Best Family Movies of 2001

1.

Monsters, Inc.

6.8
8.1/10 IMDB

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Mary Gibbs, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Daniel Gerson ..
Directed by: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, Domee Shi
Release date: 2001-11-01
2.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

6.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths—and about the villain who's to blame.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Richard Griffiths, Ian Hart ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2001-11-16
3.

Shrek

6.6
7.9/10 IMDB

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block, Chris Miller ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Release date: 2001-05-18
4.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team's mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, James Garner, John Mahoney, Phil Morris, Leonard Nimoy, Don Novello, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley ..
Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Release date: 2001-06-02
5.

The Princess Diaries

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Erik von Detten, Patrick John Flueger, Sean O'Bryan ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 2001-08-03
6.

Save the Last Dance

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

After the death of her mother, Sara moves to the South Side of Chicago to live with her father and gets transferred to a majority-black school. Her life takes a turn for the better when befriends Chenille and her brother Derek, who helps her with her dancing skills.

Starring: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson, Vince Green, Garland Whitt, Elisabeth Oas, Artel Great ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 2001-01-12
7.

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs." Buster, the pack's leader, takes an instant disliking to the "house-dog" and considers him a rival. Angel, a junkyard pup Scamp's age, longs for the safety and comfort of life in a family and the two become instant companions. Will Scamp choose the wild and free life of a stray or the unconditional love of his family?

Starring: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Bill Fagerbakke, Mickey Rooney, Bronson Pinchot, Cathy Moriarty, Mary Kay Bergman ..
Directed by: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel
Release date: 2001-02-18
8.

Osmosis Jones

4.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A white blood cell policeman, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Starring: Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood, Bill Murray, Molly Shannon, William Shatner, Ron Howard, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan ..
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Release date: 2001-08-10
9.

Recess: School's Out

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school's auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it's up to the Recess Gang to stop him!

Starring: Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Pamela Adlon, Dabney Coleman, Robert Goulet, Melissa Joan Hart, April Winchell, Andrew Lawrence ..
Directed by: Chuck Sheetz
Release date: 2001-01-27
10.

Spy Kids

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of several of their old colleagues forces the Cortez' return from retirement. What they didn't count on was Carmen and Juni joining the "family business."

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2001-03-18
11.

Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase

4.5
7.0/10 IMDB

When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus.' To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Starring: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Grey DeLisle, Gary Anthony Sturgis, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker, Tom Kane, Mikey Kelley ..
Directed by: Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 2001-10-09
12.

Cats & Dogs

4.4
5.1/10 IMDB

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Miriam Margolyes, Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Charlton Heston, Frank Welker, Jon Lovitz ..
Directed by: Lawrence Guterman
Release date: 2001-07-04
13.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents.

Starring: Debi Derryberry, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Jeffrey Garcia, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence, Crystal Scales ..
Directed by: John A. Davis
Release date: 2001-12-21
14.

Dr. Dolittle 2

4.2
4.7/10 IMDB

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, Dolittle persuades a circus bear to help out, but he has to teach him not just the ways of the wild, but the wiles of lady bears too.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Raven-Symoné, Kyla Pratt, Mandy Moore, John DiMaggio, Andy Richter, Denise Dowse, James Avery, Arnold Schwarzenegger ..
Directed by: Steve Carr
Release date: 2001-06-22
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
15.

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

4.2
6.6/10 IMDB

When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald mend his tattered Christmas spirit.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Robby Benson, Corey Burton, Pat Carroll, John Cleese, Peter Cullen ..
Directed by: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Burny Mattinson
Release date: 2001-11-06
16.

Joe Somebody

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with.

Starring: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Greg Germann, Jim Belushi, Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Ken Marino, Wolfgang Bodison, Cristi Conaway ..
Directed by: John Pasquin
Release date: 2001-12-21
17.

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

4.1
6.3/10 IMDB

The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to turn Halloweentown into a grey dreary version of the real world, while transform the denizens of the real world into monsters.

