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.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

6.0
7.4/10
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.
Starring: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Smith, Liz Smith
Directed by: Steve Box, Nick Park
Release date: 2005-09-04
4.

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
5.

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
6.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5.6
6.8/10

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Starring: Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Yasiin Bey, John Malkovich
Directed by: Garth Jennings
Release date: 2005-04-28
7.

One Man Band

5.4
7.7/10

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
8.

Nanny McPhee

5.4
6.5/10

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
9.

Jack-Jack Attack

5.4
7.6/10

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
10.

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
11.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

5.2
6.1/10

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
12.

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
13.

Chicken Little

5.0
5.8/10

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.

Starring: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Garry Marshall, Amy Sedaris
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 2005-11-04
14.

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
15.

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story

4.8
6.8/10
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
16.

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
17.

Hoodwinked!

4.6
6.4/10

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
18.

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch

4.6
6.3/10

Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with Lilo and to short him out for good!

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald
Directed by: Michael LaBash, Tony Leondis
Release date: 2005-01-22
19.

Ice Princess

4.4
6.0/10
Ice Princess
With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Amy Stewart, Hayden Panettiere, Kim Cattrall
Directed by: Tim Fywell
Release date: 2005-03-17
20.

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

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