Best Family Movies of 2004

1.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will confront them all.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Emma Thompson ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2004-05-31
2.

The Incredibles

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird, Bud Luckey, Wallace Shawn ..
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2004-10-27
3.

Shrek 2

6.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Cody Cameron, Conrad Vernon ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon
Release date: 2004-05-19
4.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life.

Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Mr. Lawrence ..
Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Release date: 2004-11-14
5.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2004-12-16
6.

The Polar Express

5.7
6.6/10 IMDB

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Eddie Deezen, Leslie Zemeckis, Steven Tyler, Julene Renee, Chris Coppola, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2004-11-10
7.

Dear Frankie

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...

Starring: Gerard Butler, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Sharon Small, Katy Murphy, Jayd Johnson, Mary Riggans, Cal Macaninch, John Kazek, Anne Marie Timoney ..
Directed by: Shona Auerbach
Release date: 2004-05-18
8.

The Lion King 1½

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag along as they search for the perfect home and attempt to raise a rambunctious lion cub.

Starring: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings ..
Directed by: Bradley Raymond
Release date: 2004-02-06
9.

Two Brothers

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Starring: Maï Anh Le, Guy Pearce, Oanh Nguyen, Jaran Petcharoen, Stéphanie Lagarde, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Vincent Scarito, Moussa Maaskri, Freddie Highmore ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 2004-04-07
10.

Ella Enchanted

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey to find her fairy godmother who she hopes will lift the curse. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant obstacles including ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Vivica A. Fox, Joanna Lumley, Jimi Mistry, Steve Coogan, Aidan McArdle, Heidi Klum, Jim Carter ..
Directed by: Tommy O'Haver
Release date: 2004-04-09
11.

Barbie as The Princess & the Pauper

5.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Princess Anneliese finds an unexpected friendship when she meets her humble look-alike, Erika.

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Roger Monk, Garry Chalk, Janyse Jaud, Pam Hyatt, Melissa Lyons, Julie Stevens, Mark Hildreth, Mark Luna, Alessandro Juliani ..
Directed by: William Lau
Release date: 2004-09-28
12.

Shark Tale

5.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

Starring: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Ziggy Marley, Martin Scorsese, David P. Smith, Doug E. Doug, Michael Imperioli ..
Directed by: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman, James Schaffrillas
Release date: 2004-09-20
13.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

5.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Mia Thermopolis is now a college graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess. Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her 'princess lessons'- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other royal. But her complicated life is turned upside down once again when she not only learns that she is to take the crown as queen earlier than expected...

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, John Rhys-Davies, Heather Matarazzo, Chris Pine, Callum Blue, Larry Miller, Raven-Symoné, Kathleen Marshall ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 2004-08-06
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: The Premiere Edition
14.

Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: The Premiere Edition

5.1
8.4/10 IMDB

28 of the very best animated shorts starring the very wackiest Warner Bros. cartoon characters. It's an unprecedented animation celebration for cartoon lovers eager to relive the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation.

Release date: 2004-09-14
15.

A Cinderella Story

5.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Samantha Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Starring: Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo, Lin Shaye, Madeline Zima, Andrea Avery, Mary Pat Gleason ..
Directed by: Mark Rosman
Release date: 2004-07-10
16.

Mulan II

4.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Fa Mulan gets the surprise of her young life when her love, Captain Li Shang asks for her hand in marriage. Before the two can have their happily ever after, the Emperor assigns them a secret mission, to escort three princesses to Chang'an, China. Mushu is determined to drive a wedge between the couple after he learns that he will lose his guardian job if Mulan marries into the Li family.

Starring: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh, Gedde Watanabe, Lauren Tom, Pat Morita, George Takei ..
Directed by: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland
Release date: 2004-11-03
17.

Millions

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?

Starring: Alexander Nathan Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Christopher Fulford, Enzo Cilenti, Alun Armstrong, Jane Hogarth, Pearce Quigley, Nasser Memarzia ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2004-04-29
18.

Home on the Range

4.7
5.3/10 IMDB

When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of the "Patch Of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky-high as this unlikely animal alliance risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.

Starring: Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Buscemi, G.W. Bailey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid, Lance LeGault, Charles Dennis, Sam Levine ..
Directed by: Will Finn, John Sanford
Release date: 2004-04-02
19.

