1993-11-19
7.

Last Action Hero

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero and new friend.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O'Brien, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Frank McRae, Tom Noonan, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Prosky ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1993-06-18
8.

The Secret Garden

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.

Starring: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Laura Crossley, John Lynch, Walter Sparrow, Frank Baker, Valerie Hill ..
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
Release date: 1993-08-13
9.

Free Willy

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.

Starring: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson, Michael Ironside, Richard Riehle, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Bacall, Danielle Harris ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1993-07-16
10.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Ameche, Kim Greist, Kevin Chevalia, Anne Christianson, Ted D'Arms, Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Benj Thall ..
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Release date: 1993-02-03

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