Best Family Movies of 2002

1.

Ice Age

6.3
7.5/10 IMDB

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Lorri Bagley ..
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2002-03-10
2.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

6.2
7.2/10 IMDB

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau, John Rubano, Richard McGonagle, Matt Levin, Adam Paul, Robert Cait ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24
3.

Treasure Planet

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Martin Short, Laurie Metcalf, Roscoe Lee Browne, Patrick McGoohan, Dane A. Davis ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2002-11-26
4.

Mike's New Car

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman ..
Directed by: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Release date: 2002-05-24
5.

The Rookie

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2002-03-25
6.

Return to Never Land

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

In 1940, the world is besieged by World War II. Wendy, all grown up, has two children; including Jane, who does not believe Wendy's stories about Peter Pan.

Starring: Harriet Owen, Blayne Weaver, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Corey Burton, Corey Burton, Andrew McDonough, Roger Rees, Spencer Breslin, Bradley Pierce ..
Directed by: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook
Release date: 2002-02-14
7.

Tuck Everlasting

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Teenager Winnie Foster is growing up in a small rural town in 1914 with her loving but overprotective parents, but Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

Starring: Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Kosha Engler, Richard Pilcher ..
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2002-10-11
8.

Stuart Little 2

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Anna Hoelck, Ashley Hoelck, Nathan Lane, Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Steve Zahn ..
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2002-07-19
9.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

4.5
5.0/10 IMDB

As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings her own grace and charm to her regal role and discovers that being true to yourself is the best way to make your dreams come true.

Starring: Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Andre Stojka, Russi Taylor, Susanne Blakeslee, Tress MacNeille, Holland Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: John Kafka
Release date: 2002-02-23
10.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

4.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi, Mike Judge, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Matt O'Leary, Emily Osment ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2002-08-07

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