Best Family Movies of 2004

1.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

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: 2004-11-05
3.

Shrek 2

6.3
7.2/10 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
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4.

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. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

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
5.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

5.6
7.0/10 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
Release date: 2004-11-14
6.

The Polar Express

5.6
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.

The Lion King 1½

5.3
6.6/10 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
8.

Two Brothers

5.3
7.1/10 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 'See Tao' 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
9.

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
Release date: 2004-09-20
10.

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, Héctor 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

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