Starring: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Daniel Kountz, Judith Hoag, Phillip Van Dyke, Joey Zimmerman, Blu Mankuma, Peter Wingfield, Richard Side, Jessica Lucas ..
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Release date: 2001-10-12
18.

Barbie in the Nutcracker

4.1
6.3/10 IMDB

"Barbie" stars as Clara in this animated retelling of the classic Christmas ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky soundtrack and ballet choreography.

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Kirby Morrow, Tim Curry, Peter Kelamis, Christopher Gaze, Ian James Corlett, Cathy Weseluck, French Tickner, Kathleen Barr, Alex Doduk ..
Directed by: Owen Hurley
Release date: 2001-09-30
Best Family Movies of 2001 : A Kitty Bobo Show
19.

A Kitty Bobo Show

4.0
8.3/10 IMDB

Kitty Bobo tries to prove his coolness to his friends Paul Dog, Monkey Carl and Maggie by showing off his new cell phone. He fails to do this.

Starring: Dante Basco, Lela Lee, Chris Williams, Nick Jameson, Quinton Flynn, Miriam Flynn, Yuji Okumoto ..
Directed by: Kevin Kaliher
Release date: 2001-08-17
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
20.

Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Tom is left in charge of a priceless magical ring by his young wizard master. He is then horrified when the ring gets stuck on Jerry's head, who then runs off into the city.

Starring: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Charlie Schlatter, Jim Cummings, Maile Flanagan, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Tara Strong, Billy West ..
Directed by: James T. Walker
Release date: 2001-11-12
21.

The Luck of the Irish

3.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

Starring: Ryan Merriman, Alexis Lopez, Timothy Omundson, Charles Halford, Henry Gibson, Glenndon Chatman, Marita Geraghty, Paul Kiernan, Dane Stevens, Ashley Chapman ..
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2001-12-02
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Angry Beavers in:
22.

Angry Beavers in: "Bye Bye Beavers"

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Norb and Dag realize they're nothing more than cartoon characters. Facing reality, they go to the cartoon afterlife.

Starring: Nick Bakay, Richard Steven Horvitz ..
Directed by: Robert Hughes
Release date: 2001-01-01
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Princess of Thieves
23.

Princess of Thieves

3.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. King Richard nears death and Robin Hood and his Merry Men are summoned to help bring Richard's son Philip to his rightful place on the throne before the evil Prince John can assume power. Robin Hood's life and that of the future King of England soon lies in Gwyn's hands when Robin is captured and sentenced to death.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Stephen Moyer, Malcolm McDowell, Stuart Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, David Barrass, Hannah Cresswell, Crispin Letts, Del Synnott ..
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 2001-03-11
24.

The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

When the dinosaur families get trapped in a valley by an ice storm, one family of "spike tail" dinosaurs volunteers to leave since they consume more food than the others. Meanwhile, the young dinos and a new adult dinosaur named Mr. Thicknose, head out to bring back their friend Spike, who has left his friends to be with members of his own species.

Starring: John Ingle, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Jeff Bennett, Susan Krebs, Jeremy Suarez, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Robert Guillaume ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 2001-12-04
25.

Follow the Stars Home

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad brother pulls his disappearing act. Mark walks out on wife Dianne after learning that the baby they're expecting has severe genetic abnormalities. Dianne is nonetheless determined to bear her child, with support from her mother and Mark's brother David, a pediatrician whose love for Dianne is unspoken but obvious. How do they cope with the challenges of raising this little girl named Julia?

Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Campbell Scott, Eric Close, Alexa PenaVega, Blair Brown, Roxanne Hart, Octavia Spencer ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 2001-05-06
26.

Max Keeble's Big Move

3.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Zena Grey, Nora Dunn, Larry Miller, Josh Peck, Orlando Brown, Justin Berfield, Jonathan Osser, Cory Hodges, Kyle Sullivan ..
Directed by: Tim Hill
Release date: 2001-10-05
27.

An American Rhapsody

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter then decides to travel to Budapest to discover her identity.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Nastassja Kinski, Tony Goldwyn, Raffaella Bánsági, Ágnes Bánfalvy, Colleen Camp, Mae Whitman, Emmy Rossum, Kelly Banlaki, Bori Kereszturi ..
Directed by: Éva Gárdos
Release date: 2001-06-22
28.

Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Kristin Kreuk, Vera Farmiga, Vincent Schiavelli, Clancy Brown, José Zúñiga, Michael J. Anderson, Warwick Davis, Tyron Leitso, Michael Gilden ..
Directed by: Caroline Thompson
Release date: 2001-10-28
29.

Three Days

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Ten years ago, Andrew married his childhood sweetheart, Beth. Now Andrew's a high-powered literary agent, but his relationship with his wife has not fared as well. When Beth is tragically killed just days before Christmas, an angel gives Andrew the chance to relive the last three days his wife was alive. But he can't change fate and Beth will still lose her life. However, Andrew can still discover the gift Beth needs most from him.

Starring: Kristin Davis, Reed Diamond, Tim Meadows, Danielle Brett, Alexa Gilmour ..
Directed by: Michael Switzer
Release date: 2001-12-09
30.

Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy

3.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Known as the Junior Member of the railway with #6 on his side and a spunky personality, Percy has been a faithful friend of Thomas from the beginning. Even loyal Thomas & Friends' fans like you have chosen Percy as Thomas' favorite friend. Celebrate all the special characteristics and qualities Percy brings to the Island of Sodor in this commemorative Collector's Edition video. In a poll on www.thomasthetankengine.com, we asked children from around the world to select their favorite classic Percy stories. Remember when Percy pretended to be a ghost and scared Thomas... or when, after an argument with James and Percy ended up in a very "sticky" situation!!!? Join Thomas, James, Sir Topham Hatt, and the rest of your Sodor friends as we honor everyone's favorite little engine who does really big things, Percy.

Starring: Ringo Starr, Michael Angelis, Ben Small, Keith Wickham, Matt Wilkinson, George Carlin ..
Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Steve Asquith, David Mitton
Release date: 2001-07-24
31.

Winning London

3.5
5.3/10 IMDB

When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the international Model U.N. competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and head over heals romance with cute british boys of course.

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brandon Tyler, Jesse Spencer, Rachel Roth, Eric Jungmann, Claire Yarlett, Steven Shenbaum, Paul Ridley, Stephanie Arellano ..
Directed by: Craig Shapiro
Release date: 2001-03-27
32.

The Other Side of Heaven

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home", and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever.

Starring: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Miriama Smith, Gerald R. Molen, Nathaniel Lees, Alvin Fitisemanu, Peter Sa'ena Brown, Whetu Fala, John Sumner ..
Directed by: Mitch Davis
Release date: 2001-04-12
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
33.

Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Shrek and his friends enjoy themselves with some Karaoke partying.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Christopher Knights, Guillaume Aretos, John Bisom, Matthew Gonder, Calvin Remsberg, Jean-Paul Vignon, Conrad Vernon, John Lithgow ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Release date: 2001-11-02
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Voyage of the Unicorn
34.

Voyage of the Unicorn

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

One day the Aislings find themselves magically transported to a ship called the Unicorn. Here, they discover that they've been chosen to fulfill an incredible quest! They undergo an incredible journey of discovery in strange lands with enchanted creatures, but find their voyage is really one of the spirit, as they each learn faith and the power of love.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin, Heather McEwen, Mackenzie Gray, John DeSantis, Adrien Dorval, Kira Clavell, Mark Gibbon, Kim Hawthorne, C. Ernst Harth ..
Directed by: Philip Spink
Release date: 2001-03-02
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Night of the Living Doo
35.

Night of the Living Doo

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

In a spoof of 1972's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up a hitchiking Gary Coleman. Soon after, the Mystery Machine proceeds to break down (multiple times) leaving them stranded at a haunted castle owned by David Cross.

Starring: Grey DeLisle, Scott Innes, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker, Gary Coleman, David Cross, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Mark Hamill ..
Directed by: Casper Kelly, Jeffrey G. Olsen
Release date: 2001-10-31
36.