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

In Disney's take on the Alexander Dumas tale, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy want nothing more than to perform brave deeds on behalf of their queen (Minnie Mouse), but they're stymied by the head Musketeer, Pete. Pete secretly wants to get rid of the queen, so he appoints Mickey and his bumbling friends as guardians to Minnie, thinking such a maneuver will ensure his scheme's success. The score features songs based on familiar classical melodies.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings, April Winchell, Jeff Bennett, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Donovan Cook
Release date: 2004-08-04
20.

Garfield

4.5
5.0/10 IMDB

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.

Starring: Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Evan Arnold, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vanessa Campbell, Daamen J. Krall, Eve Brent, Bill Hoag ..
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 2004-06-10
21.

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster

4.3
6.6/10 IMDB

While the gang travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's cousin and witness the Highland Games, they find themselves terrorized by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Michael Bell, Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Sheena Easton ..
Directed by: Scott Jeralds, Joe Sichta
Release date: 2004-06-21
22.

Christmas with the Kranks

4.2
5.4/10 IMDB

When their only daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to book an island cruise to beat the yuletide blues and just skip the holidays. But their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair call son Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever!

Starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth Franz, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, Austin Pendleton, Tom Poston ..
Directed by: Joe Roth
Release date: 2004-11-24
23.

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

4.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a great lesson about the power of friendship.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Jeff Bennett, Jason Marsden, Chuck McCann, Clive Revill, Russi Taylor ..
Directed by: Carole Holliday, Matthew O'Callaghan, Theresa Cullen, Peggy Holmes
Release date: 2004-11-15
24.

Sleepover

4.1
5.3/10 IMDB

As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they take part in a night-long scavenger hunt that pits them against their popular archrivals. Everything under the sun goes on -- from taking Yancy's father's car to sneaking into nightclubs!

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Jane Lynch, Sara Paxton, Brie Larson, Steve Carell, Jeff Garlin, Sam Huntington, Scout Taylor-Compton, Sean Faris ..
Directed by: Joe Nussbaum
Release date: 2004-07-09
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Chestnut: Hero of Central Park
25.

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Makenzie Vega, Irene Olga López, Louis Ferreira, Christine Tucci, Maurice Godin, Ethan Phillips, Fred Ewanuick, Tony Alcantar, Laurie Bekker ..
Directed by: Robert Vince
Release date: 2004-10-21
26.

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Spring has sprung, and baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and make new friends. But Rabbit seems preoccupied with spring cleaning, instead of embracing his usual role of playing Easter Bunny. Leave it to Roo to show Rabbit -- through love -- that it's more important who you love and not who's in charge.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Jimmy Bennett, David Ogden Stiers, John Fiedler, Peter Cullen, Kath Soucie ..
Directed by: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour
Release date: 2004-03-09
27.

Balto III: Wings of Change

4.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Balto and the other sled dogs are feeling dejected because the mail that used to be delivered by dogsled is now being delivered by airplanes. But when a mail plane crashes in the mountains, the dogs come to the rescue.

Starring: Sean Astin, Jodi Benson, Keith Carradine, Bill Fagerbakke, Charles Fleischer, Charity James, Maurice LaMarche ..
Directed by: Phil Weinstein
Release date: 2004-04-14
28.

Catch That Kid

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. Maddy decides to get the money for her father's operation by robbing a high-security bank. She relies on her climbing skills and help from her geeky friends (Max Thieriot, Corbin Bleu) to pull it off successfully.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James Le Gros, Michael Des Barres, Stark Sands, Lennie Loftin ..
Directed by: James Sbardellati, Peter Merwin, Bart Freundlich
Release date: 2004-02-06
29.

First Daughter

4.0
5.0/10 IMDB

Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to recall the agents but secretly assigns James, an undercover agent, to pose as a student. They fall in love, but their romance is jeopardized when Samantha learns James' true identity.

Starring: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton, Margaret Colin, Lela Rochon, Amerie, Michael Milhoan, Dwayne Adway, Forest Whitaker, Ashlee Gillespie ..
Directed by: Forest Whitaker
Release date: 2004-09-24
30.

Halloweentown High

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Marnie Piper prepares to begin a new school year, she asks the Halloweentown Hot Witches' Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school in the mortal world.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Joey Zimmerman, Emily Roeske, Judith Hoag, Kimberly J. Brown, Finn Wittrock, Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin, Clifton Davis, Eliana Reyes ..
Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Release date: 2004-10-08
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald, Volume One
31.

Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald, Volume One

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

It was 1934 when the irascible Donald Duck came to life in a teeny bit of a part in "The Wise Little Hen" and proceeded to steal the show. From that point on nobody could hold him back, and the much loved cranky character went on to be the most prolific of Walt's "fabulous five." Now for the first time, you can enjoy the Donald in all of his solo starring shorts from "Donald And Pluto" in 1936 to "Chef Donald" in 1941. This volume also includes a loving tribute to the man who achieved immortality by inventing the voice of Donald Duck -- and performing as his alter ego for 50 years -- Clarence "Ducky" Nash. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, this is a timeless collection from generations past for generations to come.

Release date: 2004-05-18
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor
32.

Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor

3.8
9.1/10 IMDB

Writer, producer, puppeteer, songwriter--America's Favorite Neighbor takes a thorough look at the career of legendary children's television host Fred Rogers. Produced for Pittsburgh's WQED, this informative documentary tracks his rise as floor manager for various NBC programs, such as Your Hit Parade, to the major awards he received later in life, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Along the way, he's seen launching public TV programs The Children's Corner, which featured a soon-to-be-famous puppet named King Friday, and Canada's MisteRogers. The latter, naturally, was followed by Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which made its national debut in 1968, and would eventually became the longest running program in PBS history. Hosted by fellow Pennsylvania native Michael Keaton (Batman), who worked on his show in the early days, America's Favorite Neighbor is suitable for all ages, but is geared more towards adults, particularly parents and educators.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers ..
Release date: 2004-01-01
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure
33.

Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

It's a Halloween extravaganza when the monsters from Sesame Street get invited to a Tricks & Treats party. But when Mumford the Magician has some trouble with his magic wand, Elmo and friends get sidetracked on a wonderful hayride. Share in the surprises as they learn to carve pumpkins, make scarecrows, and discover that monsters don't really have to be scary! Features special guest star Caroline Rhea as Gilda the Great!

Starring: Joseph Mazzarino, Kevin Clash, Martin P. Robinson, Caroline Rhea, Jerry Nelson, Joey Mazzarino ..
Release date: 2004-08-03
34.

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

3.7
4.5/10 IMDB

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Alfie Allen, Cynthia Stevenson, Daniel Roebuck, Anna Chancellor, Keith Allen, James Faulkner, David Kelly ..
Directed by: Kevin Allen
Release date: 2004-03-12
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III
35.

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III

3.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Trina and her brother Dan think dad's dummies are pretty cool. Until one day they notice one of the dummy's hands is warm, humanly warm! Then they hear eerie voices coming from the attic. Could the dummies be leading lives of their own?

Starring: Erica Fairfield, Blair Slater, Hayden Christensen, Cathal J. Dodd, Eugene Lipinski, Martin Doyle, R.L. Stine ..
Directed by: Timothy Bond
Release date: 2004-09-07
36.

Snow

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Nick Snowden is reluctantly taking over the family business and with only three days before the big night, one of Nick's younger reindeer is stolen from the North Pole and taken to a zoo.

Starring: Tom Cavanagh, Ashley Williams, Patrick Fabian, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Jackie Burroughs, Leslie Carlson, Karen Robinson, Adam Greydon Reid, Paul Bates ..
Directed by: Alex Zamm
Release date: 2004-12-13
37.

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger.

Starring: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Olivia Ballantyne, Kelsey Lewis, Jordan Bridges, Rebecca Mader, Keir Gilchrist, Bruce Gooch, Donna Goodhand ..
Directed by: Nadia Tass
Release date: 2004-11-23
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Going to the Mat
38.

Going to the Mat

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just might work.

Starring: Alessandra Torresani, Khleo Thomas, Wayne Brady, D. B. Sweeney, Billy Aaron Brown, Brenda Strong, Brian Wimmer, T.J. Lowther, Andrew Lawrence ..
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Release date: 2004-03-24
39.

Stuck in the Suburbs

3.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Brittany Aarons is one of the many girls who has a crush on popular singer and boy-toy Jordan Cahill. However, she is bored of living a suburban existence and seeks a little something more.

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Brenda Song, Ryan Belleville, Todd Stashwick, Taran Killam, Kirsten Nelson, Corri English, Drew Seeley, Amanda Shaw, CiCi Hedgpeth ..
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 2004-07-16
Best Family Movies of 2004 : A Bear Named Winnie
40.

A Bear Named Winnie

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration for A.A.Milne's Winnie The Pooh stories.

