Best Family Movies of 2005

1.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

6.7
7.7/10

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2005-11-16
2.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

6.1
6.9/10

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Starring: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2005-12-07
3.

Madagascar

5.8
6.9/10

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release date: 2005-05-25
4.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

5.8
6.6/10

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Johnny Depp, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2005-07-13
5.

One Man Band

5.4
7.8/10

With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing street performers who'd prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. The little girl, Tippy, is caught in the middle as a musical duel ensues between the one-man-bands.

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez
Release date: 2005-06-21
6.

Jack-Jack Attack

5.4
7.7/10

Kari the babysitter thinks she's in for a night of routine babysitting. She's prepared to provide neurological stimulation with some soothing musical accompaniment for little Jack-Jack, the smallest member of the incredible Parr family. Little does she know that Jack-Jack will teach her a thing or two about babies with "special needs."

Starring: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2005-03-15
7.

Nanny McPhee

5.4
6.6/10

Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch, threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Eliza Bennett
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Release date: 2005-10-21
8.

Robots

5.3
6.3/10

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.

Starring: Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Paula Abdul
Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2005-03-10
9.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

5.2
6.2/10

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2005-11-06
10.

Sky High

5.0
6.2/10

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Starring: Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Release date: 2005-07-29
11.

The Pacifier

4.9
5.6/10

Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Morgan York, Max Thieriot, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2005-03-04
12.

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story

4.8
6.9/10
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story
Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.
Starring: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue, David Morse
Directed by: John Gatins
Release date: 2005-09-10
13.

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

4.8
5.5/10

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,

Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Carmen Electra, Tom Welling
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2005-12-21
14.

Hoodwinked!

4.6
6.5/10

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson
Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Release date: 2005-12-16
15.

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

4.3
7.4/10
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper
During the holiday season, when the animals of the Central Park Zoo are preparing for Christmas, Private, the youngest of the penguins notices that the Polar Bear is all alone. Assured that nobody should have to spend Christmas alone, Private goes into the city for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Along the way, he gets stuffed into a stocking
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John DiMaggio, Bill Fagerbakke
Directed by: Gary Trousdale
Release date: 2005-09-23
16.

Herbie Fully Loaded

4.2
4.8/10

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Breckin Meyer, Justin Long
Directed by: Angela Robinson
Release date: 2005-06-22
17.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

4.2
6.4/10

Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always the case, this unusual road trip opens their eyes to so much more than just the creature they're seeking.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Kath Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom
Directed by: Frank Nissen
Release date: 2005-02-11
18.

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

4.1
6.7/10

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Christine Baranski
Directed by: Joe Sichta
Release date: 2005-11-24
19.

Kicking & Screaming

4.1
5.6/10

Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful soccer team, everything changes.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Kate Walsh, Musetta Vander, Josh Hutcherson
Directed by: Jesse Dylan
Release date: 2005-05-13
20.

The Batman vs. Dracula

4.1
6.7/10
The Batman vs. Dracula
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions?
Starring: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Alastair Duncan, Tom Kenny
Directed by: Michael Goguen
Release date: 2005-10-18

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