Call Me Claus

3.5
5.3/10 IMDB

When Lucy Cullins, a successful but cranky producer at a home shopping network hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus on the network, she gets more than she bargained for.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Victor Garber, Taylor Negron, Frankie Faison, Kip King, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alexandra Wentworth, Melody Garrett, Robert Costanzo ..
Directed by: Peter Werner
Release date: 2001-12-03
37.

Holiday in the Sun

3.4
4.9/10 IMDB

Sisters Alex and Madison are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts.

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Austin Nichols, Megan Fox, Ben Easter, Ashley Hughes, Markus Flanagan, Jamie Rose, Jeff Altman, Wendy Schaal ..
Directed by: Steve Purcell
Release date: 2001-11-10
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Hamtaro: Adventures in Ham-Ham Land
38.

Hamtaro: Adventures in Ham-Ham Land

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Hamtaro is a kind Ham-Ham with a big heart. He lives happily with his owner Laura and his other Ham-Ham friends until... One day, while Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are out tunnel-digging, they accidentally stumble upon the entrance to a legendary place called Ham-Ham Land. Ham-Ham Land is a wondrous place where only hamsters live. Legend has it that somewhere in Ham-Ham Land, there is a magical sunflower seed that gives hamsters the power to talk with humans... So, with great excitement, Hamtaro sets out on a big adventure in search of the magical sunflower seed that will give him the power to share his thoughts with Laura. The great little adventure of Hamtaro in Ham-Ham land is about to begin! Will Hamtaro find the amazing magical sunflower seed of his dreams?

Directed by: Osamu Dezaki
Release date: 2001-12-15
39.

Motocrossed

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Motocrossed! is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie (based on the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night), about a girl named Andrea Carson who loves motocross, despite the fact that her father finds her unsuited for the sport, being that she is "just a girl". When her twin brother Andrew breaks his leg just before a big race, their father is forced to go to Europe to find a replacement rider. In the meantime, Andrea secretly races in Andrew's place with her mother's help.

Starring: Alana Austin, Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Trever O'Brien, Timothy Carhart, Scott Terra, Michael Cunio, Mark Curry, Katherine Ellis, A.J. Buckley ..
Directed by: Steve Boyum
Release date: 2001-02-16
40.

Summer of Camp Caprice

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Courtney decides to go to Camp Caprice for the summer along with Ginger and her friends. Will the spoiled rich girl get used to roughing it or ruin Ginger's chances with a boy named Sasha she meets there? Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey plot to stay at home during the summer to catch a dog thief by starting a vampire dog cleaning service while Darren and Miranda are sent to a military camp.

Starring: Melissa Disney, Aspen Miller, Jackie Harris, Liz Georges, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille, Laraine Newman, Cree Summer, J. Evan Bonifant, John Kassir ..
Directed by: Mark Risley, Ron Noble, Dean Criswell
Release date: 2001-07-07
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Living Color
41.

Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Living Color

3.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A collection of twenty-six animated shorts in color starring Mickey Mouse, released between 1935 and 1938. Cartoons: The Band Concert, Mickey's Garden, Mickey's Fire Brigade, Pluto's Judgement Day, On Ice, Mickey's Polo Team, Orphan's Picnic, Mickey's Grand Opera, Thru the Mirror, Mickey's Rival, Moving Day, Alpine Climbers, Mickey's Circus, Mickey's Elephant, The Worm Turns, Magician Mickey, Moose Hunters, Mickey's Amateurs, Hawaiian Holiday, Clock Cleaners, Lonesome Ghosts, Boat Builders, Mickey's Trailer, The Whalers, Mickey's Parrot, Brave Little Tailor.

Release date: 2001-12-04
42.

Little Secrets

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Emily is a plucky preteen who is entrusted with her young neighbors' most private and cherished secrets. Every Wednesday, Emily sets up a booth in her backyard that regularly attracts the guilty young souls of the neighborhood. These include Philip, whose clumsiness and his interest in Emily make him a challenging client. But complications ensue when she suddenly finds it difficult to keep all of her neighbors' secrets to herself.