Starring: Gil Bellows, Stephen Fry, David Suchet, Jonathon Young, Aaron Ashmore, Ted Atherton, Robert Gauvin, Joshua Ballard, Miriam Smith, Arne MacPherson ..
Directed by: John Kent Harrison
Release date: 2004-12-12
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
41.

Jimmy Timmy Power Hour

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Mayhem reigns supreme in the animated kingdom as whiz kid Jimmy Neutron and Timmy from "The Fairly Oddparents" swap places in each other's worlds.

Starring: Debi Derryberry, Tara Strong, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia, Carolyn Lawrence, Crystal Scales, Frank Welker, Susanne Blakeslee ..
Directed by: Keith Alcorn, Butch Hartman
Release date: 2004-05-07
42.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

3.6
4.9/10 IMDB

After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding the power of the Eighth Millennium Item, Anubis is determined to destroy Yugi and take over the world.

Starring: Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Scottie Rayow, Wayne Grayson, Gregory Abbey, Amy Birnbaum, Junko Takeuchi, Tadashi Miyazawa, Jirou Jay Takasugi, Dan Green ..
Directed by: Hatsuki Tsuji
Release date: 2004-08-13
Best Family Movies of 2004 : The Blue Butterfly
43.

The Blue Butterfly

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives

Starring: Marc Donato, Pascale Bussières, William Hurt, Raoul Max Trujillo, Steve Adams, Marianella Jimenez, Gerardo Hernández, Liz MacRae, Paul Stewart, Sophie Janssens ..
Directed by: Léa Pool
Release date: 2004-02-20
44.

Thunderbirds

3.5
4.3/10 IMDB

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their island and is attempting a coup by using the team's rescue vehicles. He'll soon discover that the Thunderbirds won't go down.

Starring: Brady Corbet, Soren Fulton, Debora Weston, Lou Hirsch, Alex Barringer, Demetri Goritsas, Genie Francis, Philip Winchester, Deobia Oparei, Bill Paxton ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2004-07-23
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Lorenzo
45.

Lorenzo

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A cat named Lorenzo is dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own.

Directed by: Mike Gabriel
Release date: 2004-03-06
46.

Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: House of Bloo's

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

Eight-year-old Mac and his imaginary friend Blooregard Q. Kazoo (or "Bloo" for short) often get into fights with his 13-year-old brother Terrence. When Mac's mother tires of this behavior, she tells him that he has outgrown his age to have an imaginary friend and must get rid of him. Crushed by overhearing their argument, except for Terrence, who is rather pleased, Bloo later comes across a TV commercial for "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends"--"where good ideas are not forgotten," according to the motto.

Starring: Grey DeLisle, Keith Ferguson, Tom Kane, Tom Kenny, Phil LaMarr, Sean Marquette, Candi Milo, Tara Strong ..
Directed by: Craig McCracken
Release date: 2004-08-13
47.

Five Children and It

3.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.

Starring: Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey, Jessica Claridge, Poppy Rogers, Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard ..
Directed by: John Stephenson
Release date: 2004-10-15
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine
48.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine

3.4
8.3/10 IMDB

Gordon brags that he's the fastest engine, but gets a surprise when Thomas' cargo, a jet engine, is activated as it's loaded and causes him to shoot down the railway at higher speed than anything either has seen.

Starring: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin ..
Release date: 2004-07-20
49.

Fat Albert

3.4
4.3/10 IMDB

Animated character Fat Albert emerges from his TV universe into the real world, accompanied by his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold and Dumb Donald. Though the gang is flabbergasted by the modern world, they make new friends, and Albert attempts to help young Doris become popular. But things get complicated when Albert falls for her older sister, Lauri, and must turn to creator Bill Cosby for advice.

Starring: Kenan Thompson, Shedrack Anderson III, Jermaine Williams, Keith D. Robinson, Alphonso McAuley, Aaron Frazier, Marques Houston, Dania Ramirez, Omarion, Keri Lynn Pratt ..
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Release date: 2004-12-25
Best Family Movies of 2004 : Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. 1 - Once Upon A Dream
50.

Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. 1 - Once Upon A Dream

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Sound the trumpets and prepare for the ultimate celebration of magic, music and dreams come true! Introduce your little princess to the one special collection that features all her favorite Disney Princesses performing their most cherished songs from Disney's award-winning classics

Starring: Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Paige O'Hara, Jodi Benson, Sheryl Bernstein, Ilene Woods, Brad Kane, Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Adriana Caselotti ..
Release date: 2004-09-07

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