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Angarano, David Gallagher, Danielle C. Ryan, Vivica A. Fox, Jan Broberg, Rick Macy, Paul Kiernan, Tayva Patch, Caitlin E.J. Meyer ..
Directed by: Blair Treu
Release date: 2001-10-17
43.

Prince Charming

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.

Starring: Martin Short, Christina Applegate, Andrea Martin, Billy Connolly, Bernadette Peters, Sean Maguire ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush
Release date: 2001-07-13
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Rugrats: All Growed Up
44.

Rugrats: All Growed Up

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Will Tommy still be the gang's fearless leader? Will Chuckie survive his first "crush"? Will Angelica still be underhanded? The answers are here as the entire Rugrats gang embarks on one of their most fantastic adventures yet.

Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Cheryl Chase, Kath Soucie, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, Tress MacNeille, Melanie Chartoff, Jack Riley, Joe Alaskey ..
Directed by: Anthony Bell
Release date: 2001-07-21
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Jett Jackson: The Movie
45.

Jett Jackson: The Movie

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. Silverstone is zapped into Jett's world as well. In Silverstone's world, Jett has to save the world from Dr. Kragg's evil plans.

Starring: Lee Thompson Young, Lindy Booth, Nigel Shawn Williams, Ryan Sommers Baum, Kerry Duff, Montrose Hagins, Michael Ironside, Dan Petronijevic, Kerry Duff ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2001-06-08
46.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

3.3
8.5/10 IMDB

A far cry from the dialogue-free circus performances Cirque du Soleil is known for, Alegria chronicles the fate of a small boy who has been forced into slavery. Eventually, he learns that in order to free himself and the other children, he must defeat a fire-breathing or an equally tough but decidedly more philosophical inner dragon.

Starring: Ebon Grayman, Tamir Erdenesaikan, Batmuhkh Batjargal, Piotr Matula, Kristina Ivanova, Cindy Whiteman, Time Sumeo, Adir Ionov, Francesca Gagnon, Eve Montpetit ..
Directed by: Nick Morris, Franco Dragone
Release date: 2001-11-19
47.

Jumping Ship

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and his cousin (Andrew Lawrence) when they charter a private yacht for a fun-filled cruise off the coast of Australia. But the yacht turns out to be a broken-down fishing boat complete with rusting hull! When they find themselves being chased by modern-day pirates, they decide that Jumping Ship with the boat's captain Jake Hunter (Matthew Lawrence) is the only option. Stranded on a desert island without any conveniences from home, these three castaways must work together as a team if they hope to survive and be rescued.

Starring: Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, Stephen Collins, Jaime Passier-Armstrong, Susan Walters ..
Directed by: Michael Lange
Release date: 2001-08-17
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Everybody Loves Mickey
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Everybody Loves Mickey

3.3
8.4/10 IMDB

A compilation of classic Walt Disney clips from Mickey Mouse's long and illustrious career as the world's most recognised and best loved cartoon character. Includes "Thru The Mirror," "Hawaiian Holiday," "Lonesome Ghosts," "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Little Whirlwind" and "Mickey Down Under.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash, Marcellite Garner, James MacDonald, Thelma Boardman, Eddie Holden ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 2001-11-17
Best Family Movies of 2001 : Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years
49.

Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Documentary celebrating 10 years of Rugrats.

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, Tara Strong, Dionne Quan ..
Directed by: Jim Duffy, Paul Demeyer
Release date: 2001-07-21
50.

Disney's American Legends

3.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Meet the doers and dreamers who made America great -- including John Henry, the railroad builder who proved the value of believing in oneself. Journey with giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan as he clears the land for American settlers. Follow the trail of the beloved American Icon Johnny Appleseed, who planted apple trees which blossomed along the new frontier. Then, take an unforgettable ride with Casey Jones, The Brave Engineer who never failed to deliver the mail...no matter how difficult the route!

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Tim Hodge, Dave Murray, Carrie Harrington, James Earl Jones ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney, Lara Shapiro, Les Clark, Mark Henn, Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 2001-02-12

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